Investor Connect Podcast

Investor Connect Podcast

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/... Show More

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July 10, 2020 22 min

In this episode, Hall welcomes Heidi Ellenberger Jones, Founder and Principal Broker of ModernJones.

Located in North Arlington, Virginia, and established in 2018, ModernJones breaks boundaries to offer clients a partnership that goes well beyond a traditional realtor relationship. Instead, ModernJones stays by your side when navigating all the ups and downs, what-ifs, and whirlwinds when selling or buying and owning a home. This c...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Drew Tulchin, founder of UpSpring.

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, UpSpring, previously Social Enterprise Associates, is a boutique management-consulting firm supporting the design, growth, and measurement of values based, market leveraging, and sustainable ventures across New Mexico, throughout the U.S. and around the world. UpSpring was formed by a collaboration of consultants who recognized a need...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Hershel Mehta, Head of US Investments at Mehta Ventures.

With offices in Mumbai, India, and La Habra, California, Mehta Ventures is an independent, privately-owned boutique family office that invests in early-stage startups. Mehta Ventures has a first-cheque investing capacity for founders with relevant industry backgrounds. They also provide comprehensive startup, estate, and crypto co-investment opp...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Many startups use equity to fund their business. 

Equity is an ownership stake in a company. 

Equity aligns everyone’s interest in the startup. It preserves cash since it’s only paid upon the exit of the business, which is usually an acquisition by another company.

Startup valuations are noted in pre and post-money f...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Another source of funding is supplier funding.

Supplier funding comes from those who provide services to your company such as contract manufacturing, software development, legal, accounting services, and more.

Suppliers provide their services in exchange not only for cash but also for equity. This reduces the amount ...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Equity funding is just one source of funding for your startup. There are many others such as a line of credit.

A line of credit is a short-term loan from the bank to help smooth out cash-flow cycles.

Unlike a bank loan in which you receive an injection of funds, a line of credit lets you draw upon it when you need an...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Equity funding is just one source of funding for your startup. There are many others such as bootstrapping and barter.

Bootstrapping is using your own funds and that of initial customers to launch your business. 

Investors find this a great test to see how much skin in the game you are bringing to it in addition to s...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In today’s startup world it seems everyone is a startup investor in some form or fashion.

Startup investors call me to discuss deal structures, valuations, or serial entrepreneurs.

I can tell the difference between a serious investor and a pretend startup investor. A pretend startup investor likes the title of invest...

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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 about healthcare and its impact 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 healthcare system.

We have joining us, Thomas Hawes of Blue Venture Fund - an investor in ...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels. 

Founded in 2012, 37 Angels activates the untapped capital and experience women can bring by investing in female and male-led startups. The fund’s mission is to close the gender gap in startup investing. Although they are sector-agnostic, they invest a lot in health-tech, logistics-tech, future of work, and some CPG.

Angela is an educator, entrepreneur, and angel inve...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Mary Long-Irwin, Executive Director of Northern Ontario Angels (NOA).

Located in Ontario, Canada, Northern Ontario Angels is an organization that matches entrepreneurs with investors across Northern Ontario. The creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take Northern Ontario businesses to the next level. NOA is continually growing, developing and updating it’s angel investment g...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Chenoa Farnsworth, Co-founder and Managing Director of Hawaii Angels.

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and established in 2002, ​​Hawaii Angels provides a forum for members to review investment presentations and share opinions about those opportunities. The forum also allows for networking with professionals of various backgrounds, and exploring new opportunities in Hawaii.  

The Hawaii Angels process is ...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Elena-Cristina Conacel, Co-founder and Managing Partner of BootstrapBay.

Located in Buzău, Romania, BootstrapBay is a marketplace for premium Bootstrap themes and templates and they “Build beautiful websites in minutes using our feature packed, fully responsive, and customizable themes and templates.” In addition to the marketplace, they publish high-quality content and resources on their blog to help...

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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 healthcare and its impact 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 healthcare system.

We have joining us, Jun Deng of Joyance Partners - a...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Denis Coleman of Life Science Angels.

Located in Palo Alto, California, Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation with 130-150 accredited investor members, 12-18 highly qualified Fellows, and 12-15 Sponsor organizations. They take no carry or management fees on investments and they do not charge companies any fees. They have invested over $60 million in over 100 startups. 

Denis earned his B...

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Investor Connect is proud to introduce a brand new Podcast series: Investor Perspectives.

In this, our last episode of part one of our series, we conclude our discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Economy on Startup Funding with experienced investors from the TEN Capital network.  In today’s installment, we’re focusing on what new investment thesis the COVID-19 pandemic will bring, and what startup sectors will be diminished or ...

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Grace Belangia, Executive Director and Founding Member of theClubhou.se. 

theClubhou.se is a co-working and collaboration space in the heart of downtown Augusta, Georgia. Today, theClubhou.se is a co-working space, a makerspace, a code school, a startup accelerator, a prototyping lab, a mentorship network, an organizer of events, and a think tank. It’s also a support resource for organizations in comm...

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Investor Connect is proud to introduce a brand new Podcast series: Investor Perspectives.

Over the next few weeks, we continue our discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Economy on Startup Funding with experienced investors from the TEN Capital network. In today’s installment, we’re focusing on what new investment thesis the COVID-19 pandemic will bring, and what startup sectors will be diminished or eliminated by COVID-19.

Today...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Equity funding is just one source of funding for your startup. There are many others such as equipment leasing.

Equipment leasing is used to reduce cash requirements for a startup by leasing the equipment rather than buying it. 

An equipment leasing company owns the equipment and uses it as collateral for buying the ...

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Equipment leasing lets you borrow funds to obtain assets such as computers, machinery, and other items you may need to build your product and run your business. 

Instead of raising equity funding to buy the equipment, you can lease the equipment.

Equipment leasing spreads the payments over a period of time rather tha...

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