The Bronze Valley portfolio continues to grow with a recent investment in Brevity Pitch. The Minneapolis-based startup provides AI solutions for entrepreneurs seeking funding, offering instant feedback in perfecting pitch narratives.

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Neill S. Wright, President and CEO, Bronze Valley

“We’re excited about this investment,” said Neill S. Wright, president and CEO of Bronze Valley. “Brevity Pitch meets a need that is encountered by many entrepreneurs as they chart a path to securing investment and making their vision a reality. This is a great addition to the Bronze Valley portfolio.”

Brevity Pitch assists entrepreneurs and other users with a three-step process that starts with providing frameworks for everything from 30-second elevator pitches to TED talks. The goal is to help users answer essential questions for their defined target audience, including clear communication about their idea and why it works, upside potential and proof of concept, and leaders’ ability to execute market strategy.

Brevity also provides analytics for improving clarity, enhancing succinctness, and using language that connects with the target audience. Users can also take advantage of peer feedback loops, sharing content to gather suggestions for sharpening their message.


Kelvin Johnson Jr., CEO, Brevity Pitch

“I’m pumped to partner with Bronze Valley because their expertise will help Brevity scale,” said Kelvin Johnson, Jr., CEO of Brevity Pitch. “Plus, they’re committed to keeping the founder’s mental health strong and resilient. In all seriousness, Bronze Valley offers services and expertise that help founders build and thrive.” 

Bronze Valley is a non-profit, early-stage venture investment platform that supports high growth innovation and technology-enabled companies created by diverse, underrepresented, and underestimated founders. Bronze Valley is also certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Its mission is creating an education-to-opportunity-to-outcome pipeline for communities that are underrepresented in technology and industries where innovators are creating the future.


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