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One of Silicon Valley’s top pitch experts, John Livesay, shares how he gets millions for start-ups and how he got fired twice from the same company!

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In today’s episode you’ll hear from corporate sales super star, mediapreneur, and master of the pitch, John Livesay.

John is a funding strategist for tech CEOs to craft a compelling pitch to inspire investors to join their team. He hosts a podcast, The Successful Pitch, where he interviews investors and successful startups who share their stories of what it takes to get funded. He is also a pitch mentor for, one of the top accelerators in New York. He also sits on the advisory board of numerous startups.

He won the 2012 Conde Nast salesperson of the year for the entire company of over 400 global sales people across 23 brands like W, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Wired. He is also the author of The Seven Most Powerful Selling Secrets, which has been translated into Spanish and Russian. He lives out in sunny Los Angeles.

Pivotal moments you don’t want to miss in this episode  


Double Dismissal

How John was fired from the same company twice, despite the fact that he was #1 in the company

Power Of Perspective

Why the attitude he took with each comeback was so important

Literary Motivation

What motivated him to write his book

Mastering the Pitch

The best way to sell yourself to an investor

Advice From The Best

John’s best tips for pitching prospects, investors and clients