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Investor Connect: Behind the Science of Optios featuring David Bach, M.D. & Paul Sajda, Ph.D.

In a follow-up to our recent episode featuring Optios’ CEO David Bach, M.D., today Hall welcomes both David and Paul Sajda, Ph.D. professor at Columbia University to discuss the science behind Optios. Optios is a leader in the rapidly-emerging neuro-­performance industry. Based on more than a decade of work at DARPA, hundreds-of-millions of dollars of […]

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Investor Connect: Kevin Keck of J.J. Pfister Distilling Company

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin Keck, President of J.J. Pfister Distilling Company. With its headquarters in Sacramento, California, J. J. Pfister is a fast-growing premium craft spirit producer in Sacramento that produces top-quality spirits. The company has been well established and has incredibly effective sales and marketing strategies. The J.J. Pfister story spans more […]

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Investor Connect: David Bach, MD, of Optios

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Bach, MD, CEO and Founder of Optios. Optios is a leader in the rapidly-emerging neuro-­performance industry. Based on more than a decade of work at DARPA, hundreds-of-millions of dollars of proprietary research, and close partnerships with the world’s most elite organizations, Optios’ guiding mission is to build an intellectual […]

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Investor Connect: Reagan Rodriguez of WORTHYdomes

In this episode, Hall welcomes Reagan Rodriguez, Founder & Chief Volunteer Officer at WORTHYdomes. WORTHYdomes designs and manufactures sustainable long-term dome structures providing near-immediate housing relief in hard-hit areas. The domes are easy-to-assemble dwellings that can be erected in one hour by a team of two unskilled laborers allowing for entire communities to re-stabilize speedily […]

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Investor Connect: Adam Weiler of Sunken Stone

In this episode, Hall welcomes Adam Weiler, CEO of Sunken Stone. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sunken Stone is a turnkey performance-based Amazon marketing solution that handles everything from marketing, to brand launch, content, inventory, and customer service on the platform.  Sunken Stone’s proven four-pillar process gives sellers the ability to dramatically increase sales and […]

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Investor Connect: Sajol Ghoshal of Advanced TeleSensors/Cardi/o

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Sajol Ghoshal, CEO & President at Advanced TeleSensors/Cardi/o. Cardi/o is the first-to-market touchless cardiac sensing solution, making in-home health & wellness accessible to over 100 million people. Cardi/o makes everyday health and wellness monitoring accessible in the home to all ages, independent of any wearable device. Cardi/o patent-protected radar […]

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Investor Connect: William Santana Li of Knightscope

In this episode, Hall welcomes back William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO of Knightscope. Knightscope builds Autonomous Security Robots in Silicon Valley (Made in the USA!) and their long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone. Their vision is to develop a technology […]

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Investor Connect: Beau Flowers of Flowtex Energy

In this episode, we welcome Beau Flowers, Chief Executive Officer of Flowtex Energy.  Flowtex Energy is an Austin, Texas independent oil & gas producer. They maximize the unique tax benefits and tremendous cash-on-cash returns available through private oil & gas production. Utilizing today’s science and technology, they have built a track record of success that […]

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Investor Connect: Dylan Penebre of PointOS

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dylan Penebre, CEO and investor of PointOS. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PointOS is a restaurant management platform designed to help restaurants and bars operate more efficiently and profitably. PointOS stands out in the SaaS restaurant POS space by offering its entire platform at one competitive and all-inclusive rate. The PointOS […]

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Investor Connect: Nish Krishna of Lend-Grow

In this episode, Hall welcomes Nish Krishna, CEO of Lend-Grow. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Lend-Grow is a complete digital growth platform for local lenders. Lend-Grow aims to connect consumers with 1000+ local lenders that are often harder-to-find online and usually have better deals on loans. Lend-Grow was founded by executives that successfully built multi-billion dollar […]

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Investor Connect: Monica Brady of VUniverse

In this episode, Hall welcomes Monica Brady, Co-Founder of VUniverse. VUniverse is a female and minority-founded company headquartered in New York and is a Delaware corporation. VU by VUniverse provides programming recommendations based on individuality as well as engaging, fun, and insightful features that connect users with every corner of the streaming universe. As a […]

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Investor Connect: James Mulford of acQyr eXchange

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes James (Jim) Mulford, President & CEO of acQyr eXchange. Located in Denver, Colorado, acQyr eXchange (QX) is the first digital asset marketplace that allows gamers to manage, trade, and sell in-game rewards across multiple games for cash. QX helps mobile and online gaming publishers to increase gameplay […]

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Investor Connect: John Quinn of EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies

In this episode, Hall welcomes John Quinn, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies. Located in Greenville, Texas, EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies is a small Defense Department Trade Commission (DDTC) registered privately-owned space hardware and operations company. The EXOS team has developed hundreds of rocket engines, over a dozen reusable […]

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Investor Connect – Garin Toren of ping

In this episode, Hall welcomes Garin Toren, CEO & Founder of ping. Headquartered in New York, ping is a four-time-patented messaging platform that automatically reads your texts, emails, and all other message types out loud when touching your phone is unsafe, illegal, or inconvenient. Deployment is currently through Android and iPhone apps with Alexa already […]

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Investor Connect – Jackie Kapur and Dr. Simon Mills of BiorganicPharma

In today’s episode of Investor Connect, host Ashley Matthysse speaks with therapeutics company BiorganicPharma. Therapeutics continues to advance across the board. In today’s show, you’ll hear about a new company in the pharma space called BiorganicPharma who develops and makes nutritional supplements in liquid form using natural ingredients. Our featured guests are: Jackie Kapur, Strategic […]

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Investor Connect – Brendan Nugent of Adrenaline

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brendan Nugent, CEO of Adrenaline. Adrenaline is the leading online supplier of awesome and unique gifts and they have sought out life-defining experiences for their clients for over 8 years. Adrenaline connects experience seekers and gift-givers with over 1,300 heart-pumping things to do across the United States.  The company enables […]

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Investor Connect – Jef Sharp of Qnect

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jef Sharp, CEO of Qnect. Located in Hadley, Massachusetts, Qnect is an intelligent, cloud-based connection app that gives fabricators, detailers, and engineers fast and flexible connections with significant cost and schedule savings. In minutes, users can connect most steel buildings without capital cost and with minimal initial training. Two […]

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Investor Connect – Robert Tushinsky of 2XL Swagger Brands

In this episode, Hall welcomes Robert Tushinsky, Founder and CEO of 2XL Swagger Brands. Founded in 2012, 2XL Swagger Brands is a spirit and lifestyle brand that produces herb-infused spirits for him and her with highly-differentiated branding. 2XL’s vodka-based liqueurs are infused with a blend of herbs with known benefits in the libido and mood-boosting […]

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Investor Connect – Brendan Manley of iCAMP

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brendan Manley, Co-Founder of iCAMP. iCAMP is a STEAM (approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking) program that focuses on transforming students from consumers to creators. Since launching in 2018, they have had thousands […]

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Investor Connect – Spencer Graff of NFuzed

In this episode, Hall welcomes Spencer Graff, Co-founder and CEO of NFuzed. With its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, NFuzed is a cannabis manufacturer with licenses in Colorado and California specializing in value and innovative products. In the first ten months of production, NFuzed has grown to over $1.7M in total revenue, $300K in March 2020 […]

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Investor Connect – Smoke Wallin of Vertical Wellness

In this episode, Hall welcomes Smoke Wallin, CEO of Vertical Wellness. Vertical Wellness is a leading, vertically integrated, consumer-focused health and wellness brand company with innovative hemp cannabinoid solutions. Their mission is to help people by bringing the most innovative and effective portfolio of cannabinoid (CBD and others) brands to the market. Initial VWEL brands […]

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Investor Connect – Stephen Rice of Upskill Enterprise

In this episode, Hall welcomes Stephen Rice, President and CEO of Upskill Enterprise. Located in Belfast, United Kingdom, Upskill Enterprise helps companies overcome the inertia of traditional HR processes with TalentSensus, an online, intuitive and multidimensional talent management tool for visualizing current and future skills beyond the conventional organizational chart. Stephen is a pioneer and […]

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Investor Connect – Elena-Cristina Conacel of BootstrapBay

In this episode, Hall welcomes Elena-Cristina Conacel, Co-founder and Managing Partner of BootstrapBay. Located in Buzău, Romania, BootstrapBay is a marketplace for premium Bootstrap themes and templates and they “build beautiful websites in minutes using our feature-packed, fully responsive, and customizable themes and templates.” In addition to the marketplace, they publish high-quality content and resources […]

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Investor Connect – Maggie Sprenger of Green Cow Venture Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Maggie Sprenger, Managing Director at Green Cow Venture Capital (GCVC).  GCVC is an early-stage venture fund based in San Francisco and New York City. They invest at the Seed and Series A stages into dynamic founders that combine unparalleled drive, talent, and diverse perspectives to solve problems around scarcity […]

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Investor Connect – Dougal Cameron of Golden Section Ventures

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dougal Cameron, Director of Golden Section Ventures (GSV). GSV is a seed-stage venture investment group focusing on B2B SaaS companies that are posted revenue and post product, but still early in the revenue cycle. Dougal is an experienced founder and CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the software, […]

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Investor Connect – Vikram Lakhwara of Green Cow Venture Capital

In this episode, Hall is joined by Vikram Lakhwara, Co-founder and Managing Director of Green Cow Venture Capital (GCVC) which is a sector-agnostic, early-stage, micro venture capital fund “backing dynamic founding teams solving global market problems around inefficiency and scarcity using greenfield technologies.” They invest at the Seed+ and Series A stages and their average […]

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Investor Connect – Christopher Hugman of System Surveyor

In this episode, Hall is joined by Christopher Hugman, CEO of System Surveyor, established in 2017 in Austin, Texas. System Surveyor is an award-winning, cloud-based platform Software as a Service (SaaS) which helps system-integration contractors and technology professionals in the electronic physical security industry, as well as other markets.  He gives his three top pieces […]

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Investor Connect – Eric Smith of AppBrilliance

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Eric Smith, Founder and CEO of AppBrilliance. Established in 2015 and located in Austin, Texas, AppBrilliance has created a platform which “unlocks the future of money by removing the barriers between technology companies and the financial institutions.” Eric speaks about the “whirlwind” of the past few months with the […]

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Investor Connect – Matt Gallant of tribeOS

In this episode, Hall welcomes Matt Gallant, Founder and CEO of tribeOS which is “a real-time, full-featured, and decentralized advertising marketplace [which] can be constructed with the prudent use of blockchain technology combined with an independent peer-to-peer network.” Matt has always been passionate about advertising and speaks at length about detecting and fighting the “invisible […]

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Investor Connect – Pierre Rogers of Yahyn

In this episode, Hall welcomes Pierre Rogers of Yahyn powered by Puro Trader, the platform that brings together retailers, vineyards, and sinners with a focus on Amazon-like convenience to purchasing as well as providing the first true price and inventory discovery mechanism for these regulated industries. It is the first of its kind online aggregator […]

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Investor Connect – Jared Augustine of Thuzio

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jared Augustine, CEO and Co-Founder of Thuzio. Thuzio is a sports events and media company based in New York that hosts pop-up events and produces live shows with iconic athletes. Alongside Jared, Thuzio is run with the combined work of Tiki Barber (New York Giants) and Mark Gerson (GLG). Jared […]

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Investor Connect – Brad Payne of Walker Trolleys

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brad Payne, CEO and Founder of Walker Trolleys, a designer golf pushcart company based in Austin, Texas. Brad, who worked at Apple for many years is an avid golf player and over the years has used many types of golf pushcarts. He realized that there were many improvements that could […]

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Investor Connect – Dana Myers of Myers EV

In this episode, Hall is joined by Dana Myers, founder of Myers EV. Myers EV builds and services electric vehicles, something that Dana states he has been obsessed with for decades. The mission of Myers EV is to “make electric vehicles affordable and practical to everyday people”. Dana provides facts, statistics and comparisons between gas […]

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Investor Connect – Andrew Coors of Steelhead Composites

In this episode, Hall welcomes Andrew Coors, CEO and Founder of Steelhead Composites which was founded in 2012. During his career, Andrew has managed a multi-million dollar fund, held an executive position at a Fortune 500 Company and more. Steelhead Composites engineers, designs, manufactures and tests their products in-house in Colorado. They currently export fluid […]

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Investor Connect – Josh Rasmussen of Monday Motorbikes

In this episode, Hall welcomes Josh Rasmussen of Monday Motorbikes. Josh is the co-founder and CEO of Monday Motorbikes, an electric motorbike company which is based in California. The story of where Monday Motorbikes was founded is very similar to that of one of the Big Four technology companies in the world. Josh is driven […]

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Investor Connect – Maggie Sprenger of Green Cow Venture Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Maggie Sprenger of Green Cow Venture Capital. Green Cow Venture Capital is a venture capital firm that backs dynamic founding teams using greenfield technologies to solve big problems around scarcity and inefficiency. Green Cow is sector agnostic, and all of their startups are trying to solve big global market problems […]

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Investor Connect – Anurag Ahuja of TakeOut7

In this episode, Hall welcomes Anurag Ahuja of TakeOut7. Anurag is a serial entrepreneur, founder, and CEO with over 20 years in the SaaS platform, internet marketing, retail, eCommerce, and data & analytics. TakeOut7 is an AI-based platform that handles ordering and traditional/digital marketing for independent restaurants. By using TakeOut7’s solutions, restaurants get their online […]

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Investor Connect – Nick Iovacchini of KettleSpace Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Nick Iovacchini of KettleSpace, a New York City-based drop-in coworking that partners with local businesses. A former college baseball player, Nick has been an entrepreneur since leaving college. He used his experience in the restaurant space to co-found KettleSpace as a way to provide affordable coworking spaces as well as […]

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Investor Connect – Brian Morin of Soteria Battery Innovation Group

In this episode, Hall is joined by Brian Morin of the Soteria Battery Innovation Group. Soteria Battery Innovation Group is dedicated to enabling portable electric power without the risk of fires, no matter the circumstances. Their material architecture eliminates the spark on the inside of a battery that can cause fires. Soteria’s goal is to […]

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Investor Connect – Rob Wray of BlueStar SeniorTech

In this episode, Hall welcomes Rob Wray, CEO of BlueStar SeniorTech. BlueStar provides aging-in-place technologies to seniors, particularly those in families with veterans. Multi-faceted businessman/admiral: fluent in technology, people, processes, energy, defense, and general P&L business Rob is a Mechanical Engineer from the Naval Academy, Admiral Wray. He spent seven years of active duty as […]

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Investor Connect – Amrit Robbins of Axiom Exergy

In this episode, Hall welcomes Amrit Robbins of Axiom Exergy. Axiom Exergy’s cloud-based platform provides active power management services for buildings with large thermal loads. Today, 60-70% of a typical building’s electricity bill is driven by w it consumes power, and 28% of all electricity consumed by US commercial and industrial buildings is used for […]

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Investor Connect – Larry Cynkin of GreenBar

In this episode, Hall welcomes GreenBar founder Larry Cynkin. Larry ​is a serial entrepreneur who has been CTO or VP Engineering at five startups, with experience in industries ranging from health care to personalized e-commerce to ed-tech. Larry started his career as a software developer, with a degree in Computer Science from Brown University. He […]

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Investor Connect – Pierre Rogers of PuroTrader

In this episode, Hall is joined by Pierre Rogers of PuroTrader, an online cigar-trading platform. PuroTrader was created by two aficionados to bring more transparency and access to the global cigar market. The site aims to educate connoisseurs, stimulate conversation and more importantly monitor market trends within the industry. In this episode, Pierre shares exciting […]

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Investor Connect – Joe Jesuele of HomeJab

In this episode, Hall welcomes Joe Jesuele of HomeJab, a nationwide real estate media production company. HomeJab applies innovative technology and user-friendly customer experience to make on-demand, professional-quality media services available to the real estate market. HomeJab’s professional videos, HDR photography, aerials, and immersive 3D virtual tour services are the most comprehensive offering of immersive […]

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Investor Connect – Vickie Zisman of Bastet Communication

In this episode, Hall welcomes Vickie Zisman, Owner at Bastet Communication. Vickie is a skilled corporate communications professional. She has led corporate activity in marketing, marcomm, events, as well as investor/partner/international relations. She has worked in corporate PR, digital media & social networks as well as the cross-cultural business environment in the private and non-profit […]

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Investor Connect – Michael Mealling and Steven Jorgenson of Starbridge Venture Capital

In this episode, Hall welcomes Michael Mealling and Steven Jorgenson of Starbridge Venture Capital. Michael co-founded Masten Space Systems, was CTO of Seraph Group (a seed-stage VC fund), is the CEO of the Waypaver Foundation, and the President of the Moon Society. He has helped build several startups over the years ranging from telecom consulting […]

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Investor Connect – Reed Berglund of iSnap

In this episode, Hall welcomes Reed Berglund of iSnap. Reed is a tech startup advisor and CEO of iSnap, a SAAS company with a platform that is helping businesses collect customer video stories and gauge customer satisfaction. As an advisor, Reed supports a portfolio of the company’s capital, content, time and experience. The current portfolio […]

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Investor Connect – Gary Madsen of ProTransit Nanotherapy

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gary Madsen of ProTransit Nanotherapy. Gary Madsen, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in developing and launching biotechnology products in a wide variety of markets at companies of various sizes. He spent 17 years at Abbott Laboratories in product support, new product development and business development. His expertise in […]

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Investor Connect – Faris Ghawi of Vytalize Health

In this episode, Hall welcomes Faris Ghawi of Vytalize Health. Vytalize Health enables primary care providers to enhance the scope of care provided for Medicare patients. Their comprehensive services include in-home, remote and brick-and-mortar care, as well as on-demand urgent care. Faris provides advice for investors coming into the healthcare space and highlights how the […]

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Investor Connect – Mark Lesney of Chilligence

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mark Lesney of Chilligence. Early in his career Mark worked in the retail-automotive space as Vice President of Operations with a large automotive company that was acquired by the Blackstone Group. Mark had colleagues in the entrepreneurship and startup space and was intrigued. He decided to change paths when his […]

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Investor Connect – Gene Wang of People Power

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, a developer of consumer and white-label IoT solutions. Gene is a four-time CEO with a history of successful exits. Gene talks about how People Power uses IoT technology in the clean tech and senior care spaces, among others. He also provides advice for investors […]

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Investor Connect – Ben Jones of Skipcart

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ben Jones of Skipcart. Skipcart is an on-demand last-mile delivery company. Retailers, grocers, and local businesses have the option to give their customers same day delivery by utilizing software and a crowdsourced community of drivers. Ben started out as an entrepreneur working on the service side for large companies before […]

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Investor Connect – Jef Sharp of Qnect

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jef Sharp CEO of Qnect. Qnect is an intelligent, cloud-based connection app that gives fabricators, detailers, and engineers fast and flexible connections with significant cost and schedule savings. In minutes, users can connect most steel buildings without capital cost and with minimal initial training. Two important benefits of Qnect include […]

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Investor Connect – Brett Lanuti of Nocimed

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brett Lanuti, CEO and President of Nocimed. Nocimed centers on providing a better approach to low back pain diagnosis and related patient management. Brett has been in the medical device space for 25 years, focusing on providing better outcomes for patients. Brett provides advice to investors looking to break into […]

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Investor Connect – David Chaplin of SearchDex

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Chaplin of Searchdex. SearchDex is a Dallas based SEO Service and Technology company with over 15 years in the eCommerce solutions space. They believe that every search should produce meaningful outcomes. No other company can identify and solve issues as SearchDex does. Today, businesses need a navigator to drive […]

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Investor Connect – Scott Augustine of Augustine Surgical

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Scott Augustine, CEO of Augustine Surgical. Augustine Surgical is dedicated to developing innovative products that target surgical safety to improve outcomes. Dr. Scott Augustine is the inventor of the HotDog Patient Warming technology and is the world’s expert on patient temperature management, having also invented Bair Hugger forced-air warming […]

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Investor Connect – Suri Ganeriwala of Spectra Quest Inc.

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Suri Ganeriwala Founder and President of Spectra Quest Inc. Spectra Quest, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of complete Turn-key Systems for training and diagnosis in Machine Vibration Analysis, Rotor Balancing, and Shaft/Coupling Alignment. The system includes Machinery Fault Simulators, Interactive Training Program, Data Acquisition Hardware/ Software, and […]

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Investor Connect – Robert Morris of TerrAvion

In this episode, Hall welcomes Robert Morris of TerrAvion. TerrAvion provides high revisit rate aerial imagery for agriculture. Since 2016 they have been the largest volume provider. Robert founded TerrAvion in 2013. His professional mission is to make robotics work for agriculture. Robert led the first drone platoon in Afghanistan, where he realized that drones […]

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Investor Connect – Ronald T LeMay of Main Street Data

In this episode, Hall welcomes Ronald LeMay CEO of Main Street Data. Main Street Data was formed in 2017 to bring precise data to the agriculture world. While data has improved in many other industries, agriculture remains behind the curve and Main Street Data has set out to change that. Main Street Data enables ag-related […]

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Investor Connect – Christian Garces of Texas ColdWorks

In this episode, Hall welcomes Christian Garces of Texas ColdWorks. Texas ColdWorks is the first state of the art public cold storage complex being developed in Austin, Texas. With over 280,000 SF, it will house food producers, co-packers, and logistic companies. Before Texas ColdWorks, he was the founder and CEO of Tableaux. A manufacturer of […]

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Investor Connect – Bruce Worrall of Intellasphere

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bruce Worrall CEO of IntellaSphere. IntellaSphere is the first Brand Affinity Marketing System. They help businesses/#SMBs market more effectively using a socially collaborative approach. Brand Affinity Marketing builds brand awareness and recognition with prospects and strengthens brand loyalty with customers. It’s an all-in-one service that’s simple, affordable and effective. Before […]

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Investor Connect – Fran Maier of BabyQuip

On this episode, Hall welcomes Fran Maier of BabyQuip. BabyQuip is a sharing economy business that helps families pack light and travel happy to hundreds of destinations in the US and Canada. Powered by a trusted community of trained, insured and amazing independent Quality Providers, BabyQuip delivers and sets up clean, quality baby gear at […]

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Investor Connect – Sajol Ghoshal of Advanced Telesensors

On this episode, Hall welcomes Sajol Ghoshal of Advanced Telesensors. You’ll learn about Sajol’s beginning before Advanced Telesensors and what led him to where he is today. Sajol developed his sensor career at Austrian Microsystems (AMS), a sensor company that acquired a startup he worked with called TAOS, Texas Advanced Optical Sensors. In that company, […]

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Investor Connect – Gabriel Wyner of Fluent-Forever

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gabriel Wyner of Fluent-Forever, an exciting new language learning app. Gabriel talks about his background as an opera singer and mechanical engineer, and his passion for language. He also discusses the language education space and where it is evolving, particularly for online tools and mobile users. Gabriel talks about what […]

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Investor Connect – Felipe Luna of Omniscient

In this episode, Hall interviews Felipe Luna, CEO of Omniscient. Omniscient is a fintech data analytics and software development firm and developer of the fast-growing Omniscient CRM platform. Felipe talks about his start in retail financial services and financial advising, and how he moved into the wealth tech space through the development of Omniscient CRM. […]

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Investor Connect – John Cooper of Minimelife

On this episode, Hall is joined by John Cooper of Minimelife. John has practiced healthcare for most of his life and for the last 14 years as an attending vascular surgeon at Virtual Health System in New Jersey. Over his career, John has witnessed better outcomes when patients are directly involved with their healthcare. He […]

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Investor Connect – Patrick Juthberg of Carable

In this episode, Hall is joined by Patrick Juthberg of Carable, an automotive marketplace that connects buyers to sellers directly, completely removing the middleman. Patrick, who hails from Sweden, considers himself a “serial” entrepreneur and has been solving problems for companies for most of his life.

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Investor Connect – Paul Van Kleef of Nannocare

On this episode, Hall is joined by Paul Van Kleef of Nannocare. Before Nannocare, Paul started his career attending business school in Los Angeles which led him to work with various consulting companies. Along the way, he decided that his true passion was startups and embarked on starting his own company. Paul began working with […]

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Investor Connect – Damon Torgerson of Alludo

In this episode, Hall is joined by Damon Torgerson of Alludo. As the episode begins you’ll learn more about Damon’s background prior to Alludo and what led him on the path to education. He began his career in enterprise IT consulting work, with a technical background and worked for Microsoft consulting both educational and Fortune […]

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Investor Connect – Eric Smith of AppBrilliance

In this episode, Hall is joined by Eric Smith of AppBrilliance. AppBrilliance, Inc. is a privately held company based in Austin, TX. As the episode kicks off you’ll learn about Eric’s background prior to AppBrilliance. Before this, Eric ran Unwired Banking, which was a venture-backed mobile banking startup based in Austin. You’ll also learn what […]

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Investor Connect – Chris Rawlings of JudoLaunch

In this episode, Chris gives his thoughts on how the industry is evolving. He discusses how we are headed towards e-commerce first or e-commerce only, not as a supplement to physical retail. You’ll also get his advice to those investing in this space as well as challenges and risks.

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Investor Connect – John Pope and James Walker of WellDog

In this episode, Hall interviews John Pope and James Walker of WellDog, an energy-focused technical services company that provides practical engineering and business solutions in a high volume, cost effective manner with a remarkable customer focus.

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Investor Connect – Mick Connors of Anytime Pediatrics

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mick Connors, CEO and Founder at Anytime Pediatrics and Anytime Telehealth, Inc.   Mick was inspired to get into the medical field and pediatrics after his brother passed away from pediatric cancer before he was born. It’s been a lifelong passion. In his career in pediatric emergency […]

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Investor Connect – Jon Glesinger and Leslie Ackerman of Comprindeo

In this episode of Investor Connect, Hall is joined by Jon Glesinger and Leslie Ackerman of Comprindeo. Jon started his career in the tech sector in the 80’s, coming out with the first IBM computers. This then led him to his first computer startup involving design of CAD/CAM. Working extensively with unstructured data around people […]

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Investor Connect – Brooke Waupsh of Swoovy

In this episode, Hall interviews Brooke Waupsh, co-founder of Swoovy, a new and unique online dating app. Brooke has 15 years of experience in the consumer sector and has developed expertise in research and consumer insight. Brooke talks about some of the factors that define the online dating industry, including an overview of several of […]

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Investor Connect – Mike Krilivsky of RageOn!

In this episode, Hall interviews Mike Krilivsky of RageOn!, an online store specializing in revolutionary, one-of-a-kind custom printing. RageOn! has developed a patent-pending, all-over-print technology that allows creators, brands, and artists to customize their own merchandise, from T-Shirts to socks to swim trunks. Their app allows users to upload images directly onto their merchandise using […]

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Investor Connect – Kim Folsom of Founders First

In this episode, Hall interviews Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital. Kim is a serial tech entrepreneur for over 20 years, who has founded, grew, and funded six tech companies, exited three, and raised over 30 million in venture. Kim talks about her start investing in the under-served service business space. Kim also discusses the […]

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Investor Connect – Jorge Azpe and Samuel Gutierrez of Schok

In this episode, Hall interviews Jorge Azpe and Samuel Gutierrez of Schok LLC, manufacturer of retail electronics, including tablets and cell phones. Samuel and Jorge talk about how they got into the mobile device space, and the opportunities they saw there, particularly in the mid-tier of phones. They talk about some of the challenges in […]

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Investor Connect – Michael Zavet of Hyperion Exchange

In this episode, Hall welcomes Michael Zavet of Canada-based Hyperion Exchange, a platform for trading tokenized financial instruments using blockchain technology. Michael and Hall discuss the current state of the crypto market in general, and the cryptocurrency market for real estate applications. Michael talks about some of the current blockchain application investments going on in […]

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Investor Connect – Travis Farese of Offerd (formerly Real AI)

In this episode, Hall welcomes Travis Farese of Real AI now Offerd. Before founding Real AI, Travis had a previous career in oil and gas services with an engineering and business degree. Travis and his partners then founded a services company, which they successfully sold right before the downturn in 2015. That, in turn, led […]

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Investor Connect – Ben Bennett of Omnitude

In this episode, Hall is joined by Ben Bennett, COO of Omnitude. Ben’s background has always been in the commercial side of businesses – anything from telesales, field sales, product sales, all the way through to more strategic and development roles in business. He eventually launched his own company, a consultancy, which focused on startups, […]

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Investor Connect – (Part 2) – William Santana Li of Knightscope

In the second part of a three-part interview, Hall is joined by William Santana Li of Knightscope. Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company. He was founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world’s 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ) and has a BSEE […]

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Investor Connect – (Part 1) – William Santana Li of Knightscope

In the first episode in a three-part series, Hall is joined by William Santana Li of Knightscope. We kick off the episode learning about Bill’s past before joining Knightscope. Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company. He was founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world’s 2nd […]

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