Investor Connect

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Investor Connect – Episode 99 – Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital

Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital. Monta Vista Capital is the only institutional investor that truly lives by the concept of putting the entrepreneur first. They focus on early stage B2B companies that possess strong industry transforming IP, as […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 98 – Vic Pascucci of Lightbank

Vic Pascucci of Lightbank In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Vic Pascucci of Lightbank. Lightbank is a seed and series A venture capital firm known for its entrepreneurial DNA, proprietary investment opportunities and track record of outsized returns. Lightbank is sector agnostic and entrepreneur driven but I focus on fintech, insurtech, […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 97 – Erika Hersh of PeopleFund

Erika Hersh of PeopleFund In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Erika Hersh of PeopleFund. PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources. Since being founded in east Austin in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, PeopleFund’s financial and […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 96 – Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital

Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Jake Ryan of Tradecraft Capital. Jake Ryan is the founder and portfolio manager of Tradecraft Capital, which was formed in January 2018.  Prior to the formation of Tradecraft, Mr. Ryan had 20 years of professional experience in developing software technology, as […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 95 – Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures

Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Brad Zapp of Connetic Ventures. Hall and Brad talk about how Brad got into venture capital. They also discuss what Connetic Ventures looks for an invests in when funding deals. In their talk, you’ll also learn about angel groups in […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 94 – Gleb Davidyuk of iTech Capital

Gleb Davidyuk of iTech Capital In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Gleb Davidyuk, managing partner of iTech Capital. Hall and Gleb speak about about Gleb’s entrance into venture capital. Gleb has almost 20 years of private equity experience in both Western and Eastern European private equity funds. Prior to founding iTech […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 93 – David Arcara of Laconia Capital Group

David Acara of Laconia Capital Group In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Arcara, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Laconia Capital Group. David has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and general manager of young high-growth and turnaround media and marketing businesses, both digital and traditional. David has raised, […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 92 – William Davis of LDJ Capital

William “Bill” Davis of LDJ Capital In this episode, Hall interviews William “Bill” Davis, Managing Director of Technology and Investments with LDJ Capital. William is an advisor to funds and individual investors in New York City, and has held positions of Senior Advisor, CIO, COO and President of emerging technology firms globally. He draws some […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 91 – Rob Schultz of Serra Ventures

Rob Schultz of Serra Ventures In this episode, Hall interviews Rob Schultz, Managing Partner with Serra Ventures and Serra Capital. Rob is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Previously, Rob was a Managing Director at Illinois Ventures, and is a founding member of the […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 90 – Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital

Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital In this episode, Hall interviews Praveen Varshney of Varshney Capital, a venture capital, merchant banking, and corporate advisory services firm with a specialization in public venture capital. Praveen has been a driving force in the Vancouver business world. He is a long-time member and past President of the Vancouver chapter […]

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Investor Connect – Episode 89 – Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar

Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar In this episode, Hall interviews Henry Yoshida of Rocket Dollar. Henry is Founder and CEO of Rocket Dollar, which helps people invest retirement income in start-ups, real estate, peer-to-peer, and more. A successful entrepreneur and certified financial planner, Henry was the founder of the venture capital backed robo-advisor retirement plan […]

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