Bruce
  • Bruce J. Blechman
  • Partner
  • TheFinancingCoach.com
  • Years in position: 20
  • Years in profession: 50
  • Type of Business: Investment banking firm

Major Products and Services:

Complete investment banking services with a focus on arranging funding for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies

Marketing Area:

National

Expertise:

Finance; Coaching

Hobbies/Interests/Sports:

Traveling; Bike riding; Swimming; Climbing

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

What do you attribute your success to?:

He attributes his success to specializing in in all areas of entrepreneurial finance.

Where will you be in five years?:

In five years, Mr. Blechman intends to continue helping finance high-growth private and public companies

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

Providing venture capital for any small to medium-sized company

Awards/Honors:

Worldwide Who's Who Elite Worldwide Professional, 2015

Extended Bio:

Bruce Blechman is the author of The Secret to Getting Money in Northern California and co-author of the best-selling book, Guerrilla Financing, published by Houghton Mifflin in a number of languages and used in college courses nationwide. Mr. Blechman is a nationally recognized speaker and is considered to be one of the country’s top experts on the subject of entrepreneurial finance. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, “Creative Financing” in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network, as well as a guest on numerous radio and TV programs. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. He graduated in the top quarter of his class at the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and he has taught courses on Entrepreneurial Finance as an adjunct Professor, was a mentor in the Wharton Business Plan Program and is also a contributing editor on the Wharton Magazine Blog, see http://whartonmagazine.com/author/bblechman. He has been an advisor to the California State Governor and Legislature on entrepreneurial business. IHis consulting firms Consultants Worldwide, LLC and OTC Capital, LLC are national recognized consulting firms that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs finance their businesses. For debt financing Blechman can arrange funding on an unsecured basis up to one million dollars and on a secured based there is no limit. On equity financing he has built up an immense database of funding sources. He is the founder of TheFinancingCoach.com, which shows the entrepreneur outside-the-box financing techniques to start and grow their business. Blechman is also a partner with the New York Investment Bank, Ideal Financial Group, www.idealfinancialgroup.net a major debt funder of businesses and projects who have raised over one billion dollars in funding and Capital Window www.capitalwindow.com an innovative equity funder of growing companies and associated with a number of Wall Street firms that finance public companies. Blechman is now involved in funding companies in the cannabis/hemp/marijuana industry and is founding partner of Cannabis Bankers Corp. Mr. Blechman was recently appointed to the advisory board of MJX Ventures, associated with www.marijuanaindex.com and is on the advisory board of advisers of two other cannabis industry funds - The Green Fund and The Budding Enterprise Fund.