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Investor Connect Podcast

Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

Topics include sourcing, analyzing, and researching companies. Other topics include valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, family offices, crowdfunding, exits, and more.

Investor Connect is a community program. We welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics which you can send to us through the Contact page. No registration is required to use the resources.  Discussion boards are available to post and answer questions about startups and growth company investing through which registration is required.

Investor Connect is a program under the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the education around startup funding.

Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Oct 29, 2021

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Philip Webb, Managing Director at Investors In Community Limited (IIC).

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and founded in 2015, Investors In Community Limited is a for-profit company operating a B2B SaaS platform, providing businesses with the measurement and verification tool for all community support and giving. As social value becomes monetised by way of tender and supply chain requirements, investor expectations, staff attraction and retention, and customer choices based on perceived responsibility of the business supplier, it has become necessary to create an independent system to measure, manage, track, verify and report. Spreadsheets are no longer acceptable as a means to report authentic activity. IIC was written as a bespoke platform, using an IBM software house to create a hyper-ledger blockchain platform hosted with IBM. This provides robust, trusted, and scalable systems for ultimate overseas expansion.

Phil started his career working for IBM UK as a hardware specialist. He established a hardware/services business in 1990, growing to over £6.7M and selling on in 1996. Since set up, he has merged and sold 5 SME businesses in the areas of software development, training, and business consultancy.

In 1996, Phil was elected Chamber President, and in the same year, represented SME businesses in the CBI Regional Council.

Phil has published three business books, leading to university lecturing about rapid change management, and is the legal custodian of the research from the Stanford University of the SWOT Analysis.

Phil discusses how he sees the industry evolving and its growth rate, some of the challenges in starting a business in this space, and he explains community credits.

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