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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.
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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 -- Board Fiduciaries

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Board Fiduciaries

    Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board members have a fiduciary duty which means they must exercise good business judgment, put the company’s interest first, and act in good faith. Board members work in the following areas: They set policy for the company Evaluate the CEO Check the financial resources for sufficiency Approve annual budgets Provide updates to the investors for the company’s performance If the company becomes insolvent then they must act on behalf of the creditors. Board members are responsible for making sure taxes and employees are paid and may be held personally liable if they don’t. Board members work under the protection of the business judgment rule.   This means the board member is not liable unless they act in haste, are found to abuse their discretion, or breach their financial duty. 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 this episode, you'll hear about a new company in the oil and gas sector called Flowtex Energy. Our host today is Ashley Matthysse. Our featured guests are Investor and President of Flowtex Energy . Flowtex Energy is an independent oil & gas producer based in Austin, TX and a leading exploration company specializing in the acquisition and development of domestic oil and natural gas wells across Southeast Texas and Central Texas.  Maximizing the unique tax benefits and tremendous cash-on-cash returns available through private oil & gas production, Flowtex Energy has built a track record of success that their investing partners appreciate and participate in over and over again.  Utilizing today’s science and technology, along with their conservative, environmentally responsible approach, Flowtex Energy provides significant return potential with quantified downside risk for their participating partners. 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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    Investor Perspectives on Education: Jon Broscious of Mucker Capital

    Investor Perspectives on Education: Jon Broscious of Mucker Capital

    This is Investor Perspectives. I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In today’s show, you’ll hear investor perspectives on COVID-19’s impact on education and on startups. COVID-19 has changed the landscape for startups giving us a new normal. During the pandemic, it became clear the need for changes in our education system. We have joining us, Jon Broscious,  an investor in the education space accelerating/investing in early-stage startups at Mucker Capital. Prior to joining Mucker, Jon spent 3.5 years at Social Starts and Joyance Partners focusing on software broadly, alternative education, consumer brands, and healthcare software and new models of distribution across patients, insurers, and providers. Jon was a Director with the Advisory Board Company (acquired by Optum) and Education Advisory Board (acquired by Vista) in its internal Strategy and Operations team focusing on revenue maximization across new sales and renewals. He holds a BSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from McCombs at the University of Texas at Austin.  You can visit Mucker Capital at . Jon can be contacted via LinkedIn at , via Twitter at  , and via email at jon@muckercapital.com.  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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    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 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 . 

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