Investor Connect

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Investor Connect – Episode 44 – Charlie Carr of PwC

Interview with Charlie Carr In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Charlie Carr of PwC. Charlie has been working with family offices for the past 15 years. Charlie talks about family office investments, his experiences with direct investment, and the trends he is seeing in that sector. Charlie talks about the fallout […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 43 – Andrew Goldner of GrowthX

Interview with Andrew Goldner In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Andrew Goldner of GrowthX Capital. Andrew talks about GrowthX’s model, and why they choose the investments they do. GrowthX looks for startups that are capital-efficient, and invests primarily on software. Their primary focus is on market development: bringing their startups to […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 42 – Ross Blankenship

Interview with Ross Blankenship In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Ross Blankenship, Chief Investment Officer & Chairman of Angel Kings. Angel Kings is the leading venture capital fund and angel investing group focused on early-stage investments in biotechnology, drug discovery, and scientific innovation for patients and physicians. Ross discusses his early […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 41 – Jeff Pomeranz of Right Side Capital Management

Interview with Jeff Pomeranz In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jeff Pomeranz of Right Side Capital Management. Jeff talks about how Right Side’s investment model differs from others. Right Side focuses exclusively on pre-seed stage tech startup investing, a generally underserved sector of the market. Jeff explains why capital efficiency is […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 40 – Erica Lill of Keiretsu Capital

Interview with Erica Lill In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Erica Lill of the Keiretsu Forum. Erica has been an angel investor and entrepreneur of almost 30 years. She talks about her start with the Keiretsu forum, and the ins and outs of starting a new fund. Erica talks about how […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 39 – David Orandella of ORIX

Interview with David Orandella In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Orandella, Managing Diretor of ORIX Growth Capital. ORIX is a large, multinational company based out of Tokyo, with U.S. headquarters in Dallas. The Growth Capital division invests primarily in high-growth late-stage venture companies. Typical investments range from 5-50 million, and […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 38 – John Backus of PROOF.VC

Interview with John Backus In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with John Backus of PROOF.VC. John has been an early-stage tech investor for 20+ years. He discusses how Proof.vc’s model differs from typical early-stage funds. Proof.vc partners with 30-40 small early-stage funds, and helps them focus their pro rata on their most […]

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