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About Josh Hannah

Josh Hannah is a San Francisco based General Partner at the early-stage VC Matrix Partners, who began his career as an entrepreneur with the unconventional idea of turning sports wagering into an efficient financial transaction by using an online exchange to execute bets. In 1999, he co-founded and revolutionized the gaming industry by building the world’s first online marketplace for sports betting. A longtime angel investor, Josh joined Matrix Partners as a general partner in early 2009 and turned a love of backing great founders into a career. Since joining Matrix, he has partnered with exceptional founding teams through investments across sectors including marketplaces, SaaS, gaming, commerce, and more.

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Five Ways to Nail your Pitch and Win Over Investors

There are many opinions on creating a pitch deck and presenting to potential investors, but there is still a big gap between what entrepreneurs perceive to be important and what investors really value during a pitch presentation.

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Executive Hires: The Case for Extreme Referencing

Hiring a strong executive management team is one of the most proven ways to ensure startup success. Yet, hiring executives is a very different undertaking than hiring for other roles in your company and requires a different process, skill-set, and