August 26, 2016
Katie Paterson is a self-professed startup junkie, has a soft spot for SaaS, and believes storytelling is the difference between a good and great pitch.
She's also a unique interview in my 'Your Ultimate Pitch' interview series because she's an experienced marketer, not purely an investor. This gives her a unique perspective which could inspire any company looking to set themselves apart from, and above, the competition.
So what does Katie think a successful pitch needs? And more important, what should never be in a pitch? Enjoy the podcast and find out.
August 16, 2016
You may be a tech startup, pitching tech investors. Or you may be
growing your company in a sector like agriculture. The point it, a
great pitch is a great pitch.
With that in mind, I wanted to share an enlightening conversation I had with Monsanto Growth Ventures' Director of Investment Kiersten Stead.
Monsanto, as everyone knows, represents all things food - and Monsanto
Growth Ventures invests in companies active in all areas of agriculture,
from hardware to life sciences.
Stead's team hears about
three pitches a day, over 500 hundred a year. What she has to say about
effective pitching is well worth a listen. Enjoy!
August 3, 2016
Frontfundr gives new and seasoned investors access to stringently screened young
businesses, growing access to capital and spurring innovation. Jill Earthy is Frontfundr's Chief Growth Officer, and has seen more than her share of startup pitches. What does she feel belongs in a pitch, and what should never be pitched? This interview gives a behind the scenes perspective that will provide a real advantage to young companies.
July 11, 2016
The Conscious Venture Fund is redefining the narrative around business success to incorporate social and environmental innovation. What does this mean to businesses pitching to Conscious Venture Capital's Jeff Cherry for investment? It's all about effectively conveying a 'why' that goes beyond dollars and cents.
July 1, 2016
Thomas Ahn of Mad Ventures believes pitching is all about personal connection. Trust, authenticity and personality come first. Oh, and a healthy dose of listening skills. As Thomas says "If you come looking for money, you'll end up with advice. But if you come looking for advice, you might end up with money." Hear more of Thomas' invaluable pitching advice now as he chats with Your Ultimate Pitch host Marc Stoiber.