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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 29, 2021

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

Elevator pitches can be used in many ways.

The pitch states the problem, the solution, and how to learn more about it.

In addition to fundraising, it can also be used in sales.

Instead of asking for an investment, the ask goes to purchasing the product.

Another type of elevator pitch is the question pitch.

Ask a question that leads the user to the answer which is your company.

“How can a user gain 2X more productivity in their work? They can use the xyz product.”

There’s the intro pitch which you can use to start a conversation or email.

“How you can gain 2X more productivity in just a few minutes.”

There’s the social media version of your pitch.

“2X productivity in your work in just a few minutes.”

Use numbers in your pitch to incite a reaction.

“You can reduce your work by 50%.”

Use metaphors in your pitch to highlight its value.

“Add rocket fuel to your workday.”

Create scarcity in your pitch to generate interest.

“This solution is only available for those in our network.”

Consider how to use the elevator pitch for your next interaction.

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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