Podcast episode #7 is a six part podcast covering the CTEK Angels Live event from October 17th. About 400 people attended and three companies pitched to about 25 angel investors. As far as anybody knows, this is the first time an event like this has been done in public and been podcasted.
Since the event was two hours long, I’ve broken it up into six parts so you can focus in on what you’re most interested in. Here’s the deal:
Episode 7: Highlights only (30 minutes).
Episode 7a: The Chaperon pitch (30 minutes).
Episode 7b: The Hypersites pitch (30 minutes).
Episode 7c: The Moodseer pitch (30 minutes).
Episode 7d: Audience reaction after the event (5 minutes).
Episode 7e: The entire event in “raw” form, including the introductions, pitches, and audience reaction (almost 2 hours).
I applaud CTEK for exposing their process to the public so folks can get a sense of what it’s like to pitch and how the process works. Of course, these pitches typically only get a company noticed (or not) and the real work comes later during one-on-ones between the investors and entrepreneurs. It’s nowhere near this easy for the entrepreneurs – nobody writes a check after a first pitch like this. But it gives you a sense of how investors think, so if you’re seeking angel investment or will be in the future, it’s probably worth listening to each of the three pitches at a minimum.
Sorry that this took nearly a month to get out. I just got the audio from DU a few days ago, and it took me a few nights to mix it all. I am now officially sick of editing podcasts, and am going to bed.