About Us

Who we are

TEN Capital is based in Austin, TX and has been connecting startups with investors for over ten years. Today, we have expanded beyond our Texas roots to serve investors and startups across the US.

What we believe

There are people who drift through life and then there are those who live life on purpose. Those are the entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference and seek to change the world for the better. We share their inspiration and help them fulfill their passion. We celebrate their journey because they care enough to make a difference.

Meet the team

Hall Martin

Hall Martin – Founder & CEO

Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of TEN Capital.

He launched the firm as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital has over 7000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $504M and counting.

Hall serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director where he achieved over a 40X return for the investors.

He is the founder and director of the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the education of angel investors. As a part of that program he hosts the Investor Connect podcast series.

He is also a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication.

Hall serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program.

Caitlin Leach

Caitlin Leach – Director of Operations

Caitlin has over fourteen years’ operations, management and client services experience in a variety of professional environments.

She began her career in film as the Co Founder and Director of the Austin Underground Film Festival. She then transitioned into the startup world as the Incentive Manager for an inside sales company.

From there, she assisted in the launching and growth of several startups through sales, operations management and client relations. Currently, she is the Director of Operations for the TEN Capital Network.

Caitlin holds a B.A. in English Literature and Film Theory from Florida State University.

Ashley Matthysse

Ashley Matthysse – Investor Relations & Events Director

Ashley Matthysse is TEN Capital’s Investor Relations and Events Director. Prior to TEN, Ashley owned a contemporary women’s boutique, as well as specialized in retail marketing and management.

At TEN, Ashley manages and hosts TEN Capital’s many events across the country and helps to manage the investor experience with TEN and its’ startups.

Lilia Beaman

Lilia Beaman – Client Services Manager

Lilia Beaman has worked in a variety of fields including civil engineering, academic administration, customer service, fashion design, fashion education, and retail.

She has owned and operated two small businesses: Lilia Ballí, a custom tailoring and bridal shop in Austin, Texas, and Western Whims, an American-made ready-to-wear apparel company.

She holds two degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: B.S. Textiles & Apparel Design, B.A. American Studies. Lilia is the Client Services Manager for TEN Capital Network (August 2019 – Present).

Liza Dickinson

Liza Dickinson – Marketing Director

As TEN Capital’s Marketing Director, Liza manages TEN Capital’s Investor Connect podcast, social media outreach, and online content. Prior to TEN, Liza worked for several years as a freelance marketing assistant and events coordinator for organizations including the Austin-based Small Business Festival and the Freelance Conference.

Samantha Eldred

Samantha Eldred – Administrative Services

Sam has been in the administrative field since the age of 16, and loves what she does. She is very detailed in her work, organized and reliable. She recently moved to Austin and loves everything except the heat! In her spare time, Sam likes to read, bake and play with her two fur babies.