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Sheryl Sandberg – The Real Secret to Facebook's Success?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 23, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg – The Real Secret to Facebook’s Success? With the $10 billion IPO, company valuation of about $100 billion, Mark Zuckerberg latest legendary gazillionaire, etc.   So we’re going to take a closer look at what’s behind this success story, whether you admire it or not.  The truth is truly interesting and applicable to your business ambitions […]

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Steve Jobs and Tim Cook: The Pair that Makes Apple Successful

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 23, 2015

Steve Jobs and Tim Cook: The Pair that Makes Apple Successful Belsky is busy recently promoting his latest book, Making Ideas Happen. Quoting Wired Magazine, July 26, 2011, “In the book he argues that ideas for new businesses or solutions to problems are common, but great execution is rare. He emphasises the need for organisation and strategic […]

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Team Building for Scientists, Inventors and Innovators

10 Keys – Team Building for Scientists, Inventors and Innovators

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 23, 2015

10 Keys – Team Building for Scientists, Inventors and Innovators How powerful is team building? “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” — Mahatma Gandhi In a recent post I discoursed at length on the importance of explosive action and how to trigger it, in […]

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Revenue Royalties – The Easiest Way to Fund Most Young Companies

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 23, 2015

Revenue Royalties – The Easiest Way to Fund Most Young Companies As an investor, it’s become apparent there are major drawbacks to two of the common means of funding young companies: selling ownership rights (C-corp stock or LLC membership) and issuing a note (convertible or not) — i.e. borrowing money from investors. The good news […]

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Revenue Royalties – More on Community-Based Revenue Sharing

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 23, 2015

Revenue Royalties – More on Community-Based Revenue Sharing In my last post, I hinted at a way to raise capital for the 80% to 90% of growing companies that don’t qualify for sophisticated angel financing or venture capital, or don’t want it.  One good reason not to want to get capital from sophisticated angel investors […]

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Participation funding — Win-Win Funding for Young Companies

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 23, 2015

Participation funding — Win-Win Funding for Young Companies This time period has been eventful, including attendance at CEO Space and discussions with many companies about the topic of the last two posts:  how to raise funds for a young business without 1) giving up a lot of ownership nor 2) burdening the company with a loan having […]

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Revenue Participation Funding: It’s Here Now

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 23, 2015

Revenue Participation Funding: It’s Here Now Today, I want to bring you up to date on a favorite topic:  Revenue Participation Funding — the idea of selling (or buying) a share of a company’s revenue rather than a share of the company ownership. This method is in contrast to traditional methods of finance such as […]

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Red Flags that Turn Off Venture and Angel Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 23, 2015

Red Flags that Turn Off Venture and Angel Investors This is the second installment of notes I took at the New York Venture Summit on a hot summer day in Manhattan, July 25, 2011. These notes came from the fourth panel entitled “What Should You Do to Get VC’s and Angel Investors to Say Yes?”. […]

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Shorten the Time to Angel and Venture Funding

14 Things That Shorten the Time to Angel and Venture Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 20, 2014

14 Things That Shorten the Time to Angel and Venture Funding This post continues my notes from the New York Venture Summit on July 21, 2011 — in particular, the panel entitled “The Venture Roadmap: Making Sure You’re Headed in the Right Direction and Advice on how to effectively shorten your time to Angel and Venture funding.” […]

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10 Steps to Angel and VC Funding in Uncertain Times

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 23, 2014

10 Steps to Angel and VC Funding in Uncertain Times Naturally, when there is a lot of uncertainty about the economy, some investors hold more capital in reserve and others focus on less risky investments.  So less cash is available for risky investing like angel investments and VC funding.  That explains why it’s been more […]

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