You’re a young company. You have an idea. You have a dream. Your pitch deck can make or break you! As someone who has successfully raised capital from a multi-billion dollar corporation, you can trust me when I tell you this: your pitch deck is not something you want to mess around with. A huge percent of the time you invest in putting your business together should be spent on your pitch.
My experience with pitching came as part of a startup accelerator. In the program, seven teams went through an intensive business bootcamp where we fine-tuned our businesses and talked to investors. At the end of the program, you pitched your business and hoped someone would make you an offer to invest in your company.
There were great companies in the program. In my opinion, all were worthy of an investment. But you know how many got it? Just my team.
There’s a number of things that went into this, and everything wasn’t completely centered around the pitch. But the pitch played a big part of it.
So how do you create a pitch-perfect pitch? Let’s get started!