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Investor Connect: Chester J. Jachimiec of Down Hole Water Management

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chester J. Jachimiec, President of Down Hole Water Management. Down Hole Water Management has developed and patented a downhole separation system for disposing of produced water from natural gas wells (the “DGWS” – Downhole Gas/Water Separator) and from oil wells (the “DOWS” – Downhole Oil/Water Separator) in the same wellbore, […]

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Investor Connect: Gary Boomershine of RealEstateInvestor.com

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gary Boomershine, Founder & CEO of RealEstateInvestor.com. RealEstateInvestor.com is a vertical solution provider in the real estate niche, servicing real estate investors, agents, and private lenders. Their flagship service, REIvault.com, provides managed marketing, shared systems, and proven results. They have a proven direct response marketing formula offering both direct mail […]

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Investor Connect: Chris J. Younger of Class VI Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chris J. Younger, Managing Director at Class VI Partners. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Class VI Partners provides investment banking and financial advisory services to middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs in Colorado and across the United States. The principals of Class VI Partners have completed hundreds of middle-market transactions and strategic advisory […]

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Investor Connect: Daniel McCarthy of Theta Equity Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Daniel McCarthy, Co-Founder of Theta Equity Partners and Assistant Professor of Marketing at Emory University. Founded in 2018, Theta Equity Partners is a Seattle, Washington-based valuation services firm. The firm specializes in customer-based corporate valuation that prefers valuing firms by forecasting their current and future customer’s behavior and predicting their […]

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Investor Connect: Charles Sunnucks Author of The Company Valuation Playbook

In this episode, Hall welcomes Charles Sunnucks, investor and author of “The Company Valuation Playbook”. “Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft – great companies perhaps, but are they great investments? While there are a variety of investment styles an investor might apply, investing over any reasonable period ultimately boils down to a simple reality – if you […]

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Investor Connect: David J. Neff of Neon Syndicate

In this episode, Hall welcomes David J. Neff of Neon Syndicate. Neon Syndicate is a privately held real estate and investment company run by Chelle and David J. Neff in Austin, TX, with investments in Veritas Beauty, Peace Love and Betty as well as real estate holdings.  David has 20 years of creating experiences that […]

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Investor Connect: Bruce Wayne Meleski of Neuroception360

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bruce Wayne Meleski, Ph.D., Executive Director at Neuroception360. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Neuroception360 helps individuals achieve their prime brain performance through mind integration. They aim to be the premiere Light, Color, and Vibration (LCV) system for mental well-being. LCV is a broad set of measurable embodied techniques that can create […]

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Investor Connect: Emmie Chang of Hoo Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Emmie Chang, CEO and Founder of Hoo Inc. Hoo.live is a livestream platform intended for interactive content designed like a tv show. They are a new way for performers to interact with their audiences and for audiences to interact with their friends. More importantly, performers can monetize directly on the […]

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Investor Connect: Willie James Mandrell, III of The Mandrell Company

In this episode, Hall welcomes Willie James Mandrell III, Owner & Broker at The Mandrell Company. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, The Mandrell Company is a residential & commercial real estate brokerage firm that prides itself on its knowledgeable agents, friendly personal service, and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the latest market data. They specialize in multi-family homes […]

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Investor Connect: Steven Hoffman of Founders Space

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Steven Hoffman, Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, and author of several award-winning books to include “Surviving a Startup”. 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 […]

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Investor Connect: Arie Brish of cxo360

In this episode, Hall welcomes best-selling author Arie Brish, Founder & CEO of cxo360, and author of “Lay an Egg and Make Chicken Soup”. cxo360™ is a leadership advisory firm with an unparalleled network and numerous measurable success stories. The main purpose of “Lay an Egg and Make Chicken Soup” is to introduce the multifaceted […]

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Investor Connect: Anupama Pansare of Volyx

In this episode, Hall welcomes Anupama Pansare, founder of Volyx Consulting. Located in Sugar Land, Texas, Volyx is a consulting firm focused on digital transformation using cutting-edge technologies from their portfolio of service providers and startups. Their solutions focus on leveraging operations data to optimizing business processes. They help build data models and analytics to […]

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Investor Connect: Lane Kawaoka of SimplePassiveCashflow.com

In this episode, Hall welcomes Lane Kawaoka, real estate investor and creator of SimplePassiveCashflow.com.   Lane’s passion project SimplePassiveCashflow.com, is a Top-50 Investing podcast and free resource for passive real estate investing. Working as a high-paid professional in corporate America and frustrated by the traditional wealth-building dogma, Lane was compelled to inspire and mentor other working […]

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Investor Connect: Art Smith of Digerati Technologies, Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Art Smith, CEO of Digerati Technologies, Inc. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Digerati Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: DTGI) is a provider of cloud services specializing in Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions for the business market. Through its subsidiaries T3 Communications (www.T3com.com) and Nexogy, Inc. (www.nexogy.com), the Company is meeting […]

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Investor Connect: Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital on Central Bank Digital Currencies

In this our 500th episode, Hall welcomes back Christian Kameir, Managing Partner at Sustany Capital. Sustany Capital is a venture capital firm investing in blockchain and decentralized finance solutions.  In this in-depth interview, Christian speaks about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and answers many questions to include the stated objectives, different concepts that are being […]

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Investor Connect: Christopher Ladd of NewRoad Capital Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Christopher Ladd, Partner at NewRoad Capital Partners.  NewRoad Capital Partners, LLC, headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, is an SEC-registered investment firm investing in growth equity and growth buyout opportunities in select U.S. supply chain & logistics and retail & consumer packaged goods sectors in the lower middle market. As experienced entrepreneurs […]

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Investor Connect: Julien Coulon of Crédit Mutuel Innovation

In this episode, Hall welcomes Julien Coulon, Directeur Général at Crédit Mutuel Innovation. Headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, Crédit Mutuel Innovation is the evergreen venture capital entity of Crédit Mutuel Equity (€3.5 billion in capital). They invest €1-20M in life science, digital and deeptech companies from seed to growth stages. Today, the 350 companies in which […]

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Investor Connect: Carolyn A. Jenkins of EPSoft Technologies

In this episode, Hall welcomes Carolyn A. Jenkins, CSO & Head of the Product Division at EPSoft Technologies. EPSoft Technologies is a global software company founded in 2015 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They are the creators behind the EPSoft Intelligent Automation Platform, an end-to-end solution for business process management and intelligent automation. The platform […]

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Investor Connect: Brian Burkinshaw of Clearpat Services, LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brian Burkinshaw, Founder/Owner of Clearpat Services, LLC. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Clearpat Services is a technology commercialization firm specializing in concept research evaluation, patent novelty, clearance, and accelerated searches, drafting, and prosecution of patent applications involving mechanical, medical, and biotech devices, technologies, and processes. Among their specialties is the ability […]

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Investor Connect: Caroline Goodner of OrganiCare

In this episode, Hall welcomes Caroline Goodner, Founder & CEO at OrganiCare. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, OrganiCare’s mission is to create all-natural and organic over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products that are safe, effective, and simply better than the petrochemical-based, drug-laden products used by most consumers today. OrganiCare offers a range of all-natural and organic first aid, […]

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Investor Connect: Stephen Collins of Luca Partners LLC.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Stephen Collins, Founder of Luca Partners LLC. Luca Partners provides strategy, finance, operating, and transactional advisory services to C-level leadership teams at venture and private equity-funded technology businesses. Luca Partners are a team of highly-experienced technology industry professionals who are career operators that understand the challenges facing leadership teams. Their […]

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Investor Connect: Kevin Jacques of Cota Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin Jacques, General Partner at Cota Capital. Cota Capital is a San Francisco-based, SEC-registered, multi-stage investment firm focused on private and public enterprise technology companies. Cota has invested in more than 100 private and public technology companies since inception. Cota’s overall mission is to deliver impactful outcomes through principle-guided investment […]

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Investor Connect: Grace Lee of Health Enovation

In this episode, Hall welcomes Grace Lee, CEO of Health Enovation. Headquartered in New York, New York, Health Enovation provides Incubator and investor funding for health tech, wellness, and patient data analytics. They help startup entrepreneurs design the business and build engaging technology to aggregate and facilitate health data management. Health Enovation aims to help […]

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Investor Connect: Brett P. Swarts of Capital Gains Tax Solutions

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brett P. Swarts, Founder & CEO of Capital Gains Tax Solutions and host of the Capital Gains Tax Solutions podcast.  Headquartered in Folsom, California, Capital Gains Tax Solutions provide one-to-one business owner & investor guidance throughout your entire deferred sales trust process, from selling to reinvesting. They will help you […]

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Investor Connect: Patrick Ryan of Aardvark Research/PSR Lawfirm, LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Patrick Ryan, Founder of Aardvark Research/PSR Lawfirm, LLC. Patrick is the founder of Aardvark Research for angel investing. His day job is at Tik Tok, where he leads the team of Technical Program Managers for global network security. Before TikTok, Patrick was a Strategy and Operations Principal at Google for […]

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Investor Connect: Stuart Titus of Medical Marijuana, Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Stuart Titus, Chief Executive Officer and President at Medical Marijuana, Inc. Headquartered in Poway, California, Medical Marijuana, Inc. is a cannabis product research and development company. The Company offers various CBD oils and related products such as CBD tinctures, concentrates, beauty products and pet supplements. Medical Marijuana distributes its […]

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Investor Connect: Cam Houser of Actionworks

In this episode, Hall welcomes Cam Houser, Founder of Actionworks. Located in Austin, Texas, Actionworks mixes humans (from companies, universities, and governments) with algorithms trained on interesting topics (from business books to psychology textbooks to everything Paul Graham ever wrote) to create a process that helps organizations innovate.  For over a decade, Cam has used […]

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Investor Connect: Juan Alonso-Villalobos of Startup Wiseguys

In this episode, Hall welcomes Juan Alonso-Villalobos, Fintech Program Director at Startup Wiseguys. Headquartered in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Startup Wiseguys is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early-stage B2B SaaS, Fintech, Cyber, and Sustainability startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space, and most importantly – world-class mentors. The intensive 5-month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing […]

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Investor Connect: Ben Mackay of Evolve Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ben Mackay, Principal at Evolve Capital. Based in Dallas, Texas, Evolve Capital is a private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged recapitalizations of entrepreneurial businesses. They provide entrepreneurs with liquidity upfront and also upon exit through their retained equity stake. In between, they provide professional management and a strong partnership, […]

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Investor Connect: Mike Smerklo reviews his new book, “Mr. Monkey and Me”

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Mike Smerklo, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures and author of “Mr. Monkey and Me”. “In Mr. Monkey and Me, Smerklo draws on his broad range of experiences and mistakes as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Using lessons he learned from renowned entrepreneurs, he developed the SHAPE […]

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Investor Connect: Martin Saenz of Bequest Funds

In this episode, Hall welcomes Martin Saenz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Bequest Funds. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Bequest Funds operates multiple residential mortgage funds designed to provide consistent income for qualified investors. The fund purchases and owns a diversified portfolio of income-producing mortgages. They purchase performing mortgages at a significant discount which produces above-market […]

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Investor Connect: Tom Wallace of Florida Funders

In this episode, Hall welcomes Tom Wallace, Managing Partner at Florida Funders. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Florida Funders is a hybrid between a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that discovers, funds and builds early-stage technology companies in Florida. They exist to evolve Florida from the Sunshine State to the Startup State by […]

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Investor Connect: Rick Grinnell of Glasswing Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Rick Grinnell, Founder and Managing Partner at Glasswing Ventures. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Glasswing Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the next generation of AI and frontier technology startups that are enabling the rise of the intelligent enterprise. They are laser-focused on funding exceptional entrepreneurs who are […]

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Investor Connect: Akhilesh Pathipati of MVM Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Akhilesh Pathipati, Partner at MVM Partners. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, MVM Partners has been a life science investment fund for more than 20 years and invests broadly across the healthcare sector, including medical technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, life science tools, and digital health. MVM has a global perspective on healthcare […]

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Investor Connect: Annette Finsterbusch of EnPower, Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Annette Finsterbusch, President & CEO of EnPower, Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, EnPower is focused on developing scalable, engineering-based innovations that unlock the full potential of lithium-ion, high energy density cells with their patented electrode architectures deliver 3X faster charging, 70% more power, and longer service life than today’s best […]

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Investor Connect: Alex Suarez of Door Capital Partners/Suarez Law Group

In this episode, Hall welcomes Alex Suarez, Co-founder and Chief Legal Officer at Door Capital Partners, LLC and Managing Partner at Suarez Law Group.  Door Capital Partners is a private equity firm investing in hospitality assets to increase its revenue and value through efficient management and a passionate vocation to service to their guests. Suarez […]

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Investor Connect: Krista Morgan of Stage

In this episode, Hall welcomes Krista Morgan, General Partner at Stage and founding partner of the Stage Fund. With its headquarters in Denver, Colorado, Stage makes control-based investments in businesses that have proven market traction but need a new approach and capital partner to get to the next level. Stage is a turnaround venture fund […]

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Investor Connect: Abby Levy of Primetime Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Abby Levy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Primetime Partners. With its headquarters in New York, NY, Primetime Partners are an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in, and builds from the ground up, companies that can transform the quality of living for older adults. They support the founders and organizations […]

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Investor Connect: Jake Ryan of TRADECRAFT Capital, Book Review

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jake Ryan, founder and CIO of TRADECRAFT Capital and author of “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy”. “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy is an indispensable handbook showing new and experienced investors how established financial strategies like valuation and asset allocation apply to these new […]

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Investor Connect: Ashu Garg of Foundation Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ashu Garg, General Partner at Foundation Capital. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Foundation Capital was founded in 1995. As an early-stage venture capital firm, they have lived through the emergence of the World Wide Web, the IT war of the 90s, the dot-com bubble, Web 2.0, the mobile revolution, the […]

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Investor Connect: Kiyan Zandiyeh of Sturgeon Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kiyan Zandiyeh, CIO at Sturgeon Capital. Headquartered in London, England, Sturgeon Capital is a leading frontier markets investment boutique. Since the establishment of Fund 1 in 2016, they have made nine investments. Sturgeon Capital focuses on technology-enabled businesses that offer a product or service which solves an unserved, acute pain […]

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Investor Connect: Archie Cheishvili of GenesisAI

In this episode, Hall welcomes Archie Cheishvili, CEO of GenesisAI. With its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, GenesisAI is a Machine Learning protocol. On top of this protocol, they are building a marketplace for AI products and services – Amazon for AI. The marketplace connects companies in need of AI services, data, and models with companies […]

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Investor Connect: Adam Smith of Big Sky Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes R. Adam Smith, Founder & CEO of Big Sky Partners. Headquartered in New York City, New York, Big Sky Partners collaborates with companies and their brands to develop, grow, and maximize their potential. Through expert advice and extensive networks, Big Sky Partners helps clients to build brands and businesses that […]

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Investor Connect: Alpesh Patel, Global Entrepreneur Program, Department for International Trade (UK)

In this episode, Hall welcomes Alpesh Patel, part of the Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) at the Department for International Trade in the UK. The UK Government’s Department for International Trade has under it the Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP). In it, Dealmakers are business people who make deals with overseas outstanding tech scale-up companies to land […]

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Investor Connect: Ford Smith of Ultranative

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Ford Smith, Founder & CEO of Ultranative. Ultranative is the ultra level of alternative medicine. Ultranative is a cannabis investment firm with over 5 years of industry-specific experience. They are a venture studio focused on transformative healthcare and empower healers and entrepreneurs to innovate, disrupt, and scale in their […]

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Investor Connect: Harold Lavender of ABQid@CNM Ingenuity

In this episode, Hall welcomes Harold Lavender, Director of Finance & Business Development at ABQid@CNM Ingenuity. ABQid, powered by CNM Ingenuity, is devoted to helping high-growth startups access the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to prosper. ABQid is a curriculum-based, investor-funded accelerator program focused on investor ROI and creating great scalable companies. Their efforts […]

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Investor Connect: Ben Marans of Decko

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ben Marans, Partner at DECKO.  DECKO designs your presentation (s) to ensure investors and/or customers see the most important information upfront and remain engaged. DECKO works with you to tell your company’s story + make your metrics shine to investors and/or customers, captivating them quickly and leaving them excited to […]

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Investor Connect: Anne Glover of Amadeus Capital Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Anne Glover, Chief Executive and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners. Amadeus Capital Partners is a global technology investor. Since 1997, the firm has backed more than 130 companies and raised over $1bn for investment. They invest in consumer services, financial technology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, medical technology, digital health, and digital […]

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Investor Connect: Bob Morse of Strattam Capital

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Bob Morse, Founding Managing Partner at Strattam Capital. Strattam Capital invests in founder-led independent B2B software and technology companies outside of Silicon Valley. They believe in aligning with founders and CEOs before signing, via their 5-Point Plan process to allow execution with purpose, excitement, and efficiency. Headquartered […]

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Investor Connect: Bryan Hancock of RealStarter

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bryan Hancock, Founder of RealStarter. Founded in 2014, RealStarter is a real estate crowdfunding platform focused on Texas-based projects, but open to investors all over the U.S.  Bryan has participated in real estate ventures for over 14 years, including 7 years as a developer of over 50 Austin urban infill […]

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Investor Connect: John B. Strong, angel investor

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes John B. Strong, an Albuquerque angel investor.   John B. Strong is known throughout the technology industry as a passionate leader, entrepreneur, and innovator and admired for his exacting tactical execution to get startup companies up and running. He’s currently the Chief Executive Officer at Adaptive Medias, Inc., […]

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Investor Connect: Matthew Le Merle, co-author, “The Intelligent Investor: Silicon Valley”

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Matthew Le Merle, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital to discuss early-stage investing and “The Intelligent Investor: Silicon Valley”,  a book Matthew and his wife Alison Davis have just authored. Matthew is a manager of Blockchain Coinvestors, the world’s leading blockchain venture fund of funds […]

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Investor Connect: Bernard Vogel of Endeavour Vision

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bernard Vogel, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Endeavour Vision. Endeavour Vision is a leading private equity firm exclusively investing in medical technology. This singular focus requires deep sector knowledge and experience, so their team is made up of industry veterans and investment professionals who are experts in the medtech sector. […]

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Investor Connect: Larry Uhl of Pasadena Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Larry Uhl, a Vice Chairman of the Pasadena Angels. The Pasadena Angels were founded in 2000 and are one of the longest-running angel investing groups in Southern California. Their mission is to create a unique investment community of successful business and professional leaders helping to identify promising start-up ventures and […]

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Investor Connect: Trey Addison of Nascent Group Holdings

In this episode, Hall welcomes Trey Addison, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Nascent Group Holdings (NGH).  Nascent Group Holdings is a Columbus, Ohio-based, hybrid, private equity and venture capital firm that invests in the Midwest’s most promising game-changers. Since 2016, NGH has operated with a vision to help people and create opportunities in the energy, […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Maria T. Millan of CIRM

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Maria T. Millan, President and CEO of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM is California’s stem cell agency. Its mission is to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs by funding promising research in California. California’s Stem Cell Agency was created in 2004 when […]

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Investor Connect: Sarah Jennings of Beyond Angels Network Yellow Jacket Fund

In this episode, Hall welcomes Sarah Jennings, Assistant Director of The Cedarville Beyond Angel Network and Yellow Jacket Fund I. The Cedarville Beyond Angel Network and Fund provides early-stage capital to strong entrepreneurial teams with developed products or services and early customer traction. The investment thesis of the Network and Fund is to invest in […]

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Investor Connect: Edward Dugger III of Reinventure Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Edward Dugger III, Founding Partner and President of Reinventure Capital. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Reinventure Capital is a high-impact, high-return venture practice proven to deliver nonconcessionary financial returns along with intentional, measurable, and meaningful racial/social justice impact. Reinventure Capital consists of a diverse team who invests in U.S.-based companies led […]

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Investor Connect: Joy Schoffler of Ascendant Industries

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Joy Schoffler, Partner at Ascendant Industries. Ascendant Industries is a New York-based investment management company that focuses on opportunities where they can support senior management to drive rapid growth and profit improvement through capital infusion, technology, innovation, and organizational expertise. They invest across a number of key verticals, including […]

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Investor Connect – Albert Meyer of Bastiat Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Albert Meyer, Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Bastiat Capital. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, and established in 2006, Bastiat Capital is an asset management firm directing a concentrated and conservative large-cap equity portfolio. They apply unparalleled forensic accounting expertise, human insight and rich company-specific research as they seek to outperform […]

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Investor Connect – Doug Smith of Hawthorne Funds

In this episode, Hall welcomes Doug Smith, CEO and Lead Investor at Hawthorne Funds. Hawthorne Funds is a Houston-based private equity firm that couples Doug Smith’s funds with those of other investors to purchase, subdivide and sell large rural tracts of land in Texas. Their unique approach to adding value during the holding and disposition […]

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Investor Connect – Greg Thomas of 375 Park Associates

In this episode, Hall welcomes Greg Thomas, Managing Director of 375 Park Associates. Headquartered in New York with affiliates in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., 375 Park Associates is a strategic growth advisory firm which helps private equity firms overcome challenges in their portfolio. Their partners and associates have closed transactions in the U.S. and […]

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Investor Connect – Ellen Weber of Robin Hood Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ellen Weber, Executive Director at Robin Hood Ventures. Robin Hood Ventures is a group of angel investors, focused on early-stage, high-growth companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. They help entrepreneurs build great companies, providing capital, mentoring, expertise, and connections, to help companies reach their potential. Robin Hood generally invests $250k […]

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Investor Connect – Shawn Singh of VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Shawn Singh, Chief Executive Officer & Director at VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. Located in South San Francisco, California, known as the “Birthplace of Biotech”, VistaGen Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new-generation medications for anxiety, depression, and other central nervous system, or “CNS,” diseases and disorders where current treatments are […]

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Investor Connect – Shawn Flynn of TechCode Accelerator U.S. & The Silicon Valley Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Shawn Flynn, Head of Incubation and Managing Director of Business Development at TechCode Accelerator – U.S. Shawn is also the host of The Silicon Valley Podcast. Located in Sunnyvale, California, TechCode Accelerator – U.S. is a global innovation service operator focusing on helping technology startups scale up, and integrating […]

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Investor Connect – Amit Mehta of Builders VC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Amit Mehta, Partner at Builders VC. With headquarters in both the U.S.A. and Canada, Builders VC believes it takes more than great technology to fix an antiquated industry. To truly make lasting and impactful change, Builders VC backs entrepreneurs who combine courage, technical acumen, and operational expertise. Builders VC […]

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Investor Connect – Nathan Beckord of Foundersuite

In this episode, Hall welcomes Nathan Beckord, Founder & CEO of Foundersuite. Foundersuite is a collection of tools, wizards, and templates that help startup founders execute more efficiently and effectively. Their goal is to streamline corporate housekeeping, finance, hiring, planning, and investor tasks so persons can focus more on product, sales, and team activities. Their […]

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Investor Connect – Ziad Moukheiber of Boston Harbor Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ziad Moukheiber, President & CEO of Boston Harbor Angels. Founded around 2005, Boston Harbor Angels, like a lighthouse, helps entrepreneurs navigate and grow their startup businesses through the treacherous waters of an increasingly competitive environment in our global economy. Boston Harbor Angels is a group of proven business leaders interested […]

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Investor Connect – Chris Willis and Will Garner of Latitude Consultancy Ltd.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chris Willis, Managing Director, Government Advisory & Programme Delivery, and Will Garner, U.S. Immigration Lawyer and Strategic Partner at Latitude Consultancy Limited. Latitude’s team of specialists offers leading insight and expertise to investors who are prepared to make an important economic contribution to gain residency or citizenship privileges in a […]

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Investor Connect – Dick Blanc of Beyond Angel Network and Fund at Cedarville University

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dick Blanc, Chairman of Beyond Angel Network and Fund and Executive Director of the Beyond Entrepreneurial Accelerator at Cedarville University. Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is forming a Cedarville University Angel Network, comprised of alumni and friends of the University. The Cedarville Angel Network is an investor network providing […]

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Investor Connect – David Weaver of City Side Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Weaver, Partner & Chief Investment Officer at City Side Ventures. With its headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan, City Side Ventures is a venture group that manages various venture funds and represents investor syndications across the U.S. Their group is committed to being a catalyst in growing the startup ecosystem in […]

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Investor Connect – Jake Moilanen of Seraph Group

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jake Moilanen, Austin General Partner at Seraph Group. Located in Austin, Texas, Seraph Group brings together successful individuals who share a passion for investing in technology startups. Opportunists join Seraph for a managed and curated portfolio of 20+ companies, for the ability to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis, and […]

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Investor Connect – Mark Peter Davis of Interplay

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Mark Peter Davis, Founder and Managing Partner of Interplay.  Interplay co-founds, incubates and invests in companies. The firm is sector, geo and stage agnostic focusing on disrupting industries through the use of technology and design. Interplay is located in New York City with offices across the U.S., the Philippines […]

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Investor Connect – Graham Forman of Edovate Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Graham Forman, Managing Director and Founder of Edovate Capital. Edovate Capital is a seed and early-stage venture capital company investing in early-stage companies that are innovating in K12 education. They look for outstanding people to partner with for the long term, who have products or services that will transform […]

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Investor Connect – Eric Bielke of GE Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Eric Bielke, Investment Director at GE Ventures. GE Ventures is committed to identifying, scaling and accelerating ideas that will make the world work better. Focused on the areas of software and analytics, advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare, GE Ventures helps entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed by providing access to GE’s […]

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Investor Connect – Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Christian Kameir, Managing Partner at Sustany Capital. Sustany Capital is a blockchain venture fund headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Aside from investing in blockchain-related projects, the firm lends its expertise to existing companies interested in ‘security token offerings’​. Christian has been a technology investor for the past 20+ years. […]

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Investor Connect – Deepak Gupta of Blue Bear Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Deepak Gupta, Managing Partner at Blue Bear Ventures. Blue Bear Ventures (BBV) engages founders working on the frontiers of science and technology with the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges we face in the world today. Their founders are scientists and engineers from the top research institutions […]

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Investor Connect – Jens Lapinski of Angel Invest Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jens Lapinski, angel investor and Co-Founder of Angel Invest Ventures. Based in Berlin, Germany, Angel Invest Ventures is one of Europe’s most active angel investors, making 10-20 investments per year. Their initial check size is €50k, and they can make follow-on investments in later rounds. Angel Invest Ventures has made […]

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Investor Connect – Joel Brightfield of SixThirty Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Joel Brightfield, Principal at SixThirty Ventures. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, SixThirty Ventures is a venture fund that invests in early-stage enterprise technology companies from around the world building FinTech, InsurTech, and Cybersecurity solutions, and connects them with corporate incumbents through its Go-To-Market Program. SixThirty has built a deep and […]

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Investor Connect – Minnie Ingersoll of TenOneTen Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Minnie Ingersoll, Partner at TenOneTen Ventures. Located in the Greater Los Angeles Area, TenOneTen Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm. They invest in entrepreneurs that apply data and technology to disrupt existing industries, or create new categories entirely. Prior to joining TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of […]

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Investor Connect – Chelsea Burns of Escaladora Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chelsea Burns, angel investor, Founder of Escaladora Ventures, a member of Pipeline Angels, and an avid rock climber. Chelsea was left with an inheritance following the passing of her father. She decided to use her wealth to become a sustainable angel investor, investing in impactful early-stage companies. She is currently […]

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Investor Connect – Heidi Ellenberger Jones of ModernJones

In this episode, Hall welcomes Heidi Ellenberger Jones, Founder and Principal Broker of ModernJones. Located in North Arlington, Virginia, and established in 2018, ModernJones breaks boundaries to offer clients a partnership that goes well beyond a traditional realtor relationship. Instead, ModernJones stays by your side when navigating all the ups and downs, what-ifs, and whirlwinds […]

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Investor Connect – Drew Tulchin of UpSpring

In this episode, Hall welcomes Drew Tulchin, founder of UpSpring. Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, UpSpring, previously Social Enterprise Associates, is a boutique management-consulting firm supporting the design, growth, and measurement of values based, market leveraging, and sustainable ventures across New Mexico, throughout the U.S. and around the world. UpSpring was formed by a […]

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Investor Connect – Hershel Mehta of Mehta Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Hershel Mehta, Head of US Investments at Mehta Ventures. With offices in Mumbai, India, and La Habra, California, Mehta Ventures is an independent, privately-owned boutique family office that invests in early-stage startups. Mehta Ventures has a first-cheque investing capacity for founders with relevant industry backgrounds. They also provide comprehensive startup, […]

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Investor Connect – Angela Lee of 37 Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels.  Founded in 2012, 37 Angels activates the untapped capital and experience women can bring by investing in female and male-led startups. The fund’s mission is to close the gender gap in startup investing. Although they are sector-agnostic, they invest a lot in health-tech, logistics-tech, […]

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Investor Connect – Mary Long-Irwin of Northern Ontario Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mary Long-Irwin, Executive Director of Northern Ontario Angels (NOA). Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and created in 2005, Northern Ontario Angels is an organization that matches entrepreneurs with investors across Northern Ontario. The creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take Northern Ontario businesses to the […]

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Investor Connect – Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chenoa Farnsworth, Co-founder and Managing Director of Hawaii Angels. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and established in 2002, ​​Hawaii Angels provides a forum for members to review investment presentations and share opinions about those opportunities. The forum also allows for networking with professionals of various backgrounds, and exploring new opportunities in […]

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Investor Connect – Denis Coleman of Life Science Angels

In this episode, Hall welcomes Denis Coleman of Life Science Angels. Located in Palo Alto, California, Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation with 130-150 accredited investor members, 12-18 highly qualified Fellows, and 12-15 Sponsor organizations. They take no carry or management fees on investments and they do not charge companies any fees. They have […]

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Investor Connect – Grace Belangia of theClubhou.se

In this episode, Hall welcomes Grace Belangia, Executive Director and Founding Member of theClubhou.se.  theClubhou.se is a co-working and collaboration space in the heart of downtown Augusta, Georgia. Today, theClubhou.se is a co-working space, a makerspace, a code school, a startup accelerator, a prototyping lab, a mentorship network, an organizer of events, and a think […]

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Investor Connect – Olusegun Okubanjo of Obsidian Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Olusegun Okubanjo, Managing Partner of Obsidian Capital. Based in London, Obsidian Capital is a boutique investment banking firm that arranges infrastructure-oriented, transaction-based funding for mid-sized clients in West Central and East Africa. They are excited about Emerging Africa’s economic potential and are committed to supporting private-sector led growth on the […]

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Investor Connect – Tarek Assaad of Algebra Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Tarek Assaad, Managing Partner of Algebra Ventures. Algebra Ventures is Egypt’s leading technology VC firm. Based in Cairo, the company is a $50-million venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology companies in Egypt and the MENA region. Its LPs include Cisco, the European Commission, EAEF, EBRD, IFC, and private […]

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Investor Connect – Eyal Lifschitz of Peregrine Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Eyal Lifschitz, Co-Founder & General Managing Partner at Peregrine Ventures. Peregrine Ventures is Israel’s leading venture capital fund and they invest in promising early-stage high-tech companies with a strong emphasis on Life Sciences, Digital Health and Information Technology. Eyal has been an entrepreneur since the ’90s and prior to founding […]

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Investor Connect – Mireya Manigault of Foundation LLC and WeDemption

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mireya Manigault founder and CEO of Foundation LLC, founder at WeDemption, and an angel investor at 37 Angels. Located in Chicago, Foundation, LLC provides end-to-end support for targeted business needs in corporate culture, behavioral risk management and executive team coaching. WeDemption is its own ecosystem and has all your angel […]

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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, and seminars. Steve is an […]

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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 of engaged male and female […]

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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 investment. Vendorful saves time and […]

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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 distributed solutions.  Vic has over […]

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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: frontier health organizations, marketplaces and […]

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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 over 70 early-stage companies throughout […]

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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 experience across a wide array […]

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