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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 31, 2020

In this episode, Hall welcomes Sergio Paluch of Beta Boom. Beta Boom is a pre-seed fund focusing on startups in emerging tech hubs around the world. They believe that tech innovation has no boundaries and that founders from underserved groups present one of the biggest opportunities of this era for both investors and society. Beta Boom invests in and supports all founders in emerging tech hubs, and focus on reaching female founders, minority founders, younger founders, older founders, and anyone else that does not fit the old pattern.

Before founding Beta Boom, Sergio was the founder and CEO of Boom Factor, a Silicon Valley innovation consultancy where he led numerous product design and development projects for over 50 clients ranging from YC-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies like Bank of America.

In this episode, Hall and Sergio speak about the current state of investing in startups and how it’s evolving. According to Sergio in just the two years Beta Boom has been operating, he’s seen a lot of new, early-stage funds, incubators and accelerators that are opening and targeting underrepresented founders. He thinks that domain expertise, passion, and perseverance are stronger indicators of founder success, than pedigree or qualities that come from privilege, and in addition to that, founders from diverse backgrounds can better address opportunities in huge, and often overlooked markets.