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Coronavirus Accelerates, Changes Already Underway
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. While the Coronavirus brings a lockdown in the movement of people, it doesn't point to an altered future, but rather an accelerated one. The Coronavirus will accelerate changes in the…
Investor Connect – Jared Augustine of Thuzio
In this episode, Hall welcomes Jared Augustine, CEO and Co-Founder of Thuzio. Thuzio is a sports events and media company based in New York that hosts pop-up events and produces live shows with iconic athletes. Alongside Jared, Thuzio is run with the combined work of Tiki Barber (New York Giants)…
Impact of Coronavirus Crash on Startup Fundraising
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The Coronavirus has taken an historic 10-year bull market and turned it into a bear market. With comparisons to 9/11, the 2008 financial meltdown, and the Great Depression, startups and…
Investor Connect – Brad Payne of Walker Trolleys
In this episode, Hall welcomes Brad Payne, CEO and Founder of Walker Trolleys, a designer golf pushcart company based in Austin, Texas. Brad, who worked at Apple for many years is an avid golf player and over the years has used many types of golf pushcarts. He realized that there…
What You Need to Bring to the Table: Sales, Team, Product and Fundraise
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In raising funding, investors want to know what progress the company is making.  After the initial presentation, the investor wants to hear about progress in four areas: Sales, team, product,…
Sales: Show Customer Engagement at Every Step of the Way
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Most startups focus on the product first and treat the customer as an after-thought.  The investor knows that in the long run customer revenue will make or break your business…
How to Build a Relationship With an Investor – Start With a Prospect List
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. To pitch your deal you must first start with a prospect list of investors. Include your contacts who are angels, family offices, and VCs. Canvas your network for those who…
Team: A Core Team of Someone Building It and Someone Selling It
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The investor will look closely at the team in your startup. In particular, they will look for skills and completeness.  Your team must have the skills you need to accomplish…
Investor Connect – Samy Eissa of Hit Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Samy Eissa, a 12-year veteran in the music industry. He founded Hit Ventures, a boutique VC fund & consulting firm leveraging its exclusive network of partners who assist startups primarily in entertainment, media & hospitality technologies.  As an entrepreneur, entertainment professional and business enthusiast, Samy…
Say Your Business in 5 Words or Less
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The sign of a quality pitch is the simplicity in the message. One test is, can you say your business in five words or less? You should know your business…