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Messing Up

How NOT to Pitch Ron Conway

Why you should care

Because even if you have the elevator pitch down, there are still plenty of ways to lose that would-be investor.

Ron in white shirt on gray backdrop smiling

Source: Leslie dela Vega

Ron Conway is a big deal. It’s not that he’s one of the Valley’s best known investors. It’s that he’s one of the Valley’s best known Angel investors. What’s the difference? Angel investors like Ron put their money in early, when a start-up consists of just a few people and a big idea. Over the years, Conway has helped launched some well-known companies like Google, PayPal and Facebook. Full disclosure: Conway’s also an investor in OZY. Fuller disclosure: We hope his investment sets us on a path to similar success. In this bit from his OZY interview, Ron talks about some of the worst ways people can screw up a pitch.

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