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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.

May 26, 2023

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Rodney D'Souza, Managing Director of  Horned Frog Investment Network, a program from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, Horned Frog Investment Network brings together an empowering community of accredited investors to support the next generation of innovators. Their mission is to elevate the position of the TCU Neeley School of Business as an innovative leader in entrepreneurship and investing. They connect founders with value-added investors and leverage the resources of TCU to support success.

With the network they source unique, industry agnostic deal flow and deliver exclusive educational and networking opportunities, while also providing hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for top performing business students to help sharpen their skills and strategies.

Rodney is widely recognized as an influential figure in the field of entrepreneurship education and research, having achieved notable success as a business owner and angel fund manager. His expertise led him to assume the role of managing director at the institute and the esteemed Davis Family Entrepreneur-In-Residence position within TCU Neeley.

Prior to joining TCU Neeley, D'Souza held the distinguished position of the Fifth Third Bank Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and served as the director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University.

Rodney talks about the Horned Frog Network network and what he hopes to accomplish with this unique network.He also shares the first things you should look for when you are looking to make a deal, and much more.

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