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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.

Jun 28, 2023

Customize the Pitch for the Investor

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

Customize the pitch for each investor. 

Research the investor before the pitch to learn more about their investment thesis.

Review their portfolio of startups to see what is common about them and how your deal fits.

For each investor choose three points to highlight that you think will connect with the investor.

If the investor is interested in traction then focus on the growth rates and metrics in your deal.

If the investor is interested in the team, then focus on what each team member is doing. 

Give the investor the chance to ask questions during the pitch so you understand their concerns.

Have answers for the questions posed as you’ll hear some questions repeatedly.

Oftentimes you’ll be in a place where the slides are not available.

You need to know your pitch well and can give it even without the slides.

After some practice, you’ll be able to identify investor types and can automatically customize the pitch for them.


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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