Bert Golinski is a retired reinsurance executive and founder of Rebel Capital Advisors, LLC based in Charleston, South Carolina. Rebel Capital was born out of Bert’s desire to help fill the gap in technology that he encountered throughout his 20-year career in reinsurance. Over the past three years, he has invested in over sixty startups in technology-related markets.
On this episode of The Pitch Deck, Bert shares his past and current experiences of interacting with large numbers of startups and founders, as well as his perspective on what makes them a good choice for a potentially-profitable investment opportunity. He talks about what you can do to stand out to investors, what to avoid in the pitching process and how to manage your investor relationships. Grab a pen and a sheet of paper, or your favorite note app, and get ready for some serious game-changing tips!
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How an investor classifies companies across the spectrum of their development.
- The “Hook” and the “Hammer” Bert looks for during pitches.
- Why whether or not you’ve invested your own capital into your company affects investors.
- Bert’s due diligence process.
- Bert’s top tips for proper communication with your investors.
- The importance of transparency in your investor relationships.
Featured On The Show:
- Use Google.com to find the answers to your fundraising questions
- The Biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Connect with Rebel Capital Advisors: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Pitch Deck Facebook Page
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