[su_audio url=”http://www.ibiblio.org/wcom/podcast/mp3s/FocusOnBusiness/FOB05272014029.mp3″ loop=”yes”]Crowdfunding[/su_audio]

Host Lea Strickland talks with Robert Williams of The Real Deal Triangle about the new venture funding mechanism for high growth companies in the Triangle. Topics include finding investors, identifying and qualifying companies, and what makes a great pitch.


As a consultant, entrepreneur, and entertainer Robert has a passion for the area and high growth firms. Together with his partners he founded the Real Deal, a live funding event that matches interesting high growth companies with investors from around the country through a show similar to ABC’s Shark Tank™. This show takes companies and puts them through a vetting process lead by seasoned investors and held in front of a live audience both in the room and online. Several of the companies who presented at the first event went on to receive funding.


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