Today’s guest Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule (McGraw-Hill, May 2014), a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs. Judy is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.”
She has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of “super connectors” who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability. In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerators based in New York.
She was a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network (the third most active angel investment group and one of the largest in the U.S.); the CEO of publicly traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Kicking Fear To The Kerb
There is a positive word for fear in Hebrew called something like Era which means to get out of your comfort zone and pursue your dreams. Don’t avoid your fears embrace them and move towards them with tenacity.
In This Episode:
- Get in the right room with the right investors
- Most investment comes from business angels
- How to understand the investment eco system
- How to pitch business angels to get to a “yes”
- The unlimited global wealth that is available.
- What angels look for in you beyond your pitch
- Judy’s Site: http://www.judyrobinett.com/