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Startup Buzz:

 

Our company was able to secure two rounds of seed funding thanks largely to Barbara Seymour Giordano. 

Barbara helped our team of highly technical engineers and doctors distill ideas down to their essence and craft a compelling story that was easy for Venture Capitalists to understand. She spent weeks effectively showing us WHAT to say and HOW to say it. She went the extra mile to make sure we were well prepared for our pitch. When we were too busy to meet in person, she arranged webmeetings that fit into our schedules so we could practice our pitches online. 

Barbara was truly a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to become a more effective communicator.

John Pham, DDS, MS
CEO ComfortCorrect
Dr. Michael Neely
RightDose

Barbara, I wanted to thank you again for such a positive experience: you taught me a lot in a short time.  You have a real gift for drawing people's best from them.  For example, I noticed you smiling and nodding during my presentation, which encouraged me.   I look forward to the outcome next week – whatever it is – since I know that I gave it my best shot, had fun during the process, and opened my horizons to several new ways of thinking about my impact on the world.     

                                                                                                                                                   

Karen Kerr
Sr. Managing Director GE Ventures

Barbara has been working with our emerging startups to prepare them to present at business plan competitions, conferences, and investor meetings. She works well with highly technical teams, helping them to simplify the message and tell their story.

 

The results have been truly amazing.  One VC remarked, "the presentations were so good, that I could focus on the actual business." I've recommended Barbara to other groups at USC.

Robert Jadon
Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Barbara did a fantastic job coaching the Fast Pitch companies for Tech Coast Angels. Her insightful observations and expert recommendations made each presenter improve exponentially. Her approach was thoughtful and constructive, and effective for a wide range of personalities. I highly recommend Barbara for anyone looking to make strides with their company pitch or with corporate communications.

Ray Chan
K5 Ventures

Barbara is one of the most genuine and sincere partners I have come across, she truly want to help entrepreneurs to succeed. Entrepreneurs who have a hard time getting attention or traction from investors, Barbara is your next stop. Your funding and sales start with a convincing and heart stopping pitch and presentation, Barbara can make that happen.