The Successful Pitch with John Livesay
About This Show
The Successful Pitch interviews successful startups who share their secrets in raising funding, as well as investors who share their criteria, so that you become an insider into the world of getting funded. Join your host, author and funding strategist John Livesay as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, easy to understand and inspiring. You will learn the 5 Cs needed to get funded fast: Confidence, Connection, Commitment, Collaboration and Check List. You can download the FREE PDF "3 Mistakes To Avoid When Pitching" at sellingsecretsforfunding.com.
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Brooklyn VC shares Pitch Secrets, Charlie O'Donnell | TSP082
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Episode Summary Charlie O'Donnell is the founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and has been an active member of the New York City startup community for over a decade. As an investor, Charlie looks for New York-based startups that have yet to raise 750k in a previous round. Charlie discusses the key lessons he's learned from pitching to various companies in his career on this week's episode. What Was Covered 05:10 - How did Charlie get involved with investing? 09:45 - What has Charlie learned through his years of pitching? 13:25 - What does it mean to be authentic? 17:30 - How do we get more female founders to pitch? 19:30 - Charlie believes you should have high expectations of your team. 21:05 - How did Charlie know that Twitter and Foursquare were going to be big? 26:15 - Even the best team and the best idea make pivots along the way. 27:40 - What does Charlie look for when investing in a company? 30:40 - In the last few years, there hasn't been a ton of retail investing. 31:45 - What makes a good pitch? 34:10 - Charlie recommends the book, The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene Tweetables Knowing who to pitch to is half the battle Aim for creativity over compromise Language has immeasureable impact Treat people like you believe they can be better than they are Links Mentioned J Robinett Enterprises