BeBee, the fast-growing social media network and self-publishing platform for which I am a Brand Ambassador, was recently named a “top 15 EU unicorn startup” by Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley.

BeBee has been pitching to investors literally all over the world. I have recently been given the honor to participate in a few of the discussions. My first call with an investor was worth a cool $5 million. Welcome to the big leagues kid!

I had little time to learn how to give a pitch. While I reached out to some savvy entrepreneurs and read some great blogs before the call to get a few pointers, pitching to VCs has largely been on the job training for me.

Here’s what I’ve learned from my first few pitches:

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John White is the owner and chief marketer at Social Marketing Solutions, Global Brand Ambassador for beBee, and columnist at Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post. When he is not blogging or Tweeting, John enjoys being a dad, playing tennis, and eating Mexican food. Call or text me anytime: 970-692-3270 or visit my website:

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