Michele Romanow: Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder at Clearbanc, Investor and Judge on Dragon's Den

Michele Romanow is serial entrepreneur who sold her business, Buytopia, to Groupon. Now, Michele is a judge and investor on the hit tv show, Dragon’s Den. Michele's also a co-founder of her new company, Clearbanc, that’s aiming to give modern, hassle-free financial services to the self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs.

In this interview, Michele dives into the topic of building resilience as a salesperson—something she did through cutting her teeth in a door-to-door sales job out of college. Michele talks about how to handle rejection, tactics for diverting it whenever possible, and how she's gone about pitching enterprise brands on major contracts, partnerships and acquisitions over the years. We wrap with how to build a motivated inside sales team and Michele's key elements of an effective investor pitch.