Are you fundable - winning team

The Two Mindsets of Winning Teams – Are You Fundable #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 12, 2017

The Two Mindsets of Winning Teams – Are You Fundable #4 In the last segment of this series, I counseled you, the vision-master founder of an innovation company (or the execution master looking for a home) to see the value in forming a two-headed “hydra” with a trusted co-founder. In this segment, I’d like to help […]

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How to Use Gender Diversity as an Edge

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 28, 2017

How to Use Gender Diversity as an Edge Are You Fundable #2 My first post on the subject of gender diversity on management teams may have created the false impression that I am indifferent to gender discrimination. So let me set the record straight.  I would like to see more women as CEOs and as […]

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Women in the C-Suite

Are You Fundable #1: Does Gender Diversity Matter?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 17, 2017

Does Gender Diversity Matter? Are You Fundable #1 They lied. In case you weren’t aware of this, investors such as venture capitalists and angel investors say they invest in the team first and the product second.  They’re lying. The fact is, unless you already have a track record of winning for investors, most investors look […]

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How much time

Notes from Earth #2: Two Conferences on Acquisition, Out-licensing and Fresh Capital

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 7, 2017

Notes from Earth #2: Two Conferences on Acquisition, Out-licensing and Fresh Capital How far in advance should I prepare for acquisition, out-licensing or fresh capital? This article is intended for those of you running a revenue-generating business and expecting a liquidity event or capital raise in the next five years, including out-licensing a product or […]

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Notes from Earth

Notes from Earth #1 – Discoveries in the World of Business Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 18, 2017

Notes from Earth #1 – Discoveries in the World of Business Funding “Notes from Earth” is a series of blog articles on discoveries I have made while traveling around the world to conferences and meeting individual thought-leaders in the area of innovation and business funding.  The idea is to get you “grounded” in investing reality, […]

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Is automation killing jobs in the future

Is Automation Killing Jobs – Answers from the Future

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 6, 2016

Is Automation Killing Jobs – Answers from the Future In every innovation and finance conference I’ve attended recently, one subject comes up every time without fail:  the future loss of jobs to automation in all its forms.  If we’re talking about self-driving vehicles, people ask what will all the taxi/uber/lyft/truck drivers do? If we’re talking […]

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Women in the C-Suite

Born to Star (Part 7) – A Good Vision Master and Execution Master Pair

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 28, 2016

Born to Star (Part 7) – A Good Vision Master and Execution Master Pair Would it be surprising that Steve Jobs did not miss the opportunity for a good Execution Master decision the second time around? Shortly after he rejoined Apple in 1997, Jobs found and hired Tim Cook. Why did things turn out so […]

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Reg A + Puts Fun Back in Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 19, 2016

Reg A + Puts Fun Back in Funding Imagine raising up to $50 million for your innovative or impact-driven company, at 1/10 the cost and difficulty of a public offering. Think of it as crowdfunding on steroids – a “mini-IPO”. This is a way to describe the recent Regulation A investment process included in the […]

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Startup Business

Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success: Selecting the Right Execution Master (Part 6)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 19, 2016

Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success: Selecting the Right Execution Master (Part 6) Welcome to our series of eight excerpts from the Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success eBook and guide. This material applies to early and late startups as well as businesses in other stages. At any time […]

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Entrepreneur - The Question to Ask Yourself

So You're Thinking of a Startup Business — The Entrepreneur's Most Important Question

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 6, 2016

So You’re Thinking of a Startup Business — The Entrepreneur’s Most Important Question – Part 4 You think you’re a winning entrepreneur.  You want to launch a startup business. In our final blog in this series, we tackle the entrepreneur’s most important question. Do you have what it takes? Do you have a “winning entrepreneur […]

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