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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 -- Where to Focus Your Startup Ecosystem

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Where to Focus Your Startup Ecosystem

    Where to Focus Your Startup Ecosystem Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In building your startup ecosystem, focus on the strengths of the community. Interview the local economic development group to find out what startups already exist. Talk with investors to find out their interest in startups to fund. Review the local businesses in the community to see what skills their employees have. Based on those interviews, determine the strengths of the community, the types of businesses, skill availability, and past successes. Focus your startup ecosystem on these strengths. Successful serial entrepreneurs should be at the foundation of your activities. Invite those entrepreneurs to share their experiences with others. Interview them to find out what additional opportunities in their industry are open for innovation. Foster that strategy with the investors and other companies for growing the ecosystem. There are many hot topic areas in the startup world. Those topics change yearly. Don’t chase the latest hot topic but instead focus on the founders, investors, and successful startups in your area to build your ecosystem. 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 - 655 - SC Moatti of Mighty Capital

    Investor Connect - 655 - SC Moatti of Mighty Capital

    On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes SC Moatti, Managing Partner at Mighty Capital. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Mighty Capital is an early-growth Silicon Valley venture capital firm. They deliver exceptional returns by investing in great products that are also great businesses, like Airbnb, MissionBio, and Amplitude. SC is the Founding Managing Partner of Mighty Capital, the Founding CEO of Products That Count, the most influential product acceleration platform, and a lecturer at Stanford and Columbia Universities. Prior, SC built products that billions of people use at Facebook and Nokia. Andrew Chen, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, called SC “a genius at making products people love.” SC serves on the boards of public and private companies, earned a master’s in electrical engineering, a Stanford MBA, and is a Kauffman Fellow. SC shares with Hall what excites her now and discusses the disruption of the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She advises investors and startups and explains some of the challenges they face. You can visit Mighty Capital at , and via LinkedIn at  .    SC can be contacted via email at sc@mighty.capital, via LinkedIn at , and via 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 .

    • 15 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- How to Build Out a Startup Ecosystem

    Startup Funding Espresso -- How to Build Out a Startup Ecosystem

    How to Build Out a Startup Ecosystem Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In building out your startup ecosystem, consider these points: Start with five successful serial entrepreneurs. Identify their sector and type of business. Interview them on how to multiply those businesses. Target their sector for growing new businesses. Figure out what additional resources are needed. Set up leadership resources to carry the program over a sustained period of time, such as two five-year programs. Recruit other startups to join through meetups, events, and communications. Bring in programs and speakers from outside the area to foster the community. Cater to the non-technical skills as well as the technical ones. Identify sponsorship support from the local service providers and engage them in the programming. Showcase the core serial entrepreneurs throughout the program but take care of the administrative and tactical support. Grow your startup community on those strengths and resources. Put the entrepreneurs at the foundation of your program. 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 - 654 - Zacary Sherman of cielo24 inc.

    Investor Connect - 654 - Zacary Sherman of cielo24 inc.

    On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Zacary Sherman, Director of Strategy and Business Development at cielo24. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, cielo24 has blended the best of human intelligence with AI technology to create caption, transcription, and intelligence data at scale to make video and audio accessible, searchable, and more engaging. They are one of the leading providers of scalable compliance and professional-grade video accessibility solutions (captions, subtitles, transcription, translation, audio description, data tagging, video exploration, and more) for mostly mid-to-large organizations within the education, enterprise, and entertainment verticals. Zac has been an investment and business strategist for his entire professional career. Prior to cielo24, Zac spent four years on the investments team at Pereg Ventures, a Manhattan and Israel-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech startups focused on AI/ML and big data solutions disrupting consumer-driven industries. At Pereg, he led sourcing, research, and due diligence efforts for potential new investments, as well as participated heavily in the active management of the existing portfolio as a board observer on five companies. Zac began his career by spending three years at a special situations hedge fund doing equity and credit research. He graduated from Rutgers University with bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics, and is a CFA charterholder.  Zac advises startups and investors and shares some of the challenges they face. He also discusses the state of startup investing and its evolution. You can visit cielo24 at , via LinkedIn at ,  and via Twitter at .   Zac can be contacted via email at , and via LinkedIn 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 .

    • 17 min
    Startup Funding Espresso -- Steps to Building a Startup Ecosystem

    Startup Funding Espresso -- Steps to Building a Startup Ecosystem

    Steps to Building a Startup Ecosystem  Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In building the startup ecosystem, the entrepreneurs drive it. The role of the ecosystem builders is to create connections and networks. Here are some tools for building connections in your startup ecosystem: Robust set of meetings, happy hours and coffees, and activities that bring the founders, investors, and providers together. Meetings foster education and awareness about the topics relevant to startups. Happy hours and coffees foster networking and making new connections. Activities such as hackathons attract creatives and developers who want to build new things. Capture the history behind the startup community. Tell the stories about entrepreneurs including their successes and failures. Provide support through the local university and government programs. This includes coworking spaces, coding schools, Chamber of Commerce programs, and more to support startups. Finally, keep startups in the community dialog through blog posts, PR announcements, and economic updates. 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 - 653 - Ashmeet Sidana of Engineering Capital

    Investor Connect - 653 - Ashmeet Sidana of Engineering Capital

    On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ashmeet Sidana, Founder and Chief Engineer at Engineering Capital. Founded in 2015, Engineering Capital partners with great entrepreneurs driven by technical insights and boldly invest before traditional venture firms are willing. They lead and anchor the seed round in companies with the ambition to shape the future of information technology and define new categories. Ashmeet’s experience includes running venture capital funds and leadership positions helping build industry-leading products VMware ESX Server and Silicon Graphics WebFORCE. Ashmeet came to venture capital from VMware, where he ran product management for their flagship product - ESX Server. His successful investments include Azure and SignalFx, recently acquired by Splunk for $1 billion, Tubi.tv (acq: FOX). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Concentric, Evinced, and ShiftRight. His active investments include Asimily, Baffle, Kentik, Menlo Security, Nexla, Prismo Systems, Robust Intelligence, vFunction, and YotaScale – in all of which he was the seed investor. Ashmeet received an MBA from Wharton with Honors, MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Computer Science summa cum laude from USC. In his spare time, he can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest. Ashmeet shares with Hall what excites him now as an investor and explains his investment thesis. He discusses the state of startup investing and what he thinks will be the biggest change we will see in the next 12-24 months.  You can visit Engineering Capital at , via LinkedIn at , and via Twitter at .  Ashmeet can be contacted via email at , via LinkedIn at , and via 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 .

    • 18 min

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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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