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Only The Top 5% Listen Their Way to Funding: The Master Funding Equation 3

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 25, 2018

Only The Top 5% Listen Their Way to Funding: The Master Funding Equation (Part 3) Want to have a breakthrough in funding? Then you undoubtedly need to have a breakthrough is listening. In fact, you need to become the superhero of listening. A year ago in this blog, I wrote twice about the importance of […]

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Deepening Investor Trust In You: The Master Funding Equation (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 13, 2018

Deepening Investor Trust In You: The Master Funding Equation (Part 2) Last week we discussed the primary importance of developing initial trust with investors. No trust?  No space to hear about your business idea, your team, your offer. No funding. So I re-wrote the Master Funding Equation to put trust at the forefront: a Trustworthy […]

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Be The Entrepreneur They Trust – The Master Funding Equation

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 8, 2018

Be The Entrepreneur They Trust – The Master Funding Equation Last week I introduced you to my Master Funding Equation (MFE). In case you missed it, the MFE looks like this: A Viral Vision Statement/Elevator Pitch + A Powerful Pitch Method + The Correct Pitch Content + A Winning Business Strategy + A Trustworthy CEO […]

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How to Pitch to Investors – Survey Says It's The #1 Topic

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 27, 2018

How to Pitch to Investors: Survey Says It’s The #1 Topic I’d like to thank everyone who responded to our recent reader survey about what’s most important to you, our readers, with respect to starting, growing and funding your companies. The number one thread throughout the survey responses is that readers were most interested in […]

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The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #10 – The One Thing in Your Way

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 12, 2018

The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #10 – The One Thing in Your Way For some time now I’ve been presenting you with insights from visionary CEO’s of companies that have gone through vetting processes as a part of their fundraising efforts. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these people and the issues they’ve […]

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The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #9 – Are You Wasting Investor Contacts

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 5, 2018

Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #9 – Are You Wasting Investor Contacts In my last post, we explored the importance of gaining multiple perspectives when you are establishing a new business venture. Actually, new perspectives can be helpful at any stage in the business cycle. But at the early stage, before you set out to raise […]

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The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #7 – A Conundrum

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 20, 2018

The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp: Interview #7 – A Conundrum What do you do when the value proposition of your breakthrough idea is not readily apparent to the average investor? That was the conundrum Adib Nasle, founder, and CEO of Xendee faced. The company had developed a data analytics system and methodology that could […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #4 – The Matrix

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 13, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #4 – The Matrix Tony Drexel Smith is “The Man With the Plan.” Literally. Tony, founder, and CEO of Blue Moon Advisors, Inc., has written upwards of 1,000 business plans in his career. You’ve read about some of the entrepreneurs like Krista Whitely and John Humphrey that […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #3 – Pivoting

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 6, 2018

Sometimes, all you really need is the money. That was the case with Krista Whitely of Altitude Products as we illustrated in our recent post. Other times, it’s not the money — or at least it’s not the money you need first. Adam Layton, the Founder of Front Seat, Inc., had a brilliant idea — […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #2 – Respect

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 29, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #2 – Respect Ever feel like Rodney Dangerfield? Sometimes, no matter what you’ve accomplished, how great your idea or business is and how stellar your team, when it comes to investors you just “can’t get no respect,” as Rodney famously said. Krista Whitely was feeling that way […]

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