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The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

The Successful Pitch interviews thought leaders, speakers and authors as well as successful startups who share their secrets in raising funding, Investors give inside tips on what they look for when they hear a pitch. Join your host, The Pitch Whisperer and author John Livesay as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, easy to understand and inspiring. John is a keynote speaker on Getting To Yes and shares tips on going from invisible to irresistible to win new clients.
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Oct 23, 2015

 

Episode Summary

Michael Walsh is the co-founder of Cariloop and runs the Health 2.0 Dallas chapter. Cariloop is a program that allows people to help manage their older loved ones' healthcare and needs from start to finish. Michael has raised $500,000 in funding during his first seed round and has some valuable insights to share on what truly makes a successful pitch.

Key Takeaways

  • 01:40 - Who is Michael?
  • 04:45 - Why was Cariloop founded?
  • 10:15 - How/why did Michael pick his accelerator?
  • 12:10 - The knowledge and the contacts Michael made at the accelerator were priceless.
  • 16:05 - How can entrepreneurs figure out how much their company is worth?
  • 20:25 - How has Michael spent the $500k he's raised?
  • 23:10 - How does Michael handle the competitor question with investors?
  • 25:45 - Michael believes telling stories is better than pitching.
  • 28:00 - Michael recommends the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh.

Tweetables

A pitch should be a story that you tell investors.
What are pain points of your customer that you solve?
When you give a customers control during chaos they buy.

Links Mentioned

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Michael Walsh LinkedIn
Michael Walsh Twitter
Cariloop Website
Cariloop Twitter

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