Wall Street 1-2-1 :It's Like Speed Dating for Companies"

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Today, Host Dwayne Deslatte interviews Dodi Handy, one of the Founders of Wall Street 1-2-1 http://www.wallstreet121.com/  an innovative new way for pre-public and public companies to meet with money managers, investments banks and wealthy individuals to garner interest in investing their deals.

Let’s face it….traditional road showing to meet with the Wall Street community is inefficient, extraordinarily exhausting and consumes entirely too much valuable time and money that could be otherwise spent on building one’s business. Nonetheless, financial road showing is an imperative aspect of managing a public (or pre-public) company that must be accomplished in order to win and maintain meaningful market attention, retail and institutional support, and investment banking sponsorship.

Conversely, many investment professionals make their living by discovering and investing in obscure, high growth companies. This means they must be willing to do the time-consuming legwork to find them. They read volumes of financial and industry publications; frequently attend investment conferences and rubber-chicken luncheons; and accept hundreds of road show meetings with corporate management teams each and every year. But, the truth of the matter is that time is also one of their most precious resources and they regularly feel like they waste a lot of it hearing presentations from CEOs who tend to drone on and on, but fail to inspire their interest or whose companies fail to meet their investment or banking criteria.

As road-weary veterans of Corporate America and the investor relations industry, Wall Street 1-2-1’s creators felt the time had come to find a better, more efficient and cost-effective way to connect corporate executives with investment professionals.

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