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Investor Connect: Harlan T. Beverly of Disruptive Labs
In this episode, Hall welcomes Harlan T. Beverly, Ph.D., Ambassador and Advisor at Disruptive Labs, and author of "Lean Startings: A novel about creating a lean startup and life's interruptions" and "Navigating Your Way to Startup Success".  Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Disruptive Labs is a new startup studio making…
Cap Table Advanced
As the startup grows it will add new entries to the cap table including new hires, option pools, advisors, as well as new investors. Here's a list of potential changes to the cap table to watch for: New hires and options pools must be added. Employees who leave before all…
Investor Connect: Isidoros Sideridis of Pobuca
In this episode, Hall welcomes Isidoros Sideridis, CEO and co-Founder at Pobuca. Pobuca offers a go-to-market platform for brands and retailers that helps them boost their customer experiences. With Pobuca you can engage your customers and empower your people in sales, marketing, and customer service. Pobuca offers a state of…
Cap Table Basics
Cap Table stands for Capitalization Table and tracks the equity ownership in the company. This includes the number of shares each one owns and what percentage of the company it represents. It also lists the total number of shares issued as well as the number of authorized shares by the…
Investor Connect: Bradford Shepherd of Sugarhouse Investments
In this episode, Hall welcomes Bradford Shepherd, Managing Partner at Sugarhouse Investments. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Sugarhouse Investments is a real estate private equity firm that provides investors with passive investment opportunities in institutional-quality commercial real estate and they help fund cash-flowing commercial real estate projects to move them forward.…
Purpose of an Advisory Board
An advisory board is a group of three to five people who provide advice on how to grow your startup. They bring experience, contacts, and domain expertise. Advisory boards help the company grow and succeed. In recruiting for your advisory board, consider the following: Recruit diverse skills, networks, and experiences…
Investor Connect: Donna Hamlin & Nola Masterson of Boardwise
In this episode, Hall welcomes Donna Hamlin, CEO, & Nola Masterson, Partner at Boardwise. Boardwise provides companies and executives with the highest quality solutions, tools, education, independent evaluations, research, breaking news, and advisory support in corporate governance and management available for governance needs around the globe. They work with all…
How to Pay Advisors
Once you've found an advisor you want to bring on board, consider the compensation. It's important to pay the advisor something for their time and experience. Real work requires real pay. Not all advisors bring the same level of support to the startup. Also, consider that equity increases in value…
Investor Connect: Don Rainey of Grotech Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Don Rainey, General Partner at Grotech Ventures. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Grotech Ventures is a team committed to helping creative and driven entrepreneurs build technology companies that last. Their strategy is simple: early investors in high-potential technology companies. They initially invest from $500,000 to $5…
Does Your Advisor Have What It Takes?
In recruiting an advisor, check to see if they have what it takes to be a good one: Have they been through the wringer?   Those who have been tested, such as nearing bankruptcy or going bankrupt will have a deeper understanding of the challenges in running a startup. Will their…