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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.

Apr 29, 2022

How Investors Can Help Their Companies

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

In funding startups, it’s important to choose companies you can help. 

If you only write a check and nothing more, then the investing experience will be minimal.

It’s only a return and nothing more. 

It’s best to choose startups that you can help by adding value.

Here are some key ways you can add value to your startup investment:

  • Help the startup recruit team members by leveraging your network to find qualified candidates.
  • Help them raise additional funds from other investors through your network.
  • Help them find debt financing for the smaller needs, such as a line of credit, as many startups are not familiar with the available options.
  • Make introductions for the CEO to connect with prospects, partners, and others who can help in generating revenue.
  • Provide advice on the technology landscape as many investors have a broader view of the market and have a wider range of experiences.
  • Save the CEO’s time by pointing out the best options for handling payroll, office leasing, and other basic functions that must be done.
  • Help the CEO learn more by networking them with others who are running companies.  
  • Connect them with the right people to generate word of mouth about the company.
  • Finally, help the company with the exit by making introductions to potential acquirers and coaching through the process. 

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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