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We invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs with unique technologies that will define the next era of innovation. We take a hands-on approach from the very beginning, partnering with talented entrepreneurs to transform their vision into reality.

You have an innovative idea for a new business and would like to start contacting prospective investors. Before you begin, be sure to familiarize yourself with what investors (like Garage) look for when making investments. Check out our Resources Page so you can perfect your pitch, impress investors, and improve your chances of success for your new venture.

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    Check out these critical factors in obtaining funding in the current investment environment.
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    Optimize your success with these guidelines for making great speeches and presentations.
  • Getting to Wow
    Here’s how to distill the essence of your value proposition into something clear, credible, and compelling.

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The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Why are we so bad at predicting the future? Because we don't really understand the pace of progress. Change is not exponential; it just feels that way.

The Top Ten Terrible Horrible Very Bad Slides

With all the blogs, videos, books, coaches and workshops for creating compelling presentations, how can it be that we are still inundated with pitch decks full of terrible slides? Okay, it’s really easy to criticize. It’s really hard to design brilliant slides that communicate your key points clearly.

Pitching is not Presenting

When you are selling, whether to customers or to investors, you rarely have the luxury of making a presentation – not even a one minute presentation.  You usually only have 20 seconds to get them interested.  Most pitch coaches are teaching presentation skills, but a pitch is not a presentation.  In this short video, Bill Reichert explains some of the differences.

Sixense in Healthcare Joint Venture

Sixense takes VR/AR beyond games into healthcare in new joint venture with Penumbra, a public company focused on innovative medical therapies. MVI Health to Explore Healthcare Applications of Virtual Reality Technology in Collaboration

Access Silicon Valley series features Bill Reichert

Access Silicon Valley series features Garage Managing Director Bill Reichert in three workshops, including “Getting to Wow!”

The Art and Science of Building your Business Model

Sponsored by: Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP This workshop walks entrepreneurs through the nine elements of the business model, starting with the Value Proposition.  Entrepreneurs will be asked to articulate their current hypotheses for each