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Podcast Episodes

Karen Rands Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing

  In this episode, Hall welcomes Karen Rands, author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Karen discusses her background prior to early-stage investing, working at IBM as a business manager. She covers topics ranging from the world of angel investing, her advice to investors, and some of the many ways you can get started as […]

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blog-image Published on: August 19, 2019

Bob Bridge of Southwest Angel Network

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Bob Bridge of the Southwest Angel Network. Before becoming an angel investor he began his career earning a PHD in computer engineering, which led him to work with high-tech startups, semiconductors and hardware systems. Along the way, he decided that he wanted something different and more meaningful, […]

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blog-image Published on: August 16, 2019

Hélène Thibieroz of We Grow Green Tech

  In this episode, Hall is joined by Hélène Thibieroz, founder and senior managing partner of We Grow Green Tech. We Grow Green Tech focuses on accelerating growth for green technology innovation and impact by partnering with early to late-stage companies. Hélène has an extensive background in technology. She received her PHD in Electrical Engineering […]

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blog-image Published on: August 15, 2019

John Cooper of Minimelife

  On this episode, Hall is joined by John Cooper of Minimelife. John has practiced healthcare for most of his life and for the last 14 years as an attending vascular surgeon at Virtual Health System in New Jersey. Over his career, John has witnessed better outcomes when patients are directly involved with their healthcare. […]

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blog-image Published on: August 14, 2019

Patrick Juthberg of Carable

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Patrick Juthberg of Carable, an automotive marketplace that connects buyers to sellers directly, completely removing the middleman. Patrick, a self-described serial entrepreneur, sees an issue and it drives him to find a solution from a problem perspective. In this episode, Hall and Patrick talk about his path […]

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blog-image Published on: August 13, 2019

Paul Van Kleef of Nannocare

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Paul Van Kleef of Nannocare. Before Nannocare, Paul started his career attending business school in Los Angeles which led him to work with various consulting companies. Along the way, he decided that his true passion was startups and embarked on starting his own company. Paul began working […]

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blog-image Published on: August 9, 2019

Damon Torgerson of Alludo

  In this episode, Hall is joined by Damon Torgerson of Alludo. As the episode begins you’ll learn more about Damon’s background prior to Alludo and what led him on the path to education. He began his career in enterprise IT consulting work, with a technical background and worked for Microsoft consulting both educational and […]

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blog-image Published on: August 8, 2019

Eric Smith of Appbrilliance

  In this episode, Hall is joined by Eric Smith of AppBrilliance. AppBrilliance, Inc. is a privately held company based in Austin, TX. As the episode kicks off you’ll learn about Eric’s background prior to AppBrilliance. Before this, Eric ran Unwired Banking, which was a venture-backed mobile banking startup based in Austin. You’ll also learn […]

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blog-image Published on: August 7, 2019

Shawn Flynn of TechCode

  In this episode, Hall is joined by Shawn Flynn of Silicon Valley-based TechCode. Before Shawn began investing in early-stage companies, he spent over 4 years living and conducting business in Beijing, China. While there, he founded three companies, one of which succeeded. After being bought out by his partner, Shawn returned to the U.S. […]

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blog-image Published on: August 6, 2019

Josh Cohen of City Light Capital

  In this episode, Hall is joined by Josh Cohen of City Light Capital. Before investing, Josh began his career as an investment banking analyst at Alex Brown in the 1990s. This led him to head a corporate development group for a banking client company called Mobility Electronics. From there Josh joined a private debt […]

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blog-image Published on: August 5, 2019

James Wang of Creative Ventures

  On this episode, Hall is joined by James Wang of Creative Ventures. Before early stage investing, James started out at the hedge fund Brightwater Associates. His background in both finance and technology led him to really being able to focus on risk investing. At Creative Ventures, they tend to look at the biggest problems […]

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blog-image Published on: July 29, 2019

Rodolfo Bellesi of Ikove Capital

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Rodolfo Bellesi of Ikove Capital, a venture development company founded to pursue early-stage investments with an emphasis on technology commercialization in the Midwest. An engineer, Rodolfo actually started his career with real estate development out of Boston. He later returned to his alma mater, Ohio State, where […]

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blog-image Published on: July 26, 2019

Flavio Lobato of Ikove Capital

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Flavio Lobato of Ikove Capital, a venture development company founded to pursue early-stage investments with an emphasis on technology commercialization in the Midwest. Hailing from Brazil, Flavio started his career in investment banking after graduating business school. He then went to work with Goldman Sachs in the […]

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blog-image Published on: July 26, 2019

Mendy Ouzillou of MMOmentum Consulting

  On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mendy Ouzillou of MMOmentum Consulting. In this episode, Mendy illuminates the concept of ‘points of friction’. As Mendy explains, points of friction are any number of things that get in the way of achieving your goals. Mendy focuses on how this concept applies to pre-money startups […]

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blog-image Published on: July 21, 2019

Rita Sudheer of Asa Ventures

  On this episode, Hall is joined by Rita Sudheer of Asa Ventures. As the episode begins, you’ll learn about Rita’s background prior to Asa Ventures- Arif Saiyad & Associados (ASA) Ventures, established in 2003 in Portugal and headquartered in Dubai, works on hybrid models of Venture Capital. Rita talks about the state of venture […]

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blog-image Published on: July 21, 2019

Skyler Fernandes of Venture University

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Skyler Fernandes of Venture University. Skyler has an extensive background in venture capital and private equity. Venture University, now over a year old, is a multistage venture fund, primarily focused on the seed and series A stage. Venture University sources deals from several areas, including consumer enterprise, […]

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blog-image Published on: June 25, 2019

Nathan Low of Raanana Ziontech Partners

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Nathan Low of Raanana Ziontech Partners. With a background in semiconductor production, logistics, and manufacturing, Nathan started his angel investing career in Israel, eventually expanding to New York and Silicon Valley. Nathan first discusses the importance of diversification for Angel investors, before diving into his experience as […]

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blog-image Published on: June 25, 2019

Dougal Cameron of Golden Section Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Dougal Cameron of Golden Section Ventures. Dougal came to investing through his family, which provided him operational insight into an investor perspective. Dougal talks about how he and Isaac Shi founded Golden Section Ventures and came into the B2B Enterprise SaaS space. Dougal provides advice investors in […]

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blog-image Published on: June 25, 2019

Investor Connect- Chris Fisher of Click Ventures

Chris Fisher of Click Ventures On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Chris Fisher of Click Ventures. With a background in corporate IT, Chris started his angel investing career in Hong Kong, where he eventually teamed up with Carman Chan of Click Ventures. Chris explains how Click Ventures focuses on primarily series A startups […]

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blog-image Published on: June 17, 2019

Investor Connect- Jay Joshi of MD Angels

Jay Joshi of MD Angels On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jay Joshi of MD Angels. Jay, a physician by training, went through undergrad and medical school at the same time in an accelerated medical program. It was there he discovered that he looks at medicine a little differently than the traditional physician. […]

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blog-image Published on: June 17, 2019

Investor Connect- Steve Shapiro of eHealth Ventures

Steve Shapiro of eHealth Venutres On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Steve Shapiro of eHealth Ventures. Before eHealth, Steve spent years in the cell phone industry before transitioning to a career in consulting and angel investing. He partnered with Israeli-based digital health investor Talor Sax in creating eHealth Ventures, a digital health incubator […]

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blog-image Published on: June 14, 2019

Investor Connect – Chris Rawlings of JudoLaunch

Chris Rawlings of Judolaunch On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Chris Rawlings of Judolaunch. Before Judolaunch, Chris started his career in the technical field. Chris talks about his self-described obsession with the universe, math, and what things are made of. This led him to study physics in college. After completing his degree, Chris […]

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blog-image Published on: June 9, 2019

Investor Connect – Lawrence Lerner of Pithia

Lawrence Lerner of Pithia In this episode, Hall interviews Lawrence Lerner of Pithia, an investment firm focusing on “blockchain realism”. Pithia’s thesis emphasizes foundational businesses that enable blockchain infrastructure. Lawrence talks briefly about his background in the internet space. He explains how he views the blockchain space as the “internet of value exchange”, and as […]

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blog-image Published on: June 9, 2019

Investor Connect- Jake Moilanen of Seraph Group

Jake Moilanen of Seraph Group On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jake Moilanen of Seraph Group. As the episode begins, Jake talks about what he did prior to investing in early stage startups. A self described geek, Jake started out working in computer programming. After getting out of that space, and getting his […]

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blog-image Published on: May 28, 2019

Investor Connect- Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners

Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Nicole focuses on early stage consumer technology companies, having invested in companies such as Zola, Rothy’s, Daily Harvest, Dote, Brandable, Girlboss and Goop. Nicole spent nearly a decade at Morgan Stanley covering the European and […]

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blog-image Published on: May 28, 2019

Investor Connect – John Pope and James Walker of WellDog

John Pope and James Walker of WellDog In this episode, Hall interviews John Pope and James Walker of WellDog, an energy-focused technical services company that provides practical engineering and business solutions in a high volume, cost effective manner with a remarkable customer focus. John and James talk briefly about their background before WellDog, and how […]

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blog-image Published on: May 20, 2019

Investor Connect- Kalman Saffran of Summa Management

Kalman Saffran of Summa Management On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kalman Saffran of Summa Management. As the episode kicks off, Kal speaks about his background before Summa Management. A self described  businessman/scientist/engineer, Kal started out at MIT’s Laboratory for Nuclear Science. He then became an entrepreneur founding three companies, including Summa Management. […]

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blog-image Published on: May 16, 2019

Investor Connect- Mick Connors of Anytime Pediatrics

Mick Connors of Anytime Pediatrics On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mick Connors, CEO and Founder at Anytime Pediatrics and Anytime Telehealth, Inc. Mick was inspired to get into the medical field and pediatrics after his brother passed away from pediatric cancer before he was born. It’s been a lifelong passion. In his […]

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blog-image Published on: May 8, 2019

Investor Connect- Jon Glesinger and Leslie Ackerman of Comprindeo

Jon Glesinger and Leslie Ackerman of Comprindeo In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall is joined by Founder and CEO Jon Glesinger and Co- Founder Leslie Ackerman of Comprindeo. Jon started his career in the tech sector in the 80’s, coming out with the first IBM computers. This then led him to his first computer […]

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blog-image Published on: May 7, 2019

Investor Connect- Donald Stalter of Global Founders Capital

Donald Stalter of Global Founders Capital In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall is joined by Donald Stalter of Global Founders Capital. As the interview kicks off, you’ll learn more about Donald’s background before entering the early stage investment world. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Donald started out as an investment banker with […]

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blog-image Published on: May 6, 2019

Investor Connect – Yoon Choi of Forest Ventures

Yoon Choi of Forest Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Yoon Choi of Forest Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investments in innovative technologies in the areas of mobility, AI, and data analytics. Yoon provides some broad advice for early-stage investors, and highlights some of the developments and trends in the mobility industry, […]

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blog-image Published on: April 24, 2019

Investor Connect – Michel Wendell of Nexit Ventures

Michel Wendell of Nexit Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Michel Wendell of Nexit Ventures, the oldest and most experienced VC fund in Finland, focusing on digital disruption. Michel Wendell has 20 years of broad experience in launching and managing international Infocom companies, with expertise in the changing dynamics of globalizing markets and rapidly developing […]

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blog-image Published on: April 24, 2019

Investor Connect- Mary Ann Azevedo of Crunchbase

Mary Ann Azevedo of Crunchbase In this episode, Hall interviews Mary Ann Azevedo, business writer for Crunchbase News. Crunchbase is the leading destination for millions of users to discover industry trends, investments, and news about global companies–from startups to the Fortune 1000. Mary Ann and Hall focus their discussion on the construction tech sector. Historically, […]

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blog-image Published on: April 24, 2019

Investor Connect- Bill Leake of Apogee Results on Moving from a Startup to a Growth Company

Bill Leake of Apogee Results In this episode, Hall talks with Bill Leake, CEO of Apogee Results, an Austin-based digital marketing agency. Bill and Hall discuss how companies can move their marketing functions from a startup stage to a growth stage company. Bill briefly talks about his extensive and varied professional background. Bill and Hall […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2019

Investor Connect- Brooke Waupsh of Swoovy

Brooke Waupsh of Swoovy In this episode, Hall interviews Brooke Waupsh, co-founder of Swoovy, a new and unique online dating app. Brooke has 15 years of experience in the consumer sector and has developed expertise in research and consumer insight. Brooke talks about some of the factors that define the online dating industry, including an […]

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blog-image Published on: April 16, 2019

Investor Connect -John Fein of Firebrand Ventures

John Fein of Firebrand Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews John Fein of Firebrand Ventures, a Midwest-oriented venture fund focused on seed-stage software startups. John is an experienced entrepreneur and founder, who got into startup investing with Techstars in Kansas City. John talks about the importance of meeting with as many founders as possible, learning […]

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blog-image Published on: March 29, 2019

Investor Connect – Nathan Scripps of Common Sense Growth

Nathan Scripps of Common Sense Growth In this episode, Hall interviews Nathan Scripps of Common Sense Growth, a for-profit subsidiary of the nonprofit Common Sense Media, which is the largest and leading nonprofit for school-age kids and their families in the country. Nathan honed his investing knowledge through his early experiences with automotive startups. He […]

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blog-image Published on: March 25, 2019

Investor Connect- Andrii Zamovsky of Ambisafe

Andrii Zamovsky of Ambisafe In this episode, Hall interviews Andrii Zamovsky of Ambisafe, a blockchain software company specializing in software for financial markets. Ambisafe builds complex infrastructure on the blockchain, and provides end-to-end token sale infrastructure. As Andrii puts it, their “mission is to democratize financial markets, to ensure the maximum financial inclusion and make […]

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blog-image Published on: March 25, 2019

Investor Connect – Eric Rosenblum of Tsingyuan Ventures

Eric Rosenblum of Tsingyuan Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Eric Rosenblum of Tsingyuan Ventures, a technology-focused venture fund based in Los Altos, California. Tsingyuan invests in seed to A-round startups in the United States, and is a successor fund to the TEEC Angel Fund. Eric talks about his start investing in China and how […]

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blog-image Published on: March 12, 2019

Investor Connect – William Chu of SparkLabs FinTech

William Chu of SparkLabs FinTech In this episode, Hall interviews William Chu of SparkLabs FinTech, a global accelerator program focused on helping promising early-stage fintech companies develop and scale in various markets across the globe. After some success in private equity in Hong Kong, William wanted to get more involved in early stage investing. When […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Terry Koehler, a Golf Industry Entrepreneur

Terry Koehler, a Golf Industry Entrepreneur In this episode, Hall interviews Terry Koehler, a golf industry entrepreneur. Terry talks about some of the characteristics of the golf space, and what led him to become an entrepreneur. Terry discusses the stability of the multi-billion dollar golf industry, and how it an industry that works well for […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Mike Krilivsky of RageOn!

Mike Krilivsky of RageOn! In this episode, Hall interviews Mike Krilivsky of RageOn!, an online store specializing in revolutionary, one-of-a-kind custom printing. RageOn! has developed a patent-pending, all-over-print technology that allows creators, brands, and artists to customize their own merchandise, from T-Shirts to socks to swim trunks. Their app allows users to upload images directly […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Kim Folsom of Founders First

Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital In this episode, Hall interviews Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital. Kim is a serial tech entrepreneur for over 20 years, who has founded, grew, and funded six tech companies, exited three, and raised over 30 million in venture. Kim talks about her start investing in the under-served service […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Jorge Azpe and Samuel Gutierrez of Schok

Jorge Azpe and Samuel Gutierrez of Schok In this episode, Hall interviews Jorge Azpe and Samuel Gutierrez of Schok LLC, manufacturer of retail electronics, including tablets and cell phones. Samuel and Jorge talk about how they got into the mobile device space, and the opportunities they saw there, particularly in the mid-tier of phones. They […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Michael Zavet of Hyperion Exchange

Michael Zavet of Hyperion Exchange In this episode, Hall interviews Michael Zavet of Canada-based Hyperion Exchange, a platform for trading tokenized financial instruments using blockchain technology. Michael and Hall discuss the current state of the crypto market in general, and the cryptocurrency market for real estate applications. Michael talks about some of the current blockchain […]

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blog-image Published on: March 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Travis Farese of Real AI

Travis Farese 0f Real AI Hall is joined by Travis Farese 0f Real AI. Prior to founding Real AI, Travis had a career in oil and gas services with an engineering and business degree. Travis and his partners then founded a services company. After successfully selling right before the downturn in 2015, he transitioned into […]

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blog-image Published on: March 6, 2019

Investor Connect – Ben Bennett of Omnitude

Ben Bennett of Omnitude Hall is joined by Ben Bennett, the Chief Operating Officer of EMEA at Omnitude. Ben’s background has always been in the commercial side of businesses. He has worked telesales, field sales, product sales, all the way through to more strategic and development roles in business. He eventually launched his own company, […]

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blog-image Published on: March 5, 2019

Investor Connect – Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots

Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots In this episode, we are joined by Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots. As the interview starts, we learn that before joining the VC world, Doug’s background was mostly consumer products and services. After college he worked for publicity firms and then went to high end consumer […]

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blog-image Published on: February 28, 2019

Investor Connect – Yash Thukral and Sam Yaffa of TRITON FUNDS LLC

Yash Thukral and Sam Yaffa of Triton Funds LLC Hall is joined by Yash Thukral and Sam Yaffa of Triton Funds LLC. In this episode we start by learning about Yash and Sam’s backgrounds before investing in early stage startups. They have a combined background of a general love for entrepreneurship and ingenuity. Yash and […]

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blog-image Published on: February 27, 2019

Investor Connect – Jason Cahill of McCune Capital

Jason Cahill of McCune Capital Hall is joined by Jason Cahill of McCune Capital. We kick off this episode learning about Jason’s background before he got into early stage investing and what led him there. Jason is an army veteran and he spent seven years of active duty from 1997 to 2004. Thematically as an […]

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blog-image Published on: February 26, 2019

Investor Connect – Matthew Jordan of Limitless Crypto Investments

Matthew Jordan of Limitless Crypto Investments Hall is joined by Matthew Jordan of Limitless Crypto Investments. Before entering the crypto space, Matthews background was developing healthcare solutions for doctors and patients. He purchased his first Bitcoin in 2013 unsure of the technology and followed the same route as many others. He bought his first bitcoin […]

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blog-image Published on: February 26, 2019

Investor Connect – (Part 2) William Santana Li of Knightscope

William Santana Li of Knightscope (Part 2) In the second part of a three-part interview, Hall is joined by William Santana Li of Knightscope. Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company. He was founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world’s 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part […]

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blog-image Published on: February 11, 2019

Investor Connect – (Part 1) William Santana Li of Knightscope

William Santana Li of Knightscope (Part 1) In the first episode in a three-part series, Hall is joined by William Santana Li of Knightscope. We kick off the episode learning about Bill’s past before joining Knightscope. Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company. He was founder and COO […]

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blog-image Published on: February 11, 2019

Investor Connect – Aaron Michaels of 1984 Ventures

Aaron Michaels of 1984 Ventures In this episode, we are joined by Aaron Michaels of 1984 Ventures. Hall and Aaron kick of this episode learning about Aarons background before investing in early stage companies. Aaron has seen both sides of investing both from the startup angle as well as a CEO, he shares advice he’d […]

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blog-image Published on: January 31, 2019

Investor Connect – Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital

Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital In this episode, Hall is joined by Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital. Sustany Capital is a blockchain venture fund headquartered in Newport Beach, CA. Aside from investing in blockchain-related projects, the firm lends its expertise to existing companies interested in ‘security token offerings As the episode begins, you learn about […]

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blog-image Published on: January 15, 2019

Investor Connect – David Mes of OTG Ventures

David Mes of Off the Grid Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews David Mes of Off the Grid Ventures. OTG focuses on early-stage investment in ‘off the grid’ entrepreneurs – women and foreign founders – specializing in B-to-B technology companies. David talks about his background and what led him to early-stage investing, and how dealing […]

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blog-image Published on: December 31, 2018

Investor Connect – Paul McNeal of The Crypto Curator

Paul McNeal of The Crypto Curator In this episode, Hall interviews Paul McNeal of The Crypto Curator. Paul talks about his varied background before coming to the crypto space. He and Hall talk about the state of investing in blockchain, and how the industry is evolving, and future regulatory influences. Paul discusses how the industry […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Andrey Voronkov of Voronkov Ventures

Andrey Voronkov of Voronkov Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Andrey Voronkov of Voronkov Ventures. Voronkov Ventures is an investment and consulting company working in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and provides services on ICO analytics, investment and consulting. Leaning on the its own ranking system, the company gives detailed analysis of ICOs to […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Tim Enneking of Digital Capital Management

Tim Enneking of Digital Capital Management In this episode, Hall interviews Tim Enneking, Director of Digital Capital Management. DCM focuses on managing investment portfolios of digital currencies and related assets through fund structures designed for investment by US and Non-US high net worth individuals and institutional investors, including strategic investments in promising early-stage blockchain projects. […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Brett King of Moven

Brett King of Moven In this episode, Hall interviews Brett King of Moven. Brett and Hall discuss some of the fintech challenges that startups can pursue, including the growth of mobile payments, and how the bank branch model is being disrupted by startups that can provide a different experience. Brett talks about how startups are […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Eric Bahn of Hustle Fund

Eric Bahn of Hustle Fund In this episode, Hall interviews Eric Bahn of Hustle Fund. Before his start in early stage investing, Eric worked in technology in Silicon Valley, as a founder, and as a product manager at Facebook and Instagram. Eric talks about his start as an investor, and his advice for new investors […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Allan May of Life Science Angels

Allan May of Life Science Angels Hall is joined by Allan May of Life Science Angels. Hall and Allan kick off this episode talking about Allens journey into angel investing that he began in 1997. They speak about Life Science Angels approach to investing in both the wet and dry science. Biology, genomics, tools and […]

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blog-image Published on: December 30, 2018

Investor Connect – Sarah E. Brown of Power to the Startup People

Sarah E. Brown of Power to the Startup People Hall is joined by Sarah E Brown, author of Power to the Startup People. Currently, Sarah is the Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, the leading cloud-based pre construction bidding platform that enables owners, general contractors and subcontractors to communicate easily and efficiently throughout the bidding […]

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blog-image Published on: December 10, 2018

Investor Connect – Michael Berolzheimer of Bee Partners

Michael Berolzheimer of Bee Partners Hall is joined by Michael Berolzheimer of Bee Partners. Bee Partners was founded in 2008 by Michael who has a Haas MBA with undergraduate degrees in business and computer science. Michael speaks about how he got into early stage investing. He started his journey in New York, with both investment […]

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blog-image Published on: December 3, 2018

Investor Connect – Michael Smerklo of Next Coast Ventures

Michael Smerklo of Next Coast Ventures Hall is joined by Michael Smerklo, Co Founder and Managing Director of Next Coast Ventures. Hall and Michael kickoff this episode learning about Michaels background before investing in early stage companies. Michaels background includes being a CPA and investment banker before attending business school. Once he completed school, Michael […]

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blog-image Published on: November 29, 2018

Investor Connect – Brent Martin of In Focus Brands

Brent Martin of In Focus Brands In this episode, Hall interviews Brent Martin, who manages Revenue Growth opportunities at In Focus Brands, a brand agency, business management consultancy, and capital funding firm focused on executing strategies that launch and accelerate client’s needs and goals. In Focus works with startups, turnarounds and growth initiatives, and use […]

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blog-image Published on: November 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit Partners

Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit Partners In this episode, Hall interviews Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit Partners. Brenda talks about her start in healthcare venture funding in Canada in drug development, diagnostics, and biotech companies. Brenda now runs Relentless Pursuit Partners, which focuses on health, sport fitness, and nutrition. Relentless focuses on marrying the network […]

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blog-image Published on: November 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Michael Noel of Blockchain Weekly

Michael Noel of Blockchain Weekly Hall is joined by Michael Noel of Blockchain Weekly. In this episode, you learn about Michael’s background before entering the blockchain space. Michael also shares his views on the state of Investing in blockchain and how the industry is currently evolving. Michael also shares his thoughts on the direction the […]

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blog-image Published on: November 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Eric Desai of Greenhouse Capital Partners

Eric Desai of Greenhouse Capital Partners In this episode Hall is joined by Eric Desai of Greenhouse Capital Partners. We start out this episode learning how Eric got into early stage investing. Eric joined Greenhouse Capital Partners over four years ago when he found there was a gap in the type of investing they do, […]

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blog-image Published on: November 11, 2018

Investor Connect – Duke Rohlen of Ajax Health

Duke Rohlen of Ajax Health In this episode Hall is joined by Duke Rohlen of Ajax Health. The interview starts off with Duke speaking about how he got into medical technology investing for over the last fifteen years. It became a passion between his love for technical innovation, as well as healthcare. Hall and Duke […]

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blog-image Published on: November 10, 2018

Investor Connect – Wayne Wu of VMG Partners

Wayne Wu of VMG Partners In this episode Hall is joined by Wayne Wu of VMG Partners. We kick off this episode learning about Waynes background before VMG Partners. Wayne offers his advice on entering the CPG space as an angel or VC who has not been previously. He speaks about investors being able to […]

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blog-image Published on: November 8, 2018

Investor Connect – Anish Sheth

Anish Sheth In this episode Hall is joined by Anish Sheth. Anish started his career as finance lawyer before jumping into the CPG space. He decided to follow his passion and started a healthy snack food company called World Peas based out of Austin. He gives his views on what he would tell a prospective […]

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blog-image Published on: November 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Michael Gord and Rasheed El-Hindi of MLG Blockchain

Michael Gord and Rasheed ElHindi of MLG Blockchain In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by both Michael Gord and Rasheed El-Hindi of MLG Blockchain. MLG Blockchain is a global consulting and development firm that builds solutions using blockchains and smart contract technology. We are headquartered in Toronto and New York City with a […]

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blog-image Published on: November 5, 2018

Investor Connect – Lisette Tellez of Ocean Azul Partners

Lisette Tellez of Ocean Azul Partners Hall T. Martin is joined by Lisette Tellez of Ocean Azul Partners. In this episode, Lisette speaks about the Dorm Room Fund, a student run venture fund that invested in student startups. The Dorm Room Fund invested in twelve student run startups per year. Lisette currently works with Ocean […]

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blog-image Published on: October 21, 2018

Investor Connect – Matthew Sullivan of QuantmRE

Matthew Sullivan of QuantmRE Hall T. Martin is joined by Matthew Sullivan of QuantmRE. The interview begins with Matthew speaking about his background before engaging in the blockchain sector. Matthew has been involved in technology and finance since the late 90’s, when the internet began its mass adoption. Matthew speaks about what led him to […]

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blog-image Published on: October 21, 2018

Investor Connect – Daniel Cawrey of Pactum Capital

Daniel Cawrey of Pactum Capital Hall T. Martin is joined by Daniel Cawrey of Pactum Capital. In this episode, you’ll learn how Daniel got into investing and how he landed in the crypto sector. Daniel has been into cryptocurrency since 2013 and was previously a writer at CoinDesk. Daniel gives his advice on what investors […]

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blog-image Published on: October 21, 2018

Investor Connect – James Sowers an Angel Investor, and Co-Host of Exploring the Block

Investor Connect – Episode 142- James Sowers an Angel Investor, and Co-Host of Exploring the Block In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by James Sowers an Angel Investor, and Co-Host of Exploring the Block. Before James got into early stage investing, he was always interested in buying and selling, even as a child […]

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blog-image Published on: October 19, 2018

Investor Connect – Nikolai Oreshkin of Elysium Venture Capital

Nikolai Oreshkin of Elysium Venture Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by Nikolai Oreshkin of Elysium Venture Capital . After Nikolai sold his first company, one of the first private internet providers in Belarus, he moved to Silicon Valley and began to primarily focus on venture capital investment in blockchain. Nikolai shares […]

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blog-image Published on: October 19, 2018

Investor Connect – Wendy Nunnelley Angel Investor

Wendy Nunnelley, Angel Investor In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by Angel Investor, Wendy Nunnelley. We kick off the interview learning about Wendy’s background and how she got into investing in early stage startups. Wendy offers her own personal take and advice to people who are just starting to invest in the CPG […]

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blog-image Published on: October 18, 2018

Investor Connect – Abe Minkara of Mark Cuban Companies

Abe Minkara of Mark Cuban Companies Hall T. Martin is joined by Abe Minkara of Mark Cuban Companies. In this episode Abe speaks about his current role as Managing Director at Mark Cuban Companies and what they do. He is part of a group that manages Marks early stage investments. Most of the early stage […]

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blog-image Published on: October 18, 2018

Investor Connect – Pedro Anderson of Winding Tree

Pedro Anderson of Winding Tree Hall T. Martin is joined by Pedro Anderson of Winding Tree. In this episode, you’ll learn about Pedros background and what he did before Winding Tree, a decentralized distribution platform for the travel industry. Pedro speaks about his first hand experience raising funding and launching an ICO, the groundwork for […]

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blog-image Published on: October 18, 2018

Investor Connect – Glenn Argenbright of Quake Capital

Glenn Argenbright of Quake Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by Glenn Argenbright of Quake Capital. As we kick off the interview, you learn Glenn’s background and how he got into early stage investing as well as what led him to Quake Capital. Glen has been on both sides of the table […]

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blog-image Published on: October 18, 2018

Investor Connect – Brian Axelrad of Beyond Capital

Brian Axelrad of Beyond Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin is joined by Brian Axelrad of Beyond Capital. Brian is the Chief Investment Officer of Beyond Capital, he oversees the investment decision-making process, guides the investment due diligence process and coordinates overall investment, portfolio and fund strategy with Beyond Capital’s CEO. A little about […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2018

Investor Connect – Jonathan Heiliger of Vertex Ventures

Jonathan Heiliger of Vertex Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jonathan Heiliger of Vertex Ventures. A little about Vertex Ventures: They seek founders who want to tackle fundamental challenges. People who identify with a problem or concern that’s kept them up late at night — broken tools, broken lines of […]

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blog-image Published on: October 17, 2018

Investor Connect – Miles Lasater of Purpose Built Ventures

Miles Lasater of Purpose Built Ventures Hall is joined by Miles Lasater of Purpose Built Ventures. Purpose Built Ventures works with driven founders to help build pre/seed companies by providing capital, advice and connections. Miles is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor. He founded Higher One and helped scale it to over $200mil in revenue […]

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blog-image Published on: September 25, 2018

Investor Connect – Fraser Hall of VFF

Fraser Hall of VFF Hall is joined by Fraser Hall of VFF. Fraser is a lifelong entrepreneur, activist, and technology leader who brings order and calm to fiery situations. He has a wealth of experience founding and operating both bootstrapped and venture-backed businesses – most notably: Article.com and Recon Instruments. Fraser is also a longstanding […]

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blog-image Published on: September 25, 2018

Investor Connect – Alexander Varvarenko of ShipNEXT

Alexander Varvarenko of ShipNEXT In this episode, Hall is joined by Alexander Varvarenko of ShipNEXT. ShipNEXT is a digital, automated, shipping Marketplace and a Blockchain based eco-system. It not only allows an instant matching of Cargo with Ship/Transport mode, but allows for freight-auctioning, Contract management (including Smart-contracts), freight exchange, and eventually tracking. ShipNEXT now welcomes […]

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blog-image Published on: September 24, 2018

Investor Connect – Mark Mullen of Bonfire Ventures

Mark Mullen of Bonfire Ventures In this episode, Hall is joined by Mark Mullen of Bonfire Ventures. You’ll learn about Mark’s start into early stage investing. Mark grew up in Colorado with his family and father who was an entrepreneur with many different businesses and a successful career. In the late 80’s after college, Mark […]

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blog-image Published on: September 13, 2018

Investor Connect – Justin Newton of Netki

Justin Newton of Netki A little about Justin and Netki: Justin is an early Internet pioneer and technology startup veteran. His last four companies: AboveNet, NetZero/United Online, Demand Media and Blackline Systems have all exited with $1 Billion + IPOs. He was responsible for architecting each company’s platform for global scale and preparing their data […]

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blog-image Published on: September 13, 2018

Investor Connect – Andrew Gaiziunas of Turbadium

Andrew Gaiziunas of Turbadium In this episode, Hall is joined by Andrew Gaiziunas of Turbadium. Andrew is a first-generation American technologist, aviator, and high-tech visionary. He has spent the last two decades creating new billion-dollar business units at Fortune 100 companies including IBM and Hewlett Packard. He is currently one of the Co-Founders and Chief […]

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blog-image Published on: September 12, 2018

Investor Connect- Robert Crea of K&L Gates

Robert Crea of K&L Gates In this episode, Hall is joined by Robert Crea of K&L Gates. Robert is a financial and legal professional specializing in private equity fund formation, startup/emerging companies, corporate governance, investment adviser compliance and cryptocurrencies. As the interview kicks off Hall and Robert speak about his background and what led him […]

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blog-image Published on: September 11, 2018

Investor Connect- Jonathan Crowder of Intelis Capital

Jonathan Crowder of Intelis Capital In this episode, Hall is joined by Jonathan Crowder of Intelis Capital. Jonathan is a founding partner of Intelis Capital and a member of its investment committee. Jonathan serves in all aspects of the firm’s operations, with particular focus on developing investment theses, creation of internal processes and systems, sourcing […]

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blog-image Published on: September 6, 2018

Investor Connect- Jeff Stewart of Urgent VC

Jeff Stewart of Urgent VC In this episode, Hall welcomes Jeff Stewart of Urgent VC. Jeff is an inventor, entrepreneur and investor, focusing on technology enabled business. He’s also a blockchain enthusiast. Urgent VCs mission is to accelerate the growth of technology companies through capital investment, global expansion and opportunistic venture co-creation. Urgent is a […]

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blog-image Published on: September 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Breanna Faye of Rloop Incorporated

Breanna Faye of Rloop Incorporated In this episode, Hall welcomes Breanna Faye of Rloop Incorporated. Breanna is a trained architect, designer and Experience Design Lead at rLoop, a SpaceX award-winning, globally-distributed organization currently developing the Hyperloop. With a background in MIT’s Media Lab and Department of Advanced Urbanism, her research emphasizes the link and impact […]

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blog-image Published on: September 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Amos Schwartzfarb of Techstars

Amos Schwartzfarb of Techstars In this episode, Hall interviews Amos Schwartzfarb, managing director of Techstars Austin, a horizontal accelerator that focuses on the founding team and their ability to build a big business. Amos talks about the importance of finding a CEO that has a track record of “getting things done” and is passionate about […]

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blog-image Published on: August 7, 2018

Investor Connect – Daniel Curran of Silicon Valley

Daniel Curran of Silicon Valley Daniel is a well-known prolific Silicon Valley SuperAngel/advisor in 115+ seed to A round startups who has invested alongside the most successful and famous Angels and VCs alive today, enjoying exclusive access to the next Valley unicorn and decacorn deals. Daniel talks about his background working for Northrup Grumman, Lockheed, […]

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blog-image Published on: August 7, 2018

Investor Connect – JP Bauman of Altira Group

JP Bauman of Altira Group In this episode, Hall T. Martin interviews JP Bauman of Altira Group. JP is a Principal at Altira Group, a Denver-based venture capital firm that works closely with entrepreneurs to provide funding for emerging software and technology companies that are helping meet the increasingly complex digital and operational challenges of […]

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blog-image Published on: August 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Shruti Gandhi of Array Ventures

Shruti Gandhi of Array VC In this episode, Hall T. Martin welcomes Shruti Gandhi of Array Ventures.Shruti is the founder and managing partner of Array Ventures. Array invests in enterprise deep tech early stage companies. Shruti spent her early career as a developer on mainframe security, collaboration tools, and data analytics. Post engineering, she was […]

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blog-image Published on: August 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Erica Duignan Minnihan of 1000 Angels

Erica Duignan Minnihan of 1000 Angels In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview Erica Duignan Minnihan of 1000 Angels. Erica is the Managing Partner at 1000 Angels, a private digital venture investment network. They provide a platform for high net worth individuals, family offices, and Venture Funds to make direct investments in a […]

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blog-image Published on: August 6, 2018

Investor Connect – Cain McClary of KdT Ventures

Cain McClary of KdT Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Cain McClary, MD is the founder and Managing Partner of KdT Ventures. Cain talks about how he started a VC fund focused on the intersection of healthcare/science and computation. Cain discusses the three enablers of biology: 1. The ability to read the DNA code 2. […]

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blog-image Published on: August 6, 2018