Hall T. Martin
I started angel investing in the early 2000s. I invested in my first deal and lost all my money. I realized startup investing is harder than it looks. I decided to find other investors to share the deal flow and the due diligence.
The city of Austin started a new angel group in 2006 called the Central Texas Angel Network. I was the first member to sign up. I joined the board and later became the Executive Director where I led the group to recruit 50 members and invest $5M in twenty deals.
That investment turned into a 33X return for the investors with a 571% IRR.
I helped my undergraduate alma mater at Baylor University launch an angel network out of the university’s alumni network. I found angel investing to be a great way to provide mentorship and job placement for students.
I helped Williamson County create an angel network for their area which at the time was the fastest-growing county in the US.
I used my experience and network to launch the TEN Capital Network which has helped investors find quality deals to invest in for more than a decade.