Your Pitch – Numbers, Numbers, Numbers and Five Million Dollars

If I had a dollar for every pitch that said the Company needs five million dollars of investment, I might have five million dollars by now. This $5 million number must be trained somewhere, because it seems everyone seeks it. It will also...
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Your Investment Pitch: Know Your Strategy

Investors are just like other humans; creatures of habit.  They tend to invest in what they know, and tend to quickly reject anything outside of their comfort zone.  Mind you, this is a general analysis and there are certainly...
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Your Financing Pitch: Know Your Lender

A common misconception is that someone who gives you a loan is like a person who hands you an umbrella when the sun is shining, and asks for it back when it is raining.  To dispel this myth, entrepreneurs need to understand that the...
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As a former CEO and Investment Banker, Mr. Schissler has BEEN A KEY COMPONENT TO DOZENS OF TRANSACTIONS. Today as an investor, he listens to approximately ten pitches of new investments per week (estimated over 500 per year). The purpose of this blog is to provide entrepreneurs insight on the good, bad, and ugly of pitching their business to investors.

Matt has served in Founding, Advisory, Director and Executive roles for both private and publicly traded companies. Key Specialties include but not limited to: Director and Officer Leadership; Advise Companies at times of Seed, First Round, Growth, Restructuring & Reorganization.

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Financial News

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Below 300,000 for Longest Streak on Record

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Below 300,000 for Longest Streak on Record Continuing claims by those out of work longer than a week rose 53,000 in the week ended March 31  Original article posted on Wall Street Journal Job seekers hold lists of employers while...
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US stocks suffer second biggest outflow ever in first quarter as investors flee the sell-off

Original article at www.cnbc.com A stunning $63.3 billion flowed out of U.S. stock funds in the first quarter, the second highest quarterly outflow ever. Global stock funds, however, saw a near equal amount of funds flow in, at $63.9 billion. Bond funds saw...
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‘Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack’: Swedes turn against cashlessness

Original article posted at www.theguardian.com It is hard to argue that you cannot trust the government when the government isn’t really all that bad. This is the problem facing the small but growing number of Swedes anxious about their country’s rush to embrace a...
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Private Placements

TRACON Pharmaceuticals Private Placement

Original article posted at www.globenewswire.com TRACON Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Previously Announced Private Placement and Appointment of Ted Wang, Ph.D., of Puissance Capital Management, to Board of Directors TRACON Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TCON), a...
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NetCents Secures Up to $5 Million in Financing

Original News Release posted at StockHouse NetCents Technology Inc. ("NetCents" or the "Company") (CSE: NC) (Frankfurt: 26N), has entered into a non-binding agreement for a drawdown equity facility of up to $5 million with Alumina Partners (Ontario) Ltd., a subsidiary...
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ADC Therapeutics Announces Closing of $200 Million Private Financing

Original News Release posted at BusinessWire ADC Therapeutics (ADCT), an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) targeting major cancers, today announced that it has raised $200...
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Equity Financing

Perlara Raises $7.4M in Equity Financing

Original Article posted at finsmes.com Perlara, a South San Francisco, CA-based drug discovery platform company, closed a $7.4M round of equity financing. Backers included Pivotal Capital Alpha, Al-Hamra Group, Radical Investments, Homebrew Ventures, Haystack Fund and...
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Ursa Space Systems Secures $7 Million Series A Financing

Original Article posted at Via Satellite Ursa Space Systems announced it closed a $7 million Series A equity financing from financial, security, and strategic investors. Paladin Capital Group led the financing, which included participation from New Enterprise...
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ArcheMedX Raises $2.5M in Equity Financing

Original Article posted at FINSMES ArcheMedX, a Charlottesville, VA-based healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company, raised $2.5m in equity financing. The round was led by early-stage investors Jaffray Woodriff and Greyson Williams. The company intends...
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Debt Financing

Grab raises US$700M in debt financing

Original article posted at E27.co Grab partners with Singapore's SMRT to build a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles... Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments company, Grab, today announced that it has secured up to US$700 million in debt...
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BlueVine Expands Reach With up to $130 Million in New Debt Financing

Original News Release posted at PRNewsWire BlueVine is expanding its reach in online business lending with new debt financing of up to $130 million and a new additional line of credit product that allows business owners to make monthly, instead of weekly, payments,...
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M-KOPA secures US$80 million in commercial debt funding

Original Article appears at PVTech.org Off-grid solar company M-KOPA Solar has secured US$80 million in committed debt financing, which will be used over the next three years to provide financing for pay-as-you-go PV projects in one million homes in Africa. A number...
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