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Chief Executive Officer

How Long Should My Investor Pitch Be?

Have an elevator pitch – a 30 second version of your company in a way everyone will understand it. It needs to be specific and come across in less than a minute. For investor pitches it’s hard to address critical… Continue Reading →

The Void Between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists

Over the past 30 years or so, venture capital firm’s have become larger and larger and various angel groups have been formed, supposedly, to fill the void.  But have they? Having been on both sides of the table, as a… Continue Reading →

What Venture Capitalists Hear

Venture capitalists have an easier time than you might imagine distinguishing between experienced CEOs and first-timers.  It has a lot to do with the “language” a presenter is speaking.  Here are some examples: “Our technology is so compelling it speaks… Continue Reading →

What are company building skills and how do you get them?  

Why would a CEO who had previously managed a start up have an advantage over one who had not?  One reason is that he might have developed a unique set of “company building” skills.  These are an unheralded set of… Continue Reading →

The Fundable Startup Overview

Take a peek at the short video introduction for The Fundable Startup:

The Chickens and Eggs of High Tech Startups

“How to solve the most difficult ‘chicken and egg’ problem affecting startup company funding.” Building a high tech startup company involves working through multiple “chicken and egg” problems. The most overwhelming of these is, “I can’t get capital without an… Continue Reading →

Creating and Measuring Value For High Tech Startups

“The chief executive officer of a high tech startup company needs to know how the value of a company is measured and how to create value.” One of the purposes of a high tech startup company is too create value… Continue Reading →

Why Do So Many Startup Companies Fail?  Insight from the venture capitalist’s desk.

Improve your chances of getting funding for your high tech startup from angel investors and venture capitalists. Studies have shown that about 90% of high tech startups fail. I think the percentage is actually higher, because many startups never even… Continue Reading →

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