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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 25, 2021

Choosing the Regulatory Environment

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

As angel networks expand across the globe, those groups outside the U.S. should also consider their local regulatory environment before launching an angel network.

Here are some points to consider:

  1. Is there a legal environment that allows for investment structures for venture funding?
  2. Are there any restrictions on the number of investors, ownership, or exiting the business?
  3. Do the local laws protect the investor as well as the startup?
  4. What are the bankruptcy laws and how do they treat debtors and lenders?
  5. What are the tax laws and how do they impact angel investors?
  6. Are there protections for intellectual property and its holders?
  7. What are the laws around hiring and firing employees? 
  8. Can employees own shares and options legally, and if so, what is their tax treatment?
  9. Can the business bring in workers from outside the country?

While these issues are clear in the U.S. and for the most part foster angel investing, other countries have not yet built out their regulatory environment to foster it.


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