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Investor Connect: Brandon C. White of Build a Business

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brandon C. White, Host and Editor of Build a Business Success Secrets podcast and playbook. Headquartered in Half Moon Bay, California, Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly print playbook revealing the inner game about how to build a business. Readers get monthly articles on how to perfect their […]

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Investor Connect: John Dalton of Industrial Device Investments

In this episode, Hall welcomes John Dalton, Managing Partner at Industrial Device Investments (IDI). Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, IDI invests in manufacturers of industrial devices, sensors, machinery, and instruments. More specifically, they prefer specialty product companies that have $5 – $50 million in revenue, $1 – $6 million in earnings, strong technical features such that […]

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Investor Connect: Patricia Costello of Portfolia

In this episode, Hall welcomes Patricia (Trish) Costello, CEO & Founder of Portfolia. Trish is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in preparing venture capital investment partners through the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program, which she launched in 1994 with the Kauffman Foundation, and continues as CEO Emeritus. At Kauffman Fellows, she created the first training […]

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Investor Connect: Greg Shepard of BOSS Capital Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Greg Shepard, Founder of BOSS Capital Partners. Headquartered in San Diego, California, BOSS Capital Partners is a boutique consulting firm dedicated to working with technology businesses that need operational expertise and guidance to achieve capital-efficient and rewarding outcomes. By utilizing the BOSS – Business Operating Support System – the BCP […]

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Investor Connect: Adam Hull of Redbud Advisors

In this episode, Hall welcomes Adam Hull, Partner at Redbud Advisors. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Redbud Advisors is the fulcrum to your wealth. They serve as wealth strategists and focus on winning relationships in all forms. Their ideal client makes a multitude of financial decisions in a day, week, and throughout the year. Redbud brings […]

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Investor Connect: Hubert Vaz-Nayak of Chicago Booth Angels Network of Texas

In this episode, Hall welcomes Hubert Vaz-Nayak, Co-Founder and President of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Texas. The Chicago Booth Angels Network (CBAN) of Texas was formed by Booth alumni in Texas who came together to identify and invest smartly in startups. They focus on early-stage companies that are looking for a diverse, high […]

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Investor Connect: David Meltzer of David Meltzer Enterprises

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Meltzer, CEO of David Meltzer Enterprises. David is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Considered one of the top esports entrepreneurs and investors, David is also […]

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Investor Connect: Ben Rifkin of Ten Eighty Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ben Rifkin, CEO at Ten Eighty Capital. Ten Eighty is a single-family office and diversified private investment firm with three primary focus areas. Ten Eighty Trading develops proprietary technical trading strategies for the public markets. Ten Eighty Capital invests time, capital, and expertise into operating companies ranging from concepts incubated […]

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Investor Connect: Jim Stallings of PS27 Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jim Stallings, CEO of PS27 Ventures. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, PS27 Ventures is a veteran-owned venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies that are driving dramatic changes in high-growth markets. Their investments focus on healthtech, e-commerce, fintech, SaaS, and sustainability companies.  They work with a diverse group of founders […]

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Investor Connect: Caroline Lewis of Rogue Venture Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Caroline Lewis, Partner at Rogue Venture Partners and Managing Partner of Rogue’s Women’s Fund. Rogue Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups. It seeks to invest in new and growing businesses in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The company invests in entrepreneurs that reject the […]

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Investor Connect: Jim Denholm of IronBridge Private Wealth

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jim Denholm, Founder & CEO at IronBridge Private Wealth. IronBridge Private Wealth was founded in Austin, Texas, to combine the strength and resources of a large financial firm with the independence of a local company. They are true fiduciaries of their client’s​ wealth. Having real risk management strategies that adapt […]

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Investor Connect: Gopi Rangan of Sure Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gopi Rangan, Founding Partner at Sure Ventures. Sure Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing with a mission to enable peace of mind. The main areas of focus are pre-seed and seed-stage startups in the insurance, aging, care, mental health, wealth management, and related sectors. Gopi created Sure […]

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Investor Connect: Jeffrey Cherry of Conscious Venture Partners, LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jeffrey Cherry, Founder and Managing Partner at Conscious Venture Partners, LLC, and Founder/Executive Director of Conscious Venture Lab. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the Conscious Venture Fund II (the “Fund” or “CVFUND 2”) is an early-stage venture capital fund by Conscious Venture Partners. The fund partners with their business accelerator the […]

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Investor Connect: Connor Davidson of Atlanta Seed Company

In this episode, Hall welcomes Connor Davidson, Partner at Atlanta Seed Company. Established in December of 2019, the Atlanta Seed Fund I aims to expand upon their mission of bringing access to high-quality, early-stage investments to their clients. The Fund’s primary purpose is to purchase minority interests in Seed and Series A technology companies across […]

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Investor Connect: Jim Thomas of Kirenaga Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jim Thomas, Partner at Kirenaga Partners. Kirenaga is a Japanese term used to describe a knife or sword blade. It literally translates to the duration of sharpness or amount of edge retention. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Kirenaga Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on building great businesses from […]

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Investor Connect: Eric Levine of Eric Levine Global

In this episode, Hall welcomes Eric Levine, Fitness Expert, Investor, and Founder and CEO of Eric Levine Global. Eric started in the fitness industry in 1979, when he was the first franchisee for Golds Gym, and opened up a chain of six clubs. These six clubs were the most profitable in the entire Gold’s chain […]

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Investor Connect: Filipe R. Portela of COREangels Impact

In this episode, Hall welcomes Filipe R. Portela, Managing Partner at COREangels Impact. COREangels Impact makes angel investing professional and global, improving outcomes while contributing and enjoying the journey. They are a pre-seed impact investment fund focused on European social & environmental impact projects. COREangels is a network of people who are passionate about helping […]

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Investor Connect: Jeremy Carter of Soterra Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jeremy Carter, Managing Partner at Soterra Capital. With offices in Austin, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky, Soterra Capital invests in small to mid-size private companies with capable management teams and fundamentally strong operations. They are seeking businesses with enterprise values from $5 to $30 million with the capacity to underwrite larger […]

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Investor Connect: Francisco Jardim of SP Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Francisco Jardim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SP Ventures.  Founded in 2007, SP Ventures is one of the most traditional Venture Capital managers in Brazil. They temporarily acquire equity interests in small or medium-sized companies with innovative technologies and a high potential for non-mid-term growth. They are an early-stage fund […]

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Investor Connect: George Ferris of Bilgola Capital LLC

In this episode, Hall welcomes George Ferris, Founder and Managing Member at Bilgola Capital LLC. Bilgola Capital invests in small dynamic companies with fundamentally strong business models that are led by ambitious and professional management teams. Bilgola provides long-term patient capital and seeks to build companies with sustainable enterprise value.  Bilgola Capital invests in two […]

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Investor Connect: David Hornik of Lobby Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Hornik, Founder and General Partner at Lobby Capital. Lobby Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. They join forces to collectively fund, advise, support, and mentor the next great innovators. Seven colleagues, confidants and friends have been building, advising, and funding startups for a collective […]

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Investor Connect: Bradford Shepherd of Sugarhouse Investments

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bradford Shepherd, Managing Partner at Sugarhouse Investments. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Sugarhouse Investments is a real estate private equity firm that provides investors with passive investment opportunities in institutional-quality commercial real estate and they help fund cash-flowing commercial real estate projects to move them forward. Together they build long-term wealth […]

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Investor Connect: Donna Hamlin & Nola Masterson of Boardwise

In this episode, Hall welcomes Donna Hamlin, CEO, & Nola Masterson, Partner at Boardwise. Boardwise provides companies and executives with the highest quality solutions, tools, education, independent evaluations, research, breaking news, and advisory support in corporate governance and management available for governance needs around the globe. They work with all forms of companies and organizations, […]

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Investor Connect: Don Rainey of Grotech Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Don Rainey, General Partner at Grotech Ventures. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Grotech Ventures is a team committed to helping creative and driven entrepreneurs build technology companies that last. Their strategy is simple: early investors in high-potential technology companies. They initially invest from $500,000 to $5 million and look to continue […]

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Investor Connect: Christian Czernich of Round2 Capital Partners

In this episode, Hall welcomes Christian Czernich, CEO/Founder/Managing Partner at Round2 Capital Partners.  Round2 Capital Partners is a financing partner for European scale-ups with digital and sustainable business models. In the scale-up phase, outstanding entrepreneurs manage to transform their business from a successful venture into a real company. Round2 offers the innovative funding instruments and […]

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Investor Connect: Elio Assuncao of Venture Capital World Summit

In this episode, Hall welcomes Elio Assuncao, Founder and Director at Venture Capital World Summit. Venture Capital World Summit is a global community for investors and investees where they help businesses get more capital and expertise as they need to scale up and grow internationally with the support, if required, from their trusted network. Their […]

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Investor Connect: Berthold Baurek-Karlic of Venionaire Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Founder and Managing Partner at Venionaire Capital. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Venionaire Capital is an independent private equity and venture capital firm that offers a wide range of services in a variety of tech-related sectors and industries. Since its foundation in 2012, the company successfully advised more than […]

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Investor Connect: Jonathan DeYoe of Mindful Money

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jonathan DeYoe, President & CEO at Mindful Money and author of the Amazon Bestseller, “Mindful Money: Simple Practices for Reaching Your Financial Goals and Increasing Your Happiness Dividend”. Mindful Money is a comprehensive financial education and wealth management firm that brings mindfulness to personal finance. Mindful Money practices a behavioral […]

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Investor Connect: Donatas Keras of Practica Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Donatas Keras, Founding Partner at Practica Capital. Founded in 2011, Practica Capital is a dedicated Baltic VC focusing on investments in the Baltic (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and Baltic-origin ventures in Europe. Selectively, they also invest in neighboring Europe (Nordics, Germany, Poland). They invest from €200k to €2m+ in seed and […]

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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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