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Do’s and Don’ts for Creating an Effective Pitch Deck

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As a startup, you’ve probably envisioned yourself in front of a potential venture capital or angel investor, pitching your wonderful idea for a business—and getting an excited YES from them. If you’ve done a pitch deck before, you probably know it’s not all roses…



5 Strategies That Can Help Your Startup Win a Pitch Competition

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Pitch competitions are about having fun, knowing your hook, and building meaningful relationships. Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow …


What We Learned About Pitching to Investors from Running Demo Days in NYC

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Since I joined SeedInvest, I’ve been helping companies to prepare their presentation for our investor demo days in New York. Once a month we invite companies that are listed on SeedInvest to present their companies in an in-person demo day format. We limit each pitch …


Entrepreneurs: Beat the Pitch Jitters When Speaking to Investors

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

College students, engineers, and dreamers all over the world are tinkering in their garages, striving to create the next big tech innovation. And the amazing, exhilarating truth is that they might just do it! The tech startup world has evolved into an idea meritocracy….



Send Your Video Pitch to Investors on Founderfox

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

At the beginning of June, Founderfox launched their app to let startups send their video pitches to investors and press. To get things started, they also uploaded their own one-minute pitch. Less than a week later, the Seattle startup raised $400,000 – from an…


Your Startup Isn’t as Cool as You Think

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Take a look at your most recent startup pitch to the media – did it have the word “revolutionary” in it? If so, it just might be a deal-breaker, says Uproar PR founder Catriona Harris. “Every tech startup thinks they’re revolutionary,” says Harris, who…


3 Tips for Nailing Your Startup Pitch

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are constantly pitching, it comes with the startup life. From pitch events to one-on-one meetings with VCs, it’s all about that pitch. If you’re at SXSW–or any major tech event for that matter–startup pitching is part of the soundtrack of …


5 Must Knows For Writing a Killer Email Pitch

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Pitches are an art. You don’t want to be too aggressive or salesy, but you do want people to sit up and listen. Email pitches are even more of an uphill battle- how do you grab someone’s attention amid all the spam they get?…


LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

One of the most important aspects of a business is the generation of leads; leads in this case meaning the potential customers who would be a great fit for your product or service. Lead generation is also one of the most time-consuming activities. Luckily,…


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while…


Prepare for the B2B Sales Cycle by Improving your Sales Presentation

By | Dec 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

When it comes to B2B selling, it’s rare to close a sales deal during the first meeting. Many salespeople find that you have to schedule a meeting with a user or technical buyer before speaking with an economic decision-maker. Typically they would like to have…


How to Completely Destroy Your Pitch with 5 Simple Phrases

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

I see over 150 companies pitch for funding every year. That’s about 3 per week. When you see that many pitches, you learn a lot, such as those things that help make a pitch a huge success and those that completely destroy the presentation and the…


Closing Your Early Sales: The Power of Secret Pricing

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

When you’re looking for early sales, you’ll notice that each customer wants to wait until someone else bites. They give you positive feedback, and appear as if they’re going to go through with the deal. Then, as you start getting close, they ask to…


Horses and Startups: How An Investor Chooses a Jockey

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Horse racing and startups have a lot in common. They are both exciting, fast paced, adrenaline-fueled experiences where the outcomes are uncertain and fortunes can be made or lost. It’s no wonder why they can both become lifelong obsessions. I know this because my…