100 episodes

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 -- Where Does the Angel Play?

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Where Does the Angel Play?

    Where Does the Angel Play? Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. So, what startups do angel investors pursue? Angel investors invest in high-growth startups, most often tech-enabled. Restaurants, retail, and service businesses are not necessarily a fit for angel investors. Angels seek a return on investment in the range of 44% IRR. While some angels are looking for home runs, most angels invest in deals that are singles and doubles for returns as they don’t have the deep pockets to fund a startup all the way. Angels look for capital-efficient deals and have the opportunity to scale. Those startups with recurring revenue are preferred.  Angels invest in businesses that, for the most part, have an initial product and are going into the market. They look for companies that, for the most part, can run themselves.   Unlike the VC, which earns a paycheck through their management fee, the angel has no management fee, so all costs come out of pocket, and all time comes from the angel investor’s own time. 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 1 min
    Investor Connect - 732 - Gordon Henry of Winning on Main Street Podcast and Thryv

    Investor Connect - 732 - Gordon Henry of Winning on Main Street Podcast and Thryv

    On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gordon Henry, Host of Winning on Main Street Podcast and Chief Strategy Officer at Thryv. Winning on Main Street Podcast is geared towards helping small businesses with tips and knowledge to run their business in today’s evolving landscape.  Thryv is a secure, easy-to-use small business management platform that automates tasks and puts your customers at the center of your business. They’ve been around in one form or another for more than 125 years, always with one goal in mind — helping small businesses compete and win. Thryv provides the technology, software, and local business automation tools small business owners need to manage their time better, communicate with clients, and get paid, so they can take control of their business and be more successful. Gordon is passionate about helping small businesses grow, modernize, and thrive in today’s evolving environment. Gordon has spent decades helping small businesses with client acquisition strategies and marketing. He is also a leader in enhancing a company’s image through public relations, brand management, and advertising. Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Gordon speaks about automation in the startup world, CRMs, what he attributes the success of his podcast to, and more. Listen to Winning on Main Street Podcast at . Visit Thryv at , on LinkedIn at , and on Twitter at . Reach out to Gordon at , on LinkedIn at , and on Twitter at .   _______________________________________________________ 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 29 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Managing the Portfolio

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Managing the Portfolio

    Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Managing the Portfolio Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include:  Evaluating teams. Assessing products and markets. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for later stages. Managing a portfolio of startup investments, including supporting the startup and generating exits. In managing a portfolio, you need to provide support to the startup at some level. It’s best to invest in businesses that you can help, so this should be part of your investing criteria. You need to track the companies in your portfolio and keep up to date with them at least once a quarter.  At some point, you may need to help the startup generate an exit by making introductions to companies who could acquire the startup. A potential buyer will want to see the startup’s organization align with its own structure.   The investor can help the startup align with the acquirer.   This process becomes the growth strategy of the 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 1 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Accessing Financial Capital

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Accessing Financial Capital

    Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Accessing Financial Capital Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include: Evaluating teams. Assessing products and markets. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for later stages. Managing a portfolio of startup investments, including supporting the startup and generating exits. So for accessing financial capital, you need a network of investors both at the stage in which you invest and for the stage after. For the current round, you may need to help the startup finish its current raise. Referring them to investors who may be a good fit will help them succeed. Reserving funds for their next round is also important. Many investors divide their total allocation to the startup in half, investing half in the first round and the other half in a follow-up round. For their follow-on round, it’s useful to know investors at that stage so you can make introductions there as well. 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 1 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Evaluating the Product & Markets

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Startup Investor Skills -- Evaluating the Product & Markets

    Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Evaluating the Product & Markets Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include:  Evaluating teams. Assessing products and markets. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for later stages. Managing a portfolio of startup investments, including supporting the startup and generating exits. So for the product, ask, is it a vitamin or a painkiller? The vitamin makes you stronger and better, but it’s nice to have for the customer. The painkiller is more important to the customer and, in some cases, crucial. It’s better to invest in painkillers than vitamins. For markets, you look for large markets, not small ones.   Ask, where in the lifecycle is this market -- early stage, growing, maturing, or declining? You want a market that is growing or about to start growing because of disruptive technology. It’s important someone on the team knows the market very well. 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 1 min
    Investor Connect - 731 - Joseph O'Bell of Moontower Business Podcast

    Investor Connect - 731 - Joseph O'Bell of Moontower Business Podcast

    On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joseph O'Bell, Attorney, Founder of Vineyard Sun LLC, and Host of the Moontower Business Podcast. The Moontower Business Podcast was launched when the pandemic started. The goal was to showcase entrepreneurs and the business community in Austin, Texas. The podcast quickly evolved and began to cover entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the United States. The podcast has featured interviews with entrepreneurs and business leaders in a vast array of industries. Some of the guests include billionaire Peter Rex, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, Jehudi Castro, Advisor to the President of Colombia, venture capitalist Sean Sheppard, Nik Bhatia author and Professor at USC Business School, and many more.  Joseph is General Counsel for American Metals Recovery and Recycling Inc. as well as Multiband Global. He has practiced civil litigation and transactional work. Joseph has worked in the Texas Emerging Technology Fund in the Texas Governor’s Office and as General Counsel of a startup company called Votalize Inc. He is also the Founder of Vineyard Sun, LLC, an eCommerce sunglasses company based in Austin. Joseph discusses the implications of the influx of persons into Austin, Texas, the bitcoin industry there, his podcast, and more. Listen to the Moontower Business Podcast at , and on Twitter at .   Visit Vineyard Sun LLC at .   Reach out to Joseph at , , on LinkedIn at , and on Twitter at .  _____________________________________________________________________ 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    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

    • 23 min

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Great conversations!

Interested in VC? What better way to learn more than hearing directly from the horses mouth? Investor connect gives a platform for investors in the VC industry to very candidly introduce themselves, their backgrounds, the investment strategy of the firms they work in, and their take on current events. Hall is a great moderator and listener with an excellent voice!

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Valuable Wisdom for Angel Investors

Hall Martin does a great service to the art of angel investing by pointing to the importance of planning the exit before investing. As an angel investor for many decades I endorse Hall’s approach. He cuts right to the essential for building strong startups that give investors a fair return. Well done!

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