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From the desk of Oren Klaff.

Oren's writings about strategy, tactics, and useful observations about the world.

The Structure Of Investing

“You start at the bottom with the interns, right? And the interns are trying to figure out, is this a deal? And they can only say no, they can't say yes, right? They can just say it looks interesting. If you get past the interns, and so the interns again, try and help you, “Hey,…

The Job Of Your Pitch Deck

It's the same problem in finance and in a product where we have this very interesting story to tell on the phone or on a Zoom call and then 100% of the time, they'll go, “Sounds great, send me something. “ They'll say one of two things. “Send me something” or “I'd like to see…

Example of The One Twist

#venturecapital #startups #pitchanything “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬, 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭. 𝐎𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲, 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲. 𝐖𝐞'𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬… #Uber introduced their stuff, They helped people exit the taxicab industry with one twist. What was…

A Quick & Dirty Pitch Example

Every Pitch Needs a BIG IDEA Do you Have yours? Are you starting your presentations or pitches with a relevant change in the world? Some winter that is coming? Are you talking about forces that are at work that will create winners and losers? If not you are not creating the amount of attention and…

Don’t Bring Slides To The Meeting

In this audio I’m taking about how to use my world-famous pitchdeck formula in live presentations… you will be surprised… So if you saw it you know the answer to this question…

Are You High Status or Low Status? a quick test.

Funny how NASDAQ is down 25% from its highs,  …. but I have more INVESTORS than I know what to do with. Can I give you a few ….? This happens to me all the time because I start to panic right before I take a deal to market, so I over-prepare, over-work myself, and…