Preparing for due diligence #1

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 18, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset 100% success. Companies that surpass a score of 925 in the Blue Moon “Capital Readiness Report” receive the funding they’re seeking — nearly 100% of the time! Let me explain. One of the issues that often arise in the funding game is due diligence. And, […]

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Entrepreneurs Boot Camp San Diego

Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #3

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 8, 2017

Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #3 A few years ago, Adolfo Meza and a friend were having a conversation that will one day change the way you find entertainment — and most certainly how your children and grandchildren find it. Adolfo is an engineer and had spent ten years plying his […]

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What I'm Grateful For – What Are You Grateful For?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 20, 2017

What I’m Grateful For – What Are You Grateful For? The holiday season is upon us once again. I want to wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for each of you, because I write this blog for you, the vision masters and execution masters, the innovators and imagineers, the men and […]

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The Entrepreneurs Journey Through Hell – Part #1

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 14, 2017

Elon Musk was never “certified” to launch and scale a company. But Elon Musk has gone through more than his share of adversity.  You probably know of the bullying he experienced in school.  When he was serving as CEO of PayPal, he was apparently “the victim of a coup,”  getting fired while he was on vacation. […]

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Investor Pitch #5

How To Pitch Investors and Win #5 – Right Story – Right Time

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 7, 2017

How To Pitch Investors and Win #5 – Right Story – Right Time When I was CEO of 1776 Software, we were a week from introducing our major new product (server mirroring software). It was breathtaking in its internal complexity and yet simple graphic user interface, way ahead of its time.  Problem was, the product […]

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Pitch Investors

How to Pitch Investors and Win #3 – Become the "Investor Whisperer"

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 24, 2017

How to Pitch Investors and Win #3 – Become the “Investor Whisperer” This week I have a secret to share with you. Yes, I know that everyone always says they have a ‘secret’ to share, but this one is really valuable and very practical. With it, you’ll be able to gain the upper hand with […]

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The Big Pitch

How to Pitch Investors and Win #2 – Be a Pitch Master

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 16, 2017

How to Pitch Investors and Win #2 – Be a Pitch Master Alex Rappaport had the novel idea of using hip-hop songs as educational tools, with lyrics that actually communicated educational material to listeners. But he needed funding and wasn’t getting traction from investors. At a going away party at a bar one evening, Rappaport […]

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How to Pitch (Investors) and Win – #1

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 11, 2017

How to Pitch (Investors) and Win – #1 One of the biggest misconceptions in business, politics, sports, and entertainment is that in order to succeed one must have some special and rare gift that clearly sets one apart from the crowd, or one is so naturally charismatic that everyone flocks to their side, or so […]

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Mentoring

The Biggest Dilemma That Women Face With Male Mentors: A Solution

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 5, 2017

The Biggest Dilemma Women Face With Male Mentors I’ve made the case frequently for being mentored as a key to company launch/growth AND raising capital.  The same holds true to advance along a career path.  I’ve also advocated diversity (including gender diversity) as a means of increasing chances of success in company launch and growth, […]

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Pivot Plan Strategy

Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #12 – The 6 Point Pivot Plan Strategy

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 2, 2017

Make Investors Sit Up and Notice #12 – The 6 Point Pivot Plan Strategy Well, we’ve covered a lot of ground on pivots in a short time. In this post I’m going to share some tips for creating a pivot plan that you can roll out when it’s called for — and that you can […]

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