Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches

Improve Your Odds of Getting Funded by Matching Your Pitch to the VC's Investment Pattern

It's the often unseen trigger -- that invisible 'something' -- that gets them to bite. Seek it, use it, close the deal.

Alex Gold

· 5 min read

5 Reasons Investors Are Ignoring Your Business -- And How You Can Get Their Attention

It might be your business plan, or your space in the market. Or, it could be you.

David Kleinhandler

· 6 min read

The Science of the First Impression: 5 Elements of a Great First Impression

The first impression informs how you're thought of well beyond the first moment, so get it right.

Carolyn Sun

· 8 min read

Why You Need a Million-Dollar Pitch Before Your Start a Business

You're not ready to launch your business until you can explain in 20 seconds or less how it helps someone.

Grant Cardone

· 7 min read

12 Key Strategies to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding has witnessed some spectacular fails. Don't let your project be one of them.

AJ Agrawal

· 6 min read

From Backers to Buyers: How Kickstarter Helped Me Launch a Product the Traditional Way

Here are five things I learned from crowdfunding that prepared me to take the leap.

Adrian Solgaard

· 7 min read

What Are VCs Really Trying to Say? Here Are 3 Common Conversations Translated For You.

Use these translations to decode the three most common messages to understand what your investors are actually telling you.

Candace Sjogren

· 5 min read

8 Ways to Win Over Investors for Your Startup

Unless you are Elon Musk, raising capital is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do as a founder or CEO.

Jeremy Bloom

· 6 min read

A Few Pointers on the Worst Ways to Write A Pitch Deck

People aren't interested in your company, they're interested in what you can do for their company.

Tim Denning

· 6 min read