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.

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.

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.

When You Pitch, Focus on Your Essence

GAN

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.

12 Unique Ideas For Memorable Sales Pitches

StartupNation

What is one unique idea for an entrepreneur to create an effective and memorable sales pitch? . To help you make your sales pitches effective and memorable, we asked marketing professionals and experienced entrepreneurs this question for their best ideas. Personalize your pitch.

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!

We want your pitch decks!

TechCrunch

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?

7 Components of a Powerful Pitch

GAN

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. .

Pitch Deck Teardown: Minut

TechCrunch

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.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Sateliot’s $11.4M Series A deck

TechCrunch

The company shared its pitch deck with us to take a deeper look, and so we will! We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. . Pitch Deck Teardown: Sateliot’s $11.4M

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

TechCrunch

We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. . In the rest of this teardown, we’ll take a look at three things Hour One could have improved or done differently, along with its full pitch deck!

From Concept to Delivery: Tips for Perfecting Your Investor Pitch

StartupNation

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.

Why Pitch Deck Design Matters

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship design venture-capital pitching startupThe first impression may be the only impression so make it good Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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.

When You Pitch, Make Sure to KISS

GAN

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.

How Pitch Videos Can Help Your Startup Get Funding

StartupNation

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: Enduring Planet’s $2.1M seed deck

TechCrunch

We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. That represents the first time I’ve been able to include appendix slides as part of a pitch deck teardown.

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

TechCrunch

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.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Palau Project’s $125k pre-seed deck

TechCrunch

I get a lot of pitch deck submissions for this TechCrunch Pitch Deck Teardown series from people who are raising friend and family rounds, and I mostly pass on them. It was against that backdrop that I received the pitch deck for the Palau Project.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Rootine’s $10M Series A deck

TechCrunch

If you told me that a company that’s charging $70 per month for multivitamins would be able to raise a $10 million round, I’d demand to see the receipts, and I’d be very curious indeed to see its pitch deck.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Front’s $65M Series D deck

TechCrunch

” Series A : “We have proof of product-market fit ($1M ARR)” — see the company’s Series A pitch deck. Series B : “We have leverage (we know how to spend money to grow faster)” — see the company’s Series B pitch deck. The full pitch deck.

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: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck

TechCrunch

We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. . Pitch me. Turning waste into usable products is my jam, so when the Mi Terro team told me what they were working on, I knew I had to write about it.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Five Flute’s $1.2M pre-seed deck

TechCrunch

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the pitch deck it used to raise its pre-seed round. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. .

Pitch Deck Teardown: Vori’s $10M Series A deck

TechCrunch

The company agreed to share the pitch deck it used to raise a $10 million Series A so I can take a closer look. (It We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. .

The 4 Essential Factors That Make a Good Business Pitch

StartupNation

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.’

How to turn user data into your next pitch deck

TechCrunch

Visualizing and communicating this data can definitively power up a pitch deck. If you haven’t been thinking about product-market fit, you don’t have a pitch. Building up all that evidence through data helps bolster a pitch and increases your odds of landing an investment.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Juro’s $23M Series B deck

TechCrunch

We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. . Stop spending so much time on your product when pitching to investors. Traction is the single most important slide you will have in your pitch deck.

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

TechCrunch

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: Helu.io’s $9.8M Series A deck

TechCrunch

I often go on and on ( and on and on ) about startups not getting their financials and operating plans right in their startup pitch decks, so … not gonna lie, I picked Austrian startup Helu.io , which completed a €9.8 Pitch Deck Teardown: Helu.io’s $9.8M

Pitch Deck Teardown: Arkive’s $9.7M seed deck

TechCrunch

” The company’s founder and CEO Tom McLeod was gracious enough to let me take a closer look at the pitch deck he used to raise their seed round for our pitch deck teardown series here on TechCrunch+. On Tuesday, I covered Arkive’s $9.7

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.

Stop spending so much time on your product when pitching to investors

TechCrunch

In the context of building a great product, founders are creating an investment pitch that reflects their day-to-day life. Stop spending so much time on your product when pitching to investors by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch.

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.

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

TechCrunch

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.