Liz Marchi

Liz Marchi

The Anatomy of the Pitch

How to pitch to angels?:  One Simple Question

Is this TEAM going to leverage these PARTNERS, to execute this PLAN, engaging in these ACTIVITIES, to defeat these COMPETITIORS in order to better serve these CUSTOMERS selling this PRODUCT OR SERVICE with these current and future FEATURES AND BENEFTIS which solve this PROBLEM at his PRICE point and capture this MARKET which drives these FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS which in turn accretes value such that I will one day see a REUTRN of this magnitude on my INVESTMENT?  (With attribution to the Alliance of Angels for asking the question.)

Liz Marchi is currently the Fund Coordinator for the Frontier Angel Fund, Montana’s first angel fund, and Advisory Board Chair of the Flathead Beacon, an equity financed community media enterprise in Northwest Montana. She is working with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the private sector on Innovate Montana and the Montana Angel Network. She is a co-founder of Northfork Strategies. Ms. Marchi has a background in legislative and public policy issues related to business growth and development at the state and federal levels. She is a proven leader and relationship builder and has served as President of the Montana Ambassadors, President of the Hollins University Alumnae Association and as a Trustee of Hollins University. She served as President and CEO for 7 years of Montana West Economic Development and the Flathead County Port Authority focusing on marketing, communications and access to capital for economic and entrepreneurial development. She has raised funds for many organizations, projects and private companies. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Montana Meth Project, the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs; the Governor’s Economic Advisory Council, the board of North Valley Hospital and the Glacier Park Fund Advisory Board. She has been recognized for her vision and courage in bringing the entrepreneurial imperative to the rural community.

She currently resides with her husband Jon on a ranch outside of Polson, Montana where she sells natural, Montana raised, Wagyu beef and registered Angus and serves as Vice Chairman of the Greater Polson Community Foundation.