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Investor Connect: Alex Fauvel of Two Hop Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Alex Fauvel, Founder and General Partner at Two Hop Ventures. Headquartered in Amsterdam, North Holland, Two Hop Ventures is a traditional investment firm that invests capital in projects from around the globe that aim to secure the internet on a blockchain. The fund focuses on pre-seed to […]

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Investor Connect: Brom Rector of Empath Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Brom Rector, Founder of Empath Ventures. Empath Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in psychedelic medicine startups. They specifically focus on pre-seed and seed-stage psychedelic startups that are doing novel psychedelic molecule development and pick-and-shovel plays in the psychedelics industry. To date, Empath has invested […]

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Investor Connect: Peter Bruce Clark of Social Impact Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Peter Bruce Clark, Partner at Social Impact Capital. Headquartered in New York, New York, Social Impact Capital specializes in impact investing, which they define as investments that can deliver top decile returns in addition to a positive social impact. They focus on the “essentials of human need”​ […]

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Investor Connect: Robert Toker of Lantha Sensors

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Robert Toker, Chairman, and CEO at Lantha Sensors. Founded in 2019 by a team of world-class business people, scientists and technologists, Lantha Sensors offers an alternative to high-cost, slow trace chemical analysis such as NMR and Karl Fischer titrations. They offer a range of portable, durable, and […]

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Investor Connect: Ander Iruretagoyena of Impact Engine

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ander Iruretagoyena, Senior Associate at Impact Engine. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Impact Engine is a women-owned and led venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies driving positive impact in education, economic empowerment, health, and environmental sustainability. Impact Engine was launched in 2012 as an accelerator […]

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Investor Connect: Prem Bodagala of Michigan Rise

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Prem Bodagala, Director at Michigan Rise. Michigan Rise is an early-stage focused venture capital fund investing in high-tech startups across Michigan. The fund is backed by the Michigan Strategic Fund and Michigan State University Foundation and is one of the most active early-stage investors in the Midwest […]

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Investor Connect: Peter Storment of Cedar Street Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Peter Storment, Co-CEO at Cedar Street Capital. Cedar Street Capital provides top-tier services to companies seeking growth capital and/or merger and acquisition services. They also assist institutional private equity investors in identifying, assessing, and closing prospective investments. Cedar focuses across industries in emerging and frontier markets and […]

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Investor Connect: Gurdeep Prewal of Rocana Venture Partners

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gurdeep Prewal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Rocana Venture Partners. Rocana Venture Partners is an LA-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage consumer packaged goods brands. They find truly disruptive, hyper-growth, mission-driven brands that provide consumers with better living choices. Their primary area of focus is […]

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Investor Connect: Craig Martin of The Family Wealth Consulting Group

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Craig Martin, Founder, and President at The Family Wealth Consulting Group. The Family Wealth Consulting Group is a family-owned and operated fee-only financial planning firm that has been a fiduciary with clients in Silicon Valley, California, for over 35 years. This family-centric team focuses on helping families […]

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Investor Connect: Maan Hamdan of Hexa Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Maan Hamdan, Managing Director at Hexa Ventures. HEXA provides its portfolio partner companies with a scope of services that support the entrepreneur and help to accelerate the growth of their early-stage investments, while at the same time, de-risking the investments made and increasing the return on investment. […]

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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: Preparing Financial Projections Q&A

Thank you for joining us today for our TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program. In this program, we help startups prepare for a fundraise.  We provide templates, tools, eGuides, and advice to founders who are working towards raising funding. We’ll kick off the session with a short overview on a fundraising topic, then we’ll answer questions […]

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Investor Connect: Kate Mitselmakher of Bloccelerate VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kate Mitselmakher, CEO and General Partner at Bloccelerate VC. Bloccelerate VC is a platform for blockchain products and services to actualize their true potential, providing them with world-class mentoring, go-to-market solutions, access to peers, developers pool, academic evaluation and research, access to markets, regulatory compliance, and funding […]

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Investor Connect: Mark H. Goldstein of Advisors.Fund LLC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mark H. Goldstein, Managing Partner at Advisors.Fund LLC. Advisors.Fund LLC invests in hyper-focused entrepreneurs that are disrupting entrenched legacy incumbents and an accepted status quo. They love the entrepreneur that is “all in”, knows the business that he or she wants to break, and can surf and […]

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Investor Connect: Seren Rumjancevs and Rain Kivisik of Dealum

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Seren Rumjancevs, CEO, and Rain Kivisik, Founder at Dealum. Dealum provides a superior investor group collaboration platform to build a vibrant early-stage investing ecosystem. Their objective is to become the leading global deal-flow source for early-stage investors by creating meaningful connections between investors and startups. Seren has […]

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TEN Capital Presents AMA: Supporting and Partnering with Diverse Founders

TEN Capital Presents AMA: Supporting and Partnering with Diverse Founders This is the TEN Capital AMA show. I’m Hall T Martin, the host of the show in which we interview investors and founders on current topics.  Our guests are: J.P. Keating of VU Venture Partners Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital Partners Diane Yoo of […]

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Investor Connect: Shahab Samimi of 7 Gate Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Shahab Samimi, Senior Associate at 7 Gate Ventures. 7 Gate Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Vancouver, Canada, and Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups from Seed to pre-Series A in the technology industry, with a sector focus on software, SaaS, cloud services, marketplaces, mobile […]

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Investor Connect: Redg Snodgrass of 5of5.vc

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Redg Snodgrass, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of 5of5.vc. 5of5.vc is a partnership of multi-exit founders across a range of industries including Saas, e-commerce, mobile, wearables/IoT, logistics, fintech, and APIs. As senior-level subject matter experts and analysts, 5of5.vc provides market intelligence, actionable recommendations, and skilled support around the […]

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Investor Connect: Gary Nacht of Sterling Advisory Services, dba CAFÉ Central

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gary Nacht, Co-founder at Sterling Advisory Services, dba CAFÉ Central. Sterling Advisory Services, dba CAFÉ Central, advises troubled and underperforming companies, helping them return to cash-flow positive. They also acquire “corporate orphans”, distressed and underperforming companies no longer wanted by their owners and looking for a fast, […]

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Investor Connect: Gerardo Legorreta of Altum Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gerardo Legorreta, CEO at Altum Capital.  Founded in 2014, Altum Capital is a senior secured private debt fund manager (managing three funds, one private fund in Mexican pesos, another private fund in USD, and an ALTUMCK-19 public fund in Mexican pesos) focused on structuring and managing credit […]

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Investor Connect: Bill Reichert of Pegasus Tech Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Bill Reichert, General Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures. Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with over $1.5 billion in assets under management. Pegasus offers intellectual and financial capital to emerging technology companies around the world. In addition to offering institutional […]

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Investor Connect: SC Moatti of Mighty Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes SC Moatti, Managing Partner at Mighty Capital. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Mighty Capital is an early-growth Silicon Valley venture capital firm. They deliver exceptional returns by investing in great products that are also great businesses, like Airbnb, MissionBio, and Amplitude. SC is the Founding Managing Partner […]

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Investor Connect: Zacary Sherman of cielo24 inc.

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Zacary Sherman, Director of Strategy and Business Development at cielo24. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, cielo24 has blended the best of human intelligence with AI technology to create caption, transcription, and intelligence data at scale to make video and audio accessible, searchable, and more engaging. They are […]

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Investor Connect: Ashmeet Sidana of Engineering Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ashmeet Sidana, Founder and Chief Engineer at Engineering Capital. Founded in 2015, Engineering Capital partners with great entrepreneurs driven by technical insights and boldly invest before traditional venture firms are willing. They lead and anchor the seed round in companies with the ambition to shape the future […]

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Investor Connect: Joe Tonnos of Ketch Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joe Tonnos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ketch Ventures. Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ketch Ventures partners with early-stage entrepreneurs and management teams to add value and grow businesses to the next level. Ketch focuses on emerging consumer-facing businesses that have established a foundation, are differentiated, […]

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Investor Connect: Denise Dunlap of Sage Growth Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Denise Dunlap, Founder and Managing Partner at Sage Growth Capital. Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Sage Growth Capital makes revenue-based investments in companies that need growth capital. It is their mission to provide a more flexible funding option to growing companies that do not […]

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Investor Connect: Barbara Clarke of The Impact Seat

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Barbara Clarke, Angel Investor, and Founder and President at The Impact Seat. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, The Impact Seat invests in ideas that solve the world’s biggest problems – focusing on the most innovative, diverse, early-stage startups. Their approach combines advocacy, philanthropy, and investment to build a […]

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Investor Connect: Erwin Jager of Barrows Hotel Enterprises

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Erwin Jager, Chairman, and CEO at Barrows Hotel Enterprises. Headquartered in Dubai, Barrows is a family-owned private company, established in 2008, with a successful track record in property investment, development, and strategic land promotion in the Middle East, Africa, and the USA.  The hotel company focuses on […]

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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: Setting Valuation Q&A

Thank you for joining us today for our TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program. In this program, we help startups prepare for a fundraise.  We provide templates, tools, eGuides, and advice to founders who are working towards raising funding. We’ll kick off the session with a short overview on a fundraising topic, then we’ll answer questions […]

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Investor Connect: James Pringle of Goldsmith Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes James Pringle, Managing Partner at Goldsmith Ventures. Goldsmith Ventures invests in and provides support to early-stage UK companies developing innovative technology across fintech and insurtech. The Goldsmith Ventures Fund I is targeted exclusively at investors who understand the risks of investing in early-stage businesses and can make […]

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Investor Connect: Wesley King of Coherent Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Wesley King, Co-Founder of Coherent Capital. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Coherent Capital is focused on supporting successful late Seed and Series A fundraises ($4m to $20m raises) with a health and wellness technology focus. The company exists to support early-stage entrepreneurs in raising capital and forming […]

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Investor Connect: Adrian Mendoza of Mendoza Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Adrian Mendoza, Founder and General Partner at Mendoza Ventures. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, and founded in 2016, Mendoza Ventures is women-owned and the first LatinX-owned venture fund on the East Coast. They are an early-stage and growth fintech, AI, and cybersecurity venture fund that provides an actively […]

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Investor Connect: AJ Shepard of Uptown Properties

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes AJ Shepard, Co-owner of Uptown Properties. Uptown Properties offers a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. They have an extensive portfolio of single-family homes, townhouses, and condos in the Portland Metro area. They offer to fill vacancies, advertise […]

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Investor Connect: Nick Spiller of Beta Business

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Nick Spiller, Podcast Host and Fundraising Coach at Beta Business. Beta Business is “The essential podcast for first-time entrepreneurs”. Through multiple episodes per week as well as in-person events, Beta Business helps entrepreneurs gain practical tactics and meaningful connections for starting their company.  Nick moved to Texas […]

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Investor Connect: Elizabeth Edwards of H Venture Partners

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Elizabeth Edwards, Managing Partner at H Venture Partners. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and founded in 2017, H Venture Partners is a seed, venture, and early growth equity fund that invests in consumer products and devices. H Venture Partners invests across the US and Canada, focusing primarily in […]

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Investor Connect: David A. Rosen of Acrelic Group

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes David A. Rosen, President and CEO at Acrelic Group. Acrelic Group is a strategic advisory firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional locations in Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, and Tel Aviv. Their principals are experienced business owners, operators, executives, and board directors who are focused on “Helping People […]

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Investor Connect: Brett Brohl of Bread & Butter Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Brett Brohl, Managing Partner at Bread & Butter Ventures. Bread & Butter Ventures is an early-stage VC firm based in Minnesota – the “Bread and Butter State” – investing globally while leveraging the State and region’s unparalleled access to strong corporate connections, commercial opportunities, and industry expertise […]

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Investor Connect: Matteo Scarabelli of L Marks

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Matteo Scarabelli, Director of Insight at L Marks. Headquartered in London, England, and founded in 2014, L Marks is an investment and innovation advisory firm, specialising in applied corporate innovation. Working with some of the worlds’ best-known brands, including, BMW Group, Lloyd’s of London, Arsenal FC, and […]

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Investor Connect: Matt McGraw of Anthropocene Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Matt McGraw, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Anthropocene Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Anthropocene Ventures is a global, early-stage VC firm investing in founders that leverage exponential technologies and hard science to make humanity more resilient.  Matt is a successful leader, CEO, entrepreneur, and investor. He […]

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Investor Connect: Carlos Gutierrez of Simma Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Carlos Gutierrez, Managing Partner at Simma Capital. Headquartered in Bogota, Columbia, and founded in 2019, Simma Capital invests in early and growth-stage companies that are cofounded by outstanding teams, are scalable, have solid unit economics, and are connected with Colombia and the rest of Latin America. Simma […]

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Investor Connect: Fred Walti of The Network for Global Innovation

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Fred Walti, CEO of the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN). The Network for Global Innovation is an international network of entrepreneurial support agents. Its mission is to accelerate the expansion of new sustainable technologies while simultaneously generating significant economic growth in both developed and emerging markets. NGIN […]

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Investor Connect: Giuseppe Liberati of Bridging Value

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Giuseppe Liberati, Executive Director at Bridging Value, Board Member of the Houston Angel Network, and Author of “Next: How to Innovate From Within”. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, and founded in 2012, Bridging Value has successfully helped global startups, business units, and small-to-large global organizations facilitate product, organizational […]

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Investor Connect: Philip Webb of Investors In Community Limited

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Philip Webb, Managing Director at Investors In Community Limited (IIC). Headquartered in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and founded in 2015, Investors In Community Limited is a for-profit company operating a B2B SaaS platform, providing businesses with the measurement and verification tool for all community support and giving. As […]

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Investor Connect: Brian Parks of Bigfoot Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes back Brian Parks, Founder & CEO of Bigfoot Capital. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and founded in 2017, Bigfoot has provided over $30M in non-dilutive capital commitments to growth-stage software companies across the U.S. Their relationships with their portfolio companies tend to last 2 to 3 years and […]

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Investor Connect: Eric Stegemann of TRIBUS Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Eric Stegemann, Managing Partner at TRIBUS Capital. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, TRIBUS Capital provides advisory services and investment in early-stage proptech companies. The fund looks to leverage the network effect of the TRIBUS portfolio which has relationships with nearly 100,000 realtors across the United States and […]

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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: TENFL Setting Your Fundraise Target Q&A

Thank you for joining us today for our TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program. In this program, we help startups prepare for a fundraise.  We provide templates, tools, eGuides, and advice to founders who are working towards raising funding. We’ll kick off the session with a short overview on a fundraising topic, then we’ll answer questions […]

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Investor Connect: David Goldberg of Alpaca VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes David Goldberg, General Partner at Alpaca VC. Headquartered in New York, New York, Alpaca VC is a seed-stage venture capital firm that believes that layering technology over daily life transforms how the real world works so they invest in the people, products, and processes that power commerce […]

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Investor Connect: Allison Piper Kimball of Wave 27 Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Allison Piper Kimball, Managing Partner at Wave 27 Ventures. Allison, MSPH, MBA is also the founder of the Blue Catalyst Group. Angel investing is Allison’s third career, after first working as an environmental and occupational health consultant and then spending almost two decades as an executive in […]

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Investor Connect: Michael Nogen of Overton Venture Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Michael Nogen, Managing Partner at Overton Venture Capital. Overton Venture Capital is a woman-led fund that invests in seed and early-stage, revenue-generating companies whose entrepreneurs break the world’s confines and reimagine it with transformational solutions for next-generation businesses. They partner with ambitious entrepreneurs who are meeting the […]

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Investor Connect: Heeten Doshi of Doshi Capital Management

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Heeten Doshi, Founder and Managing Partner at Doshi Capital Management. Headquartered in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, Doshi Capital Management, LLC (‘DCM’) is a private investment management firm, that was incorporated in 2011. DCM relies on its decades of extensive research in understanding different market cycles and the […]

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Investor Connect: John Zic of EQUIAM

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes John Zic, Partner and Founding Team Member at EQUIAM. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, EQUIAM is a non-traditional, systematic VC firm. They use deeply researched, proprietary, data-driven algorithms to make their investment decisions. EQUIAM focuses on finding great firms and capturing the high returns associated with these […]

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Investor Connect: Sarah Jennings of Beyond Angel Network

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes back Sarah Jennings, Director at Beyond Angel Network and Fund. As a national community for faith-driven investment and entrepreneurship, Beyond provides increased access to faith-aligned capital for founders of faith-based companies as they seek to invest in scalable, for-profit companies. Beyond’s investment thesis is to invest in […]

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Investor Connect: Adam Haber, Angel Investor/Trellus

In this episode, Hall welcomes Adam Haber, angel investor and CEO and Co-Founder of Trellus. Headquartered in Long Beach, New York, Trellus is a team of business owners who created a service to assist small retail and home-based businesses compete with the fast-growing online delivery business. Trellus has created an integrated same-day delivery system that […]

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Investor Connect: John McEvoy of Tribeca Early Stage Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes John McEvoy, Managing Partner at Tribeca Early Stage Partners (ESP). Headquartered in New York, New York, and founded in 2014, Tribeca ESP is an early-stage venture group primarily focused on pre-A and A-stage companies in FinTech. They have brought together a network of entrepreneurs and business leaders with deep domain […]

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Investor Connect: Tom Wisniewski of Newark Venture Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Tom Wisniewski, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Newark Venture Partners. Newark Venture Partners identifies, invests in, and supports the best in class B2B software founders from all over the country as they build innovative solutions for some of today’s most complex business challenges. They lead or participate in Seed rounds […]

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Investor Connect: Kareem Elsirafy of Modus Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kareem Elsirafy, Managing Partner at Modus Capital. Modus Capital is a global venture capital and venture builder firm that combines the operational and financial capital needed to build ideas into scalable and sustainable tech companies. Modus Capital partners with founders, emerging startups, and corporates to transform innovative ideas into venture-backed […]

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Investor Connect: Sam Silvershein of Alpha Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Sam Silvershein, Associate at Alpha Partners. Headquartered in New York, New York, Alpha Partners is a next-generation growth equity firm that focuses on accelerating private technology companies. To these companies and their investors, they offer an option to quickly fill out a growth or expansion stage financing round in a […]

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Investor Connect: Carolyn Lowe, Book Review

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Carolyn Lowe, Founder of ROI Swift, and Author of “Business Growth Do’s and Absolute Don’ts”. What is “Business Growth Do’s and Absolute Don’ts”? Markets fluctuate and trends come and go, but some principles of the business world are here to stay. Founders and leaders need to know—and cannot ignore—the […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Raymond Levitt of Blackhorn Ventures LP

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Raymond Levitt, Operating Partner at Blackhorn Ventures LP. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Blackhorn Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in companies using breakthroughs in engineering and science, coupled with the infrastructure of the information revolution, to redefine resource productivity. They have three funds: an early-stage seed […]

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Investor Connect: Mike Audi of TIKI Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mike Audi, Co-Founder and CEO of TIKI Inc. Tiki was founded by Mike Audi and Brian Gagnon at the beginning of 2020 to address fundamental issues in how user data is stored, consumed, and monetized. With decades of experience building massive-scale data-driven solutions, Tiki began with research into the thousands […]

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Investor Connect: Richard Teideman, Angel Investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes angel investor, Richard Teideman. Richard is the Commercial Director and an investor with a private family office based in the UK. He has owned 7 companies, with one trade sale and one IPO on the London Stock Exchange. He has been personally investing since 2008 and currently has six investments […]

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Investor Connect: Davron Karimov of FunderHunt

In this episode, Hall welcomes Davron Karimov, CEO of FunderHunt. Funderhunt specializes in getting capital to business owners across America who are doing $5,000 and above in monthly revenue. If you take a look at their website, there is no application in order to get a business loan, there is no printing, or faxing, or […]

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Investor Connect: Ross Darwin of Owl Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ross Darwin, Principal at Owl Ventures. Founded in 2014, Owl Ventures is the largest venture capital firm in the world focused on the education technology market with over $1.3 billion in assets under management. The Silicon Valley-based firm was purposely built to partner with and help scale the world’s leading […]

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Investor Connect: Nikita Demidov of the Houston Angel Network

In this episode, Hall welcomes Nikita Demidov, Venture Associate at the Houston Angel Network. The Houston Angel Network (HAN) is the oldest angel network in Texas and the most active angel network in the USA. HAN is also a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the innovation ecosystem in Houston, Texas by supporting founders and startups […]

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Investor Connect: Neil Senturia of Blackbird Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Neil Senturia, CEO at Blackbird Ventures. Blackbird Ventures is a California-based principal investment firm specialized in funding technology and real estate companies. Their mission is to work with high-tech entrepreneurs who are passionate about the relentless pursuit of their dreams. With over 30 years of diverse entrepreneurial endeavors, Neil brings […]

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Investor Connect: Ron Thompson of CAIL

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ron Thompson, CEO of CAIL. Headquartered in Winnetka, Illinois, CAIL successfully enables organizations to leverage the considerable investment in current systems and services with solutions that provide an evolutionary strategy to evolve and improve information services. This approach provides clients with immediate and important advantages with products having extensive flexibility, […]

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Investor Connect: Brad Aelicks of Pyfera Growth Capital Corp.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bradley Aelicks, Co-founder and President at Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. is an investment corp specializing in investing in private technology companies with a near-term objective of accessing the public markets. The Pyfera Capital team is comprised of investors, operators, and proven […]

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Investor Connect: Rohit Gupta of Future Communities Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Rohit Gupta, Managing Director at Future Communities Capital. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Future Communities Capital looks for technology entrepreneurs focused on disrupting legacy industries such as government, healthcare, finance, and real estate. Portfolio companies are tackling problems ranging from smart city infrastructure to disease outbreak management. Rohit has led investments […]

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Investor Connect: Julio Moreno of Santa Cruz Angeles

In this episode, Hall welcomes Julio Moreno, Partner, and Co-Founder of Santa Cruz Angeles (SC Angeles). Santa Cruz Angeles invests in early-stage startups from across Latin America in areas of fintech, logistics, AI, and more. As of now, SC Angeles has close to 40 angel investors as members who pay a monthly membership. SC Angeles […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Neal Vail Angel Investor/Progenerative Medical, Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Neal Vail, angel investor and Chief Technical Officer/Co-founder at Progenerative Medical. Progenerative Medical is a pre-commercialization stage medical device company focused on expanding clinically proven reduced pressure therapy into spinal and orthopedic indications. Their initial clinical application is to significantly improve clinical outcomes and satisfaction in patients undergoing spinal […]

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Investor Connect: Josh Chodniewicz of Fundify

In this episode, Hall welcomes Josh Chodniewicz, Founder and CEO at Fundify.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Fundify is a tech-driven equity crowdfunding marketplace that enables anyone to invest in next-gen startups alongside industry experts. They work closely with experts in a wide variety of industries to review and comment on investment opportunities. Fundify makes it […]

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Investor Connect: Nicolas Colin of The Family

In this episode, Hall welcomes Nicolas Colin, Co-founder and Director at The Family. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in London, The Family nurtures entrepreneurs through education, unfair advantages, and capital. Moving at startup speed, The Family is transforming a portfolio of non-linear companies, special projects, and virtual infrastructures into a connected community of entrepreneurs, operators, […]

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Investor Connect: Darren King of Unbridled Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Darren King, Fund Manager and General Partner at Unbridled Ventures. Unbridled Ventures’ fund consists of accomplished angel investors who provide funding and expertise to help entrepreneurs fulfill their American dream. Darren has spent a lifetime working for and consulting with small businesses in Indiana and Kentucky. The son of a […]

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Investor Connect: David Blackledge – Angel Investor (Grand Canyon University/Davis Miles Law Firm)

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Blackledge, Angel Investor, Professor at Grand Canyon University, and Attorney at Davis Miles Law Firm. David is full-time faculty at Grand Canyon University’s College of Business and 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Fall 2021 will be his seventh year teaching at the school which quickly became a second calling […]

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Investor Connect: Eric Thome of VentureSouth

In this episode, Hall welcomes Eric Thome, Director at VentureSouth. VentureSouth is an early-stage venture firm that provides capital and expertise to Southeastern startups through their angel investment network and funds. Since their inception with the Upstate Carolina Angel Network (UCAN) in 2008, VentureSouth has grown to include more than 350 active investors, making them […]

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Investor Connect: Wes Barton of Third Prime

In this episode, Hall welcomes Wes Barton, Founder and Managing Partner at Third Prime. Headquartered in New York, New York, Third Prime is a venture capital firm focused on identifying and investing in seed-stage companies that are using technology to develop business models with the potential to disintermediate incumbents within the fintech and proptech sectors. […]

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Investor Connect: Neetu Puranikmath, Early-Stage Investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Neetu Puranikmath, Early-Stage Investor. Neetu is an experienced investor, operator, and startup advisor. Neetu worked at Alumni Ventures Group as a pre-seed/seed investor where she focused on Fintech and SaaS. Previously, she was Chief of Staff for a Fintech startup and worked in operations at YouTube, Google, and Facebook. She […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Eric Tait of Vernonville Asset Management LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Eric Tait, Founder and Fund Manager at Vernonville Asset Management (VAM). Vernonville Asset Management is a private investment firm created to provide investors the opportunity to invest in real assets. Their focus is creating and maintaining investor wealth through alternative investment strategies. Returns are generated for their clients by […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Hector Jirau of Jirau Capital Management LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Hector Jirau, Chief Investment Officer at Jirau Capital Management. Headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jirau Capital Management is a scientist-led investment advisory firm at the intersection of breakthrough science providing exposure to the latest advancements in healthcare and innovation. Jirau Capital Management is the first and only investment […]

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Investor Connect: Tim Marx of Baird Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Tim Marx, Venture Partner at Baird Capital.  Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity, and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. They are value creators who identify exceptional opportunities and partner with senior industry executives to build world-class companies. Their in-depth sector knowledge, deep relationships with […]

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Investor Connect: Kenneth Alan Goodwin of Jeanensis Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kenneth Alan Goodwin, General Managing Partner and Founder at Jeanensis Ventures. Headquartered in New York City, New York, Jeanensis is a capital markets advisory and digital asset management firm that focuses primarily on advising multi-nationals and mid-market firms. Jeanensis has developed its expertise and continues to grow its partnership, alliances […]

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Investor Connect: Andrea Belz of the National Science Foundation

In this episode, Hall welcomes Andrea Belz, Division Director at the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”. The NSF is vital because they support […]

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Investor Connect: Krishna Srinivasan of LiveOak Venture Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partner at LiveOak Venture Partners. LiveOak Venture Partners is a venture capital fund based in Austin, Texas. With 20 years of successful venture investing in Texas, the founders of LiveOak have helped create nearly $2 billion of enterprise value. While almost all of LiveOak’s investments begin at […]

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Investor Connect: Kevin A. Kaylakie of SineCera Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin Kaylakie, Founder & CEO at SineCera Capital. Located in Austin, Texas, SineCera Capital is a boutique multi-family office and wealth advisory firm focused on delivering sophisticated investments, independent advice, and trusted relationships to a select group of ultra-high net worth clients. SineCera Capital provides families with access to an […]

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Investor Connect: Ryan Falvey of Financial Venture Studio

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ryan Falvey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Financial Venture Studio. Financial Venture Studio invests in the best early-stage fintech companies and provides the access and insights founders need to build transformational companies. They provide a bespoke program when investing at an early stage, introduce seed-stage portfolio companies to leaders in […]

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Investor Connect: Lucas Caneda of Uniqorn Incubator

In this episode, Hall welcomes Lucas Caneda, Global Team Lead & Director at Uniqorn Incubator. The largest rural incubator-accelerator of its kind in the world, UNIQORN features an eclectic team of seasoned professionals with a proven track record in taking technology startups from inception all the way to exit. UNIQORN’s attractiveness is built around comprehensive […]

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Investor Connect: Lee Shapiro of 7wireVentures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Lee Shapiro, Managing Partner at 7wireVentures. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, 7wireVentures is dedicated to building and investing in early-stage digital health companies supporting an informed connected health consumer. Lee served as Chief Financial Officer of Livongo Health until November 2020. He serves on the boards of Senior Connect, a special […]

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Investor Connect: Gerard van Swieten of LvS Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gerard van Swieten, Managing Partner at LvS Partners. Laursen van Swieten (LvS) specializes in funding and executing the international expansion of innovative growth-stage companies. They are especially active and experienced in Asia/China expansion. They make active expansion investments to establish footholds outside of home markets. LvS works in 3 fast-growing […]

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Investor Connect: Andreea Danila of Global Millennial Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Andreea Danila, Founding General Partner at Global Millennial Capital. Global Millennial Capital was established by Andreea in 2019, backed by the Al Attiyah family office. It is the first female-founded venture capital investor from the Middle East to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) in the investment process. They invest in global […]

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Investor Connect: Pano Anthos of XRC Labs

In this episode, Hall welcomes Pano Anthos, Founder and Managing Director of XRC Labs. XRC Labs is a startup accelerator and venture fund dedicated to fostering the next generation of disruptors in the retail technology and consumer goods sectors.  The NYC-based company launched in 2015 with its founding sponsor, the Parsons School of Design at […]

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Investor Connect: Elisa Miller-Out of Chloe Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner at Chloe Capital. Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Despite recent progress, only 2% of female founders receive venture capital funding, with only 0.2% going to African American founders. Chloe Capital is on a mission to change that […]

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Investor Connect: Kim Banham of Connetic Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kim Banham, Principal at Connetic Ventures. Connetic Ventures is an early-stage VC that uses proprietary data and machine learning to remove bias, increase efficiency, and create transparency. They view themselves as a data company that happens to invest in startups. Venture capital is inefficient, biased, and relies heavily on human […]

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Investor Connect: Riley Oickle of Riley Oickle Investments

In this episode, Hall welcomes Riley Oickle, Owner and CEO of Riley Oickle Investments. Investing in real estate can be a stressful endeavour. Without systems and processes in place, chaos can set in quite quickly and money can be lost. For those of you that are ready to do your first investment deal but are […]

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Investor Connect: Jeffrey H. Bunin of Capital Lending Corp.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jeffrey H. Bunin, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Capital Lending Corp. Founded in 1995, Capital Lending Corp. first offered commercial property loans. Soon after that, the company began to offer residential financing in Northern New Jersey. In 1996, Capital Lending Corp. added business financing to its offerings. One year […]

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Investor Connect: Kevin Rivers of Black Ventures, LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin Rivers, Managing Partner at Black Ventures, LLC. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Black Ventures, LLC (BV) is an emerging private equity firm that buys media companies and real estate assets in wildly inefficient markets. They buy revenue-generating assets in music rights, apps, books, YouTube IPs, and enterprise software. They work […]

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Investor Connect: Daniel Cohen of Viola Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Daniel Cohen, General Partner at Viola Ventures. Viola Ventures is part of Viola, Israel’s leading tech-focused investment group with over $3.5B AUM. Founded in 2000, Viola Ventures empowers early-stage start-ups to become global leaders. The fund manages over $1B and has backed some of Israel’s unicorns such as Payoneer, ironSource, […]

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Investor Connect: Jeff Stewart of GPO Fund

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jeff Stewart, Co-Founder & Managing Director of GPO Fund. The GPO team invests in tech-driven, founder-led, North American companies that can harness Asia-Pacific public capital markets to achieve growth, business expansion, and market leadership. Historically, venture capital succeeded by investing early in companies that later went public to access […]

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Investor Connect: Carl Grant III of Cooley

In this episode, Hall welcomes Carl Grant III, EVP of Global Business Development at Cooley. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Cooley is a law practice where clients partner with them on transformative deals, complex IP, regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.  Carl leads Cooley’s business development team firm-wide, which assists clients […]

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Investor Connect: Jonathan Staenberg of Staenberg Venture Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jonathan Staenberg, Founder and CEO of Staenberg Venture Partners. Staenberg Venture Partners is a Seattle-based venture capital firm focused on the technology industry mostly between San Francisco and Seattle. Early in his career, Jon established several marketing groups at Microsoft. He then joined the senior management team of Virtual i-O, […]

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Investor Connect: Gayatri Sarkar of She-VC and Advaita Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gayatri Sarkar, Founder of She-VC and General Partner at Advaita Capital. She-VC is a media platform that featured $100B+ combined capital of institutional investors championing the diversity, equity, and inclusion for VCs/PE investors. Advaita Capital is a growth activist tech fund focussed on DEI-ESG metrics in venture asset class.  Gayatri […]

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Investor Connect: Gady Nemirovsky of Inspiration Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gady Nemirovsky, Managing General Partner at Inspiration Ventures.  Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Inspiration Ventures is an early-stage investment firm that structures its investments in a way that minimizes risk for their limited partners and benefits founders by better aligning the investors’ interests with the founders. Their interests are completely aligned […]

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