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A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
"The Art of Start Up War" is a weekly startup investment podcast created by Brian Mac Mahon, the CEO of The Expert Dojo Startup Accelerator in Santa Monica, California. This podcast was built to educate entrepreneurs on how to avoid the 98% failure rate that ALL new businesses face. Your host and Sensei Brian, interviews the most influential global movers and shakers of early stage angel and venture investment right here in Silicon Beach. Tune in for new episodes each week on Tuesday at 10am ...
 
Boston exports ideas and imports money. The city's unique concentration of academic talent and entrepreneurial culture is renowned for creating powerful new technologies and companies. These ideas and companies attract smart money from around the globe. This podcast surveys the companies that venture capitalists and strategic investors will be courting in a few years. I’m Sal Daher, host of the Angel Invest Boston Podcast. After immigrating to Boston as a child and attending Belmont High Sch ...
 
Host Kelly Keenan Trumpbour is an investor and producer who helps women launch companies, secure funding and grow successful businesses. The biggest question she gets asked? How to have a life among the hustle while staying true to your ambition. In this weekly podcast, Kelly invites her friends and colleagues from CNBC, angel and venture capital funding, major film festivals and the female founders themselves to share their stories. Her listeners get more than pitch advice. These conversati ...
 
O Man in the Arena é um videocast sobre empreendedorismo e cultura digital apresentado por Leo Kuba e Miguel Cavalcanti. O canal foi destaque na The Next Web (um dos cinco podcasts de empreendedorismo em destaque na América Latina), Endeavor (9 dos melhores podcasts para empreendedores), e Exame (8 canais do YouTube que todo empreendedor deveria acompanhar). As entrevistas também estão disponíveis em vídeo no nosso canal do Youtube (youtube.com/maninthearenatv)
 
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Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Ed Belove is a very active angel investor. He's a successful founder in software and hardware. Just a very thoughtful person. Very, very smart, very observant, very committed. Founders would be very lucky to have Ed Belove in their corner. I really enjoyed this interview, which I recorded in the first …
 
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…
 
This week host Brian MacMahon speaks with Nan Zhang Founder / CEO of MyMarkit! Few words from MyMarkit: MyMarkit (stealth mode Vision Interchange) is a first-of-its-kind fintech transaction marketplace that lets users shop directly and bypass loss in value. This novel approach allows value/currency to be attached directly to commodities to retain m…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. I often see CFOs and board members give the investor pitch instead of the CEO. In an emergency this is okay, but by and large, the CEO should be giving the pitch. The investors want to size up the CEO and know who is running the busi…
 
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…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In pitching an investor, the key presenter is the CEO. While board members, CFOs, and others can make the pitch, that’s a second-best choice. The investor wants to meet the CEO and size them up for their communication skills, passion…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following individuals are featured: Nick Moran Kwame Boler This will be a unique segment where, Founder of Neu, Kwame Boler, will discuss his startup story and how he chose New Stack to participate in the funding round. To listen more, please visit http://fullratchet.net/podcast-episodes/ for all of …
 
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 …
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Most of the work in a standard board meeting are perfunctory duties such as approving minutes and reviewing financials and metrics. The board also weighs in on key decisions around fundraising, strategy, and other topics. Board membe…
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the gifting sector called Gesture. Our featured guests are , Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager at LunaCap Ventures, as well as and , Managing Partners at New Age …
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board members are a key part of a growing startup. Building out the board is an important step in setting up the company for success. Here are some characteristics of an ideal board member: They come prepared to the meetings having r…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Minnie Ingersoll Oren Klaff Jason Whitney Nikhil Basu Trivedi Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach.
 
This week host Brian MacMahon speaks with Wade T. Micoley of RealtyHive. Few words from RealtyHive: RealtyHive is a global platform giving everyone world-class marketing and consumers cashback on all things Real Estate. With a successful 85% adoption rate of the connected revenue product lines, RealtyHive will continue to grow with access to an inh…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The board is a key part of the team that makes the startup successful. When you are in the early stage, using family and friends funding creates an informal advisory board. Try and meet with them monthly in a coffee shop and keep it …
 
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 we…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. You may want to add independent board members to your board. The independent board member may add value to your company by bringing domain knowledge and operating expertise. Look for someone who has run a company of your size and ind…
 
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 st…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. So, what is a board observer? In general, the board observer is just that, an observer. Someone who listens to the discussion but doesn’t actively participate unless called on to join in. Some investors negotiate a ‘board observer’ p…
 
Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst joins Nick to discuss Investing in First-time Founders, the Evolution of Social, the Future of Big Tech, and the Freedom of Remote Work. In this episode, we cover: Walk us through your background and path to VC What's the thesis at General Catalyst? Livongo... up nearly 300% since public debut last year — I hear yo…
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the gaming sector called acQyr eXchange. Our featured guests are and David Sterling, key investors in acQyr eXchange, and , President and CEO & Founder of acQyr eXch…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board meetings are important for gaining input and advice on how to run the business. To get the most out of your board meeting, start with an objective for the meeting including agenda and preparation documents such as financials. I…
 
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 …
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board members can help the company in many ways. Here’s a list of potential support: They can help recruit employees for the company as many board members have extensive networks They can help with the fundraise as they know investor…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Alex Osterwalder Mark Suster Melody Koh Farooq Abbasi Each investor discusses sectors, drivers, and/or trends that may have a significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the software development sector called ping. Our featured guests are , early investor in ping, , Co-Founder & CRO of ping, and , CEO & Founder of ping. Headquartered…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Startups with product-market fit that are generating revenue should consider installing a board. The board of directors provides oversight for the company. Early-stage boards should have an audit and compensation committee. The audit…
 
Join Sal Daher's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join SQZ's successful IPO validates the vision laid out by Armon Sharei, PhD in this interview recorded two years ago. In accessible language, this genius founder explains the approach that has big strategic players excited. SQZ is the model I have in mind when I invest in biotech companies. Find…
 
In this episode, Brian and Sami talk about MARJ3’s unique platform, what inspired Sami and his team to start MARJ3, how they managed to get 2.4M users to visit their platform and Sami’s message to future investors. Few words from MARJ3: MARJ3 is a platform that works to help students across the MENA region to find and connect with educational oppor…
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the software development sector called KiwiTech. Our featured guests are , President & CEO at NorthEast BioLab and KiwiTech investor, , Chairman & CEO of KiwiTech, a…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In growing your startup, one of the best assets you can have is a strong and engaged board of directors. The board should have members who collectively cover a range of skills, network, and experience. They should be connected to you…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The startup board is typically led by the CEO. Some boards fall into formal roles to tackle specific tasks such as compensation or exit planning. Many boards see members fall into informal roles. The most common roles are the domain …
 
Villi Iltchev of Two Sigma Ventures joins Nick to discuss Using "George" a Proprietary Tool to Source Startups, The Commoditization of Capital, and the New Exit Environment. In this episode, we cover: Walk us through your background and path to VC What’s the thesis at Two Sigma? Tell us about George. What's George's biggest blind spot? What is your…
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the fintech sector called Lend-Grow. Our featured guests are Co-Head of VC at 10X Capital and Investor at Lend-Grow, , and Co-Founder at Lend-Grow, . Headquartered i…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In running a board, there will be conflicts and bad behavior. Here are some to watch out for: The board member who disrupts the group and takes the discussion off-track from the agenda. The member who must have it their own way every…
 
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 20…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. There are several types of board members. Each provides a contribution to the board dynamic. Here are the types you may see in your board room: The Cheerleader. Always optimistic and sees the upside to every proposal or situation. Th…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ty Findley Stephen McIntyre Beezer Clarkson Sarah Tavel Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.
 
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…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Board directors can help the company in many ways beyond governance. Here are some key areas: Provide strategy and direction for the company at a high level. Make introductions to customers and partners. Provide helpful tips on how t…
 
The disrupted life of refugees keeps them from having good medical records. Med student Senan Ebrahim decided to do something about it and succeeded. Listen to the story of Hikma Health and of its promising founder. Senan Ebrahim grew up in Silicon Valley but he experienced the Syrian refugee crisis via his grandmother. When he became interested in…
 
This week host Brian Mac Mahon speaks with Monica Chitnis of Squadra. In this episode, Brian, Monica talk about what Squadra is, how it all started, how they managed to get it out to the market, and how they intend to reach their unicorn stage. "What we are trying to do is unlock human motivational drivers. That is really the key" - Monica Chitnis …
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The board leader can make the board meetings more effective. Here are some points to consider: Set up meetings that don’t conflict with holidays or heavy travel schedules. Send out the board package in time for review. Focus the agen…
 
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-i…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. For board meetings, it’s important to prepare properly. Set the meeting schedule well in advance, such as a year. Prepare documents far enough in advance so the members have time to read the materials and prepare for the meeting. Use…
 
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