Startup Pitching 301

Paul G. Silva

This is the 3rd post in the “Startup Pitching” series. View all posts in the “Startup Pitching” series. Innovation Accelerator Startup Pitching SeriesIn this post we’ll go over advanced-level (301) techniques. The one (maybe two) number rule.

Startup Pitching 201

Paul G. Silva

This is the 2nd post in the “Startup Pitching” series. So simplify your pitch. If your product solves 10 pain points then in the pitch focus on the top 2-3 most important ones and simply hint at the others. You can take the same concept and apply it to your pitch.


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Startup Pitching 101

Paul G. Silva

Multi-person pitches add complexity that almost always leads to people going over time, stepping on each other, or confusing the audience. Most of the time it is simply to get another, longer “date” with the people you are pitching to.

Why Pitch Deck Design Matters

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Startup Investors


A strong startup concept won’t be enough when approaching investors; you’ll also need an exceptional pitch to sell it. Let’s look at what defines a startup pitch, a few different types, and how to create a fantastic one for your startup. So, what defines a startup pitch?

Startup Pitching Checklist

Paul G. Silva

This is the checklist / boil down of the techniques listed in the pior 3 posts in the “Startup Pitching” series. After you complete a draft of your pitch, go over this list to make sure you’ve applied as many of the techniques as possible. One rehearsed presenter – Pick one person to deliver your presentation, don’t tag team your pitches. View all posts in the “Startup Pitching” series.

When You Pitch, Focus on Your Essence


I heard an EdTech startup pitching to GAN Ventures do this recently, too. You can’t expect just to show up and give a pitch that’s simple and coherent. When I used to work at Techstars, we would spend an incredible amount of time in the first few weeks of a program helping startups understand precisely what their 30-second pitch should be. When you pitch investors and potential clients, you have 30 seconds to hook someone by sharing the foundation of what you do.

From Concept to Delivery: Tips for Perfecting Your Investor Pitch


In order to successfully pitch investors, you’ll need to move through several steps, from concept to pitch deck to the act of pitching itself. Related: How to Pitch a Shark: Everything You Need to Know. Design a great pitch deck. Pitch it.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Minut


Today, we are sharing the pitch deck the company used to raise the round, led by Almaz Capital. If you want your own pitch deck teardown feature on TC+, you’re in luck; I’m looking for additional companies and pitch decks to feature.

How Pitch Videos Can Help Your Startup Get Funding


After all, a great pitch video can grab your investors’ and consumers’ attention alike, and can be more entertaining than a pitch deck. So if you’re considering going down the route of a pitch video for your startup, you’re in luck. . 12 Unique Ideas For Memorable Sales Pitches.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Wilco’s $7 million seed deck


Last week, I covered the company’s $7 million seed funding round , and the company’s CEO, On Freund, was gracious enough to let me use the deck the company created to close that round for my Pitch Deck Teardown series. Oh, yeah, pitch decks and the tearing down thereof.

We want your pitch decks!


Over on TC+ , I just launched a new series called Pitch Deck Teardowns! As little redaction as possible : We appreciate that most pitch decks have proprietary or commercially sensitive data in them. Who the hell are you to review my pitch deck?

Pitch me!

This is going to be BIG.

It''s a co-working space full of creatives and freelancers, most of whom who have never pitched an investor, and probably never seen a startup pitch either. The first question I always get, which I find endlessly hilarious, is "Don''t you get tired of people pitching you all the time?". That''s the key--when you think you can help just about anyone, and you really do like helping people, each new pitch is an opportunity. Other pitches!

5 Easy To Fix Virtual Pitch Mistakes

Dream It

Many of these new red flags that occur during virtual pitching are easy to fix. In this Dreamit Dose, Healthtech MD Adam Dakin provides 5 simple rules to avoid giving investors the wrong impression when pitching remotely. We hear startups pitch everyday and far too often founders end up joining the meeting late. When pitching investors virtually, you don’t want to start the call like Adam does in the shot above.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Momentum’s $5M seed pitch deck


Momentum pulled off what every entrepreneur dreams of: Last year, it closed a lead investor for its seed round — which our own Ron Miller covered at the time — without even creating a pitch deck. Once a lead was secured, Momentum created a pitch deck to fill out the round.

Remove that ‘exit strategy’ slide from your pitch deck


A lot of pitch decks I review have a slide that really shouldn’t be there: the exit strategy slide. As an early-stage startup, it’s downright nonsensical, and it shouldn’t be part of your pitch deck at all.

7 Components of a Powerful Pitch


A powerful pitch deck is critical for any startup, regardless of your goal. Whether you are raising a round of funding, acquiring your first customers, or hiring a skilled team, these seven components will help you build a captivating yet concise pitch deck. .

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

Dream It

Key Questions To Answer When Pitching Real Estate Tech VCs Is there demand for the product? For example, when Bowery pitched to Camber Creek, the partners ran mock appraisals their LPs to prove the efficacy of the appraisal software. You should pitch how to get higher rents.

How to build the perfect pitch deck for your business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He has raised venture capital for his startups, helped hundreds of founders craft their pitch decks and fundraising strategy, and invested as a business angel. We asked him how founders can create the perfect pitch deck for their company.

The 4 Essential Factors That Make a Good Business Pitch


She emphasizes that pitching is not as black-and-white as a lot of us think. She remarked: “I remember when Dahna Goldstein, founder of PhilanTech [a Pipeline Angels portfolio company that was acquired by Altum], shared with me how ‘Pitching is the start of a conversation.’

When You Pitch, Make Sure to KISS


Not long ago, I found myself pitching GAN. As I thought about other examples where this has happened, I realized that—as companies pitch me for investment dollars from GAN Ventures—I often don’t immediately understand what their companies do, even after their first 15 minutes of presenting to us. Unless you boil your points and supporting research down to their essence, every time, you might botch inevitable questions that come up during your pitch.

Announcing the startups pitching at the TC City Spotlight: Columbus pitch-off


In true TechCrunch fashion, part two is a pitch-off with an amazing group of founders from the Ohio region. Each founder will pitch for four minutes, followed by a Q&A with our stellar panel of judges: Anna Mason , Managing Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution.

Pitch Deck Teardown: WayRay’s $80M Series C deck


We have quite a unique pitch deck on our hands today. A few years ago, AR car hardware company WayRay raised $80 million at a half-a-billion valuation in a Series C round led by Porsche, and I’m super excited to show off their pitch deck today!

pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams

Venture Well

Pitch competitions offer early-stage startups the opportunity to share their innovations, network with potential mentors and funders, and possibly gain access to funding and expert. The post pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams appeared first on VentureWell.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Encore’s $3M seed deck


For this week’s Pitch Deck Teardown, I’m (virtually) traveling to Sweden to take a look at the $3 million seed round raised by developer tool startup Encore. We’ll also share Encore’s full pitch deck so you can see the whole thing in context.

How to Deliver a Killer Pitch That Hook Investors From the Start

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How to make a teaser trailer for your startup pitch


Around May 2020, nearly everything moved online, and investment pitches were among the first to do so. It’s impossible for founders to “read the room” when pitching online, which puts them at a severe disadvantage. Every good pitch starts before the pitch.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at How Investors Receive Your Pitch Deck

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A Very Honest Guide to Writing Your Fundraise Pitch Deck How to optimise yours for success Congratulations! You know you need a pitch deck to do this and so fire up your slide software of choice and crack your knuckles, ready to wow. vc fundraising investing startup pitch-deck

FabuLingua wins the TechCrunch City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off!


It’s my pleasure to announce FabuLingua won today’s City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off! Mark Begert pitched his company to three Austin-based investors who found his messaging and pitch to be clear, concise and easy to follow.

The Ideal Pitch Deck is a Story, a Science, and an Art


In the startup world, it’s pitch decks, not business plans that get companies funded. Making a pitch deck is an art, a science, but most importantly, a story. Venture firms like Sequoia have also released pitch deck templates of their own and, well, you ought to listen to them.

How To End Your Pitch with Your Vision

Dream It

Selling a compelling vision is so critical that some investors weigh it more heavily than the pitch deck itself. “It’s Strategies for crafting a strong and compelling vision for your startup: Towards the end of your pitch, tell investors that “this is just the beginning” for your startup.

Announcing the TC Spotlight Austin Pitch-Off startups


In true TechCrunch fashion, part two is a pitch-off with an amazing group of of founders from the Texas region. The pitch-off is split into two segments. Tune in at 3:10 pm local time (1:10 pm PT), to watch the TC Spotlight Austin Pitch-Off.

Why Investors Say No - Three Startup Pitch Mistakes That Are Easy to Fix

Dream It

Word choice is important and even the smallest detail can make or break your startup pitch. Adam Dakin , Managing Director of Dreamit Healthtech, sees founders make the same common pitch mistakes over and over. Speaking to investors can require a language of its own.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, the teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent judges for a cash prize of up to $10,000! The post THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH EVENT!

Pitch Deck Teardown: Dutch’s $20M Series A deck


I’m an absolute sucker for a well-designed pitch deck, and as an animal lover, it’s hard not to immediately fall in love with that adorable dog on the cover slide. If you love these pitch deck teardowns and you want to submit your own, here are the details for how to do that!

How to Pitch Like a Shark Tank Winner


We needed to build our set and props and ship them to California, and I had to prepare a pitch and appear before the Sharks, all in a matter of weeks. Before I pitched my product on “Shark Tank,” I did a deep dive into previous episodes.