How to Invest in Startups- Learn From Other Investors

As an investor, I helped launch three angel networks in Texas. In the process, I setup training programs, attended conferences, and talked with many other investors. Hearing and speaking to other investors was a wonderful learning tool. One of the best resources I found was a podcast by Frank Peters. Frank was an angel investor out of the Tech Coast angels in southern California.

The Frank Peters Show

Frank interviewed every angel, VC, and startup in the southern California community. He later ran interviews across the US and all over the world. He ultimately recorded over 450 episodes which he posted on the web. As I drove my car I listened to many of the podcasts and heard from angel investors on how they invested, their investment thesis, and lessons they learned from the process.

I recommend listening to podcasts that focus on startup funding. Podcasts are an excellent tool to learn from experts in the field. Some of my favorites are: Jason Calacanis: Angel Podcast, Patrick O’Shaughnessy: Invest like the Best and there is also my own personal podcast, Investor Connect.  

Read More: How to Invest in Startups: ​Invest at an Available or Opportune Time

Hall T. Martin is the founder of TEN Capital and a builder of entrepreneur ecosystems by startup funding through angel networks, funding portals, syndicates, and more. Connect with him about fundraising, business growth, and emerging technologies

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