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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Latest News and Funding Articles

Financial News

Dow 23K: More new highs ahead, market expert says

Original Article posted at FoxBusiness Stocks retreated during the early hours of the trading session Thursday, but one expert says all signs still point higher in the market even after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 23,000 milestone for the first...
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Apple’s stock jumps after KeyBanc upgrade to buy rating

Original Article posted at MarketWatch Shares of Apple Inc. shot higher Monday, after the technology giant was upgraded at KeyBanc Capital, which said an aggressive move to a more “subscription-like” strategy can offset stagnating iPhone sales growth. Analyst Andy...
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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

Article Originally posted at FoxBusiness.com By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and...
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Private Placements

Reliq Health Technologies Announces Upsize of Previously Announced Private Placement Financing to $5.0 Million

Original News Release posted at GlobeNewsWire Reliq Health Technologies Inc., a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, is pleased to announce that due to high demand it has...
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Plymouth Industrial REIT Announces Commencement of Public Offering of Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

Original News Release posted at BusinessWire Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE American: PLYM) (the “Company”) today announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 1,800,000 shares of its Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock,...
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Desert Gold Closes Second and Final Tranche of Oversubscribed Private Placement

Original News Release posted at Business Insider Desert Gold announces closing of the final tranche of its non-brokered private placement (the "Final Tranche") raising aggregate gross proceeds of $340,000 through the issuance of 1,360,000 units (each a "Unit"). Each...
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Equity Financing

onQ Secures $7M Funding in an Oversubscribed Equity Financing

Original News Release published at PRNewswire onQ™, developer of a ground-breaking solution for interactive group communications and learning, today announced the closing of an early stage equity financing round totaling $7 million, led by a diverse group of seasoned...
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Taulia has raised $20 million, according to a filing with the SEC

Original Article posted at pymnts.com It’s been a relatively quiet year for Taulia, a supply chain financing company that provides businesses with payment, eInvoice and invoice discounting solutions. Even with new funding, the company seems to be keeping mum. Reports...
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Deep Genomics Secures $13M Equity Investment

Article originally posted at GenomeWeb Deep Genomics announced today that it has received a $13 million equity investment. The financing was led by Khosla Ventures and included True Ventures, and follows a $3.7 million seed financing round for Deep Genomics in 2015....
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Debt Financing

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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Destination Pet Raises $30M in Debt and Equity Funding

Original Article posted at finsmes.com Destination Pet LLC, an Irvine, CA-based provider of pet care services, raised $30m in debt and equity funding. The financing was led by McLarty Capital Partners, an SBIC debt and equity provider to lower middle market companies,...
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