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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.

Jun 29, 2022

What Is a Benefits Corporation?

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

A Benefits Corporation is a legal entity that is set up to provide a public benefit.

The company using this entity must commit to producing a public benefit.

The board of directors must consider the consequences of its decisions on the community.

The company must provide a report on its social and environmental performance.

The standard is the Delaware Public Benefits Corporation or PBC.

A B-corp is similar but distinct from a Benefits Corporation.

A B-corp is certified by B Labs for meeting social and environmental standards for performance, accountability, and transparency.

The company’s impact is measured with an assessment tool by B Labs.

The intention is to encourage the directors of a company to consider the interests of the broader community.

Those pursuing a B-corp must amend their operating agreement.

There’s an annual fee based on revenue for the company to maintain a certification.

Startups providing a social or environmental impact may want to adopt a Benefits entity or B-Corp designation.

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