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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.

Jan 27, 2022

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ahmet Şener, Managing Partner at Smart Citizenship.

Smart Citizenship, is a citizenship-by-investment consultancy company aiming to bring unprecedented transparency to overseas investments made for the purpose of attaining secondary passports or alternative residencies. Powered by Smart Choice, the only algorithmic decision support system in the industry which takes into account more than 30 signals under 8 different subgroups enabling the investors to limit risk, and save time and money while taking on the daunting task of investing overseas.

The mastermind behind "Smart Choice", Ahmet is out to disrupt a very stubborn and old-fashioned industry. A business management graduate by training and an entrepreneur by nature, Ahmet is combining his past careers as a real estate developer, a marketing agency founder, a public diplomacy expert, and a CMO of a market-leading fund advisory firm in order to build a multi-cultural team of global experts who make up the backbone of Smart Citizenship.

Ahmet discusses the growth rate of the investment migration industry and some of the challenges entrepreneurs and investors face.

You can visit Smart Citizenship at, and via LinkedIn at    

Ahmet can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at


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