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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 29, 2020

In this episode, Hall welcomes Greg Baker of Alumni Ventures Group. Alumni Ventures Group (AVG) is a different type of venture capital firm. Designed for individual investors, AVG makes this key asset class available to millions of individuals who previously haven’t had access to a high-quality, diversified venture portfolio.

Greg started his career with an MBA as a mechanical engineer and then moved into corporate strategy, corporate development and a startup before eventually moving into venture capital.

In this episode, Greg shares his thoughts on what excites him most right now. He points to the acceleration of developments in healthcare, biotech, and everything in between. He also shares his advice to first-time investors. Greg says flexibility matters most since, in the end, many startups don't end up where they planned. For startups, he advises entrepreneurs to "get your product out there and find out what the customers really are looking for." In other words, it's vital to know and learn from your customers. Greg talks about the evolution of growth funding, as well as some of the biggest challenges startups typically encounter. Finally, Greg highlights the biotech sector as an area with good opportunities.