The Raise Part 3: An Investor’s Checklist

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Before you go into a pitch, it’s important to know exactly what an investor will be looking out for. Here is my checklist for everything to include. Angel Investor’s Checklist __ Does a team even exist? __ Do I hear a consistent story? __ Am I excited about how they work together? __ Are the […]

The Raise Part 2: Investor Turn-Ons

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Contrary to my last post, Investor Turn-Offs, which talked about which things to avoid when pitching to investors, there are also some things that should come through. What are angel investors looking for?   Characteristics of the entrepreneur What characteristics shine through your presentation and answers? These are the top characteristics angels look for: Integrity, […]

The Raise Part 1: 10 Investor Turnoffs – Joe DiTomaso

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When you’re pitching to an angel investor, you’ll usually have less than 20 minutes to make the case that they should invest their money in you and your team. Be prepared and know what they want – and don’t want – to hear from you.   Don’t waste your time nor their’s. Here are my […]

44 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read – Joe DiTomaso

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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” –William Styron   Reading is a muscle that every entrepreneur should exercise often. Here are 44 books that I believe every entrepreneur, or aspiring entrepreneur, should read:   Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand Fountain […]

How to be an Entrepreneur – Joe DiTomaso, CEO of AllTheRooms

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As the second part of the entrepreneurial series, we sat down with AllTheRooms’ co-founder and CEO, Joe DiTomaso. We sat down with Joe this week to hear his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Can you be an entrepreneur without money?  Yes. I am sure if you look it up, I think the definition of being an […]

Why I Became an Entrepreneur: Joe DiTomaso

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Meet Joe DiTomaso, AllTheRooms’ co-founder and CEO. We sat down with Joe this week to hear his story and his tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Why did you become an entrepreneur? A couple years ago, William Beckler and I started AllTheRooms, the world’s largest accommodations search engine. There are various reasons why I became an entrepreneur. […]

Homeowner insurance is usually voided if you rent it out on Airbnb

That’s why Airbnb has their supplemental policy that automatically covers some things. However, there’s a huge gap created, because what about the rest of the time you’re using the place? If the policy gets voided you need to replace it with a more flexible home owners policy that allows for some short term rentals. Also, […]