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The Investor Pitch Appendix is Your Friend

Yesterday we were talking with a Springboard entrepreneur who was selected for our accelerator this year. She has been working over the past six weeks with a team of coaches, as a group and individually, to refine her investor pitch, make connections, and hone strategy. As it often happens during…

5 Things You Shouldn't Forget When Pitching Investors

I'm not an investor but I've seen hundreds of pitches while running Springboard's accelerator programs for the last five years. There's a lot of good advice out there for how to construct an investor pitch, and like any advice you should think critically about whether it makes sense for you…

Why "Investor" is a Difficult Language to Learn

When I landed in Italy last Fall from DC, where I'd lived for the last nine years, I knew hardly any Italian. Ciao, Gratzie, Arrivederchi, and a handful of other catch phrases that I'd picked up from movies or books made up the full extent of my vocabulary. When I'd…

The Problem With All the Standard Investor Pitch Advice You've Heard

What if Entrepreneurs Used the Inverted Pyramid When we are about to see an entrepreneur pitch at Springboard and we're given a printed copy of the slides, we flip right to the team. I want to know the background of the person leading the company, because if we accept her…

Give Your Investor Pitch a Makeover in 60 Minutes

One thing I've learned from all the entrepreneurs I work with at Springboard: raising capital while running a company is not easy. Pitching investors is a different mindset and skill from pitching your product. Which means there are lots of great companies with great technologies but terrible investor pitches. I…

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