Category Archives: Presentations

Year 2017, Conferences, and the Competitive Environment


      When sorting through the many badges from 2017 conferences and meetings I attended (and I have had just as many temp office passes as stickers not in this lot), I suddenly became aware how much time I invest … Continue reading

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The Pink Elephant in a Fund Raising Presentation


While reviewing the presentation from a U.S. company raising a Series B or C financing, I quickly jumped into the team description and spotted a mistake in the academic credentials of one member of the executive team – it stated … Continue reading

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Keys to Effective Powerpoint Presentations to Potential Investors


Last week, I observed various presentations to raise funding for software technologies to genome-data analytics.  Virtually all failed to deliver an effective message to attract experienced investors.  Ever since I.T. companies developed software applications that can facilitate putting together powerpoint … Continue reading

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Websites to Research for Technology Business Plans


When writing strategic plans, one needs corroborative data to insert into the cells in one’s spreadsheets.  For example, I once reviewed a Russian business plan where a driver received US$600 a month.  Personnel costs represent a huge percentage of the … Continue reading

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The Three Things to Avoid in Pitchdecks


In the comedic movie, “My Cousin Vinnie,” which shows to some extent what trial lawyers do, one of the better scenes is the stuttering pro bono attorney, representing one of the co-defendants.  Delivering clumsily, he begins to stutter incessantly.  Immediately … Continue reading

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10 Basic Tips for a Startup to Raise Capital


Define your Target Market No business plan is complete if the company cannot identify the target market.  I address this subject matter in earlier blogs as the TAM – Total Addressable Market.  Why? Because the investors want to have a … Continue reading

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The Monthly Projections — Critical Importance in setting up realistic monthly budgets


In a previous blog where I describe how companies will live or die based on their spreadsheets, I talked about several examples that would raise the red flag to any investor. One flagrant example came to my attention recently not … Continue reading

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