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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.

Jan 27, 2021

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

In startup investing, investors take in information from the startup about the product, team, financials, revenue, and more.

This information does change rapidly in the startup phase of the business. 

One method of assuring the investor the information provided is true and accurate is for the startup to sign a Reps and Warranties contract.

This is often tied to the diligence provided.  

A Reps and Warranties contract basically states that everything provided in the diligence is true and accurate and nothing material has been omitted.

If it later turns out that there’s a material difference between the business and the diligence, then the Reps and Warranties contract provides legal recourse to the investor for recovering any damages.

For example, if the financial statements indicate there’s no debt in the business, then the investor assumes the business is debt-free.

In this case, if the startup indeed has debt, then the investor can take legal action against the startup.

Some investors demand such a contract to be signed to ensure they have the full picture of the business.

A startup can strengthen their case if they sign a Reps and Warranties contract on the diligence provided.

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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