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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So You are Thinking about a Startup Business in 2016: How to Get to Yes or No (Part 3)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 21, 2016

So You are Thinking about a Startup Business in 2016: How to Get to Yes or No (Part 3) Part 3 in our 4 part series – So You Are Thinking about a Startup Business in 2016. In the last post in this series, I listed many of the key factors, both personal and in […]

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So You are Thinking of a Startup Business in 2016 – Essential Business and Personal Factors (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 11, 2016

Part 2 of 4 – So You are Thinking of Startup Business in 2016 – Essential Business and Personal Factors In part one of this topic, we covered five reasons not to do a startup in 2016 (and some great reasons to start a business). At the heart of Intelliversity’s business philosophy, there is one predominant component for success […]

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