January 23, 2015
Pitch BS-Bingo Game

CJ’s Entrepreneur-BS Bingo !

As an investor, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs and new ventures, I get to hear a lot of pitches – whether as a judge in a […]
October 3, 2014

8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Advisor

  Getting time and attention from experienced advisors is a rite of passage for the first-time entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial advisors provide everything from informed feedback, market validation […]
September 26, 2013

Getting it Right – Feld Thoughts

Entrepreneurial and Venture Capital thought leader Brad Feld offered the following pearl of wisdom: “I don’t want to see a powerpoint deck – I want to […]
May 28, 2013

Nikola Tesla Pitching Silicon Valley VCs

I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. Sure, it’s a parody, but this is as close to the typical entrepreneur-pitch experience as it gets – […]
September 2, 2012

Venture Pitches – It’s “X” for “Y” …

In earlier post, I was writing about the sometimes-effective-but-overused “High-Concept Pitch“, and showcased a satirical website that generated automatic versions of the It’s an “X” for […]
August 18, 2012

The Automated, High-Concept Pitch

After a few years of working in the television industry, particularly on the planet they call Hollywood, I was immersed in the “high concept pitch” language […]
January 4, 2012

How Most Young Entrepreneurs Appear to Investors

This is gem of a video: In front of a roomful of the best and the brightest investors (the Venture Capital Fundraising Club of Silicon Valley), […]