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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.

Oct 26, 2023

Why Build a Target List of Buyers

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

In preparing to sell your business you’ll need to build a target list of buyers.

Here’s a list of reasons for why it’s important:

Focus -- the list focuses your efforts on those who are the best fit for your business so you know who to work with.

Time -- the list saves you time by not wasting efforts on those who are not a fit. 

Price -- the list helps you maximize your selling price by focusing on the buyer’s key care.

Terms -- the list helps you negotiate the best terms for your deal.

Efficiency -- the list puts efficiency into the process by eliminating sub-optimal buyers.

Mission -- helps you achieve the company’s mission and goals by finding the right buyer.

Ideal -- helps you identify the ideal buyer providing the best outcome for the team.

Unlike fundraising in which you talk with any potential investor, selling your business requires a focus upfront on the ideal buyer list.


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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