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This Powerful Technique is used by Seals and Olympians and You Need it for Your Pitch

Although some entrepreneurs set aside some time to prepare for their investor pitch, very few take steps to effectively prepare mentally. This failure inevitably impacts on the presenter’s performance during their pitch and often the outcome. Visualization or Performance Imagery (as it is commonly referred to by military and law enforcement) is without doubt one […]

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Pre-Funding Tactics – The Art of Pitching Without Pitching

Don’t start to pitch Venture Capitalists until you’ve tested their likely level of interest in your startup.  This means making the effort and spending the time to build relationships with potential VC’s before you ask for money. And for those thinking that connecting with VC’s is ‘easier said than done’, sure it isn’t easy. But […]

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How One Entrepreneur Became an Investor Magnet

This is the true story of ‘Ryan’ (not his real name). A serial entrepreneur with no qualifications and a very limited understanding of financials or launching a startup. Ryan, however, is an entrepreneur with a deep understanding of people, who consistently and easily raises hundreds of thousands of dollars from very savvy, experienced investors. I […]

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A Further Shift in the Startup Universe

I originally posted a ‘Shift in the Startup Universe’ on January 1st 2011. Yesterdays announcement by The White House is indicative of further shifts in favor of the entrepreneur. The key role startups have in rebuilding the global economy is also being recognized by governments abroad (e.g. UK and Australia).   That recognition, where accompanied by concrete, meaningful steps to […]

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