Presenting to VCs or Angels
Building the perfect pitch
This is an online bootcamp with eight small projects to help you craft your pitch and access VC presentation templates. To benefit from this bootcamp, enroll to get feedback on your work.
- Elevator Pitch
- Focused Pitch Deck
- Well Crafted VC Intro Emails
As an entrepreneur, advisor or mentor, I have worked on tens of pitch decks for investors over the years. While there are multiple amazing exceptions to the tips I am giving, you will find here a framework that works. It does not mean that you will get funded, but it will make sure that if you are not funded, it is not because nobody understands the story you are telling.
This bootcamp has eight projects and is more geared towards early stage Companies (Seed, Series A). Even if you don’t have a project right now and just want to learn, you can submit something, it is a health exercise. Pick a Company of your choice on Techcrunch or CrunchBase , or just use Airbnb as an example.
My lecture in November 2011:
General Materials:Brad Feld’s post gives you a good overview of the type of answers you need to provide in your pitch deck.
Dave Mc Lure’s post does the same in a more imaginative way
Guy Kawasaki 10-20-30 rules (10 slides, 20 minutes, font of 30) is also worth reading.
An alternative view on decks and pitching, that is also interesting, and works well for more advanced Companies.