This week I wanted to share a resource with you that we normally only give to our customers on Angel Investment Network…
It’s a short e-book that sets out in as simple as possible terms what should be included in the pitch deck that you send or present to prospective investors. An important point to be noted here is that ‘what should be included’ is, more often than not, ALL that should be included. In your pitch deck you’re trying to engage and persuade – to blow minds not to numb them. So the details you give should be the ‘minimum effective dose’ to get investors thinking and wanting to find out more.
The purpose of our site is to connect entrepreneurs and investors, so you might say that teaching people about pitching falls beyond our remit; but you’d be wrong.
1. We like to make sure our entrepreneurs are as well prepared as possible for the result of any connections made through our site (or elsewhere), so that down the line they can write to tell us how successful they’ve become.
2. We see so many bad pitch decks and so many good’uns (literally thousands a week!) that we know what gets investors giddy…
Renowned entrepreneur and angel investor Guy Kawasaki says a pitch only needs 10 slides. This infographic shows which slides you should include when trying to grab angel investors’ attention, make them want to find out more and hopefully write a cheque.
Nathan Gold, founder of The Demo Coach, and Scott Case, co-Founder and CEO of Startup America Partnership, discuss a wide range of pitch do’s and don’ts. Watch as they provide live feedback on pitches from several startups.
You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan. How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help prospective entrepreneurs organize their thoughts and wow potential investors.