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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.

Oct 29, 2020

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

The board can help the company with building the team.

Here are some key points to consider in helping with recruiting:

  • Identify candidates to fill the C-level positions that are available
  • Set up a recruiting and hiring process as startups often have ad hoc procedures in place
  • Help foster the company’s culture which should be at the core of the hiring process
  • Involve others in the interviewing process to gain a broader perspective on potential new hires
  • Set the bar high for hiring by focusing on A players
  • Keep in mind the stage of the company and recruit accordingly
  • What works well for a Seed company is not necessarily the same for a Series-A company

In the event the CEO’s performance is not satisfactory, you can either work with the CEO to improve performance, or replace the CEO.

If you replace the CEO, then you’ll need to identify an interim CEO who can run the company for the short term. 

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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