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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 29, 2020

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

You can now start your own VC fund.

Venture capital, angel investing, crowdfunding, and most forms of startup funding are best done through a fund model for when deal flow volume reaches scale.   

A fund structure also provides diversification.

If you have experience finding and screening startups for funding and a track record for successfully investing, then you may want to consider starting your own fund.

As of this writing, there are over 4000 microVC funds in the US alone.  

These are funds with < $100M of raised capital with most in the $25M to $50M range.

Many of these funds are led by those who ran sidecar angel funds, invested their own money into startups and did well, or are experienced VCs who set out to run their own fund.

The funds tend to focus on a very tight niche in which they have access to quality deal flow. 

Most raise funding from family offices as institutions require long track records and large fund sizes so their investment doesn’t take more than 20% of the round. 

You can now take your expertise and run your own fund.

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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