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PITCH PRACTICE

PREPARE TO WIN OVER EVEN THE TOUGHEST INVESTORS WITH YOUR PITCH.

Our pitch practices focus on providing you with the knowledge, network, and resources you need to confidently deliver powerful and persuasive pitches.

WHY PITCH PRACTICE?

The market is tough right now. Angel investing is down, lenders are going out of business, and it’s taking much longer to close rounds at lower valuations. Now, more than ever, you need to nail your story so it lands with investors and you need relationships that will help you get the funding you need to succeed. Join the ranks of the startups who are still managing to secure funding on good terms. Everything comes down to getting an edge and we’re here to help!

Pitch Live to Investors!

  • Hear each investor pitch for up to 3 minutes, so that you know what they like and how to reach them
  • Pitch your startup to investors for up to 3 minutes
  • Investors will provide feedback on your pitch
  • Listen to investor feedback on other pitches to get insights about how to improve your pitch

you've got choices!

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

TIPS AHEAD OF TIME: get weekly tips and advice ahead of Pitch Practice, so you'll be more prepared when it comes time for you to share your story

ACCESS TO INVESTORS: by applying, you get in front of hundreds of investors through our Angel Club Deals newsletter, so that investors can reach out to you directly if they want to set up a call

ACCESS TO RESOURCES: library of resources including playbooks, tools, and investor and media databases

1:1 MENTORSHIP: members receive group coaching and 1:1 mentorship from our seasoned investors and experts who provide personalized pitch feedback before and after Pitch Practice

ANGEL CLUB INTROS: curated introductions with Angel Club Intros so that you can secure funding faster than ever before

READY TO RAISE BOOTCAMP: 3-day Ready to Raise fundraising & pitching Bootcamp in advance of Pitch Practice

tHE choice IS Yours!

  1. Register for Angel Club Pitch Practice Now and Pitch Live to Investors!

  2. Apply for Angel Club Pitch Practice and Get Pitch Tips & Get Your Pitch in Front of Investors Now! 

  3. Join Angel Club Now and Get the Ready to Raise Pitch Bootcamp to Secure the Funding You Need Faster!

FEATURED INVESTORS AND PITCH PRACTICE COACHES

Angel Gambino, Co-Host of Pitch Practice

ANGEL GAMBINO

Co-Host of Pitch Practice
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Angel has been an angel investor in the US, UK, and Latin America for over 16 years. She invests in inclusive teams that make the world healthier and happier. She founded Angel Club to further her mission to create more economic mobility and equity through entrepreneurship. 

As a Bay Area-based female founder and angel investor originally from Detroit, she knows first-hand what the challenges are in the startup ecosystem. She believes in utilizing network effects and community to provide greater access to capital, contacts, and coaching necessary to overcome these challenges. She won the Emerging Fund Manager of the Year award at the 500 Diversity and Inclusion Awards in 2021. 


She's been a WIRED Top 100 founder, CEO, & executive of five startups across four continents, where she raised over $30m and which sold for a combined value of over $2b. She sold her last venture to Ford in 2018. She's invested in, served on the boards of, and/or mentored hundreds of startups since the first dotcom boom in the 1990s.

She's served as a BRITS & BAFTA-winning senior executive at Paramount, the BBC, & streaming companies. Angel has served as a tech exec at Amazon and other Fortune 500 companies. She's a Partner in a venture studio working with talented teams and partners building a portfolio valued at over $8b.

Her greatest gift is seeing opportunities invisible to others and connecting the right people and resources at the right time to realize them. Her son, Bronco, might say her real talent is making killer spaghetti.

Robbie Crabtree, Co-Host of Pitch Practice

ROBBIE CRABTREE

Co-Host of Pitch Practice
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Robbie Crabtree spent the first seven years of his career as a trial lawyer in Dallas, TX where he tried 102 jury trials. He specialized in violent felonies like robberies and murders before moving into the special crimes unit focused on child abuse cases. During his 16 months in that unit he tried cases of child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, and child death cases.

 

For four years during that time he also coached the national mock trial team at SMU Law School while also teaching Trial Advocacy.

 

After 7 years as a trial lawyer, he decided to take on a new challenge. He first founded an edtech startup around public speaking for tech company executives and leadership that was acquired by On Deck at the end of 2020.

 

He then focused entirely on working with founders, CEOs, and executives to transform them into world-class storytellers and fundraisers, launching Competitive Storytelling in 2021. Over the past 2 years, Robbie has trained thousands of these leaders from startups all the way to large public companies to help them become world-class storytellers.

 

Founders and CEOs that he’s privately coached have raised over $330 million dollars and been backed by the biggest venture capital funds in the world. He's partnered with venture firms like Seven Seven Six and is also a venture partner at Antler.

 

Robbie is the author of the upcoming book titled "Competitive Storytelling: How to Tell Stories That Win."

INVESTORS AND
PITCH PRACTICE COACHES

Brahm Rhodes
Brahm Rhodes
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General Partner, Co-Founder, Malaika Ventures

Christie Lenox
Christie Lenox
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Senior Manager, Community, All Raise

Justis Mendez
Justis Mendez
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Co-Founder/Managing Partner, OneSixOne Ventures

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Patrick Driscoll
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General Partner, Chasing Rainbows

Jagruti Bhikha
Jagruti Bhikha
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Angel Investor & Director, Infosys

Terrance Orr
Terrance Orr
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Head of Network Growth, Mach49

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Pablo Casilimas
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Managing Partner, OneSixOne Ventures

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Olga Duka
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GP, Improve Ventures

Mariano González Vasconcelos
Mariano González Vasconcelos
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General Partner, MGV Capital

Rui Falcao
Rui Falcao
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Angel Leader, COREangels Lisbon

Bruno Serrano
Bruno Serrano
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Corporate Venturing Director, Socialab

Raechele Smalls
Raechele Smalls
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Program Manager, Lightship Foundation

Andrea Arnau
Andrea Arnau
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VP Marketing and New Ventures, iuvity

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Marielle Ednalino
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Senior Associate, Initial Capital

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Laurel Mintz
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General Partner, Fabric VC

Alex Feyler
Alex Feyler
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Former Head of Ventures, Univ. of Oxford

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Steven Roussey
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Managing Partner, Embarc Capital

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Akinwale Muse
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Founding Partner, Founders' Box

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Sara Ledterman
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Managing Partner, 3+ Ventures

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Ben Kromnick
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Head of Partnerships, DealMaker

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David Uponi
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Investor, Forum Ventures

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Zecca Lehn
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GP, Responsibly Ventures

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Rose Bowlus
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Angel Investor & Attorney, Rose Bowlus Law

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Kevin Holmes
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Founder & CEO, Founders Network - General Partner, FN Fund

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Kevin Simmons
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General Partner, LoftyInc Capital Management

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