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Investor Connect – Steve Hoffman of Founders Space
In this episode, Hall welcomes Steve Hoffman, Chairman, Founder & CEO of Founders Space. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Founders Space has created an international network of incubators, entrepreneurs, and investors, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. They offer corporate innovation programs, an online startup incubator, tours,…
Investor Connect – Sharon Vosmek of Astia
In this episode, Hall welcomes Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia. Located in San Francisco, Astia was founded in Silicon Valley in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class, high-growth ventures that include women leaders. Astia levels the investment playing field by cultivating a trusted global ecosystem…
Investor Connect – David Wadler of Vendorful, Inc.
In this episode, Hall welcomes David Wadler angel investor and CEO of Vendorful, Inc. Located in New York, Vendorful is a standalone SaaS product delivered via public or private cloud. In addition, it can be integrated into existing procurement software stacks, allowing organizations to drive more return on their existing…
Investor Connect – Vic Pascucci of Energy Capital Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes back Vic Pascucci, Managing Partner of Energy Capital Ventures. Located in Chicago, Energy Capital Ventures is a strategic venture capital firm serving the needs of the power and utility industry. They invest at Series A through C in technologies that provide clean, intelligent, mobile and…
Investor Connect – Soraya Darabi of Trail Mix Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Soraya Darabi, General Partner of Trail Mix Ventures (TMV). TMV is an early-stage venture firm investing in the future of living well. TMV backs startup companies focused on ideas that will reshape industries or inspire new ones. Fund I and Fund II investments focus on:…
Investor Connect – Charlie Banks of VentureSouth
In this episode, Hall welcomes Charlie Banks, Co-Founder & Managing Director of VentureSouth. VentureSouth based in Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the largest angel investment infrastructures in the US. The firm develops and manages angel investment groups and funds comprised of 300+ accredited investors and has invested $50M+ in…
Investor Connect – Gary Trauner of Silicon Couloir
In this episode, Hall welcomes Gary Trauner, Executive Director of Silicon Couloir. Silicon Couloir, based in Jackson, Wyoming, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to be the hub connecting local entrepreneurs to all resources needed to succeed. Gary is an accomplished senior-level leader with extensive financial, operational and managerial…
Investor Connect – Randy Myer of Carolina Angel Network
In this episode, Hall is joined by Randy Myer, Managing Director at Carolina Angel Network. Established in 2016, the Carolina Angel Network (CAN) brings together the UNC-Chapel Hill entrepreneurial community, University alumni network and innovative private companies to support the Carolina entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment…
Investor Connect – Jak Knowles of Leaps by Bayer
In this episode, Hall welcomes Jak Knowles, Vice President Venture Investments and Head of Pharma at Leaps by Bayer.  Leaps by Bayer was "created in 2015 to break boundaries in life sciences investment—in scale, risk, collaboration, and mission." Since 2015, Leaps by Bayer has invested over $800M in ventures that…
Investor Connect – Lydia Kinkade of iiM
In this episode, Hall welcomes Lydia Kinkade, Managing Director at iiM (Innovation in Motion) located in Merriam, Kansas. iiM is an angel investment group that invests in high-growth, early-stage animal health, human health and agribusiness companies. They provide capital, seasoned business expertise and access to their network of industry experts.…