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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.

Mar 30, 2020

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

The Coronavirus has sent the stock market into a wild ride of 1000-point swings every day.

In talking with investors, I find the following:

Early-stage investors continue to move forward with their investment plans.  Later-stage investors are putting their investments on hold to see how the economy sorts out.

Funds which have already raised their capital continue to do business as usual. 

Many investors are shifting their attention to their portfolio companies as a first step to ensure they have access to capital. 

Other investors are moving their investments into the higher-quality deals with stronger traction.

Valuations are starting to come down with some investors moving aggressively into the market as they see it as a strong buying opportunity.

Lenders are in the market as always, with their same criteria.

Investors look for startups that are finding a new growth story in the Coronavirus economy and will prioritize those investments.

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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