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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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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Will Your Business Fail? A Little Authentic Advice From Elon

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 5, 2022

This article is the follow-on Part 2: Elon Musk Thinks Your Company Should Fail. Prove Him Wrong! A few weeks ago, I asked: why are you still hearing from the mouths of investors “No” and “You’re too early”?  Why does it seem to take hundreds of calls with investors?   How can I reduce the number […]

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Elon Musk Thinks Your Company Should Fail. Let’s Prove Him Wrong!

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 5, 2022

Question:  After a bunch of calls/meetings with investors, why am I still hearing “No” and “Too early”?  Why does it seem to take dozens or hundreds of calls with investors? How many calls/meetings will it take to meet the right investor?  How can I reduce the number of calls/meetings needed to find the right investor? […]

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“Trust but Verify” – 10 Ways to Earn Financial Credibility With Lenders

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 8, 2021

The clock is ticking. Your window of opportunity to dominate your niche, and raise capital, is closing all the time.   Let me help you beat the funding clock. I’ve been a VIP speaker for Credibility Nation this week, speaking on “financial credibility” so I thought I’d pass on to you some of the secrets that I’ve been […]

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Get Funded by Leveraging your Unique Personal Advantages

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 3, 2021

Get funded by being unique. I’m going out on the edge with this blog, but I really believe I’m right here and you’ll benefit big time if I am.  So listen up. It took me a long time in my life to embrace that I’m different.  True I’m a white male with a middle-class background, […]

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Raising Capital for Women Led Companies – Some Insights From Women

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 12, 2021

We recently hosted a web meeting with a group of women CEOs and investors. The goals of the meeting were twofold: First, to determine if these women leaders experienced bias in fundraising. The second goal was to develop strategies to deal with stated bias. Here are 8 take-home lessons and observations. A bonus lesson is […]

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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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Three Pitching Myths That Kill Investor Interest

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 13, 2021

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 as they don’t understand myths that kill investor interest. There are […]

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Investor Valuation is Critical

How Old-style Pitching Hurts Investor Valuation

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 31, 2021

  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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