Pitching Investors

How Investors Choose Startups to Finance
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How Investors Choose Startups to Finance

Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
Scott Shane
The 5 Slides You Must Have In Your Pitch Deck
Radicals & Visionaries

The 5 Slides You Must Have In Your Pitch Deck

You don't need a lot of slides, but the ones you do have must concise and compelling.
Tony Conrad
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching Your Business
Pitching Investors

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching Your Business

How's your 'elevator pitch'? What? You don't have one? Big mistake!
Marty Fukuda
The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask
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The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask

Founders can't just present a pitch deck to investors and think they will get funding. They need to be prepared for all sorts of questions.
Tony Conrad
The 3 Things You Must Do Before You Approach an Investor
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The 3 Things You Must Do Before You Approach an Investor

Many entrepreneurs want to go directly to the source the moment an idea strikes or at the first sign of growth, but you need to first prove the business to yourself before asking others to believe in it.
Matt Williams
5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs
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5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs

Attaining capital means impressing seasoned financiers and convincing them that your business, more than any other, is worthy of their time and money.
Jayson DeMers
This New Reality TV Show Is Like 'Shark Tank' With a Gritty, Southern Spin
Radicals & Visionaries

This New Reality TV Show Is Like 'Shark Tank' With a Gritty, Southern Spin

'West Texas Investors Club' sees aspiring entrepreneurs travel deep into the heart of Texas, where their business ideas and personal character are pushed to new limits.
Geoff Weiss
5 Common Business Plan Mistakes That Torpedo Startups
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5 Common Business Plan Mistakes That Torpedo Startups

Your business plan isn't a romance novel, so don't depend on just your passion to get investors interested in reading it.
Larry Alton
Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work
Pitching Investors

Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work

Here are the eight differences between convincing the public to pick up your product vs. getting someone to fund your business.
Martin Zwilling
Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.
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Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.

It behooves every entrepreneur to optimize their investment strategies early, based on time and dollar costs, as well as odds of success.
Martin Zwilling
8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them
Pitching Investors

8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them

The better you understand what makes an effective elevator pitch, the more likely you will attract investors and customers.
Martin Zwilling
Meet the New Shark Tank Sharks: Ashton Kutcher, Chris Sacca
Shark Tank

Meet the New Shark Tank Sharks: Ashton Kutcher, Chris Sacca

Silicon Valley angel investors become TV sharks.
Erin Griffith
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had With Founders
Pitching Investors

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had With Founders

Entrepreneurs are willing to go to some pretty great lengths to secure funding.
William Hsu
How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched
Pitching Investors

How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched

Five top guys tell you exactly what they want to hear -- and what they don't.
Rahul Varshneya