Welcome back everybody to the AJ Osborne Podcast, I’m your host, AJ Osborne!
Ever wonder what it’d be like to become an angel investor? Well today, it’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you all to Tom Wallace who has built an investing empire.
Tom began his investment journey in the tech space when personal computers were just beginning to become a reality. Starting a systems integration company at the ground level as the tech industry was being born, obviously turned out to be an incredible time to be the space. This provided Tom with invaluable experience and opportunity in all things tech, even working in conjunction with some of the largest tech companies in the world, who continue their legacy even today.
Tom shares how he built multiple companies, sold them, and ultimately how he went from an incredibly successful tech entrepreneur to angel investor. Tom also shares with us and give an overview of his 5 d’s of investing which are- deal flow, due diligence, domain expertise, diversification, and discipline. These have allowed him to not only invest in numerous successful tech startups, has allowed him to build a company around it. Tom is the Managing Partner at Florida Funders, an incredibly successful investment company that finds, funds, and helps to build the next generation of tech companies.
We also jump into the power of capitalism, give a general economic market overview, and identifying the best opportunities. Tom also shares how he decides whether or not something is a good investment, what he looks for, and what’s he’s even looking at currently.
This was a great episode and we cover a ton of ground regarding angel investing, tech, business, and more.