33 episodes

Jeff Barnes, the CEO of Angel Investors Network, Founder of Barnes Investment Group, and Fund Manager for the Angels & Heroes Venture Growth Fund interviews successful entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and private equity partners to help you learn the strategies and keys to success in early stage investing. The Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions podcast is perfect for entrepreneurs looking for the edge on how to find and raise capital... For investors looking to diversify their portfolio and take advantage of the modern age "gold rush" of private investing... And for venture capitalists and private equity partners who are looking for their next venture partner to bring in more capital and deals! If you're interested in learning how to create life long wealth and a legacy through starting, scaling, and exiting a business, this is the podcast for you! Join Jeff Barnes as he interviews the top 1% of all investors and entrepreneurs on the Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions Podcast!

Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions Jeff Barnes

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Jeff Barnes, the CEO of Angel Investors Network, Founder of Barnes Investment Group, and Fund Manager for the Angels & Heroes Venture Growth Fund interviews successful entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and private equity partners to help you learn the strategies and keys to success in early stage investing. The Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions podcast is perfect for entrepreneurs looking for the edge on how to find and raise capital... For investors looking to diversify their portfolio and take advantage of the modern age "gold rush" of private investing... And for venture capitalists and private equity partners who are looking for their next venture partner to bring in more capital and deals! If you're interested in learning how to create life long wealth and a legacy through starting, scaling, and exiting a business, this is the podcast for you! Join Jeff Barnes as he interviews the top 1% of all investors and entrepreneurs on the Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions Podcast!

    33. Todd Smith with Blue Horizon Consulting

    33. Todd Smith with Blue Horizon Consulting

    Todd Smith has consulted hundreds of startups and businesses during the process of raising capital, and his success rates are off the charts!
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    • 43 min
    Randy Tate, CEO of Flip Investor, Inc.

    Randy Tate, CEO of Flip Investor, Inc.

    Randy Tate exited his first company, coached hundreds of business owners, then helped an Inc 500 SaaS grow up, and is now building the future platform for investing!
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    • 39 min
    Alec Stern, Founder of Constant Contact

    Alec Stern, Founder of Constant Contact

    How one entrepreneur created a $1 Billion exit by changing the marketing game for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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    • 48 min
    The 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing to Create Freedom with Justin Donald

    The 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing to Create Freedom with Justin Donald

    On this week’s episode Jeff and Erock speak to Justin Donald, the Warren Buffet of lifestyle investment, about investment that supports your lifestyle and the 10 Commandments of lifestyle investing.
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    • 45 min
    From tech entrepreneur to tech investor. How Dinesh Gauba is saving the planet as an angel investor

    From tech entrepreneur to tech investor. How Dinesh Gauba is saving the planet as an angel investor

    About Dinesh Gauba
    This week on Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions podcast, Jeff Barnes and Erock Christopher is talking to Dinesh Gauba. Dinesh is a serial tech executive, a dynamic entrepreneur, and a sharp investor. He has built up a diverse portfolio of angel investments, real estate investments, and alternate cash flow investments. 
    He became involved in investing after having been a part of different tech startups that went through the acquisition process. Having an electrical engineering degree he leaned towards the tech industry with software, embedded systems, semiconductors, and video technology. Over the years he has invested in real estate, oil, and gas, angel investing distressed properties. He has developed an interest in disruptive technology in the environment sector as well as the health and wellness industry. One of his ventures Through years of investment experience he has mastered the ins and outs of investing. 
    He has learned how to create wealth and earn financial freedom as an entrepreneur and as an investor through smart investments. In addition, Dinesh has built expertise in tax reduction strategies, helping businesses keep more of their earnings. 
    How Dinesh overcame a personal health challenge
    Eighteen months ago Dinesh survived a serious car accident and it took him months to recover from that. He could not walk for over three months and did not know when he would get better. Of his experience, he says it was painful but a learning experience for him. He learned to be more grateful and realized the importance of diverse investments and having multiple streams of income. 
    He suggests that it’s important to be mindful of where we put our attention and what we focus on. Instead of panicking and overthinking the future, we can focus on the present moment. Taking things one day at a time instead of constantly worrying about the future will help. Keeping a sense of perspective is important during these trying times. 
    Advice for Business owners 

    Diversify income streams to stay safe in uncertain times.

    Learn to use capital efficiently to get through downturns.

    Anticipate the changing needs of the times and adjust and innovate.

    Avoid over-funding because that can lead to failure of the business. 

    Advice for Investors

    Look for companies that are efficient with their capital and resources.

    Seek companies that are diverse and adaptable.

    Build a trustworthy network.

    Build a diverse investment portfolio and focus on multiple income streams.

    Trust your sources but make sure you also verify. 

    Find out more about Dinesh Gauba
    You can connect with Dinesh through linked-in or Facebook
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinesh-gauba-873410
    https://www.facebook.com/dinesh.gauba.7
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    • 42 min
    Building your business for a profitable exit with Michelle Seiler Tucker

    Building your business for a profitable exit with Michelle Seiler Tucker

    About Michelle Seiler Tucker
    In this week’s episode of the Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions podcast Jeff Barnes is joined by Michelle Seiler Tucker. She is the foremost authority on buying, selling, and improving businesses. A certified Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), one of only 3 women in the US, she closes 99% of all the offers she writes and specializes in selling businesses worth $2 million and above. She helps businesses improve their revenue streams and get ready for selling at the best value. With her expert counsel, businesses are able to sell for 20-40% above appraised price on average. With over 20 years of experience helping businesses through the process of selling and buying she is known for her always exceeding client expectations. She is the author of two best bestselling books including Exit Rich, and Sell Your Business for More Than It’s Worth. Through her work, she inspires people to live the American dream and strive towards greater financial freedom and quality of life. 

    Michelle shares the 6 Ps of growing and selling your business
    People 
    The most important thing for a business is people, the teams that understand the business
    Product
    Businesses must continue to innovate and market their product.
    Processes
    Processes must be productive, efficient, and well documented.
    Proprietary
    Businesses must build their brand name. 
    Patrons
    Businesses need a loyal customer base that trusts their product or services.
    Profits
    Businesses need to be operating at the highest profit margin for their industry.

    Michelle Seiler Tucker describes the 5 types of buyers

    Competitive/ Strategic buyers

    Private Equity groups

    Sophisticated buyers

    First time buyers

    Turnaround specialists


    The number 1 mistake that businesses or sellers make
    They don’t plan for the exit. Most sellers never think about selling until they have to. When they wait too long to sell, they are forced to sell at low value because their business is declining. 

    Find out more about Michelle Seiler Tucker here
    https://www.seilertucker.com/
    https://info.exitrichbook.com/book/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleseiler
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLPWqoz-CaFrBdMWrDyN-5g
    or call at 504-525-1717
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Kim / Execution

Solid advice and insight from someone who has created tremendous success(many times). Perfect listen for entrepreneurs in the midst of a startup!

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Kim Perrell

Excellent podcast, loved the Kim Perrell episode!

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What is Your North Star?

The key takeaway I learned from this podcast episode was that "The ability to execute an idea is far more important than the idea itself." I have seen a lot of people fail to execute for a variety of reasons, whether it was because they lacked a vision (North Star), did not understand their market, or failed to invest in him or herself. I think the importance of pairing a visionary with an integrator is critical, because it's useless to have your head in the clouds if you don't base your ideas on reality and what is actionable.

Once again, this was an excellent podcast session. I am looking forwards to hearing more about what angel investors are interested in.

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