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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.

Dec 30, 2019

I receive requests for introductions from many sources. Startups want to meet investors. Advisors want to meet growth companies. The list goes on.

Over the years, I’ve learned to raise the bar. I could take whatever attachment they have and make the introduction. Instead, I raise the bar by requiring the requestor to make it better. I ask for a proper email address that represents their business instead a hotmail address. I ask the requestor to write a short paragraph about the purpose of the introduction. If they don’t have a focus, then I ask them to find one before sending it.

I’m happy to make an introduction. I want it to be successful. I’m surprised by how many drop out after I ask for a short note explaining the reason for the introduction that I can use in the followup.

If you want an introduction, then provide a few sentences describing the purpose of the introduction and why you are asking for it.

If you ask for an introduction, offer something in return or pay it forward.

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