Pitching Investors

Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You
Pitching Investors

Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You

Asking for an introduction to an investor without explaining why the investor will be interested reflects very poorly on you.
Alex Iskold
This Startup Aims to Save Brands From Marketing Disasters
Marketing

This Startup Aims to Save Brands From Marketing Disasters

Springleap, which won a recent Techstars pitch night, aims to provides companies with actionable advice from its paid network of marketing and advertising professionals. As it struggles to gain traction, its founder looks forward to a new seed round.
Laura Entis
5 Fascinating Edtech Companies From National Education Week
Education Tech

5 Fascinating Edtech Companies From National Education Week

From launching experiments into space to an online architectural academy, here's a look at a few businesses applying entrepreneurial solutions to teaching and learning.
Derek Newton
Watch Entrepreneurs From Techstars NYC Pitch Their Startups at Demo Day
TechStars

Watch Entrepreneurs From Techstars NYC Pitch Their Startups at Demo Day

Altogether, 14 companies presented to an audience filled with venture capitalists and startup entrepreneurs.
Laura Entis
The Secret to Pitches That Nail It Every Time? Brevity.
Pitching Investors

The Secret to Pitches That Nail It Every Time? Brevity.

Investors stop listening when the pitch is just an avalanche of data.
Brock Stechman
The 'Shark Tank' Enjoys an Embarrassment of Riches: 4 Strong Proposals
Make More Happen

The 'Shark Tank' Enjoys an Embarrassment of Riches: 4 Strong Proposals

But only three of those four entrepreneurs walked away with a deal.
Brian O'Connor
4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time
Make More Happen

4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time

No one will even read your epic novel of a plan in this age of short bursts of information. Create a 10-page pitch deck instead.
Adam Callinan
Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea
Investors

Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea

Instead, here's what you should do when you're seeking capital.
Alex Iskold
How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company
Pitching Investors

How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company

The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.
David Teten
5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital
Pitching Investors

5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital

If you don't know each and every detail of your business, why would an investor want to work with you?
Richard Maclean
What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup
Shark Tank

What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
John Boitnott
7 Tips For Businesses Looking for EB-5 Funding
Raising Capital

7 Tips For Businesses Looking for EB-5 Funding

The EB-5 program paves foreign investors a path to U.S. citizenship when they invest in American job-creating projects.
Shai Zamanian and Preeya Malik
The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch
Pitches

The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch

VCs hear it all, but the bad ideas can be as worthwhile as the good ones.
Check These 14 Boxes and You Have the Complete Pitch Deck
Pitching Investors

Check These 14 Boxes and You Have the Complete Pitch Deck

Among the worst mistakes you can make pitching investors is not anticipating the fundamental questions they will want answered.
Murray Newlands