Pitching investors

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Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

The LinkedIn co-founder and VC shares valuable insight on what entrepreneurs need to know when pitching their startups to investors.

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.

10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day

Learn business tips from the 10 companies that are reinventing conventional learning and disrupting the education industry.

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.

Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch

You need to be prepared to pitch your business anywhere, anytime. Virgin's CEO offers his insight on just how to be pitch-ready wherever you are.

10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money

A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a growing business doesn't come cheap. Here's a guide to nabbing the cash you need.

How Startups Should Formulate Financial Projections

VC Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what investors are looking for in a startup's financial projections.

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.

8 Startup Events and News to Know About This Week

Master the art of cross-channel marketing at Integrated Marketing Week, take advantage of the guerrilla pitch opportunity of the year, enter the NY startup scene with drinks and demos at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, become a social media superstar, create a happy and positive business environment, rumors predict new Apple iPad5 and MacBook Air release, PandoDaily hosts Fred ‘The Don' Wilson for a 90-minute, on stage shakedown, refine new ideas and find your MVP at Lean Startup Machine… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.

Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

If you want investors to be confident in financing your business, show them you know the risks your business is up against and are working to avoid them. Here are five ways to get started.

When You Raise Capital, Think 'We' Instead of 'Me'

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the nuances of building a business with other people's money.

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here's a better strategy.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.

Barbara Corcoran's 6 Pearls of Wisdom for Young Treps

Ahead of her keynote address at Entrepreneur's annual Growth Conference, here are some of her choicest gems of advice for young entrepreneurs.

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.

Patent vs. Market Penetration: Where Should Your Focus Be?

Veteran venture capitalist Jason Green on why gaining market share is critical for early-stage startups.

3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

You only have a few minutes to convince an investor to fund your startup. Improve your pitch with these essentials.

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