Tag Archive: startups

Aug 01

The view on the 14th floor: Quotes from my first Keiretsu meeting

At the start of writing social media columns for this blog, I had a 30,000-foot view of Keiretsu and what it is about. I am not a certified investor. I am a writer. I deal in high volumes of words, not profits. I calculate commentary, not ratio of diluted or non-diluted funds. I create buzz …

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Jul 26

84 coffee dates to Philly Startup Leaders

Yuval had a problem. She majored in strategic communications and took a few jobs that she liked, but didn’t see herself staying in. She explored what career might suit her best. After 84 coffee dates in 3 months, she said, “I realized I was just talking to entrepreneurs by the end. Everyone was in the …

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Jul 19

3 Knockout Words For Every Investor and Entrepeneur To Use on Day One

They all sounded good. All of them. I entered the world of angel investing 18 months ago and came to the immediate conclusion that every company seemed like a good idea. It’s like when I first started training in karate and thought every punch would result in a knockout. Surely, every opportunity wasn’t going to …

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Jul 14

I don’t know what to post: 7 ways to get noticed on social media

Think of social media as a big, hungry beast that needs to be fed. Your job is to prepare the meals. You could hire the top chef in the world and have a fancy meal prepared, perhaps caviar with perfectly placed garnishes on the plate. It takes the chef a lot of time, preparation and expertise …

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Jul 12

What’s better than 1,000 likes? Relational social media

Relational social media is not a Chewbacca mask, cat video, inspirational quote or a sponsored post with 1,000 likes. It’s when your customers comment to each other about your business on Facebook. It’s when your employees post about one of their work accomplishments, in their own words. It’s when an organization you work with tags you in a …

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Jul 12

Beyond the due diligence report

. The guru of due diligence reports, the man known for thorough research and reconnaissance at Kieretsu is Howard Lubert. At one point, he took a look at some of his investments and compared them to others that were more successful and he found one consistent pattern that determined whether a venture was successful or …

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Jun 27

Part 1: Making a match with timing, luck & the 1st salesman

 Making a match: Timing, Luck & The First Salesman  PART 1 OF 2 Entrepreneurs are always looking for insights into what investors are looking for. Investors are always looking for entrepreneurs they can win with. They need a way to meet, speak the same language and relate to each other. Enter Marc Kramer. Kramer has …

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Jun 13

Top 3 Things a CFO Looks For In An Investment

Top 3 Things a CFO Looks For In An Investment   Below are some key takeaways from my interview with Vince Leusner, angel investor for the past 7 years and CFO for hire. Be sure to check out the recording below for the full un-edited interview. What is a CFO for hire? A CFO is …

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Jun 07

The mistake we make reading body language

We asked business psychologist Merom Klein for that subtle clue people reveal about their nature through body language: the head nod, rushed speech, eye contact. His answer: “The big myth is that you’re going to be able to read body language or an intonation, or someone says ‘um’ or they gesture in a certain way …

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Jun 02


Startup2angel.com is dedicated to helping startups and Angel professionals grow business and wealth by facilitating introductions and sharing how successful people work and how they have failed. That’s right: Failed. Every investor we’ve talked to says they learn more from failures than successes and we are here to aggregate that knowledge and help you navigate …

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