In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin King, Managing Director of Texas Halo Fund. Texas Halo Fund (THF) is an investment company that specializes in investing in early-stage businesses with promising growth prospects and exceptional management teams. Their investment approach identifies compelling businesses from multiple sources and without regard to the industry or geographic location. They seek the best opportunities to generate the highest returns for investors with the lowest possible risk. Each fund invests in multiple companies in a variety of industries to construct a diversified portfolio.
Today, you’ll learn about Kevin’s background before Texas Halo Fund. He’s been in the startup industry for most of his career and has successfully run 10 early-stage businesses. Kevin advises would-be investors to have a definite plan of approach before writing a check, and not to just invest in something interesting without a little due diligence. Kevin suggests investors challenge themselves to build a portfolio of ten to twelve companies. For startups seeking funding, Kevin advises persistence and flexibility. As he explains, startups often must do a little of everything. For that reason, having a rigid approach (the “I have a skill set in a certain sector and that’s what I’m going to do” mentality) can lead to unfortunate surprises when you’re running an early-stage business.
You can find Texas Halo Fund at texashalofund.com
Kevin can be reached on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/kevin-king-64071215
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