Startup Pitch Decks and the 10/20/30 Rule.
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It's a good exercise for any startup to make a "pitch deck" where you tell a great story.
First, consider Guy Kawasaki's video of the 10/20/30 Rule:
Then, check out these resources:
It's also helpful to remember that the purpose of a pitch meeting is to get another meeting. But that's fodder for another Convo.
Feel free to suggest more startup pitch resources here...
I recently created some resources for entrepreneurs, including a pitch deck that aggregates some of the best pitch decks into one, and provides insight from some of the top accelerators, angels, and VCs:
The "Best" Startup Pitch Deck & How To Present to Angels / VCs: http://www.slideshare.net/Sky7777/the-best-startup-pitch-deck-how-to-present-to-angels-v-cs
Top 10 Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Investors: http://www.slideshare.net/Sky7777/top-10-lies-entrepreneurs-tell-investors
Financial Model for Capital Raises: http://onematchventures.com/various-rounds-of-investment-effecting-ownership-waterfall-analysis-and-irr-return-multiple-analysis/
Also, remember that you do NOT go through the deck when you meet the funder! Meet first, look them in the eye, and decide whether you want to send a deck afterwards.
I'd recommend not sending the deck ahead of the meeting. I'd meet, judge the fit and whether you trust the funder and go from there...
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-Garr Reynolds. It's all about Garr Reynolds. You have a post from him up there but his site is a great great resource: http://www.presentationzen.com/
-One of the greatest presentations ever. Hans Rosling: http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html and you too can use the software he did to assemble this amazing piece: http://www.gapminder.org/
-Here are the best TED talks, ranked by users: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?hl=en&key=tWri7T3f4Ex6-uVU8i9-FFQ&hl=en#gid=0
I don't know if it can be considered a startup pitch resource, but can come in handy: I am very fond of the book Even a Geek can Speak. It boils down the details of giving great presentations. And it does. I also read Back of the Napkin, but I found it extremely shallow (although a person I respect a lot, Sacha Chua likes it)
1. Imagine a world where....2. Here's how we get there...3. Known obstacles to overcome4 The pot of gold5 Why our team is awesome6 Routing number for investment
That's good! And number 6 is awesome.