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Why Venture Capitalists Don’t Get Back to You

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You made the pitch on a Monday to a venture capital firm and you believe you nailed it. Woohoo and hot damn! They laughed at the one joke. They asked good questions about the market size and the patent potential. No one fell asleep and at the end the group was effusive in showing appreciation. This could be it. A […]

5 Biggest Mistakes of the Entrepreneur’s Pitch

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Any investor or venture capitalist quickly learns what to look for as he or she considers making an investment. After one sees a batch of deals, pattern recognition takes over. Investors are looking for big returns and want to hear about ideas but also want to know that the entrepreneur is not naive when it comes to […]

2 Required Elements of an Elevator Pitch

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A little boy rang the doorbell and asked if he could give me his elevator pitch about why I should support his basketball team.  Yes, elevator pitches are still all the rage and not about to go away. The concept probably started in Silicon Valley, which is ironic, since most of the buildings in Silicon Valley […]