Jake Fisher

26 Flips | 3 Magazines | 4 Followers | @venturejakef | Managing Partner @VentureForm | Cofounder @ResearchCF | Entrepreneur, Investor, Pitch Deck Master | Advisor @ZeroSumMkts

How Do You Get Involved With Equity Crowdfunding?

So, you’ve got a small company you’re looking to get up off the ground, and you think equity crowdfunding might just be the best way to do it. …

Invest in BLAZnTECH

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Introducing Crowdfund Research

Due Diligence for Equity Crowdfunding<p>We help startup investors research equity crowdfunding campaigns through independent due diligence reports.<p>I …

4 Key Concepts of Presenting a Powerful Pitch

<b>“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” — Anthony …

Startup Funding: How to Pinpoint Your Market Opportunity

Many entrepreneurs find it difficult to determine what exactly their market opportunity is; finding the right statistics for your industry can be …

Creating a Persuasive Pitch Deck: Simplify Your Message

A vision slide is easily my favorite slide in a pitch deck; I also believe it is a crucial element to any pitch deck. A vision slide will help the …

Pitch Deck Problems: 8 Mistakes to Avoid

I have reviewed pitch decks from experienced entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs who are just starting out, or anywhere in between. I see a lot of …

Entrepreneurs of Cuba

Living under a hardline Communist government since 1959, Cuba’s would-be entrepreneurs have traditionally found it tougher to get business off the …

How can Crowdfunding and Venture Capital Thrive Together?

Amongst all the excitement about crowdfunding, one key group is still skeptical: Venture Capitalists. The JOBS Act aimed to make startup funding more …

Venture Capital

Top Trends in Equity Crowdfunding

Big Things are Happening<p>Equity crowdfunding has certainly had its fair share of critics over the last 9 months but a few interesting trends have …

How Does Angel Investing Differ from Venture Capital?

New entrepreneurs running their first startups are going to have a lot of questions about funding. One of the main things they need to know is the …

5 Insane Employee Perks Found in Silicon Valley

With an expected shortfall of nearly a million qualified candidates over the next few years, there’s naturally fierce competition for good developers …

How to Master the Art of Pitching VCs

Nearly every start-up entrepreneur thinks that he has a great idea worthy of investment. This is not always the case, but even when it is, raising …

Let Me Buy You a Beer

The Ultimate Customer Acquisition Strategy<p>You built something awesome and published your app or website, but that huge problem exists you have zero …

Understanding the Difference between Convertible Notes and SAFE Agreements

In 2014, the Silicon Valley startup accelerator, Y Combinator, developed a novel startup fundraising strategy that it was dubbed the “simple …

F*** You Alexa

My Love-Hate Relationship<p>This morning I found myself shouting and cussing at Alexa while attempting to skip through news stories from the shower. I …

How To Choose The Right Business Partner

A business partnership can give you some pretty potent advantages. General partnerships aren’t required to pay business income tax, and they allow …

3 Key Elements of a Great TED Talk

TED Talks are now one of the most popular forms of spreading leading edge information. A few years ago, only an elite minority of techies and …

Mike Rowe: The King of Public Speaking

Mike Rowe has made a career for himself as a guy wearing a scruffy cap and work jeans who takes TV viewers along with him to some of America’s …

The 5 Best Pitches from “Shark Tank” and Why They Worked

Currently in the midst of its eighth season, ABC’s Shark Tank has seen hundreds of pitches come and go. Many regular viewers have wondered if they …