Sara Blakely Spanx

Get Spanxed & Win – Profiles in Vision Mastery #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 29, 2019

Victor Hugo famously wrote that “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” But what if the idea is yours. How do you know when it’s time has come? Where do you look for proof? Do you wait to go to market until the world agrees with you until your idea is […]

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The Key to Successful Relationships with Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 13, 2019

One evening recently I received an urgent call from a client. “We need your help, Rob,” the client’s anxious voice said. I asked what the problem was. “We have two investors, each offering a different type of deal and we can’t decide which to go with.” Now, I realize that this qualifies as one of […]

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The science of funding by Intelliversity

Fundraising is No “Bull” or is it? – The Science of Funding Part II

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 2, 2019

In my last post, I introduced you to the concept of a science for fundraising. By analogy, I described briefly some of the work in trial science as illustrated in the CBS television show “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. In trial science, the goal is to select a […]

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Raising Capital Is No “Bull”, Or Is It?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 26, 2018

Have you ever tried to solve Rubik’s Cube? How did you do? How long did it take? Did you get some outside assistance? It’s a deceptively difficult puzzle, isn’t it? A simple cube, six sides, each side bearing nine smaller sections of the same color. You mix them all up by twisting the cube this […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks for Investors by Intelliversity

Jedi Mind Tricks to Win Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 16, 2018

We’ve devoted plenty of time on this blog to look carefully at the idea of developing and deepening investor trust. I encourage you to continue to review these posts and to apply the principles I’ve shared because they work. For those who haven’t spent much time reading my posts on trust, please do yourself a […]

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Master Funding Formula – Do A "Vulcan Mindmeld" with Investors – #1

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 25, 2018

I hope you found the recent foray into the mind of Elon Musk to be valuable to you in developing your company’s senior team. I can’t emphasize enough how important team composition is to your future growth — not to mention specifically for gaining investor capital. Today, I want to return to our Master Funding […]

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X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 4)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 13, 2018

X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 3) In my last post, I introduced you to some of the work Verne Harnish has done in analyzing thousands of companies that have successfully mastered scaling up. If you haven’t yet read that post, please do before reading this post — you’ll need […]

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The Mindset Required For Scaling Up

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 26, 2018

The Mindset Required For Scaling Up Part 2 In the last post in this series, we began to explore scaling. Remember that our context is the Master Funding Equation and we are assessing the five questions most investors will ask with respect to your business strategy. The last question is how you plan to scale […]

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Investor Pitch contest winners

Drum Roll…Announcing the Winners of our Investor Pitch Contest

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 14, 2018

Drum Roll…Announcing the Winners of our Investor Pitch Contest After much deliberation, the Intelliversity Board of Advisors selected three finalists and a grand prize winner for our investor pitch contest. I want to thank everyone who participated. You are all Rock Stars! We had a fantastic response to the contest and so many of you […]

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A Winning Business Strategy: The Master Funding Equation #4 (Part 1)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 3, 2018

A Winning Business Strategy: The Master Funding Equation #4 (Part 1) In this post, I pose five questions that can alter the trajectory of your business’s success. But first, we have to recap the critical points we’ve covered to make these questions resonate. Over the last several posts I’ve been guiding you through the various […]

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