Investor Connect

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Investor Connect – Episode 24 – John Paulos on what entrepreneurs miss

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews JOHN PAULOS, who is an Austin-based Consultant and Angel Investor   The theme of this audio episode is “What are today’s Entrepreneurs missing when they have an opportunity to present or “pitch” to an Angel Investor? In other words, what are the things that Entrepreneurs don’t “get” or understand as they go […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 23 – Bryan Hancock on how crowdfunding can help angel investors

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews Bryan Hancock of www.realstarter.co; a firm that develops strategies and invests within the real estate market. Bryan mentions his background with ifunding and gives his perspectives of the differences and difficulties with the Angel Investing and Real Estate investment worlds. Bryan is now learning more about Angel Investing, and he is developing and […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 22 – Bill Mearse and his criteria for investing

In this audio episode, Hall Martin conducts an interview with Bill Mearse of the Baylor Angel Network   A Baylor University graduate, Mr. Mearse has extensive experience —  with emphasis on oil, gas, mining, metals, utilities, etc., during his time in Corporate America with Accenture. For the last 5 years, Mr. Mearse has been involved with the Baylor […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 21- William Morgan on due diligence

In this episode, Hall Martin speaks with William Morgan of Campa Investments on Due Diligence   In the area of angel investors, the factors for success rely on investigation, research and facts. The process of DUE DILIGENCE comes to mind, but many do not know how to start or how much resource and effort to […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 20 – Kevin Castello and Chris Lowrimore on Exits

In this episode, the Director of the Texas Entrepreneur Networks, HALL MARTIN, interviews both Kevin Castello and Chris Lowrimore, who are the officers of the firm called BEST FIT CAPITAL   This entity has a mission of guiding startups through all phases needed for a successful exit. Their tag line is: “Leading the Way to […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 19B – Victor Elgohary on successful strategies for angel investing

In this episode, Hall Martin interviews over the Skype Network Mr. VICTOR ELGOHARY   Victor has been involved with Angel investing for nearly a decade. As an attorney, an engineer, a CPA and Valuation professional, he also has experience as a CFO. In this audio episode, you will hear Victor describe the hard work and […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 19A – David Reid talks about the Baylor Angel Network

In this episode, Hall Martin (the Director of the Texas Entrepreneur conducts an interview with Mr. David Reid of the Baylor Angel Network (i.e., BAN)   As Executive Director, Mr. Reid provides strategic and operational oversight for this Angel Investor Network. Conducted over the Skype Network, this interview takes a deeper look into the success […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 18 – Pat Horner on launching an angel network at a university

In this episode of the ANGEL CONNECT Podcast show, we deliver an interview with Pat Horner, a Board member of the BAYLOR ANGEL NETWORK   Conducted by Hall T. Martin the key themes discussed in this interview are: – What does it take to start an Angel Investor Network at a University? and – What are some […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 17 – Ed Fiske shares his 7 Criteria for Investment

In this episode, Hall Martin of the Austin Angel Network interviews Ed Fikse of the Baylor Angel Network (BAN)   As a member of the board of the BAN, Ed delivers his seven points of criteria for investment opportunities. As you will hear in this audio episode, the seven key points highlighted are: 1. Look […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 16 – Bob Knorr talks about Successful Strategies for investing in the Healthcare industry

In this episode of the ANGEL CONNECT podcast series, we deliver an interview by Hall Martin with Robert Knorr, who is a Board Advisor and member of the Baylor Angel Network Mr. Knorr has spent 25 years in the Health Care / Life Sciences. He has also formed his own medical services company which he saw a […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 15 – Barrett Wood talks about tech investing

In this episode, Hall Martin of www.AngelConnect.info, interviews Barrett Wood, an investor who began as an attorney in what was a family-owned private investment venture. In helping his father, he learned investment strategies. Also, his background as a lawyer helped him immensely in the investment arena — particularly in the area of RESEARCH. His key […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 14 -Thomas Williams talks about Investing in Consumer Goods and Restaurants

In this episode, Hall Martin of www.AngelConnect.info, interviews Thomas Williams, an investor of consumer product goods and restaurants He is especially interested in micro-breweries, beer and good food as a growing environment. The cases-in-point which he describes in this discussion are Zilker Brewery in Austin, Texas and Haymaker. Mr. Williams stresses that what is important […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 13 – Shane Kelly talks about the Wolverine Angel Network

In this audio episode, Hall Martin interviews SHANE KELLY, the Executive Director of the WOLVERINE ANGEL NETWORK The theme of this discussion centers around the area of connecting the University of Michigan alumni for investment opportunities. As you may know, this educational institution has had one ofthe largest CONSISTENT student bodies in size – between 35,000 to 40,000. And, as such, it has […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 12 – Jared Slosberg talks about finding good deals

In this episode, Hall Martin discusses the criteria for successful Angel Investing and selecting “good DEALS” with Jared Slosberg. Jared has been a professional investor, and his background includes investing with Yodle, advising HOT or NOT, and founding Profitfuel. He also worked earlier in his career at Findlaw and Esko Bionics, as well as KLD Energy Technologies and DistilNetworks. As a successful entrepreneur, Jared shares his CRITERIA for […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 11 – Vinod Keni of PeachTree from TieCon Silicon Valley 2014

In this episode of the AngelConnect, Hall Martin interviews Vinod Keni of Peachtree from the TieCon Silicon Valley 2014 conference Vinod is part of Indian Angel Network, which is India’s largest Angel group,which takes on investments from 100,000 dollars to 500,000 dollars.Although the investments range across the board, the specialties include technology, services and retail. His involvement has […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 10 – Dick Benckendorf Talks about TIPS Investment

In this episode of the Angel Connect Podcast show,Hall Martin interviews Dick Benckendor on the topics of creating a deal and the criteria for investments Mr. Benckendorf does favor investments in technology. In addition, he strictly enforcing what he calls“the 6-Quick Investment Criteria”  that he describes. However, 80 per cent entering the analysis of the these criteria are not qualified — especially when only 2 per […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 09 – James Comeaux talks about Execution

In this episode of the Angel Connect Podcast show, Hall Martin interviews James Comeaux, who is both an entrepreneur and Angel Investor in the Tech, Sports and Consumer environments. What is important to James is the EXECUTION of the strategy, not just the product or the idea. As you will hear in this audio episode, […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 08 – Mahesh Shetty of TiECon South 2014

In this episode of the Angel Connect Podcast show, Hall Martin continues the discussion of mentorship with Mihesh at the TiECon-South conference In this brief interview, Hall Martin discusses the aspects of Angel Investment in: Economic gains Mentoring an entrepreneur with guidance How it should be money-making and do good Mihesh also speaks about recommendations […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 07 – Nick Mysore of TiECon South 2014

In this episode of the Angel Connect Podcast show, Hall Martin continues the discussion of mentorship with Nick Mysore. As you will hear in this audio episode, Nick will outline how to create what he calls “customer delight.” He explains: How to create a quality “pitch” as an entrepreneur How to grow a brand and […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 06 – Nilesh Naik at TiECon South 2014

In this episode of the Angel Connect Podcast show, Hall Martin discusses with Nilesh Naik the importance of “giving back” to the TiE community as Angel Investors, as well as the value of mentorship. As you will hear in this audio episode, Nilesh mentions that past experiences can be shared with new entrepreneurs. The challenge will be to align one’s self to values. Also, the key for […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 05 – George Brodie at TiECon South 2014

In this episode of the Angel Connect podcast show, Hall Martininterviews George Brodie at the TiECon South conference in Texas This interview deals with the TiE Mentorship program,including examples with potential Angel Investors, as well as suggestions.  In fact, the mentorship values rely on the pro-active networking and participation of the mentee.  He also recommends how to recruit the “right” mentor by an aspiring mentee — […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 04 – Suhas Patil at TieCon Silicon Valley 2014

In this episode of Angel Connect, we deliver a discussion as Hall Martin interviews Suhas Patil of TiE  at the TiECon 2014 conference in Silicon Valley In particular, a difference is clarified in obtaining Angel Investor funding — for it is the individual members of TiE that will participate in Angel Investing, not TiE itself as an organization. Suhas has been […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 03 – Naren Bakshi of TiECon Silicon Valley 2014

In this episode, Hall Martin of Angel Connect(TM) interivews Naren Bakshi to explore topics of Angel Investing at the TiECon 2014 conference in Silicon Valley In particular, Naren explains: What an Angel Investor Group is required to have for success How to start one His own experiences in creating a TiE chapter — especially in […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 02 – Keith Larson at TiECon Silicon Valley 2014

In this episode of the Angel Connect podcast show, Hall T. Martin interviews Keith Larson of the TiE Rocky chapter The discussion deals with the TiE growth in Colorado, as well as Mr. Larson’s experience in networking and mentoring or education. For a summary of Mr. Larson’s biography, select this link. In addition, Mr. Larson is also the author […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 01 – Subu Kota at TieCon 2014 Silicon Valley

In this episode, Hall Martin speaks with Mr. Subu Kota of Boston Consulting Group about what he looks for in an entrepreneur Mr. Subu Kota joined the Boston Consulting Group in 1992 after spending 17 years at Data General Corporation where he held a number of positions including managing the company’s global technical support and […]

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