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Investor Connect: Charles Albanese of Keiretsu Forum NYC Chapter
In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin chats with Charles Albanese, a financial expert with over 30 years of experience across major corporations and startups. Charles shares his journey from AT&T Wireless to his current role at Keiretsu Forum, highlighting key fundraising strategies. He discusses the importance of…
Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 24
In this episode of Investor Connect, host Hall T. Martin sits down with Doug Willmore, Chief Executive Officer, and Cathy Key, President and Chief Business Development Officer of WorldTree. Join the conversation to explore the fascinating journey of a company that started small and now manages 300 tree farms across…
Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 23
In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin discusses the essentials of raising funding with a guest who has transitioned from consulting to entrepreneurship. Hall underscores the importance of planning the investor's exit strategy from the beginning, which can involve sales, revenue sharing, or customer prepayments. This approach helps…
Investor Connect: Gary Forni of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN)
Welcome to this episode of Investor Connect, hosted by Hall T. Martin, featuring Gary Forni, the Chairman of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). With a distinguished career in technology and venture capital, Gary has been pivotal in starting, mentoring, and investing in startups, particularly in Central Texas. He emphasizes…
Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 20
In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin engages with Marie Wise, Chief Innovation and Partner of WiGL, to explore the company's journey in wireless power and their shift towards saltwater-generated power batteries. Marie discusses the challenges faced in raising over $11 million in four years without launching a…
Modern Data Stack
Modern Data Stack The modern data stack is the term for the tools used by tech companies to analyze and integrate data. It's cloud-based which alleviates many of the challenges in analyzing data with legacy systems. Here are the components of the modern data stack: Data sources -- this includes…
Investor Connect: Kirk Otis of Keiretsu Forum – North Texas
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kirk Otis, President of Keiretsu Forum - North Texas. Located in Plano, Texas, Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community that brings together accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors.   Kirk Otis, with over 40 years of business development…
Investor Connect: Barry Etra of Keiretsu Forum
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Barry Etra, President of Keiretsu Forum, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate institutional investors. With over 2,000 accredited angel investor members dispersed throughout 53 Chapter cities…
Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 19
In this week's episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin engages in a discussion with a startup representative from Indochina. The entrepreneur expresses their funding aspirations, aiming to secure between $500,000 to $1.5 million, with a deadline set for securing a lead investor by March.   They highlight the importance…
Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 18
In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin discusses the challenges of fundraising with guest Scott. Scott shares his struggles in closing deals for his startup, highlighting the common issues of finding a lead investor and facing shifting goalposts from potential investors. He explores the difficulties of meeting investor…