Seasoned Investor Shares A Surprising Viewpoint That Creates Reliable ROI

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 15, 2022

  What follows is the transcript of my recent video interview with Rob Hanna, a prolific Angel investor focusing on women-led companies and diverse founding teams, nationwide. He believes that women founders represent an enormous untapped, underrepresented market for investors. Mr. Hanna’s criteria for selecting investors reflect his unique style.  He seeks high-energy innovators who […]

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Silvia Mah Angel Investor

A Prolific Angel Investor Who Tackles Her Own Investor Biases in Innovated Ways

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 18, 2022

  What follows is the transcript of my recent video interview with Silvia Mah, PhD, a prolific Angel investor focusing on women-led companies and diverse founding teams.  As you’ll hear, like with my investing practice, Silvia is not doing this to be “correct” but because it works as an investment thesis. I hope this excites […]

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Steve Job and Jony Ive

Seven Critical Lessons Innovators Can Learn from Jony Ive Leaving Apple

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 2, 2019

This is going to be controversial. This is going to be good. Read on… As the old story goes, a pessimist walks into a room with a pile of dung and says “There’s nothing here but a pile of horse sh*t.” An optimist walks into a room finding just a pile of horse sh*t and declares  […]

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Melinda Richter

A Shaker and Mover You Never Heard of: How to get on the “Richter” Scale

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 19, 2019

Melinda Richter may take no for an answer sometimes, but you’d better have a good reason. Ms. Richter heads Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs (JLABS) a unique incubator for medical technology startups that provides “large company” resources, including funding, to boost the success rate of fledgling companies. JLABS boasts an incredible 80% success rate — […]

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Open Letter to Paul Allen

An Open Letter to Paul Allen Heirs

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 5, 2018

To the Heirs and Peers of Mr. Paul Allen: Our world lost a hero when Paul Allen passed on October 15th. Mr. Allen was probably best known for being a co-founder of Microsoft and as both owner and avid fan of his beloved Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks. At the time of his death, […]

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Elon Musk at SpaceX

An Open Letter to Elon Musk

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 8, 2018

Elon, Most of us believe you’re serious in your commitment to protecting the human race against climate change and even more disastrous events, both natural and human-made, that could wipe us out. The result of your commitment is there for all to see, in the amazing achievements of SpaceX and Tesla. We also believe that […]

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Brightness Innovation Manifesto

Minutes from Brightness – The Innovation Manifesto

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 17, 2018

Minutes from Brightness – The Innovation Manifesto Near the bottom of this blog, you’ll find the first in a series of tested tips on raising capital for your innovative venture, whether at the angel level or VC level.  But first, let me entertain and inspire you: I care deeply about our future. Some tell us […]

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Preparing for due diligence #1

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 18, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset 100% success. Companies that surpass a score of 925 in the Blue Moon “Capital Readiness Report” receive the funding they’re seeking — nearly 100% of the time! Let me explain. One of the issues that often arise in the funding game is due diligence. And, […]

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To BeEntrepreneurs Boot Camp Or Not To Be Successful

The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #5

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 6, 2018

The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #5 First off, may you be very HIP in 2018 — Happy, Innovative and Prosperous! I trust you’ve enjoyed the series of stories and interviews I’ve been posting over the past few weeks. Each story is unique because the journey of every visionary entrepreneur is different. Yet, […]

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Entrepreneur's Boot Camp – Avoid the Pitfalls to Funding: Interview with the Creator

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 23, 2017

Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp – Avoid the Pitfalls to Funding: Interview with the Creator For the past few weeks, we’ve been presenting interviews with CEO’s that have completed the Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp. I thought as we complete 2017 and look ahead to 2018, that this was a perfect time to share more about the creator of […]

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