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Make a bold, audacious statement right off the bat. ~Fred Wilson On Pitching

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Don't waste Fred's time with backstory. Just get into it:

"So I prefer someone to come in and make sort of a really bold, audacious statement right off the bat," Wilson says. "Like, 'I'm doing the stupidest thing in the world.' That would be refreshing to me."

Wilson also spoke about the power of one slide. When SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung pitched Wilson, he presented the entire concept of the company in one slide. Wilson was sold.