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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.

Aug 4, 2020

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

The elevator pitch is the short-form version of your presentation for investor opportunities that give you a limited amount of time.

The key to an elevator pitch is not to talk faster, but rather to choose your words more carefully.

In sixty seconds you can cover the same number of topics as you do in a full ten-minute presentation with a pitch deck.

The key is to reduce your pitch to key words and phrases.

For the problem, say it in five words or less. For example, “diabetes will afflict one out of three people.”

For the solution say, “we help cure diabetes.”

For financials, draw a key number from your financials slide such as, “we’ll be cash-flow positive in 18 months.”

For the target market say, “our total available market is $1.2B”.

To create your elevator pitch, write out what you are going to say and then replace filler words with more descriptive ones.

By crafting short phrases and using keywords you can cover the same topics but with less detail.

After some practice you should be able to deliver your elevator pitch and adjust it to the time you are given.

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