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Investor Connect: Mike Vandenbos of KingsCrowd

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin chats with Mike VandenBos, VP of Business Development at KingsCrowd. KingsCrowd empowers everyone to invest in startups confidently through research, ratings, data analytics, founder interviews, and financial products. Mike shares his journey from discovering startups through Michael Lewis’s book “The New New Thing” to diving into […]

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Investor Connect: Charles Albanese of Keiretsu Forum NYC Chapter

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin chats with Charles Albanese, a financial expert with over 30 years of experience across major corporations and startups. Charles shares his journey from AT&T Wireless to his current role at Keiretsu Forum, highlighting key fundraising strategies. He discusses the importance of thorough planning, understanding investor needs, […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 24

In this episode of Investor Connect, host Hall T. Martin sits down with Doug Willmore, Chief Executive Officer, and Cathy Key, President and Chief Business Development Officer of WorldTree. Join the conversation to explore the fascinating journey of a company that started small and now manages 300 tree farms across multiple countries. With a focus […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 23

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin discusses the essentials of raising funding with a guest who has transitioned from consulting to entrepreneurship. Hall underscores the importance of planning the investor’s exit strategy from the beginning, which can involve sales, revenue sharing, or customer prepayments. This approach helps structure an effective funding strategy […]

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Investor Connect: Gary Forni of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN)

Welcome to this episode of Investor Connect, hosted by Hall T. Martin, featuring Gary Forni, the Chairman of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). With a distinguished career in technology and venture capital, Gary has been pivotal in starting, mentoring, and investing in startups, particularly in Central Texas. He emphasizes innovation and disruptive technology in […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 20

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin engages with Marie Wise, Chief Innovation and Partner of WiGL, to explore the company’s journey in wireless power and their shift towards saltwater-generated power batteries. Marie discusses the challenges faced in raising over $11 million in four years without launching a product and shares insights into […]

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Modern Data Stack

Modern Data Stack The modern data stack is the term for the tools used by tech companies to analyze and integrate data. It’s cloud-based which alleviates many of the challenges in analyzing data with legacy systems. Here are the components of the modern data stack: Data sources — this includes databases, company products that produce […]

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Investor Connect: Kirk Otis of Keiretsu Forum – North Texas

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kirk Otis, President of Keiretsu Forum – North Texas. Located in Plano, Texas, Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community that brings together accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors.   Kirk Otis, with over 40 years of business development and investment experience, oversees the […]

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Investor Connect: Barry Etra of Keiretsu Forum

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Barry Etra, President of Keiretsu Forum, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate institutional investors. With over 2,000 accredited angel investor members dispersed throughout 53 Chapter cities on 4 continents, Keiretsu Forum […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 19

In this week’s episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin engages in a discussion with a startup representative from Indochina. The entrepreneur expresses their funding aspirations, aiming to secure between $500,000 to $1.5 million, with a deadline set for securing a lead investor by March.   They highlight the importance of conducting thorough due diligence […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 18

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin discusses the challenges of fundraising with guest Scott. Scott shares his struggles in closing deals for his startup, highlighting the common issues of finding a lead investor and facing shifting goalposts from potential investors. He explores the difficulties of meeting investor expectations regarding product development and […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 17

How to Raise Funding 17   In this episode, host Hall T. Martin engages with Sherry, a seasoned professional supporting startup fundraising efforts in Austin, Texas. Sherry shares her background working with Elemental Accelerator and Green Biz, shedding light on the startup scene in Hawaii. The discussion touches on the challenges and opportunities in smaller […]

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Investor Connect: Malkiat Judge of Roots Funding Inc.

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Malkiat Judge, CEO and Founder of Roots Funding Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Malkiat Judge leads Roots Funding Inc with over 20 years of experience in the financial and technology industry. His team at Roots Funding offers financial services at RBC Wealth Management, utilizing cutting-edge […]

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Investor Connect: Gale Wilkinson of VITALIZE VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gale Wilkinson, Managing Partner at VITALIZE Venture Capital located in Chicago, IL. VITALIZE is an early-stage VC firm founded in 2018 by Gale Wilkinson. Fund 1, with a total capital of $16.3M, is fully deployed with 26 portfolio companies, including notable names like The Mom Project, Elevate […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 16

In this episode, Hall T. Martin engages with Cheryl from Torgan to explore effective fundraising strategies for startups. Torgan, part of the Keiretsu program, specializes in investor relations and introductions, with a focus on the life sciences sector. Cheryl sheds light on Torgan’s unique approach to fundraising, emphasizing the increasing interest in the biotech and […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 15

In this episode of Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding, Hall T. Martin explores the mission of Juggle Apps with founder John, tackling the pressing issue of social isolation. Juggle Apps aims to combat this challenge by fostering connections in a world influenced by social media and the effects of COVID-19. John discusses the bootstrap […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 14

In this Investor Connect episode, Hall T. Martin explores a medical device startup’s journey with Marcus, a visionary founder. Marcus, a medical school graduate, envisions a handheld device for diagnosing eye conditions, aiming to enhance at-home healthcare. The company, having validated demand, plans to kickstart production through a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign after a successful WeFunder […]

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Investor Connect: Ronan O’Hagan of Bectas Therapeutics Inc.

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin welcomes Ronan O’Hagan, President & CEO of Bectas Therapeutics Inc., a groundbreaking biotech company focused on revolutionizing precision oncology. Based in [City, State/Country], Bectas Therapeutics is committed to developing cancer therapies that target over 400,000 patients annually who do not benefit from the existing standard-of-care treatments. […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 13

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall T. Martin engages in a lively discussion with a seasoned entrepreneur in the tech industry. We discuss the groundbreaking opportunity for a product: a system interpreting brain responses for diagnostic testing, initially designed for ALS patients. We share the challenges and triumphs in securing funding as the guest […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 12

Welcome to Investor Connect! I’m Hall T. Martin, and today we dive into the world of fundraising with a candid conversation between a startup founder and me. At Ten Capital, our expertise lies in investor relations, particularly in the thriving life sciences sector. Learn about our strategic approach, crafting impactful pitch materials, and targeted distribution […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 11

Welcome back to Investor Connect, and happy 2024! I’m Hall T. Martin, your host, and today we have two insightful segments lined up, exploring the practicalities and challenges startups encounter when seeking funds for their ventures. In the first part, we explore the dynamic startup scene in India. Our guest shares his mission to revolutionize […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 10

What it takes to turn a travel startup from zero income to a staggering $100,000 in just one year? In this episode of How to Raise Funding, Hall T. Martin, the host of Investor Connect, engages in a detailed discussion with a travel startup founder. They discuss the origin of the travel venture, the struggles […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 09

In this episode, we dive into the world of fundraising, exploring different strategies for securing funds. We also talk about Ten Capital, a specialized firm in investor relations, and introductions, with a notable track record in life science and tech investments. We unravel the nuances of 10 Capital’s flat fee structure and extensive investor network, […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 08

Curious about the startup hustle?  Embark on a journey through the intricacies of startup funding and business strategy in the latest episode featuring Hall T. Martin. In this insightful dialogue with a seasoned guest, we unravel the challenges and triumphs of the startup ecosystem, ranging from crowdfunding endeavors to the profound impact of AI on […]

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Investor Connect: Joy Schoffler of Distinctive Edge Partners

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joy Schoffler, Founder and Principal at Distinctive Edge Partners. Located in Austin, Texas, United States. Distinctive Edge Partners is a full-service communications, marketing, and events management firm serving clients across the aerospace and defense industry. They specialize in pairing deep aerospace and defense expertise with creative and […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 07

How to turn a startup idea into a multi-million dollar investment? Welcome to another episode of Investor Connect – How to Raise Funding Series, with Hall T. Martin. In this episode, we venture into the world of genuine connections, funding strategies, and the transformative power of AI in healthcare. If you’re a startup enthusiast or […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 06

Welcome to another episode of Investor Connect: How to raise funding series, with Hall T. Martin. In this in-depth conversation, a tech startup founder details their journey from an idea to a flourishing business. They share their experience of raising capital, tackling market research, overcoming challenges, and reaching a revenue of close to $200K. Along […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 05

What if starting a business was as easy as a few taps on your phone? In this episode of Investor Connect, How to Raise Funding, Hall T. Martin engages in a dynamic conversation with Salem Njejimana, the visionary behind TranQuility Inc. – an app reshaping the way millennials and Gen Zers launch businesses. They dive […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 04

How to forge genuine connections with angel investors and family offices? How can AI integration revolutionize healthcare? If you are interested in these questions this episode is for you! Welcome to another episode of Investor Connect – How to Raise Funding Series, with Hall T. Martin. In this episode, we discuss effective strategies to build […]

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Investor Connect: Jean Anne Booth of UnaliWear

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jean Anne Booth, CEO of UnaliWear, headquartered in Austin, TX, USA.  Jean Anne Booth, a serial entrepreneur, brings over 30 years of high-tech experience and has raised over $100M in venture capital for her startups. UnaliWear’s Kanega watch, the only 24/7 medical alert with fall detection, features […]

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Investor Connect: Ivan Maltsev of 3x Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ivan Maltsev, General Partner at 3x Capital. 3x Capital is an investment and advisory firm focused on seed-stage web3 startups. Visit 3x Capital at www.3xcapital.fund. Holding an MS in Business Law and being a PhD candidate in International Economy, Ivan transitioned into crypto investments in 2016, focusing primarily […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 03

When it comes to fundraising, do you think it’s better to aim for a big round or break it down into smaller tranches? Have you experienced the power of in-person interactions in the business world? Stick around to find out which strategy might work best for your startup. Welcome back to another episode of Investor […]

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Investor Connect: Jim Bowen of Fogo de Chao Canada

Are you curious about the future of high-end dining? You’re in for a treat! In this episode of Investor Connect, we’re joined by Jim Bowen, the visionary Chief Development Officer at Debut Development Group. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Debut Development Group is a developer, owner, operator, and consultant for high-end hotels, resorts, restaurants, and entertainment […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 02

Welcome to another episode of Investor Connect with Hall T. Martin. This marks the second episode of our new segment, “How to Raise Funding,” where we delve into real-life examples and insights from individuals seeking the most effective strategies and approaches for success in the world of finance. In today’s episode, we talk about Ten […]

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Investor Connect: How to Raise Funding 01

Embarking on the funding journey for your startup can be a formidable task, filled with uncertainties. Questions about the right amount to raise, where to find investors, and how to deliver a compelling pitch often loom large.  In this engaging segment, we’ve gathered live insights from startup founders who’ve successfully navigated these very challenges. We […]

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Investor Connect: Jacob Kehoe of Baylor Angel Network

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jacob Kehoe, Associate Director of the Baylor Angel Network. Located in Waco, TX, USA, Baylor Angel Network (BAN) is an investment network that provides early-stage capital to entrepreneurial companies. As an active investment network, BAN provides a collaborative platform for experiential learning by students of Baylor University, […]

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Investor Connect: Michael Cardamone of Forum Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Michael Cardamone, CEO and General Partner at Forum Ventures. Located in New York, NY, USA, Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program, and community for B2B SaaS startups. Founded in 2014 as Acceleprise, they are on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more […]

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Investor Connect: Jose Luis Silva of Dux Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes José Luis Silva, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Dux Capital. Located in Austin, Texas, USA, Dux Capital is a standout in American venture capital, prioritizing early-stage Latinx-led startups to counter the disproportionate funding gap they face. Committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dux Capital empowers underrepresented […]

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Investor Connect: Somak Chattopadhyay & Anthony Santaro of Armory Square Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Anthony Santaro (Venture Capital Associate) & Somak Chattopadhyay (Founder and managing Partner) at Armory Square Ventures. Located in Syracuse, New York, USA, Armory Square Ventures provides the first round of institutional capital for companies targeting the largest industries across New York State and select emerging cities across […]

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Investor Connect: Tanika de Souza of High Octane Teams

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Tanika De Souza, CEO at High Octane Teams (HOT). HOT is an offshore staffing agency, focused on systemizing your process to streamline growth. It is focused on hiring Virtual International Staff to fit the client’s specific needs and company culture. Their VAs come in to not only […]

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Investor Connect: Erwin Jager of Wreckdock Vessel Recycling

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Erwin Jager, Founder and CEO at Wreckdock Vessel Recycling. Located in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Wreckdock is an innovative offshore recycling company that completely dismantles seagoing vessels. Wreckdock collects, processes, and recycles all released materials and resells them to international market parties.  Wreckdock includes the trade and supply […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Chris Apfel of SageMedic Corp.

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Dr. Chris Apfel, Founder, CEO, & Chairman of the Board at SageMedic Corp. Located in Palo Alto, CA, USA, SageMedic Corp. (SAGE) is a cancer diagnostic company that brings precision medicine to the next level by overcoming the limitations of genomic testing. Specifically, because only 1 out […]

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Investor Connect: How to Invest Series 02

On this episode of the How to Invest Series, Hall revisits the insights of Dennis Coleman, from Life Science Angels, Ipshita Mandal-Johnson, from Global Bio Fund, Mark Groper, from Orion Biotechnology, Allison Piper Kimball, from Wave 27 Ventures, and Neal Vail, from Progenerative Medical, Inc. What do they all have in common? The answer to […]

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Investor Connect: Matt Brugner of Stewardship Partners, LLC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Matt Brugner, Founder of Stewardship Partners, LLC. Located in Dallas, Texas, USA, Stewardship Partners, LLC is a traditional search fund seeking to acquire one business and steward it into its next phase of growth. The fund is backed with capital from a handful of committed capital funds, […]

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Investor Connect: Jeffrey Kamys of Inherent Wealth Fund

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jeffrey Kamys, CEO of Inherent Wealth Fund. Located in San Francisco, California, USA, Inherent Wealth Fund is a registered investment adviser focused on thematic and sector-specific investing. They implement innovative strategies and wealth management solutions for institutions. Inherent Wealth Fund fully understands how technological advances impact the […]

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Investor Connect: Nitin Rai of Elevate Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Nitin Rai, Founder and Managing Partner at Elevate Capital.  Located in Hillsboro, OR, USA, Elevate Capital is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focused fund that invests in US-based early-stage startups led by underrepresented entrepreneurs, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and veterans. Launched in 2016, it is one of […]

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Investor Connect: How to Invest Series

We are excited to announce a new segment for you, How to Invest Series. Where we will be revisiting some of the smart insights, tips, and advice from our past guests on the show. To start off the series we will be touching on the Biotech and life science subject. So, let’s dive right in […]

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Investor Connect: Zeke Trezise of New Stack Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Zeke Trezise, Associate investor of New Stack Ventures and a member of the Full Ratchet podcast team. Located in Chicago, IL, USA, New Stack Ventures is specialized in pre-seed and seed funding for startups led by entrepreneurs outside the traditional Silicon Valley mold. With a mission to […]

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Investor Connect: Zamir Shukho of Vibranium VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Zamir Shukho, CEO and Founder at Vibranium VC. Located in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, Vibranium VC is a venture fund based in Silicon Valley and led by an international team of serial entrepreneurs. The investment focus is on seed-stage B2B SaaS startups.  Vibranium.VC aims to […]

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Investor Connect: Bentley Adams of Way

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Bentley Adams, CEO & Founder at Way. Located in Los Angeles, CA, Way is an intuitive eating app that helps people find peace in their relationships with food and their body. Their mission is to impact health and happiness, with a vision of the future where restrictive […]

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Investor Connect: Liam Krut of Reinforced Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Liam Krut, Investment Partner, at Reinforced Ventures. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Reinforced Ventures invest in overlooked areas of deep tech and have a network of over 1700 experts. The company was founded by technologists with a mission to serve and fund the next generation of commercial […]

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Investor Connect: Rodney D’Souza of Horned Frog Investment Network at TCU

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Rodney D’Souza, Managing Director of  Horned Frog Investment Network, a program from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University (TCU). Located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, Horned Frog Investment Network brings together an empowering community of accredited investors to support the next generation […]

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Investor Connect: Adam Besvinick of Looking Glass Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Adam Besvinick, Founder and Managing Partner at Looking Glass Capital. Located in Purchase, NY, USA, Looking Glass Capital is a pre-seed and seed fund that seeks to invest in and support mission-driven founders during the earliest days of company building. They are most inspired by entrepreneurs solving […]

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Investor Connect: Jonathan Stidd of DealMaker

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jonathan Stidd, President at DealMaker Reach. Located in Toronto, ON, Canada, DealMaker is on a mission to create the most sophisticated capital markets tools on the planet, empowering capital to flow faster. It offers a suite of primary issuance, shareholder management, and capital raising solutions that includes […]

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Investor Connect: Ethan Rigel of Gore Range Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ethan Rigel, Founder, and Managing Partner at Gore Range Capital. Located in New York City, New York, USA, Gore Range Capital is focused on investments in early-stage skin health businesses. Their approach is simple: they invest in what they know. Over the course of their respective careers, […]

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Investor Connect: Sarah Jennings of Beyond Capital Funds

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Sarah Jennings, Director of Beyond Angels, and Co-Founder at Beyond Capital Funds. Located in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas, The Beyond Capital Funds invests alongside established VCs targeting Late-Seed to Series A investment opportunities in disruptive innovation such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Software as a Service, […]

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Investor Connect: David Hurwitt of Troove

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes David Hurwitt, CEO & Founder at Troove. Located in Burlington, Vermont, USA, Troove is the first technology to harness the power of alumni and current student experience to help potential students make the biggest decision of their life.   Troove use predictive AI to gather, mine, and decode […]

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Investor Connect: Pedro Sorrentino of Atman Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Pedro Sorrentino, Founder & Managing Partner at Atman Capital. Located in San Francisco, Miami, and NYC, Atman Capital is an early-stage startup, investing in technology and technology-enabled startups in the US and Latam. They invest in the following themes: B2B software, Commerce, Consumer, and Fintech. At Atman, […]

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Investor Connect: Dr. Harvey Castro author of the book ChatGPT and Healthcare

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Dr. Harvey Castro, author of the book ChatGPT and Healthcare. Written by a highly experienced healthcare professional and medical correspondent, this book presents a compelling case for using ChatGPT to transform the way we approach healthcare. With a strong leadership and mentorship track record, the author offers […]

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Investor Connect: Salvatore Buscemi of HRN, LLC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Salvatore Buscemi, CEO and Co-Founding Partner at Harlem River Navy (“HRN”). Located in Las Vegas, NV, USA, HRN  is a referral-only private investment platform that makes principal investments into private opportunities operated by world-class, pedigreed entrepreneurs and operators. HRN was formed as a direct result of the […]

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Investor Connect: Yaniv Sneor of Mid Atlantic Bio Angels

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Yaniv Sneor, Founder of Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA). Mid Atlantic Bio Angels is a NY-based life science angel investment group that was formed in 2012 with the goal of bringing together the expertise required by investors to make informed investment decisions in scientific, regulatory, and commercially-complex […]

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Investor Connect: Hayden Blackburn of TechFW & Cowtown Angels

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Hayden Blackburn, executive director of TechFW and director of Cowtown Angels. Based in Fort Worth, TX, Cowtown Angels is an angel network that connects entrepreneurs seeking early-stage funding with local investors in an environment that accelerates growth and rewards strategic risk-taking. Cowtown Angels is a program of […]

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Investor Connect: Archie Cheishvili of GenesisAI

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Archil Cheishvili, CEO, President & Director at GenesisAI. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, GenesisAI is a Machine Learning protocol. On top of this protocol, they are building a marketplace for AI (Artificial Intelligence) products and services – Amazon for AI. The marketplace connects companies in need of […]

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Investor Connect: Kristina Chapple of 11 Tribes VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kristina Chapple, Director at 11 Tribes Ventures. Located in Chicago, IL, USA, 11 Tribes Ventures is an early-stage venture fund that proactively invests in the well-being of entrepreneurs. The fund is radical in its allocation of resources to fund founder well-being, putting real dollars toward their mental, […]

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Investor Connect: Brett Calhoun of Scale VC

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Brett Calhoun, Managing Director and Partner at Scale VC. Located in Columbia, Missouri, USA, Scale VC is an accelerator fund and venture studio investing monetary and social capital in early-stage tech founders who are strengthened by struggle.  Scale brings a team of dedicated operators who have the […]

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Investor Connect: Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Christian Kameir, Managing Partner at Sustany Capital. Located in Newport Beach, CA/USA, Sustany Capital is a deeply thesis-driven investment firm, applying a first principles approach and scientific rigor to investments in technologies positioned to reshape global economic activity. Having invested in network technologies for more than twenty […]

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Investor Connect: Alicia Cramer of AC Intl LLC and host of The Mind of Business Success Podcast

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Alicia Cramer, host of The Mind of Business Success Podcast and Business Mindset Mentor at AC Intl LLC.  Located in Tucson, Arizona, USA, AC Intl LLC helps business owners retrain their minds to create a life and business they love. Her clients have referred to her as […]

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Investor Connect: Derren Burrell of Veteran Ventures Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Derren Burrell, Founder & Managing Partner at Veteran Ventures Capital. Located in Knoxville, TN, USA, Veteran Ventures Capital (VVC) is a veteran-owned growth-equity investment fund & firm focused on veteran businesses. VVC interacts exclusively with companies that have military veteran leadership, recognizing the value of military experience, […]

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Investor Connect: Kurt Wilkin of HireBetter and Bee Cave Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Kurt Wilkin, CEO of HireBetter, Managing Partner of Bee Cave Capital, and Author of the book  “Who’s Your Mike?”. For over 25 years, Kurt has advised high-growth, middle-market companies. Through his roles as CEO of HireBetter and a Managing Partner of Bee Cave Capital, he had the […]

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Investor Connect: Jason Jacobsohn of Propellant Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jason Jacobsohn, Founder and Managing Partner at Propellant Ventures. Located in Chicago, IL, USA, Propellant Ventures is a Seed stage venture capital fund that invests in the growth of Chicago and the greater Midwest across a broad range of powerful, diverse, and leading-edge B2B industries such as […]

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Investor Connect: Chelsea Toler of The Keep Families Giving Foundation

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Chelsea Toler, President of The Keep Families Giving Foundation. Located in Austin, Texas, USA, The Keep Families Giving Foundation educates and cultivates the next generation of philanthropists while creating a collaborative community across generations and sectors for social good. They envision a world where the next generation […]

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Investor Connect: Rob Matzkin of Rob Matzkin Entrepreneurship Group

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Rob Matzkin, President and CEO at Rob Matzkin Entrepreneurship Group. Located in New York, New York, USA, Rob Matzkin Entrepreneurship Group is specialized in coaching entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through innovation while generating power and momentum by finding true life balance and fulfillment. The 1-1 coaching […]

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Investor Connect: Anshuman Gwal of Brightside Partners

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Anshuman Gwal, managing partner at Brightside Partners. Located in Toronto, Ontario – Canada, Brightside Partners is an early-stage VC fund investing in startups that improve the way consumers meet their day-to-day needs (retail, healthcare, education, etc. aka foundational Industries). They are launching a venture capital fund to […]

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Investor Connect: Christian Napier of Rakonto Inc.

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Christian Napier, Founder / CEO at Rakonto Inc. Located in Sandy, Utah, Rakonto Inc. provides a platform that allows organizations to harvest contextual or tacit knowledge, through simply talking. They remove the friction inherent in the process of requesting, recording, receiving, transcribing, transforming, curating, and sharing tacit […]

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Investor Connect: Justin Izzo of Dropbox DocSend

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Justin Izzo, Lead Data and Trends Analyst at Dropbox DocSend. Located in San Francisco, California, Dropbox DocSend enables companies to share business-critical documents with ease and get real-time actionable feedback. With DocSend’s security and control, startup founders, investors, executives, and business development professionals can build business partnerships […]

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TEN Capital Hot Topics: The State of Investing in Climate Tech featuring Alexander Rozenfeld of Climate Impact Capital

This is the Investor Connect Hot Topics program. I am Hall Martin, the host of the show in which we dive into current topics and how it impacts the startup space. I hope you enjoy this episode. For a full transcript, click here. _______________________________________________________ Thank you for joining us for the TEN Capital  Hot Topics […]

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Investor Connect: Yao Huang of Divison One Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Yao Huang, Managing Partner at Division One Capital. Located in Seattle, Washington, Division One Capital is a fund that provides capital to minority-owned businesses so they can grow and realize their potential. They exist to help minority communities, their people, and businesses prosper. Every business, company, or […]

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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: Friends and Family Funding

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: Martin Tobias of Incisive Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Martin Tobias, Managing Partner at Incisive Ventures. Located in Seattle, Washington, Incisive Ventures is a $10M pre-seed fund currently seeking limited liability partners. They focus on technology companies that reduce friction at scale, targeting high-friction industries like Fintech, supply chain, vertical SaaS, and health and fitness.   Martin […]

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Investor Connect: Mike Millard of Ecliptic Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mike Millard, Operating Partner at Ecliptic Capital. Located in Austin, Texas, Ecliptic Capital is an emergent, early-stage innovation fund focused on pre-seed, seed, and Series A investments. Ecliptic Capital invests in companies that use science and technology as a lever to disrupt lagging industries and cultivate multiple […]

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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: Crafting a Startup Story

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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TEN Capital Fundraise Launch Program: The Art of Pitching

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: Adam Spector of AbstractOps

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Adam Spector, Co-founder, and COO of AbstractOps. Located in San Francisco, CA, AbstractOps automates all the key aspects of running a startup. This includes covering the Human Resources (HR) function, documents & contracts, financial (such as payments, taxes, and accounting), and compliance/regulatory. AbstractOps combines everything into a […]

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Investor Connect: Judah Taub of Hetz Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Judah Taub, Managing Partner at Hetz Ventures. Hetz Ventures was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv with additional partners operating out of London. Hetz Ventures is a leading Israeli seed-stage venture capital firm taking a thematic approach to early-stage investing. With nearly $300M under […]

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TEN Capital Presents AMA: How to Get Into Retail After You Raised Capital for Your Product Startup featuring Yohan Jacob of Retailbound

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 guest is: Yohan Jacob of Retailbound I hope you enjoy this episode. For a full transcript, click here. Check out our other podcasts here: https://investorconnect.org/  For Investors check […]

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Investor Connect: Luigi Amati of META

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Luigi Amati, Chairman at META. META is an international advisory and investment firm dedicated to the creation of knowledge-intensive companies. The group’s main activities are research results exploitation, support for startup creation and scale-up, and early-stage equity investment. Through dedicated and independent business units (academy, investment, advisory), […]

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Investor Connect: Guy Remond of EHE Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Guy Remond, Co-founder and Partner at EHE Capital. Headquartered in Altrincham, England, EHE Capital Limited is a highly efficient tech-led private equity organisation with a genuine focus on supporting entrepreneurs through their companies’ high growth stage through to a successful conclusion. They also provide qualified, high-quality deal […]

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Investor Connect: Drew Glover of FiatGrowth

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Drew Glover, Managing Director at FiatGrowth. FiatGrowth is a $15 million venture capital fund specializing in early-stage funding for fintech companies that are striving to provide social good for their customers. Since 2021, Drew and the team at Fiat Ventures have supported over 100 entrepreneurs, with 67% […]

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Investor Connect: Ipshita Mandal-Johnson and Giorgio Reggiani of Global Bio Fund

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Dr. Ipshita Mandal-Johnson, Co-founder and CEO, and Giorgio Reggiani, Co-founder and CFO at Global Bio Fund. GBF is a value-capital fund with a gender smart lens investing in bio sectors, including digital health. They invest and scale women-led bio ventures at early and growth stages, especially those […]

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Investor Connect: Mike Jarmuz of Lightning Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mike Jarmuz, General Partner at Lightning Ventures. Headquartered in NYC, NYC, Lightning Ventures is an exclusively Bitcoin-focused network of investors, operators, and developers, dedicated to supporting lightning network adoption worldwide. Mike Jarmuz… or Muzz…is a General Partner at Lightning Ventures and is focused on investing in Bitcoin […]

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Investor Connect: Tim Cooley of Park City Angels

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Tim Cooley, Executive Director at Park City Angels and author of the #1 best-selling book on raising capital, “The Pitch Deck Book.” The Park City Angels are a group of 50+ accredited investors located in Park City, Utah. They look to invest in promising opportunities that can […]

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Investor Connect: Peter Lazaroff of Plancorp

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Peter Lazaroff, Chief Investment Officer at Plancorp, host of The Long Term Investor Podcast, and author of Making Money Simple. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Plancorp is a financial services firm and registered investment advisor founded in 1983. Since then, they’ve worked tirelessly with individuals, families, and […]

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Investor Connect: Pankaj Jain of Saka Ventures

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Pankaj Jain, Managing Partner at Saka Ventures. Saka Ventures is a seed-stage fund based in New York City investing in startups that are targeting large global markets and have a balanced team of founders who can build products that customers can’t live without.  Pankaj has 25+ years […]

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Investor Connect: Jeffrey Kamys of Inherent Wealth Fund

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jeffrey Kamys, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager at Inherent Wealth Fund. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Inherent Wealth Fund is a registered investment adviser focused on thematic and sector-specific investing and are the investment advisors to the iBET Sports Betting & Gaming ETF, the only actively […]

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Investor Connect: Gary Acosta of L’ATTITUDE Ventures and NAHREP

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gary Acosta, Managing Partner and President at L’ATTITUDE Ventures (LAT VC), and Co-founder and CEO at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Headquartered in San Diego, California, LAT VC is a purpose-led venture fund that invests in early-stage US Latino-led and owned businesses. NAHREP […]

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How to Invest in Alternative Energy/ClimateTech

This is the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series. In this series, we discuss trends and topics in the startup world. I hope you enjoy this episode. For a full transcript, click here. Thank you for joining us for the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series.  For more episodes, please visit the site at: http://investorconnect.org   […]

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Investment Opportunities in Foodtech

This is the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series. In this series, we discuss trends and topics in the startup world. I hope you enjoy this episode. For a full transcript, click here. Thank you for joining us for the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series. For more episodes, please visit the site at: http://investorconnect.org  […]

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TEN Capital Presents AMA: Equity Essentials For Founders with Jeff Erickson of Forecastr

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 guest is: Jeff Erickson of Forecastr I hope you enjoy this episode. For a full transcript, click here. Check out our other podcasts here: https://investorconnect.org/  For Investors check […]

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Investor Connect: Jeff Erickson of The Startup Stack/Forecastr

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jeff Erickson, Founder of The Startup Stack, Angel Investor, and Director of Partnerships at Forecastr. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded in 2020, The Startup Stack was created to help early-stage companies build a successful foundation by making the best operational tech offers available in one […]

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Investor Connect: Regula Schegg of Circulate Capital

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Regula Schegg, Managing Director, Asia, at Circulate Capital. Headquartered in Singapore and founded in 2018, Circulate Capital is an investment management firm dedicated to the development of a circular economy to combat plastic pollution through investments in high-growth opportunities at the nexus of climate-tech and plastics recycling […]

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