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Women Raising Capital – Is There Bias?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 4, 2021

Many women CEOs raising capital believe that bias against women exists. We know that 90% of VCs are male. Our calculations show that 80% of angel investors are men.  So bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, could be expected. (Controversial) Question: Is there an actual bias against women entrepreneurs seeking investment? Continue reading to see why I […]

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Five Winning Ideas From Vision Master and Soon-to-be-Billionaire Melanie Perkins

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 17, 2019

A Research Report for Vision Masters from Intelliversity We’ve all heard the old saying “never judge a book by its’ cover.” But we do just that a lot of the time, don’t we? Often, we judge ourselves most harshly. We judge ourselves for not being perfect, not living up to our own or others’ expectations. […]

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Judy and the Yellow Brick Road: A Superstar “Vision Master” You Never Heard Of

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 16, 2019

Verona is a small town nestled among the low hills and verdant farms of south-central Wisconsin. It’s an unlikely place for one of the largest technology companies in the U.S. to call home. Yet, there among the green fields sprawls the 1,000-acre self-named “Intergalactic Headquarters” of Epic Systems. Nearly as many people work at Epic […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: It’s Time for YOU to “Lean In”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 15, 2018

Dear Sheryl, You’ve done an amazing job steering Facebook as COO.  Now I have a request.     Your partnership with Mark Zuckerberg is clearly working well, even through the ups and downs of managing a very large organization serving more than a billion customers. As I’ve discussed with my readers for several years, the […]

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The Two Faces of Elon Musk – SpaceX’s Secret Weapon (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 6, 2018

Tesla is failing, SpaceX is surging. As I wrote in my last post, it is the best of times and the worst of times for Elon Musk, founder of both companies. In that post, I proposed that a major reason Elon Musk’s two businesses are getting such different results is that Musk has a very […]

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Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 8, 2018

Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches If you’ve ever done a major home improvement project (or seen them done on TV) you know that in the midst of the project everything is a mess and looks far worse than it did before you started.  A surgeon could tell […]

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The Biggest Dilemma That Women Face With Male Mentors: A Solution

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 5, 2017

The Biggest Dilemma Women Face With Male Mentors I’ve made the case frequently for being mentored as a key to company launch/growth AND raising capital.  The same holds true to advance along a career path.  I’ve also advocated diversity (including gender diversity) as a means of increasing chances of success in company launch and growth, […]

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Leadership Training for Geeks: How Companies Can Do a Much Better Job at Leveraging Brainpower

By Stephie Althouse / June 7, 2017

How Companies Can Do a Much Better Job at Leveraging Brainpower *This guest post and interview originally appeared on the Top-Notch CEO blog on May 31, 2017, and is contributed by Dr. Stephie Althouse, an Intelliversity faculty member.  Imagine this picture: You are passionate about a certain area, let’s say science or law or … […]

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The Two Mindsets of Winning Teams – Are You Fundable #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 12, 2017

The Two Mindsets of Winning Teams – Are You Fundable #4 In the last segment of this series, I counseled you, the vision-master founder of an innovation company (or the execution master looking for a home) to see the value in forming a two-headed “hydra” with a trusted co-founder. In this segment, I’d like to help […]

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Are You Fundable #3 – Are Two Sexes Better Than One?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 3, 2017

Are Two Sexes Better Than One? Are You Fundable #4 In my last article in this series, I posited that gender, ethnic and sexual orientation bias is bad for business, especially in the context of creating effective management teams for innovative companies. In this post, I’ll explain why that’s true and invite you to build […]

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