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The Pitch Deck: The Solution Slide
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In your pitch deck, the third slide is the Solution slide. For your solution, show a picture of the core product or technology so the investor gets a sense of…
Investor Connect – David Weaver of City Side Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes David Weaver, Partner & Chief Investment Officer at City Side Ventures. With its headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan, City Side Ventures is a venture group that manages various venture funds and represents investor syndications across the U.S. Their group is committed to being a catalyst in…
The Pitch Deck: The Problem Slide
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In your pitch deck the second slide is the Problem slide. It's important to start the pitch with the problem you are solving so the investor has a frame of…
Investor Perspectives: Products and Technology Trends in the Cannabis Market
In today's show, you'll hear investor perspectives on the COVID-19 impact on the cannabis market. This is Investor Perspectives, I'm the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding.  It's the time of COVID-19. Cannabis is currently gaining regulatory approval across the U.S.…
The Pitch Deck: The Title Slide
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In your pitch deck, the first slide is the Title slide. It's important as it's the first slide the investor will see. It should convey the style and culture of…
Investor Connect – Spencer Graff of NFuzed
In this episode, Hall welcomes Spencer Graff, Co-founder and CEO of NFuzed. With its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, NFuzed is a cannabis manufacturer with licenses in Colorado and California specializing in value and innovative products. In the first ten months of production, NFuzed has grown to over $1.7M in total…
How to Keep Your Family and Friends Informed
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. After funding, you need to keep your family and friends investors informed on the status of the startup. Consider the following: Be transparent about the results and share both bad…
The Goal of the Pitch Deck
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The goal of the pitch deck is to introduce your deal to an investor and find out what is essential to that investor. The goal is not to tell your…
Gifts From Family and Friends
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In raising funds from family and friends, you could take it in the form of a gift.   Most family and friends want to help you out rather than make a…
Legal: Intellectual Property
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In launching your startup you must consider your intellectual property strategy. Intellectual property or IP includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  You should trademark your company name. For your…