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Hall T Martin interviews angel and venture capital investors on how they invest and talks with CEOs who discuss their sector and what to look for. Hall T Martin also leads the Startup Funding Espresso series in which you can learn about startup funding and investing in the time it takes to have an espresso.
https://investorconnect.org/

Investor Connect Podcast Hall T Martin

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Hall T Martin interviews angel and venture capital investors on how they invest and talks with CEOs who discuss their sector and what to look for. Hall T Martin also leads the Startup Funding Espresso series in which you can learn about startup funding and investing in the time it takes to have an espresso.
https://investorconnect.org/

    Startup Funding Espresso -- D&O Insurance

    Startup Funding Espresso -- D&O Insurance

    Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board work brings potential liability for the director. Directors & Officers Insurance protects the board members. Most policies offer $1M to $2M of coverage. Here are some key points to consider in choosing a policy: The policy should indemnify the directors. It should advance expenses at the point of need, rather than waiting for the directors to be absolved. It should provide coverage for up to 2 years after the company stops paying the premiums. It should be reasonably priced. It should be backed by the company’s charter which should also indemnify the board member.  It should be reviewed annually by the board. 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.___________________________________ For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at:   Check out our other podcasts here:   For Investors check out:   For Startups check out:   For eGuides check out:   For upcoming Events, check out   For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group  

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    Startup Funding Espresso -- How to Answer the Investor’s Questions

    Startup Funding Espresso -- How to Answer the Investor’s Questions

    Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In raising funding, the startup will meet with many investors to answer their questions. So, how should the startup answer the investor’s questions? First, listen to the question and answer it directly and to the point. If the question requires a number, then give that number. For example, if the investor asks how much revenue do you have, then answer with, “We have $200K of revenue so far this year”, or “We have $10K of monthly recurring revenue”. Be careful with answering every question with a story, as this takes time and often misses the key information. If the investor wants to hear the back story for a particular question they will ask. For example, “That sounds interesting. Tell me how you arrived at that model”. The investor often has a list of questions to go through and a limited amount of time. Not responding with direct and to-the-point answers lengthens the process. Also, some investors may interpret the long and winding response as avoiding the answer which raises a red flag. It’s best to be straight up. 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.-----For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at: Check out our other podcasts here: For Investors check out: For Startups check out: For eGuides check out: For upcoming Events, check out For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group

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    Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in Flowtex Energy

    Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in Flowtex Energy

    In today’s show, you’ll hear investor perspectives on the oil and gas sector. This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. Oil and gas continue to see change. In today’s show, you’ll hear about a new company in the oil and gas sector called Flowtex. Our host today is Ashley Matthysse. Our featured guests are: , Lead Investor, President at Flowtex I hope you enjoy this episode.____________________________________________________________________________________ For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at:   Check out our other podcasts here:   For Investors check out:   For Startups check out:   For eGuides check out:   For upcoming Events, check out   For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group

    • 13 min
    Investor Connect - 438 - James Mulford of acQyr eXchange

    Investor Connect - 438 - James Mulford of acQyr eXchange

    In this episode, Hall welcomes James (Jim) Mulford, President & CEO of acQyr eXchange. Located in Denver, Colorado, acQyr eXchange (QX) is the first digital asset marketplace that allows gamers to manage, trade, and sell in-game rewards across multiple games for cash. QX helps mobile and online gaming publishers to increase gameplay and grow revenue by providing a more effective model for issuing and exchanging digital assets. Gamers can exchange and redeem their acquired in-game rewards for local currency. acQyr eXchange is the first common rewards redemption platform that works across multiple games and publishers. Gamers have an easy-to-use mobile app that allows them to manage all their digital assets from participating games in real-time. Jim is a business executive and experienced entrepreneur, with a focus on the integration and application of information technology to deliver business solutions. He has successfully led, managed, and exited multiple ventures. He has over 45 years of technology, executive leadership, and business management experience. Previously, Jim started, led, and successfully exited several other technology-enabled businesses, including a complex systems integration company with over 300 employees. He also served as a private-sector Commissioner for the State of Colorado Information Management Commission. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Computer Science and received a M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA. Jim spent eight years in the Air Force supporting the design, development, implementation, and operations of Air Force mission-essential technology. Jim shares his thoughts on the rise, the primary trend, and what makes for a successful company in this segment. You can visit acQyr eXchange at . Jim can be contacted via LinkedIn at , and via email at . 

    • 13 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- Know Your Industry

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Know Your Industry

    Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. A common mistake made by startups is launching a company in an industry in which the founders know little or nothing about. I find this happens often in the healthcare and financial industries. The size and growth of those markets make it attractive to pursue but without a deep knowledge of how those industries work, is a recipe for disaster. The first issue is regulatory. Both industries are highly regulated and impacts greatly what you can and cannot do. The second issue is the current company landscape - a basic understanding of who does what in the industry is important. The third issue is your contacts working in the space.  Who do you know that can help you as a customer, advisor, or employee? This becomes particularly important when you go to sell your product. Before launching in a new industry, make sure you know the regulatory landscape and how it impacts your startup. Build a network in the industry of partners and other contacts who can help you. Finally, build a core group of people who can help you build or advise your startup. 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.-----For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at: Check out our other podcasts here: For Investors check out: For Startups check out: For eGuides check out: For upcoming Events, check out For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group

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    Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in Upskill Enterprise

    Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in Upskill Enterprise

    In today’s show, you’ll hear investor perspectives on the growing HR tech sector.   This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. HR Tech continues to grow and advance based on new technologies. In today’s show, you’ll hear about a new company in the sector called Upskill.  Our featured guests are: , Lead Investor, Lead Investor, Lead Investor, President and CEO of Upskill I hope you enjoy this episode.____________________________________________________________________________________ For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at: Check out our other podcasts here:   For Investors check out:   For Startups check out:   For eGuides check out:   For upcoming Events, check out     For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group 

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