Entrepreneurship is hard enough, and pitching your startup to investors can feel like a performance. In addition to showcasing your public speaking abilities, you’ll also have to flaunt your design skills.
We asked successful entrepreneurs and investors how to do it right. In short, they say you should keep it simple and tell a story in 10 slides or less.
Their other tips include: Tailor your pitch to your audience, demonstrate why now is the best time to launch your business, and don’t forget to say what your company actually does.
We’ve included several resources to build your own deck, and a video in which the CEO of billion-dollar startup Carta walks us through his Series A and Series E pitch decks.
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They tell you not to judge a book by its cover — but investors will absolutely be using your pitch deck to evaluate your company’s potential, so you’ll want to make a stellar impression.
To that end, we asked a series of successful entrepreneurs and investors for their best advice on creating an impressive pitch deck:
Justin McLeod, the founder and CEO of Hinge, a dating app.
Kim Taylor, the founder and CEO of
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy