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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 17, 2024

In this episode of Investor Connect, host Hall T. Martin speaks with Kyle, an entrepreneur in the consumer product goods (CPG) sector. They discuss the shift from traditional brand building to focusing on direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels like Amazon and Walmart. Both reflect on their experiences with SKU, a CPG accelerator, and how the market has evolved over the years.
Kyle shares insights from his 12 years in the CPG business, highlighting the increasing challenges in supply chain management and growth strategies. Despite these hurdles, his company has managed to navigate successfully. The conversation then shifts to Kyle's current efforts in raising funding, detailing the unique structure of their preferred redeemable investment model, which aims for a 2x payback over five to seven years.
The episode wraps up with a discussion on the value of hybrid pitch events and effective investor relations strategies. Hall highlights the importance of face-to-face interactions in closing deals and fostering investor confidence, offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs seeking to raise funding.
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