The science of funding by Intelliversity

Fundraising is No “Bull” or is it? – The Science of Funding Part II

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 2, 2019

In my last post, I introduced you to the concept of a science for fundraising. By analogy, I described briefly some of the work in trial science as illustrated in the CBS television show “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. In trial science, the goal is to select a […]

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Raising Capital Is No “Bull”, Or Is It?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 26, 2018

Have you ever tried to solve Rubik’s Cube? How did you do? How long did it take? Did you get some outside assistance? It’s a deceptively difficult puzzle, isn’t it? A simple cube, six sides, each side bearing nine smaller sections of the same color. You mix them all up by twisting the cube this […]

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Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook

When will Sheryl Sandberg leave Facebook?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 18, 2018

In my recent blog about Silicon Valley predictions for 2019, I proposed that Sheryl Sandberg will leave Facebook to take the president’s position at Apple, with Jony Ive at the helm as CEO.  This would be a position parallel to that of Brad Smith at Microsoft under tech visionary Satya Nadella. Now here’s a prediction […]

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Is Elon Musk an Asshole by Intelliversity

Update on Tesla – is Elon Musk an Asshole?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 10, 2018

Set aside your sensibilities for a few minutes and hang in with me for this blog. Chances are, if you read on, you are not one of them. Friend, keep watching the news about personalities at the head of major innovation leaders, as this news will reveal a great deal about how you as a […]

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Meet the parents - by Intelliversity

Raising Capital – aka “Meet the Parents”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 30, 2018

I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Probably you can recall a time in your life when you tried  hard to make a great first impression, but the more you tried the worse things went. Perhaps you’ve seen “Meet the Parents,” starring Robert […]

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Predictions for 2019 by Intelliversity

2019 Silicon Valley Predictions – Who Stays and Who Goes?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 27, 2018

What’s about to happen with the leaders of Tesla, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google? The first reader who points out to me that Amazon is not actually located in Silicon Valley will get the booby prize of being totally ignored.  From everyone else, I’ll reply to interesting contrary opinions. The following predictions combine the pressures […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks for Investors by Intelliversity

Jedi Mind Tricks to Win Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 16, 2018

We’ve devoted plenty of time on this blog to look carefully at the idea of developing and deepening investor trust. I encourage you to continue to review these posts and to apply the principles I’ve shared because they work. For those who haven’t spent much time reading my posts on trust, please do yourself a […]

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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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Entrepreneur’$ Bootcamp Interview – Patrick McDonald, CEO of Oshen

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 1, 2018

“What struck me about Bootcamp is that it was all designed to answer investor questions before they were asked, basically to psych-out the investors.  No one else is doing this.” said Patrick McDonald. Here’s the full story: The other day I had the opportunity to speak with Patrick McDonald, Founder, and CEO of Oshen, a […]

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Sean McVay

An Open Letter to Sean McVay – If You Don’t Know Him You’ll Want To

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 18, 2018

Dear Sean, Congratulations on the 6-0 start. I realize there is a long way to go in the season, not to mention the playoffs. But for long-time Rams fans like me, the transformation you’ve led is remarkable.     Millennials have a reputation for being hard-working, but a bit undisciplined. Your generation is apt to […]

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