About the Investor Connect Podcast program

Investor Connect —  for investors and startups who want to learn more about early stage funding

Experienced investors and CEOs share their experiences with other investors and startups.


Investor Connect programs include:

How to invest in a Startup

Sector Reviews by experienced CEOs

Startup Funding Espresso


Other resources include:

Top blogs to follow

Calculators and online tools

Helpful templates and guides


Key topics include :

Valuations, Terms Sheets, Board of directors, Due diligence, Syndicates, Venture capital, Angels, Family offices, Crowdfunding, Exits, and more.

Investor Connect is a community program. We welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics which you can send to us through the Contact page. No registration is required to use the resources.

Thank you for listening to Investor Connect where we help startups and investors connect for funding.


Why I started Investor Connect

As a starting angel investor I found it difficult to learn by doing as the lessons can be hard and expensive.  I found a podcast show called “The Frank Peters Show” led by a Tech coast angel of the same name.  He recorded over 400 episodes of interviews with angels, venture capitalists, CEOs and others in the startup community.  I learned more from those shows than any other source.

I started the Texas Open Angel Network in 2013 to help investors learn how to invest in startups.  Many investors wanted to invest more in the startup world but found it confusing.  I began with a monthly luncheon series and had experienced investors talk about the lessons they learned.  It was quite popular but the format was difficult to scale so I launched Investor Connect to host their stories.  Today the show reaches tens of thousands of listeners.

I hope the shows improve your startup investing and fundraising efforts.

Hall T. Martin Biography

Hall T. Martin is the Host of Investor Connect and Founder and CEO of TEN Capital and

I  launched the firm as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009.  Today, TEN Capital has over 5000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $504M.

I serve as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network.  I previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director where he achieved over a 40X return for the investors.

I am the founder and director of the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the education of angel investors.  As a part of that program he hosts the Investor Connect podcast series.

I am a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication.

I serve as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program.

You can see more here.


Investor Connect Manifesto

There are people who drift through life and then there are those who live life on purpose.

Those are the entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference and seek to change the world for the better.

We share their inspiration and help them fulfill their passion.

We celebrate their journey because they care enough to make a difference.

Never stop achieving