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Investor Connect – Episode 111 – Navroop Sahdev – Connection Science Fellow at MIT

Navroop Sahdev, a Connection Science Fellow at MIT In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Navroop Sahdev, a Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Navroop works at the cutting edge of the Financial Services industry, vertical technologies (like Blockchain) and Economic theory (drawing upon Innovation, Networks theory and Complex Systems), creating valuable Business […]

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Episode 110- James Donnellan of Lusso Capital

James Donnellan of Lusso Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with James Donnellan of Lusso Capital. James is currently focused on launching several start-ups within the luxury travel, entertainment, technology, lifestyle and apparel industries. Also assisting in raising capital for many others too. Another focus is working with off-market investment opportunities […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 109 – Andrew Heintzman of InvestEco

Andrew Heintzman of InvestEco In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Andrew Heintzman of InvestEco. InvestEco’s main focus is investing in expansion-stage companies in North America that promote health and sustainability in the food and agricultural sector. Their companies typically have between $1 – 30M in revenue at the time of their […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 108 – Isaac Baabs of Handmade Ventures

Isaac Baabs of Handmade Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Isaac Baabs of Handmade Ventures. Handmade is a mobile and software executive advisory and angel investor group that assists great entrepreneurs and new start ups in a co-founding partnership. Handmade helps teams by adding expertise, relationships, and capital from inception […]

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blog-image Published on: July 15, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 107- Mark Casady of Vestigo Ventures

Mark Casady of Vestigo Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Mark Casady of Vestigo Ventures. Vestigo Ventures invests in early-stage financial technology companies from seed to “A” round. Vestigo’s senior staff and their twelve-member advisory board possess the unique mix of disciplines and experience needed to spot the most promising […]

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blog-image Published on: July 15, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 106 – Mark Peter Davis of Interplay VC

Mark Peter Davis of Interplay VC In this episode, Hall interviews Mark Peter Davis, venture capitalist and managing partner of Interplay VC. Interplay is a foundry and venture capital firm that builds, incubates and invests in companies. Mark talks about the birth of Interplay, and how they are split into two sides – a more […]

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blog-image Published on: July 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 105 – Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures

Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures In this episode, Hall discusses blockchain technology with Tamim Abdul Majid, principal at OCA Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology and highly-scalable services businesses. OCA invests in many industries, with a preference for technology, financial services, […]

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blog-image Published on: July 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 104 – Jouko Ahvenainen of Grow VC

Jouko Ahvenainen of Grow VC In this episode, Hall interviews Jouko Ahvenainen, entrepreneur and co-founder of Grow VC Group, a pioneer in new funding solutions, including equity p2p investments and crowdfunding. Jouko is a founder, partner and board member in several innovative digital finance companies. Jouko is also an advisor for US, European and Asian […]

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blog-image Published on: July 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 103 – Craig Cummings of Moonshots Capital

Craig Cummings of Moonshots Capital In this episode, Hall interviews Craig Cummings, co-founder of Moonshots Capital. West Point graduates, Craig and his co-founder Kelly Perdew form close working relationships with the companies they back to help them achieve their critical milestones and frequently take on board seats or formal advisory roles. Moonshots often backs companies […]

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blog-image Published on: July 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 102 – Jefre Outlaw of Sprout Tiny Homes

Jefre Outlaw of Sprout Tiny Homes In this episode, Hall interviews Jefre Outlaw of Colorado-based Sprout Tiny Homes. Jefre talks about how he got into real estate investing, and more specifically the tiny home industry. Jefre explains how the tiny house market has developed, and where he sees the future of that market heading. Hall […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 101 – Jorge Newbery of AHP Servicing

Jorge Newbery of AHP Servicing In this episode, Hall interviews Jorge Newbery of AHP Servicing, the world’s first crowdfunded distressed mortgage platform. Jorge and AHP got into early stage investing as a new source of capital to buy loans. Jorge talks about their move to a Regulation A+ fund, that would promotes small company capital […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 100 – Nicholas Smith of SMU

Nicholas Smith of SMU In this episode, Hall interviews Nicholas Smith of Southern Methodist University. Nicholas was selected for SMU Maguire Energy Institute’s “Spindletop Fund” Investment Program 2017-2018, and is one of 30 students that analyze, track, pitch, and invest part of the SMU Endowment in energy equities each year. Nicholas talks about how he […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 99 – Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital

Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital. Monta Vista Capital is the only institutional investor that truly lives by the concept of putting the entrepreneur first. They focus on early stage B2B companies that possess strong industry transforming IP, as […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 98 – Vic Pascucci of Lightbank

Vic Pascucci of Lightbank In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Vic Pascucci of Lightbank. Lightbank is a seed and series A venture capital firm known for its entrepreneurial DNA, proprietary investment opportunities and track record of outsized returns. Lightbank is sector agnostic and entrepreneur driven but I focus on fintech, insurtech, […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 97 – Erika Hersh of PeopleFund

Erika Hersh of PeopleFund In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Erika Hersh of PeopleFund. PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources. Since being founded in east Austin in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, PeopleFund’s financial and […]

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blog-image Published on: June 23, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 96 – Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital

Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital. Jake Ryan is the founder and portfolio manager of Tradecraft Capital, which was formed in January 2018.  Prior to the formation of Tradecraft, Mr. Ryan had 20 years of professional experience in developing software technology, as […]

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blog-image Published on: June 23, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 95 – Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures

Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures. Hall and Brad talk about how Brad got into venture capital. They also discuss what Connetic Ventures looks for an invests in when funding deals. In their talk, you’ll also learn about angel groups in […]

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blog-image Published on: June 20, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 94 – Gleb Davidyuk of iTech Capital

Gleb Davidyuk of iTech Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Gleb Davidyuk, managing partner of iTech Capital. Hall and Gleb speak about about Gleb’s entrance into venture capital. Gleb has almost 20 years of private equity experience in both Western and Eastern European private equity funds. Prior to founding iTech […]

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blog-image Published on: June 14, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 93 – David Arcara of Laconia Capital Group

David Acara of Laconia Capital Group In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Arcara, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Laconia Capital Group. David has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and general manager of young high-growth and turnaround media and marketing businesses, both digital and traditional. David has raised, […]

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blog-image Published on: June 14, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 92 – William Davis of LDJ Capital

William “Bill” Davis of LDJ Capital In this episode, Hall interviews William “Bill” Davis, Managing Director of Technology and Investments with LDJ Capital. William is an advisor to funds and individual investors in New York City, and has held positions of Senior Advisor, CIO, COO and President of emerging technology firms globally. He draws some […]

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blog-image Published on: June 4, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 91 – Rob Schultz of Serra Ventures

Rob Schultz of Serra Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Rob Schultz, Managing Partner with Serra Ventures and Serra Capital. Rob is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Previously, Rob was a Managing Director at Illinois Ventures, and is a founding member of the […]

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blog-image Published on: June 4, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 90 – Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital

Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital In this episode, Hall interviews Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital, a venture capital, merchant banking, and corporate advisory services firm with a specialization in public venture capital. Praveen has been a driving force in the Vancouver business world. He is a long-time member and past President of the Vancouver chapter […]

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blog-image Published on: June 4, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 89 – Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar

Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar In this episode, Hall interviews Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar. Henry is Founder and CEO of Rocket Dollar, which helps people invest retirement income in start-ups, real estate, peer-to-peer, and more. A successful entrepreneur and certified financial planner, Henry was the founder of the venture capital backed robo-advisor retirement plan […]

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blog-image Published on: June 4, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 88 – Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Capital

Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Capital. Nathan is is a Managing Partner and CEO of Keiretsu Capital. Nathan brings a unique entrepreneurial business and organizational development background developed during many years of hands-on, active leadership and operational experience. As one of […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 87 – Marius Ghenea of 3TS Capital Partners

Marius Ghenea of 3TS Capital Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Marius Ghenea of 3TS Capital Partners. Marius talks about he got into investing with his start as a serial entrepreneur. 3TS Capital Partners is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. 3TS provides […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 86 – Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures

Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures. Tamim has over seven years of experience in technology, finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining OCA Ventures, Tamim worked at a private strategic advisory firm helping companies secure international contracts with foreign national […]

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blog-image Published on: May 18, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 85 – Clint Korver of Ulu Ventures

Clint Korver of Ulu Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Clint Korver of Ulu Ventures. Clint is a Managing Director and co-founder of Ulu Ventures, a $50m seed stage venture firm investing in enterprise IT companies from Stanford and Silicon Valley. An active supporter of entrepreneurship within the Stanford community, […]

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blog-image Published on: May 14, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 84 – Kari Sulenes of Project Atlas

Kari Sulenes of Project Atlas In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Kari Sulenes of Project Atlas. Project Atlas is an expression of Kari’s passion and doctoral work in holistic wellness and authentic leadership. She contributes 10 years of experience working with organizations and program development and a doctorate in clinical psychology […]

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blog-image Published on: May 14, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 83 – David Gold of Access Venture Partners

David Gold of Access Venture Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Gold of Access Venture Partners. David is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Special Honors from the University of Colorado and was a National Science Foundation […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 82 – Graham Foreman of Edovate Capital

Graham Foreman of Edovate Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Graham Forman of Edovate Capital. Edovate Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital company whose leadership invests in companies that lead innovation in the education market. They know firsthand the pains and gains of growing early-stage companies into […]

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blog-image Published on: May 12, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 81 – Greg Beaufait of Dundee VC

Greg Beaufait of Dundee VC In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Greg Beaufait of Dundee VC. Greg joined Dundee VC in 2013 and now leads their investment efforts in Minneapolis. Greg started out as an intern at Dundee VC , before graduating from the Heider College of Business at Creighton University […]

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blog-image Published on: May 12, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 80 – Sarah Millar of City Light Capital

Sarah Millar of City Light Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Sarah Millar of City Light Capital. Sarah is an Investment Associate at City Light Capital, where she focuses on early stage investments in education, energy, environment, and safety and security. Sarah joined City Light after completing her MBA and […]

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blog-image Published on: May 12, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 79 – Adam Draper of Boost VC

Adam Draper of Boost VC In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Adam Draper of Boost VC. Adam is the founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist. Boost VC invests primarily in sci-fi related technology with a focus on crypto and […]

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blog-image Published on: May 12, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 78 – Nate Nead of Investmentbank.com

Nate Nead of Investmentbank.com In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Nate Nead of Investmentbank.com. Nate Nead is an experienced M&A advisor and investment banker who has successfully managed numerous middle-market deals in real estate, software, hardware, digital marketing, agribusiness, consumer products, professional services and oil & gas. An experienced entrepreneur, Nate […]

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blog-image Published on: May 12, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 77 – Allison Baum of Fresco Capital

Allison Baum of Fresco Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Allison Baum of Fresco Capital. Allison Baum is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Fresco Capital. Prior to Fresco, Allison was an early member of the team at General Assembly, a global network for education and career transformation specializing in […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 76 – Brian Parks of Bigfoot Capital

Brian Parks of Bigfoot Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Brian Parks of Bigfoot Capital. Hall and Brian speak a little bit about Brian’s entry into venture funding and how Bigfoot Capital started. Bigfoot Capital provides seed-stage debt capital solutions for SaaS Stallions. Brian’s background is a hybrid of Finance […]

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blog-image Published on: May 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 75 – Paul O’Brien of MediaTech Ventures

Paul O’Brien of MediaTech Ventures Hall Martin welcomes Paul O’Brien of media tech ventures. In this episode you’ll get to learn all about Paul’s vision of media tech and how he feels the groundwork should be laid for a viable community. A little about Media Tech Ventures- MediaTech Ventures works to provide funding, talent, and […]

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blog-image Published on: May 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 74 – Roger Chen of Silverton Partners

Roger Chen of Silverton Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Roger Chen of Silverton Partners. Silverton Partners has been around for 15 years and currently investing out of their fifth fund. A technology investor prior to joining Silverton, Roger was a Principal with Genacast Ventures in New York, a leading […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 73 – Andrew Goldner of GrowthX

Andrew Goldner of GrowthX With 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, Andrew manages GrowthX’s operations and communications, startup sourcing and the Investment Committee and works closely with GrowthX Corporate clients. Andrew is a Kauffman Fellow, Regional Board Member of Venture for America, and a proud Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, WeWork, Galvanize and Matter. In […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 72 – Art Shectman of Elephant Ventures

Art Shectman of Elephant Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Art Shectman of Elephant Ventures. Art is an MIT engineer by training, who founded Elephant Ventures because he had a vision of bringing great people together and giving them the space and means to play and explore. His underlying philosophy […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 71 – Tahira Dosani of Accion Venture Labs

Tahira Dosani of Accion Venture Labs In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Tahira Dosani, Managing Director of Accion Venture Lab. Hall and Tahira speak about her background in management consulting as well as what Accion Venture lab is and what they do. Accion Venture Lab is an investment initiative that drives […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 70 – Matthew Le Merle of Keiretsu

Matthew Le Merle of Keiretsu Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Matthew Le Merle of Keiretsu Capital. Keiretsu is the world’s largest angel network and most active early stage US venture investor, backing more than 175 companies a year. Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 69 – Lou Doctor

Interview with Lou Doctor In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Lou Doctor, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. They speak about his background and what he has been doing recently. They also discuss what he looks for in deals as an angel investor. Lou can be reached on LinkedIN at https://www.linkedin.com/in/loudoctor/ For […]

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blog-image Published on: April 1, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 68 – Magdalena Yesil of Broadway Angels

Interview with Magdalena Yesil of Broadway Angels In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Magdalena Yesil, founder of Broadway Angels. Magdalena talks about being not only an author, but both an entrepreneur and investor. They speak about her journey with being a founding investor and board member of Salesforce, a CRM platform. […]

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blog-image Published on: March 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 67 – Jonathan Nelson of HACK Fund: Liquid Venture Capital

Interview with Jonathan Nelson of HACK Fund: Liquid Venture Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jonathan Nelson of HACK Fund: Liquid Venture Capital. The HACK fund is a liquid venture fund built on the blockchain by Hackers/Founders (H/F). Investors can buy, sell, and trade HACK tokens through online exchanges at […]

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blog-image Published on: March 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 66 – Jaap Dekter of Amsterdam Venture Partners

Interview with Jaap Dekter of Amsterdam Venture Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jaap Dekter of Amsterdam Venture Partners, they help investors fund seed and growth startups. They focus on B2B SaaS businesses primarily in Europe. Investors look to them for their metrics driven approach and in this episode, Jaap […]

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blog-image Published on: March 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 65 – Daniel Carter of Windmill Investments

Interview with Daniel Carter of Windmill Investments In this episode, Hall interviews Daniel Carter of Windmill Investments. Daniel talks about his background in the Texas real estate market, and how they came through the real estate bubble and recession. Daniel talks about their philosophy of improving revenue rather than focusing on costs, and how attention […]

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blog-image Published on: January 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 64 – Kyle Samani of MultiCoin Capital

Interview with Kyle Samani of MultiCoin Capital In this episode, Hall interviews Kyle Samani of MultiCoin Capital. Kyle talks about investing in cryptoassets, and why they are a good investment opportunity today. Kyle talks about valuation, how it applies to the cryptocurrency world, and what is driving investment. Kyle also touches on altcoins, how the […]

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blog-image Published on: January 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 63 – Greg Bohlen of Union Grove Venture Partners

Interview with Greg Bohlen of Union Grove Venture Partners In this episode, Hall interviews Greg Bohlen, Managing General Partner at Union Grove Venture Partners. Greg discusses Union Grove’s investment strategies, and their partnership criteria. Greg talks about how Union Grove focuses first and foremost on evaluating the teams they partner with, regardless of the specific […]

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blog-image Published on: January 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 62 – Craig Vaughan of Vaughan Capital Advisors

Interview with Craig Vaughan of Vaughan Capital Advisors In this episode, Hall interviews Craig Vaughan of Vaughan Capital Advisors. Craig talks about his background, how he started VCA, their focus on media and consumer technology, and how VCA helps founders and owner/operators achieve successful outcomes from the mergers & acquisitions process. Craig also talks about […]

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blog-image Published on: January 9, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 61 – Thomas Hawes of Sandbox Industries

Interview with Thomas Hawes of Sandbox Industries In this episode, Hall T. Martin interviews Thomas Hawes of Sandbox Industries. Hall and Thomas talk about Sandbox Industries and their focus on collaborative investment vehicles. They also speak about the companies Sandbox Industries has invested in, and how and why they were successful. You can find Sandbox […]

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blog-image Published on: January 5, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 60 – Michael Falcon of Bandgap Ventures

Interview with Michael Falcon of Bandgap Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin interviews Michael Falcon of Bandgap Ventures. They speak about Bandgap’s investment thesis in early-stage science and engineering companies within verticals such as advanced materials, chemicals, energy technologies (renewable/non-renewable), advanced manufacturing, sensors, and instrumentation, also known as hard sciences. They also discuss deal […]

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blog-image Published on: January 5, 2018

Investor Connect – Episode 59 – Julie Smith of Medici Ventures

Interview with Julie Smith of Medici Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin interviews Julie Smith, director of Medici Ventures. Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc., created to manage and oversee the company’s investments in firms building solutions leveraging and servicing blockchain technologies. Hall and Julie speak about Medici’s investments in […]

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blog-image Published on: December 12, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 58 – Chris Marks of Blue Note Ventures

Interview with Chris Marks of Blue Note Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin interviews Chris Marks, the founder and managing partner of Blue Note Ventures. Chris has been investing in early-stage technology companies and working with entrepreneurs for over 15 years. They speak about Blue Note’s investments, and Chris talks a little about the […]

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blog-image Published on: December 12, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 57 – Randy Goldsmith of Rapamycin Holdings

Interview with Randy Goldsmith of Rapamycin Holdings In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Randy Goldsmith, founder and director of Rapamycin Holdings. Rapamycin Holdings is a San Antonio-based company that is developing and commercializing a patented oral formulation of Rapamycin for the prevention of cancer progression and recurrence. Hall and Randy discuss […]

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blog-image Published on: December 5, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 56 – Brett Hurt of data.world

Interview with Brett Hurt of data.world In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Brett Hurt of data.world. Data.world is an Austin-based platform that helps people who work with data solve problems faster by creating new ways to discover, prep, and collaborate. Brett and Hall speak about Brett’s journey in angel investing and […]

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blog-image Published on: December 5, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 55 – Vaughn Blake of Autochrome Ventures

Interview with Vaughn Blake of Autochrome Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Vaughn Blake, the managing director of Autochrome Ventures, an inception and seed stage venture capital fund. They speak about Autochrome and their VC model and focus on applied frontier and emerging technologies. Hall and Vaughn also discuss how […]

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blog-image Published on: December 5, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 54 – Ryan Pollock of Iron Gate Capital

Interview with Ryan Pollock of Iron Gate Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Ryan Pollock of Iron Gate Capital. Ryan joined Iron Gate Capital in March 2013 and is a Managing Director. They speak about Iron Gate and their investment portfolio. Hall and Jeremy also discuss startups and their business […]

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blog-image Published on: December 5, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 53 – Jeremy Arendt of Cottonwood Venture Partners

Interview with Jeremy Arendt of Cottonwood Venture Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jeremy Arendt of Cottonwood Venture Partners, a Texas-based venture capital firm partnering with companies that provide digital solutions for the oil & gas industry. They speak about CVP and their investments. They also speak about key sectors […]

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blog-image Published on: December 5, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 52 – Christopher Mirabile of Launchpad Venture Group

Interview with Christopher Mirabile of Launchpad Venture Group In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Christopher Mirabile, Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group. They speak about Launchpad, one of the largest and most active angel groups in the United States. Hall and Christopher also speak about Launchpad’s approach to a sidecar fund, […]

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blog-image Published on: December 4, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 51 – Candice Landry of 10e5

Interview with Candice Landry In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Candice Landry founder of 10e5 Solutions. 10e5 Solutions helps investors, technology firms, and attorneys through the three major phases of the innovation lifecycle. They serve as a bridge between research and development and commercialization. Candice talks about what 10e5 looks for […]

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blog-image Published on: November 6, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 50 – West Monroe Partners

Interview with Mark Huson & Scott Fuzer of West Monroe Partners In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Mark Huson and Scott Fuzer, of West Monroe Partners, a multinational management and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Mark Huson is a director of Mergers and Acquisitions with West Monroe Partners’ Seattle […]

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blog-image Published on: November 6, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 49 – Andrew Romans of Rubicon Ventures

Interview with Andrew Romans In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Andrew Romans of Rubicon Venture Capital, a fund on the cutting edge of venture capital technology. Andrew talks about the beginnings of Rubicon, and their current portfolio. Andrew talks about what types of investments they like to make, and what stages […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 48 – Bill Feldott

Interview with Bill Feldott In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with angel investor Bill Feldott. Bill talks about his personal experience with angel investing with startups and the lessons he’s learned, in particular with companies with which he has a personal relationship via family or friends. He explains the types of due […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 47 – John Shaw of CTAN

Interview with John Shaw In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with John Shaw of the Central Texas Angel Network. John talks with Hall about recent changes at the CTAN group. He also discusses his work on improving the angel network in Austin, and his work on streamlining the angel investment process. John […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 46 – Doreen Lorenzo of UT School of Design

Interview with Doreen Lorenzo In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Doreen Lorenzo, the Assistant Dean for the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas. Doreen talks about the School, what they are doing, and how they prepare students to work in the design and creative technology fields. […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 45 – Duncan Davidson of BullPen Capital

Interview with Duncan Davidson In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Duncan Davidson of BullPen Capital. Duncan talks about how the venture capital community has changed over the past 10-15 years. In particular, he talks about how the increasing need for smaller seed funds drove Duncan and his cofounders to start BullPen […]

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blog-image Published on: October 2, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 44 – Charlie Carr of PwC

Interview with Charlie Carr In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Charlie Carr of PwC. Charlie has been working with family offices for the past 15 years. Charlie talks about family office investments, his experiences with direct investment, and the trends he is seeing in that sector. Charlie talks about the fallout […]

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blog-image Published on: September 11, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 43 – Andrew Goldner of GrowthX

Interview with Andrew Goldner In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Andrew Goldner of GrowthX Capital. Andrew talks about GrowthX’s model, and why they choose the investments they do. GrowthX looks for startups that are capital-efficient, and invests primarily on software. Their primary focus is on market development: bringing their startups to […]

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blog-image Published on: September 11, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 42 – Ross Blankenship

Interview with Ross Blankenship In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Ross Blankenship, Chief Investment Officer & Chairman of Angel Kings. Angel Kings is the leading venture capital fund and angel investing group focused on early-stage investments in biotechnology, drug discovery, and scientific innovation for patients and physicians. Ross discusses his early […]

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blog-image Published on: September 1, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 41 – Jeff Pomeranz of Right Side Capital Management

Interview with Jeff Pomeranz In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jeff Pomeranz of Right Side Capital Management. Jeff talks about how Right Side’s investment model differs from others. Right Side focuses exclusively on pre-seed stage tech startup investing, a generally underserved sector of the market. Jeff explains why capital efficiency is […]

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blog-image Published on: September 1, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 40 – Erica Lill of Keiretsu Capital

Interview with Erica Lill In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Erica Lill of the Keiretsu Forum. Erica has been an angel investor and entrepreneur of almost 30 years. She talks about her start with the Keiretsu forum, and the ins and outs of starting a new fund. Erica talks about how […]

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blog-image Published on: September 1, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 39 – David Orandella of ORIX

Interview with David Orandella In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Orandella, Managing Diretor of ORIX Growth Capital. ORIX is a large, multinational company based out of Tokyo, with U.S. headquarters in Dallas. The Growth Capital division invests primarily in high-growth late-stage venture companies. Typical investments range from 5-50 million, and […]

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blog-image Published on: September 1, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 38 – John Backus of PROOF.VC

Interview with John Backus In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with John Backus of PROOF.VC. John has been an early-stage tech investor for 20+ years. He discusses how Proof.vc’s model differs from typical early-stage funds. Proof.vc partners with 30-40 small early-stage funds, and helps them focus their pro rata on their most […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 37 – Tony Rimas of Fraser McCombs Capital

Interview with Tony Rimas In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Tony Rimas of Fraser McCombs Capital, a fund in series A and seed investment, now focusing on strategic investments in automotive technology. Fraser McCombs has also recently made increased investment in automotive retail, as well as ridesharing. Tony talks about the […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 36 – Nathaniel Houghton of NextGen

Interview with Nathaniel Houghton In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Nathaniel Houghton, formerly of NextGen Venture Partners, a successful fund investor and network of venture partners. Nathaniel focused on working with their portfolio companies and their sales and marketing strategies. Nathaniel speaks to what he is able to do as a […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 35 – Alessandro Piol

Interview with Alessandro Piol In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Alessandro Piol, co-founder of Vedanta Capital, a successful investor in growth stage companies in the information & communications technologies (ICT), life sciences and global commerce industries. Alessandro has been in VC for 25+ years. He talks about his current focus, investment […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 34 – Howie Diamond of Ranch Ventures

Interview with Howie Diamond of Ranch Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Howie Diamond, the Managing Director for Ranch Ventures, a a progressive, early stage investment firm based in San Francisco. Howie talks about how Ranch Ventures started in the Bay Area. He discusses their investment thesis, which focuses on […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 33 – Sammy Abdullah of Blossom Street

Interview with Sammy Abdullah of Blossom Street In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Sammy Abdullah, the Board Chairman for Blossom Street Ventures, a successful investor group based in Dallas. Sammy talks about what Blossom Street looks for when considering investments. Blossom Street is a numbers-focused investment firm, and are open to […]

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blog-image Published on: August 12, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 32 – Austin Childs of Bay Angels

Interview with Austin Childs of Bay Angels In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Austin Childs, the Investment Manager for Bay Angels, a successful Angel Investor group based in Silicon Valley. Austin describes the Bay Angels deal flow process including their screening program and selection criteria. Founded in 1998 by Roger King […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 31 – Saurabh Khetrapal

Interview with Saurabh Khetrapal In this episode, Hall Martin conducts an interview with Saurabh Khetrapal, a successful Angel Investor. Indeed, he has a history of coming from both sides of “the deal experience” — as an Entrepreneur and also helping entrepreneurs since 1999 in the area of angel investment with guidance in startups. He has […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 30 – Interview with David Wieland of the Irish Angels

Interview with David Wieland of the Irish Angels. In this episode, Hall Martin conducts an informal interview with David Wieland, who was a co-founder of the Irish Angels–an affiliated, but separate, group with the University of Notre Dame. The growth of this Chicago-based network with members and with capital provides a strong success story. As […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 29 – Will Szczerbiak of Greycroft Partners

Hall Martin interviews Will Szczerbiak of Greycroft Partners. In this episode, Hall Martin, the principal of the TEN Capital Group for Texas Entrepreneurs, as well as the host of the Podcast series, INVESTOR CONNECT, interviews Will Szczerbiak, a Senior Associate of Graycroft Partners. After a discussion of the mission and accomplishments of Greycroft Partners, the […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 28 – Jay Zeidman Interview

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews Jay Zeidman of RESOLUTE VENTURE PARTNERS. Here, the discussion is about the Digital Health Space, and how Jay’s group focuses on tools and technologies for hospitals. Their deal flow has aspects that are looking for PROOF OF CONTENT with experience in sales in this specific industry. They look at […]

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blog-image Published on: April 25, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 27 – Chris Burney of the San Antonio Angel Network

In this episode, Hall Martin of Investor Connect.com interviews Chris Burney, the Executive Director of the San Antonio Angel Network — which is a network of accredited Investors, high-growth startups and service providers as sponsors. http://traffic.libsyn.com/angelconnect/27-ChrisBurney-Feb2017-final-mp3.mp3 ____________________________________________________ Copyright (c) 2017, Hall Martin and investorconnect.org. All rights reserved. NOTE:  Investor Connect is a program under the […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 26 – Mike Troy of www.geekdomfund.com

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews Mike Troy at geekdomfund.com After Mike describes his interesting background, from his experience in the IBM Services Consulting group to his actions in funding in Texas, he discusses his CRITERIA FOR INVESTMENT in the following “fertile” areas: – The STAGE of the firm and the quality of the Entrepreneur(s) […]

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blog-image Published on: February 15, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 25 – Family Investor Office Environments Today

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews Rohit Seth, General Partner at Duchossois Technology Partners, about the concept and best practices for the trend of Family Investor Offices In this interview, Hall and his experienced guest, Rohit Seth, describe the roles of the family investor offices vs. the institutional side of investing–including the present approach vs. the past strategies. If […]

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blog-image Published on: February 15, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 24 – John Paulos on what entrepreneurs miss

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews JOHN PAULOS, who is an Austin-based Consultant and Angel Investor   The theme of this audio episode is “What are today’s Entrepreneurs missing when they have an opportunity to present or “pitch” to an Angel Investor? In other words, what are the things that Entrepreneurs don’t “get” or understand as they go […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 23 – Bryan Hancock on how crowdfunding can help angel investors

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews Bryan Hancock of www.realstarter.co; a firm that develops strategies and invests within the real estate market. Bryan mentions his background with ifunding and gives his perspectives of the differences and difficulties with the Angel Investing and Real Estate investment worlds. Bryan is now learning more about Angel Investing, and he is developing and […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 22 – Bill Mearse and his criteria for investing

In this audio episode, Hall Martin conducts an interview with Bill Mearse of the Baylor Angel Network   A Baylor University graduate, Mr. Mearse has extensive experience —  with emphasis on oil, gas, mining, metals, utilities, etc., during his time in Corporate America with Accenture. For the last 5 years, Mr. Mearse has been involved with the Baylor […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 21- William Morgan on due diligence

In this episode, Hall Martin speaks with William Morgan of Campa Investments on Due Diligence   In the area of angel investors, the factors for success rely on investigation, research and facts. The process of DUE DILIGENCE comes to mind, but many do not know how to start or how much resource and effort to […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 20 – Kevin Castello and Chris Lowrimore on Exits

In this episode, the Director of the Texas Entrepreneur Networks, HALL MARTIN, interviews both Kevin Castello and Chris Lowrimore, who are the officers of the firm called BEST FIT CAPITAL   This entity has a mission of guiding startups through all phases needed for a successful exit. Their tag line is: “Leading the Way to […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 19B – Victor Elgohary on successful strategies for angel investing

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews over the Skype Network Mr. VICTOR ELGOHARY   Victor has been involved with Angel investing for nearly a decade. As an attorney, an engineer, a CPA and Valuation professional, he also has experience as a CFO. In this audio episode, you will hear Victor describe the hard work and […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 19A – David Reid talks about the Baylor Angel Network

In this episode, Hall Martin (the Director of the Texas Entrepreneur conducts an interview with Mr. David Reid of the Baylor Angel Network (i.e., BAN)   As Executive Director, Mr. Reid provides strategic and operational oversight for this Angel Investor Network. Conducted over the Skype Network, this interview takes a deeper look into the success […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 18 – Pat Horner on launching an angel network at a university

In this episode of the ANGEL CONNECT Podcast show, we deliver an interview with Pat Horner, a Board member of the BAYLOR ANGEL NETWORK   Conducted by Hall T. Martin the key themes discussed in this interview are: – What does it take to start an Angel Investor Network at a University? and – What are some […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 17 – Ed Fiske shares his 7 Criteria for Investment

In this episode, Hall Martin of the Austin Angel Network interviews Ed Fikse of the Baylor Angel Network (BAN)   As a member of the board of the BAN, Ed delivers his seven points of criteria for investment opportunities. As you will hear in this audio episode, the seven key points highlighted are: 1. Look […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 16 – Bob Knorr talks about Successful Strategies for investing in the Healthcare industry

In this episode of the ANGEL CONNECT podcast series, we deliver an interview by Hall Martin with Robert Knorr, who is a Board Advisor and member of the Baylor Angel Network Mr. Knorr has spent 25 years in the Health Care / Life Sciences. He has also formed his own medical services company which he saw a […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 15 – Barrett Wood talks about tech investing

In this episode, Hall Martin of www.AngelConnect.info, interviews Barrett Wood, an investor who began as an attorney in what was a family-owned private investment venture. In helping his father, he learned investment strategies. Also, his background as a lawyer helped him immensely in the investment arena — particularly in the area of RESEARCH. His key […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 14 -Thomas Williams talks about Investing in Consumer Goods and Restaurants

In this episode, Hall Martin of www.AngelConnect.info, interviews Thomas Williams, an investor of consumer product goods and restaurants He is especially interested in micro-breweries, beer and good food as a growing environment. The cases-in-point which he describes in this discussion are Zilker Brewery in Austin, Texas and Haymaker. Mr. Williams stresses that what is important […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017

Investor Connect – Episode 13 – Shane Kelly talks about the Wolverine Angel Network

In this audio episode, Hall Martin interviews SHANE KELLY, the Executive Director of the WOLVERINE ANGEL NETWORK The theme of this discussion centers around the area of connecting the University of Michigan alumni for investment opportunities. As you may know, this educational institution has had one ofthe largest CONSISTENT student bodies in size – between 35,000 to 40,000. And, as such, it has […]

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blog-image Published on: January 3, 2017