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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.

Sep 22, 2023

An Example Investor Email Format

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

For writing the investor email here is an example email format to follow:

Start with why you are sending this email.

This could be seeking investment, asking for advice, or requesting a referral.

If raising funding, write about the current status of the business and the fundraise that is currently open.

Follow up with validation points including current traction, status of the product development, and the activities of the team.

Include some metrics around the business as numbers show specificity and make the business traction concrete.

Highlight the current customers and what they are saying about the product.

Give more detail about the team by mentioning their past experience including company and project names.

Provide more detail about the current fundraise including funds sought, raised, and the valuation.

Ask for the opportunity to provide more information in a call or meeting.

Keep each point to two or three sentences.

Avoid long winding stories and big blocks of text.

Investors want to know the core details about your business upfront before deciding to spend more time on it.

The core four areas of interest are sales, team, product, and fundraise.


Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.


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