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Investor Connect: Nikita Demidov of the Houston Angel Network

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

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Investor Connect: Neil Senturia of Blackbird Ventures

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

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Investor Connect: Ron Thompson of CAIL

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

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Investor Connect: Brad Aelicks of Pyfera Growth Capital Corp.

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

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Investor Connect: Rohit Gupta of Future Communities Capital

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

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Investor Connect: Julio Moreno of Santa Cruz Angeles

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

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

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

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Investor Connect: Josh Chodniewicz of Fundify

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

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Investor Connect: Nicolas Colin of The Family

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

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Investor Connect: Darren King of Unbridled Ventures

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

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

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

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Investor Connect: Eric Thome of VentureSouth

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

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Investor Connect: Wes Barton of Third Prime

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

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Investor Connect: Neetu Puranikmath of Chisos

In this episode, Hall welcomes Neetu Puranikmath, Investor at Chisos. Chisos provides alternative financing for founders at the earliest stages and fills a massive funding gap by connecting underserved founders to capital sources. Chisos’ key differentiator is its proprietary CISA or Convertible Income Share Agreement. The CISA is a hybrid financing vehicle that essentially combines […]

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

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

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

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

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Investor Connect: Tim Marx of Baird Capital

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

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Investor Connect: Kenneth Alan Goodwin of Jeanensis Ventures

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

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Investor Connect: Andrea Belz of the National Science Foundation

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

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Investor Connect: Krishna Srinivasan of LiveOak Venture Partners

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

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Investor Connect: Kevin A. Kaylakie of SineCera Capital

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

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Investor Connect: Ryan Falvey of Financial Venture Studio

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

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Investor Connect: Lucas Caneda of Uniqorn Incubator

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

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Investor Connect: Lee Shapiro of 7wireVentures

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

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Investor Connect: Gerard van Swieten of LvS Partners

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

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Investor Connect: Andreea Danila of Global Millennial Capital

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

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Investor Connect: Pano Anthos of XRC Labs

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

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Investor Connect: Elisa Miller-Out of Chloe Capital

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

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Investor Connect: Kim Banham of Connetic Ventures

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

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Investor Connect: Riley Oickle of Riley Oickle Investments

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

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

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

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Investor Connect: Kevin Rivers of Black Ventures, LLC

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

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Investor Connect: Daniel Cohen of Viola Ventures

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

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Investor Connect: Jeff Stewart of GPO Fund

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

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Investor Connect: Carl Grant III of Cooley

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

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Investor Connect: Jonathan Staenberg of Staenberg Venture Partners

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

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

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

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Investor Connect: Gady Nemirovsky of Inspiration Ventures

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

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Investor Connect: Karen Contet of AngelHub

In this episode, Hall welcomes Karen Contet, Co-Founder & CEO of AngelHub. AngelHub is Hong Kong’s only SFC-regulated tech investment platform enabling investors to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis alongside their fund & institutional investors. AngelHub combines a highly selective due diligence process, diverse network of partners, and the WHub start-up ecosystem to empower tech […]

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Investor Connect: Bryan Saint-Louis, Pastor, Investor, & Host of M.A.D. Casters Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bryan Saint-Louis, Pastor, Investor & Host of the M.A.D. Casters Podcast. M.A.D. Casters focuses on people who are looking to make differences in their lives (financial freedom, spiritual growth, personal growth, etc) and those actively making differences in their communities (nonprofits, charities, social justice, organizations, etc). The goal is to […]

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Investor Connect: James W. Day of EquityZen

In this episode, Hall welcomes James W. Day, Senior Corporate Counsel at EquityZen. EquityZen is a FinTech platform and online marketplace for investors and shareholders in alternative assets. If you are an accredited investor, EquityZen helps you access ordinarily hard-to-find alternative investments (such as secondary sales of pre-IPO equity). If you are an employee or […]

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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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