How it All Started
30 SECOND PITCH was founded in 2016 by independent businessman and entrepreneur Joseph Sprung.
Aside from lots of hard work and a bit of luck, Joe attributes his success as a life-long entrepreneur to his instincts and intuition. Many of his best deals were made on paper napkins and pursued based on his initial impressions. He decided to create a platform to bring his experience to life for others and simplify the funding process. The investor team is proud to have created the free 30 SECOND PITCH app to equalize the playing field in venture funding. They are excited to continue to help innovators realize their business dreams.
So, what are you waiting for? Submit your pitch today. 30 seconds can change your life!
Joseph B. Sprung
Founder and CEO
Joe is the Founder and CEO of 30 Second Pitch as well as the Founder and President of JBS Financial Services, which provides investment banking, and venture capital services along with other financial consulting services. He is a life-long entrepreneur who is committed to helping other entrepreneurs reach their business goals.
Diane is the Vice President of JBS Financial Services. She has worked for Joe and his businesses since 2007 and has been involved with 30 Second Pitch since the initial concept. Her leadership skills and experience have allowed her to organize and promote a variety of successful events, seminars and programs for a wide range of businesses and charitable organizations in the US and the UK.
VP Product & Marketing
Alison is a product development and marketing executive who specializes in digital businesses. She is working to make the 30 Second Pitch app a great user experience while spreading the word about it to entrepreneurs everywhere. In the past, she has had senior roles at start-ups, as well as large companies like Weight Watchers and Barnes & Noble.com. Alison has a M.B.A from Harvard and a B.S. from Cornell University.
Danny is a serial tech entrepreneur who most recently co-founded and sold ScanBizCards, the first app to perform local, real-time scanning of business cards on a mobile device. Danny is a developer at heart and is currently working on a number of mobile and web projects. He acts as an advisor on product and technology decisions at 30 Second Pitch. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's M&T Program with degrees in finance and computer science.
Deborah is the Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology where she leads the research agenda for teams in New York, London and Hong Kong, facilitating the conversation between retailers and technology companies. Her recent research has focused on disruptions altering the retail environment, and the confluence of retail, real estate, fashion, and technology industries.
Aron has spent his career helping innovators and entrepreneurs succeed. As an advisor, mentor, board member, or shadow-CEO to companies around the world, he works on projects in industries ranging from IT, to renewable energy, and from medical devices and healthcare to extreme sports. His combination of academic expertise and practical experience helps his partners creates value for their customers and investors.