Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #4 – How to Get Out of Investor Hell

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 14, 2017

Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #4 – How to Get Out of Investor Hell A colleague who runs a very successful software company once told me that he plans for incompetence because most people are incompetent. Pushed for an explanation of this interesting viewpoint he said that it’s because of how fast the world […]

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Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #3 – Hint: It's a Team Sport

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 8, 2017

Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #3 – It’s a Team Sport OK, Vision Masters (innovators, founders), it’s time for a pop quiz . . . Who is Gene Kranz? Now, if you don’t know off the top of your head, don’t feel bad. Although he’s been portrayed in several major motion pictures and had […]

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How to Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #2 – Be in the 1%

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 27, 2017

How to Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #2 – Be in the 1% The world is crowded with capable entrepreneurs. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that virtually everyone reading this blog is a capable entrepreneur. If you weren’t capable and driven and creative and brilliant and a host of other […]

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How Investors See You by Intelliversity

How Investor's Really See You – Hint: It's Not What You Think

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 25, 2017

How Investor’s Really See You – And It’s Not What You Think Sometimes the deck is just plain stacked against you. It’s that famous uphill climb that we’ve all had to make some time or other. In business, this can arise at times out of inequality in a bargaining position. And nowhere is that more […]

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Do Investors Fund Ideas or People?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 18, 2017

Do Investors Fund Ideas or People? I want to talk to you today about something that’s near and dear to our hearts at Intelliversity. The human factors of funding. As investors who work with people that are trying to get an idea or concept funded, we are well aware of the importance of a business […]

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Elevator pitch for investors

Elevator Pitch for Investors (How to Charm a Stone)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 11, 2017

Elevator Pitch for Investors (How to Charm a Stone) Investors are essential for business growth Charm warms up investors Brevity is the essence of charm. Have you ever thought it funny that we call the short business pitch an elevator pitch since most people keep to themselves on elevators? Well, maybe that’s because they don’t […]

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Trust - The Silver Bullet of Funding

Trust – the Silver Bullet of Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 20, 2017

This interview was given by Robert Steven Kramarz the Executive Director of Intelliversity. The topic is of critical importance to anyone seeking to fund a concept,  from any source.  That topic is Trust. “Trust is the silver bullet in the funding, in the business of getting funding. ” Robert Steven Kramarz (Rob) You are invited to listen […]

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Fast track to funding #4 by Intelliversity

Listen Your Way to Funding – Master Listening (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 20, 2017

Listen Your Way to Funding – Master Listening (Part 2) Fast Track to Funding #4 Last week I introduced you to the concept of mastering listening as a skill set that we all think we’re good at, but few of us truly are – and to the idea that listening is a skill that can […]

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Fast track to funding #3

Want to be Heard? Want to be Trusted? Become a Master Listener

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 13, 2017

Want to be Heard? Want to be Trusted? Become a ‘Master Listener.’ – Fast Track to Funding #3  I’d like you to listen to me for a few minutes. Really listen. No phones, no distractions. No problem, right?  After all, you’ve mastered the art of listening. That’s part of what makes you a great vision master. […]

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Using Trust to Navigate the Big Meeting – Fast Track to Funding #2

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 6, 2017

Using Trust to Navigate the Big Meeting Fast Track to Funding #2 In my last post, Why Vision Masters Need to Master CPR, we discussed the CPR, a tool that I’ve found to be truly invaluable in creating the type of alignment that creates trust within your team and trust among third parties like investors. […]

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