Monthly Archives: November 2012

Expanding into International Markets


Nowadays I hear about international companies from Asia or the Middle East interested in rolling out U.S. technology companies.   Yet they do not apply strategic analysis before entering the markets.  Well financed, they hire the wrong type of U.S. manager … Continue reading

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How to draft your best elevator pitch to potential investors


Whether in a conference or in a casual setting or even in an elevator, everyone is asked what does your Company do?  To put together in a few words or a couple of sentences seems like a daunting task.  In … Continue reading

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What content should be inserted within the Powerpoint to raise capital?


In my previous blog, I pointed out the appropriate techniques on how the Powerpoint is presented.  Now, in a bullet point structure, I will detail the Powerpoint content below.    To keep the appropriate themes in my mind, I regard … Continue reading

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What are the best time cycles to approach a VC firm?


In an earlier blog, I had stated that the best time to raise capital is yesterday.  Of course, this response does not mean that you should approach a firm at any time of the year.  There exist rhythms and cycles … Continue reading

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The critical keys to a successful Powerpoint Presentation to Potential Investors


Someone told me that me that the Bravo “Start-Ups” TV show had been rehearsed, which included a presentation to a potential Angel investor.  What I observed was that the presentation was so weak and spontaneous, it couldn’t have been rehearsed.  … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Simple Advice for Entrepreneurs on Capital, Strategy, Legal Services, Management, Entrepreneurship, VC Funding and other things – Juan Ramon Zarco:
In a very important meeting with a notable Boston VC firm, a software startup company was pitching…

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