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Three Pitching Myths That Kill Investor Interest

By Robert Donnell

With investors, the Rule of Three can make or break your funding. Passion. Product. Team. But there is a fourth element to that equation. Entrepreneurs tend to think pitching should embody one or even all three of those elements. But they would be wrong is they don’t understand myths that kill investor interest. There are […]

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Boost Investor Valuation Big-Time by Building Trust

By Robert Steven Kramarz

In our previous blog, you may recall that old-style pitching damages trust and eventually generates a low valuation with investors. This low valuation means you lose control and much of your power; this creates chaos in the boardroom because of your loss of control and is the source of endless headaches.  Adding pain to the […]

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Investor Valuation is Critical

How Old-style Pitching Hurts Investor Valuation

By Robert Steven Kramarz

  When you seek capital, a growing company’s investor valuation is critical because if you get funding and your valuation is low, you’re going to lose control of the company or at the very least have less power. And you’ll have less cash when you exit.  The effect of a low valuation is substantial on […]

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How to Keep Investors Happy When Pivoting – A Four-Point Guide

By Robert Steven Kramarz

#1 How to align with investors when pivoting Building a profitable venture is hard for many entrepreneurs, even with a top-notch product or service. From raising funds and putting together a winning team to converting that first prospect into revenue, turning any idea into a business is a scary deal. So, when that first idea […]

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Investor Valuation – Fast Track to Funding: The One Fact You Need To Control Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists

By Robert Steven Kramarz

Investor Valuation Angel investors (like venture capital investors) want to make money, but they know that most companies they invest in will never pay them anything. They just know that. It’s in the statistics. And they know it from personal experience. After I invested in the first 10 companies a decade ago (before I figured […]

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Fast-Track to Funding: The One Fact to Know about Pivoting that will Impress Investors (Angels and VCs)

By Robert Steven Kramarz

What is the one fact you can know about pivoting that will impress angel investors? Refer to the famous TED talk by Bill Gross (VC and founder of IdeaLab) “The Biggest Single Reason Why Startups Succeed” If he’s right, and I believe he is, and so if good timing is the most predictive factor in […]

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Message to Vision Masters about Startup Valuation

By Robert Steven Kramarz

Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Facebook, and her unique form of leadership is a vital part of the story of the social media company’s success. She obtained her master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She also earned a Bachelor of Art & Science from Harvard University. Both she […]

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Definition of a Business Pivot for Vision Masters

By Robert Steven Kramarz

The word “pivot” is standard language in the world of startups and Vision Masters. In the dictionary, it means to turn in place while fixed to a pin or shaft. In business, it means to turn sharply without changing position and thereby not giving up any advantages. It’s a common word in the business world […]

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Revenue Participation in 2021: Why it May Be Best for You and Your Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz

Vision Master Alert:  Do not overlook Revenue Participation in 2021 as you seek to finance your vision. Revenue Participation in 2021 continues to gain attention as a way to power exciting new companies. Revenue Participation, or royalty financing, is a kind of investment in which the business at hand receives funding based on expected or future […]

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