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Dr. Zekzer’s Advice to Inventors and Entrepreneurs: What Investors Want to See In your Pitch

Dr. Dan Zekzer, M.D. has a long expertise in drug development and technology evaluator for Big Pharma and investors, as well as assisting emerging companies and technologies position for investments. Dr. Zekzer recommends when seeking funds or speaking with a potential partner perhaps a 10 to 15 slide and/or an executive summery document should be given out.  The information you are planning to share MUST include the following:

  1. A clear and detailed description of the technology
  2. How is your technology different and disruptive
  3. What are the applications for your technology, short/long term
  4. What are the applications best used for your technology, short/long term
  5. What is the current development stage
  6. A timeline to include development plan and cost
  7. What is you strategy and when is your expected exit
  8. Who are your preferred or target partners and licensees
  9. Address your competitive landscape
  10. Indicate your Intellectual Properties (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, collaborations, licenses, etc.)
  11. Who are your management team, Board of Directors, Advisors, Scientific Support, and Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s)

Providing a focused presentation based on these factors should assist the reviewer in promptly identifying mutual interests, fits, gap filling, and possibilities of moving forward.


Dan Zekzer M.D

Dan Zekzer & Associates

4725 Crescent Heights Dr  Oceanside, CA 92056

Office: 760.944.4269

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Email: dzekzer@gmail.com

March 13, 2018

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