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Pitching Investors

Pitching Investors

How to Introduce Investors to Your Team the Right Way

Eager to introduce investors to the rest of your "rockstar team"? That meeting could be to your detriment. Here's how to turn your dilemma into a win and close the deal.

How to (Politely) Get Someone to Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement

It's a tricky request that can sink a pitch before anyone ever hears it.

How Did Spike Lee Convince Michael Jordan to Help Fund His Malcolm X Film?

He knew a very simple thing about competition.

The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup

Every funding decision is a complex tradeoff between near-term and longer-term costs and paybacks, as well as overall ownership and control.

How to Write an Elevator Pitch That'll Score You New Business

Saying the wrong thing could cost you thousands.

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