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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.

Jun 30, 2023

We are excited to announce a new segment for you, How to Invest Series. Where we will be revisiting some of the smart insights, tips, and advice from our past guests on the show. To start off the series we will be touching on the Biotech and life science subject. So, let's dive right in and hear the answers to the question I made to each of our guests back in 2021: What makes for a successful company in this segment?

Our first five guests are: Carter Williams, CEO and Managing Partner of iSelect Fund, Maximilian Bade, Founding Partner at Nucleus Capital, Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, who was the Managing Partner of the Global Health Impact Fund, Eyal Lifschitz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Peregrine Ventures, and Ron Paliwoda, President of the Paliwoda Group.

Carter Williams, a seasoned innovator and venture investor, has an extensive background in managing R&D and spearheading technological advancements. Currently, Carter leads iSelect, an early-stage venture firm based in St. Louis, which focuses on investing in companies tackling global issues with financially attractive business models. Maximilian has founded Nucleus Capital to support purpose-driven entrepreneurs addressing systemic challenges to planetary health. Nucleus Capital is a venture capital firm focused on investing in pre/seed stage companies at the intersection of synthetic biology, climate- and food technology.

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas is an experienced anesthesiologist and investment leader, with a diverse background in healthcare. In 2021, he was the CEO and Managing Partner of the Global Health Impact Fund (GHIF), a physician-led venture fund. Eyal, is an experienced entrepreneur and VC partner, with over 20 years of experience managing and investing in healthcare companies. Peregrine Ventures is a leading Israeli capital fund focused on high-tech companies in the life sciences, pharma, and digital health. Ron Paliwoda is an accidental entrepreneur and seasoned investor, primarily through the Ventures arm of The Paliwoda Group.

Links from today's show:

iSelect Fund:; Nucleus Capital:; Global Health Impact Fund:; Peregrine Ventures:; Paliwoda Group:    


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