No Guts, No Glory

By on 2008/03/08

Dianne Buckner
CBC Newsworld

When you watch Robert and Beverley’s story, you’ll appreciate how nerve-wracking it must have been, not only to have to present to a potential investor, but to have a camera crew there, knowing that eventually your pitch would be seen on national television. Hats off to this bold couple – we hope they’re doing a ‘happy dance’ soon!

Beverley and Robert Tang had guts to spare. This pair of former North American ballroom dance champions have a business that boomers love. The Tangs are very busy, teaching classes and selling DVDs, and running three separate websites – but not too busy to come on Fortune Hunters! Or to allow us to follow them to California where they managed to land a pitch session with a big-time venture capitalist Tim Draper. He’s credited with inventing (along with two partners) the term ‘viral marketing’ – where an idea spreads through the population like a virus. He was one of the original investors in Hotmail and Skype.

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