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Investor Perspectives – The Impact of the COVID-19 Economy on Startup Funding Part 4
Investor Connect is proud to introduce a brand new Podcast series: Investor Perspectives. Over the next month, 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 our investors are doing…
Develop an Investment Thesis for Your Fund
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. For those raising a fund, you must develop an investment thesis for your fund or investing strategy. An investment thesis is a hypothesis that describes how a particular market is…
Creating an Executive Summary for a Fund
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In raising a fund you'll need an executive summary which should include the following: Fund Objectives, (Legal) Structure, Fund Specifics, Investment Strategy, Investment Criteria, Investment Process Overview, Management Team and…
Investor Connect – Steve Hoffman of Founders Space
In this episode, Hall welcomes Steve Hoffman, Chairman, Founder & CEO of Founders Space. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Founders Space has created an international network of incubators, entrepreneurs, and investors, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. They offer corporate innovation programs, an online startup incubator, tours,…
How to Find Market Sizing
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. One of the key selling points for a startup is their potential market size. There are several ways to find it for your startup. You could buy a market research…
Starting Your Own VC Fund
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. You can now start your own VC fund. Venture capital, angel investing, crowdfunding, and most forms of startup funding are best done through a fund model for when deal flow…
Investor Connect – Sharon Vosmek of Astia
In this episode, Hall welcomes Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia. Located in San Francisco, Astia was founded in Silicon Valley in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class, high-growth ventures that include women leaders. Astia levels the investment playing field by cultivating a trusted global ecosystem…
Investor Perspectives – The Impact of the COVID-19 Economy on Startup Funding Part 3
Investor Connect is proud to introduce a brand new Podcast series: Investor Perspectives. Over the next month, we will be discussing the Impact of the COVID-19 Economy on Startup Funding with experienced investors from the TEN Capital network. In today's installment, we're looking to the other side when the economy…
How Can VCs Make More Money
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. As a startup, it's helpful to understand the VC investor you are talking to and how they make money. In venture capital, there's two ways to make money. First, VCs…
The Time Element of Returns
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In calculating returns the timing of the return is a key factor. There are two metrics for measuring return. ROI is return on investment without respect to time, and IRR…