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Pitching Your Tech Startup To Hollywood: A Silicon Valley Founder’s Perspective

Top ten differences between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley cultures. The merging of entertainment and tech was the foundation of my own startup, EVER, I launched two years ago to satisfy the human curiosity that occurs when you see and like something new on TV. Pitching EVER took me from Silicon Valley to LA almost every week for over eighteen months.

Source: Pitching Your Tech Startup To Hollywood: A Silicon Valley Founder’s Perspective | Forbes.com

Watch: Why Even Prepared People Don’t Always Get a ‘Yes’ From a Pitch

This week’s episode of “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch” shows the importance of visuals in any presentation.

A successful entrepreneur can pitch his or her business at a moment’s notice, offering a short, concise description that immediately captures attention. If your brand specializes in products, that pitch can be even more powerful if you can show it and demonstrate it to anyone who asks. This is especially true as you walk into a pitch meeting, where venture capitalists are waiting to hear more about your business.

Source: Watch: Why Even Prepared People Don’t Always Get a ‘Yes’ From a Pitch

9 Differences to Keep in Mind When Pitching to Investors on the East Coast and the West Coast

Is there a difference in how you should pitch investors from East Coast to West Coast (or Silicon Alley vs. Silicon Valley)?

Source: 9 Differences to Keep in Mind When Pitching to Investors on the East Coast and the West Coast – AlleyWatch

I Dont Know

Photo by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash

An entrepreneur asked me a great question last week:

“When is it OK to say I don’t know in a pitch meeting?”

I told her the following things:

Source: I Don’t Know – AVC

Watch: Sometimes Your Idea Is More Important Than How You Pitch It

On this week’s episode of “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch,” contestants show why you should be genuine, professional and realistic.

On the new streaming show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, founders step into the Entrepreneur Elevator and have just 60 seconds to present their idea, product or business to a panel of investors. Whether an entrepreneur gets invited into the boardroom or sent back to the ground floor depends on what our experts think in that first minute. Here, we break down the lessons aspiring business owners can take away from each episode’s pitches.

Source: Watch: Sometimes Your Idea Is More Important Than How You Pitch It

When Pitching Investors, Remember It’s All About the Product

Rather than talking about the problem or the market, this investor would like to spend more time on the demo.

Investors are like anyone else, and no one really likes to feel like they are being sold to.

So you can understand where Social Capital Partner Ashley Carroll is coming from when she says she doesn’t necessarily like to feel like she is being pitched when speaking with entrepreneurs.

Lots of us in the investment world rely on PowerPoint, at times perhaps to the detriment of authentic connections and real work looking together at solving problems.

Source: When Pitching Investors, Remember It’s All About the Product