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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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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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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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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