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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.

May 27, 2022

How to Make Your Data Valuable

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

Startups can make their business more valuable if they collect data and turn it into a revenue-generating product.

Many startups providing a service can collect data about the process, the customer, the market, and more.

Raw data is not of value. It must be refined and there needs to be a market for it.

In your startup, look at the process you are running to see what data can be mined.

For example, if you provide microloans to businesses, what is the credit rating of those who pay back consistently?

Others will pay for this information.

Here are some key points to consider for mining data from your business:

Aggregating customer data can prove to be valuable information.

Look for applications where you can capture data automatically.

Network effects can increase the value of the data too.

The more unique your data set the more valuable it will be.

Having a large data set can be used to market your product or service as it increases the perceived value to the customer.

Data sets can provide a competitive advantage for your business.

Finally, you can glean insights from the data to create AI algorithms.

In fundraising, communicate your data strategy and show it as a competitive advantage and a potential revenue stream.

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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