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What It Costs to Run A Startup Broken Down by City

What It Costs to Run A Startup Broken Down by City | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Staff.com’s infographic compares the cost of running a startup (getting an office and hiring two web developers and one designer) in various cities around the world.

From highest to lowest costs, these are how the eight cities selected ranked, based on annual costs to run a startup: Zurich, Switzerland; Sydney, Australia; New York; San Francisco; London; Paris; Mumbai,India; and Manila, Philippines.


The cost to run a startup in the US is about $297k in NY and $263k in SF per year.
The most expensive places to run a startup are Zurich at $315k and Sydney at $310k per year.
Web designer average salary is $79k in SF and in NY $76k at a startup.  
The cost of a web developer is $88k in NY and $81k in SF per year at a startup.
Startup office cost in the US: $46k in NY and $22k in SF per year.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Very relative numbers. A lot of startups get started by web developers or a team of developers.

They usually start from their homes.

Location is not that important anymore.

Do some 'out-of-the-box' thinking. A Startup is not necessarily an expensive matter anymore. Be creative.

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Announcing the shortlist for Elevator Pitch LIVE 2017

Announcing the shortlist for Elevator Pitch LIVE 2017 | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

We’ve selected startups working in AdTech/MarTech, FinTech, HealthTech, PropTech and Cybersecurity.

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Elevator Pitch Live competition – our quest to find the top rising technology stars in UK tech – sponsored by Kreston Reeves, Cisco and Stirling Ackroyd to name a few.

We’ve selected startups working in AdTech/MarTech, FinTech, HealthTech, PropTech and Cybersecurity.

The selected participants, which will be pitching on stage to a panel of expert judges, fellow startups and the public on 26th September in London, are as follows: Read more: click image or title.

 

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The first step to obtaining #seedfunding: the #InvestorPitch

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Seven Great Funding Opportunities For Female Entrepreneurs

Seven Great Funding Opportunities For Female Entrepreneurs | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Know what you want from the funding opportunity before you pursue it.

Every entrepreneur is challenged to find investors or funding platforms that can help finance their startup. However, one of the most recent movements within the startup community is to help more female entrepreneurs, which has made getting funding a little bit easier for women. This is an ideal time to take your business idea to the next level thanks to an incredible number of avenues you should know about. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Please check, great sources for women in business. 

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Funding Conditions for Tech Startups Soar to a New Record

Funding Conditions for Tech Startups Soar to a New Record | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
An index tracking business conditions for U.S. private companies surged 44 percent from a year earlier.

The Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer, which tracks the business conditions for U.S.-based private technology companies, reached a record high. A 44 percent increase from a year earlier was driven by a surge in the number of businesses that raised money for the first time, reflecting investors' appetite to back the riskiest companies. The index, which goes back to 2007, doesn’t account for the frenetic days of the dot-com bubble. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Conditions for #funding are still positive. 

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Startup Fundraising: The Pitch Deck and Financial Modeling - Techstars

Startup Fundraising: The Pitch Deck and Financial Modeling - Techstars | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. In part one of this post, we covered traction and the executive summary. In this post, we will dive into pitch decks that will raise capital and financial models. The goal is … Read more: click image or title.

 

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The second part of this article by Techstarts on #Fundraising

 

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The second part of this article by Techstarts on #Fundraising

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The 10 Things NOT To Do When Pitching a Venture Capitalist

The 10 Things NOT To Do When Pitching a Venture Capitalist | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
  • This article is instead about what I’ve learned pitching venture capitalists for Ellevest

  • While one might be tempted to try to avoid the VC path – and there are an increasing number of ways for entrepreneurs to raise money, such as angel groups and crowdfunding – for now, if you’re raising above a certain amount, you’re going to have to go the venture capital route. And I’m hoping that maybe – just maybe – VCs will work to up their game with women entrepreneurs, and so there will be greater funding opportunities. Some already are.

    So here are some of my lessons learned about asking-for-money don’ts:  Read more: click image or title.

 

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An article written by and for women it offers great advice on how to #pitch your message to #VC companies.

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20 Creative Presentation Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience

20 Creative Presentation Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

We’ve seen it before—the speaker standing behind a podium, droning on and on in a monotone voice, with a boring bullet-point slide behind them. It’s all well and good to scoff at them, but then we think about our own projects, and wonder if they might fall into the same trap.Not to worry–we’ve compiled a list of 20 creative presentation ideas to spice up your next talk, with examples to help get you on the right track.... Read more: click image or title.

 

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These are excellent tips and ideas for your public speaking #presentation

 

 

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20 creative ways to captivate your audience, from using props and asking thought-provoking questions to telling stories and sharing personal anecdotes.

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It's nice to have experienced people explain how they overcame their fears. 

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Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding

Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the time. After all, who would have foreseen billion-dollar businesses based on renting your air mattress to strangers, or shopping for their groceries?

So when prestigious accelerators invest around common themes, it’s worth taking note of what’s resonating. Read more: click image or title.

 

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It's important to keep tabs with trends in #startup funding. 

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Paul Buchheit on Lessons Learned from Investing in 200+ Startups

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Jasper Kuria interviewed YC Partner Paul Buchheit about his experience as employee #23 at Google, his key investing insights, and his advice for entrepreneurs. Read more: click title or image.

 

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Very interesting interview with one of the first #Google employees who has now become an #AngelInvestor.

 

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How to pitch to VCs and angel investors as a tech startup. 11 tips from founders

How to pitch to VCs and angel investors as a tech startup. 11 tips from founders | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Learn how to make even the best investors interested in your business. Emerline interviewed 4 different startup owners and asked to share their secrets!

"Pitching to investors is just like dating but you only get access to their LinkedIn profile whereas they get to see you naked and your bank balance. All the mind games still apply. You need to play hard to get to make yourself more desirable and you can't seem desperate. You will meet lots of people and it is easy to get distracted with investment offers that aren't right but you have to stay strong and wait for 'the one'."

Elyse Daniels, CEO of ExodusWear Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Hey Dave!
I bought one of your business planning templates and have been receiving your emails and videos for a few months now…
I just wanted to say thanks for cranking out such amazing work!
You're doing an incredible job, and I know entrepreneurs everywhere are benefiting from it!
Please, keep it up!
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#Pitching #investors is a learning experience. This article illustrators how several #startup #founders went about it. Great stories and good advice.

 

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#Pitching #investors is a learning experience. This article illustrators how several #startup #founders went about it. Great stories and good advice.

 

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Reading Your VC Pitch Meeting

Reading Your VC Pitch Meeting | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

I’ve come to realize that many – most – entrepreneurs suck at reading pitch meetings. Frequently what I hear from a company CEO is completely uncorrelated to what I hear from the 

VC they were pitching. In thinking about why this is, the answer is actually relatively straightforward:

VCs are predisposed to give good meetings. AND By being equivocal at the end of a meeting they preserve maximum option value. Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Rather than the typical client/vendor relationship I'm used to, Growthink has been more like a strategic partner and trusted advisor. Not only did they provide me with a dynamic business plan but they have given me invaluable advice and feedback along the way. They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible during this exciting but uncertain time of starting & ultimately growing my business.”

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Pitching #investors or a #VC is similar as making a sale. Be clear, allow the other party to respond, ask for a response, close. In this case, follow through with the purpose of your presentation, get feedback.

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The Two Factors That Make Male Angels And VCs Interested In A Female Founder's Pitch

The Two Factors That Make Male Angels And VCs Interested In A Female Founder's Pitch | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Winning funding means looking like a leader, even when you don’t look like the angel or VC you are pitching. Here’s how to do it.

...

The program is based on what has been proven to work. It provides an opportunity for female founders to:

  • Master the skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Understand the importance of persistence and grit.
  • Network with and learn from female role models who have succeeded.
  • Build a community of peers who support you in good times and bad as well as hold you accountable.
  • Learn how to benefit from failure.
  • Strengthen founders’ belief that they can do this.
  • Learn how to test the viability of the product in the market....

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"Pitching is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. It’s an opportunity to persuade angel and venture capital investors of your company’s investment potential. However, the truth is that no matter how good your idea, it is the entrepreneur that the investor is investing in."

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8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup

8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know where to start. These funding alternatives, from credit cards to angel investors, are great options.

While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, micro loan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running.

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know exactly where to start. While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, microloan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running.

Should you be looking for funding, the following finance options are a great place to start: Read more: click image or title.

 

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Lot of options to find #funding for your #startup.

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12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.

Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management and potential investors a cold, analytical snapshot of the state of the company, untainted by emotion or rhetoric. This focus must not be limited to the KPIs themselves, for they are merely measurements of outcomes. We look for founders to have an understanding of what levers can be pulled and what tweaks can be made to improve the business, which will then be reflected in its KPIs. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.

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I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better. | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.

I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble more than a few times in life and especially in business. Time is precious and slips by quickly but there is also no lack of things that have to get done in an entrepreneur's life.

For 12 years, I took life a day at a time. I had a dream but no goals for making it real. I just woke up each day hoping for something more. In 2011, I had had enough and began chasing my dream of starting a lifestyle business. This meant more work on top of a service business that took 60-80 hours of my week. It didn’t take long for me to realize that something had to give. I had to learn how to say no to open up room for the things that were important. Seeing how much time and energy was freed by saying no, I started looking at all the other areas of my life. Here are six things I said no to. Saying no helped me live a much better life and create the kind of business that I love. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Well written and great ideas to make your life better.

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16 reasons why your investment proposal/business plan won’t get read! 

16 reasons why your investment proposal/business plan won’t get read!  | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Increase your chances, improve your investment proposal or presentation to get business funding.

 

Check your investment proposal for the following errors or shortcomings: Read more: click image or title.

 

http://www.business-funding-insider.com/Business-Funding-our-services.html

 

 

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Let's be serious now. The presentations and #businessplans I see every day are 95% ridiculous. Get informed.

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Your #BusinessPlan is essential to obtain funding. Make sure you get it right from the start.

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How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market

How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

I travel the country a lot. And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don’t have a vibrant VC community. They often ask whether they have to move to SF, NY or LA to get financed. 

I have the same response always, “Where do you want to live? Where do you want to build your community, your relationships, your family?” I’m trying to get a feel for their commitment to local community versus being in a place where financing is easiest. Read more: click image or title.

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You decide where you want to live and build your business.

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Startup Fundraising: The Executive Summary

Startup Fundraising: The Executive Summary | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

As you prepare for your startup fundraising effort, you need to master the Executive Summary, Presentation and Financial Model before you can present.

The Executive Summary, Presentation and Financial Model are your marketing collateral to sell your product. You’ll build a funnel of prospects, requiring both research and introductions.

The goal is to create competitive term sheets, from multiple investors, for your growth capital. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Some basics you need to have before #raising any kind of #funding.

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Startup Pitching: what really matters

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Switzerland / Silicon Valley, in June 2017

A good startup pitch is easily distinguished from a bad one. In an age in which more and more managers leave their neckties at home and seek inspiration from the "young savages", it is important to know what to look for in startups. It's about "Simplicity" - five simple questions that need to be answered. Startups already exemplify this simplicity principle with the 'Minimum Viable Product' approach. Use these questions to determine whether a collaboration or an investment is worthwhile: Read more: click image or title.

 

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The reality of the #InvestorPitch and how to win them over.

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For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer’ 

For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer’  | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Mayor Dale Ross of Georgetown, Texas, has become a media darling, as a conservative Republican who backs solar and wind power.

“We got something in common,” Dale Ross told Al Gore last summer. “You invented the internet. And I invented green energy.”

Ross, the mayor of Georgetown, Texas — pop. 65,000 — was having a bit of fun with the former vice president and longtime environmental activist. But, in the coming months, his rapid ascendancy in the renewable-energy cosmos might make the boast seem less of a joke. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#RenewableEnergy, It's a no brainer for this conservative Republican mayor.

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"Despite its rich history in the petroleum industry, Texas has become a national leader in renewable electric power because of its ample supplies of both sun and wind. “We started in 2008 with the goal of getting 30 percent of our power from renewables by 2030,” Ross said. But improved technology in solar panels and more accessible transmission lines allowed the city to become much more ambitious."
 
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 13, 10:08 AM

#RenewableEnergy, It's a no brainer for this conservative Republican mayor in Texas.

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From Startup to Scaleup - Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman at The Scaleup Offsite

From Startup to Scaleup - Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman at The Scaleup Offsite | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Sam Altman sits down with Reid Hoffman to talk about the key changes founders should think about as they transition from a startup to a scaleup.

This conversation took place at The Scaleup Offsite, a private CEO gathering hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017.

 

Click image or title to see the video.

 

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Very interesting talk by Reid Hoffman and Sam Altman.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Startup Capital

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Startup Capital | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Give your business idea its best chance to grow without risking your personal finances.

You could have an incredible idea for a new product, technology or business, but without capital, it will never be more than just an idea. Unless you have access to a pile of money that you have been saving for a rainy day, you have two options: You can attempt to bootstrap your growth or you can raise capital.

I’m a huge fan of bootstrapping, and it can be a viable option if you are extremely cautious when it comes to expenses, if you have a little seed money and if your business concept will generate cash flow early. 

If bootstrapping isn’t a good fit, then you need startup capital, which can be secured from several sources. While every funding option has pros and cons, there are certain mistakes you need to make sure you avoid when seeking startup capital, like the five outlined below. Read more: click image or title.

 

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I bought one of your business planning templates and have been receiving your emails and videos for a few months now…
I just wanted to say thanks for cranking out such amazing work!
You're doing an incredible job, and I know entrepreneurs everywhere are benefiting from it!
Please, keep it up!
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Avoid mistakes, be prepared, be warned.

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When is the best time to pitch an investor?

When is the best time to pitch an investor? 

I was moderating a VC panel a couple of weeks back, and we talked about the best way to get an investor’s attention.  One of the panelists said, “Well, the worst way is to bombard me at an event.”  And the more I thought about it, the more I disagree.  

When I was an entrepreneur, I don’t think I had any sense just how busy most investors are.  I guess I just thought they all sit in cushy chairs all day and sip tea and hang out at the Rosewood on Sand Hill.  (ok, maybe some investors do) ... Read more: click image or title.

 

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A busy #VC explains how to get your foot in the door....

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How to find investors for your start up?

How to find investors for your start up? | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
How to find investors: why investors don't respond to your messages!

Why is it that when you send an email or a message (on Linkedin for example) to an investor, they never seem to answer. Sometimes funding seekers ask around in their Linkedin groups. It just seems like everyone else seems to be in the same boat. There might be a few very good reasons. Here are some blunt answers. Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Rather than the typical client/vendor relationship I'm used to, Growthink has been more like a strategic partner and trusted advisor. Not only did they provide me with a dynamic business plan but they have given me invaluable advice and feedback along the way. They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible during this exciting but uncertain time of starting & ultimately growing my business.”

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Requests for funding are sometimes unreal. You really want millions of dollars at 1% or 2% interest rate, without spending any money on a decent #BusinessPlan, no upfront fees, several years before starting to pay it back, etc.? Tell me, give me your bank account number, I'll wire it to you immediately!

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No responses to my funding requests?...

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Successfully Delivering Your Story: The Ultimate Startup Investor Pitch Deck

Successfully Delivering Your Story: The Ultimate Startup Investor Pitch Deck | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

After 14+ years of writing hundreds of investor pitches that raised hundreds of millions of dollars — here’s the winning formula! When you see about 50 pitch decks a week over 14 years, you see A LOT of repeat mistakes. And when you fix these decks, you see many successes.

People ask me: “How many slides should the deck have?” Or they’re sticking to a template that forces them into something that just doesn’t work.

So is there one “right” way to do a pitch deck? I think so! But if everyone uses the same method, won’t they all look the same? The answer is a resounding no! Read more: click image or title.

 

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Excellent article on how to weave your 'story' in your pitch deck and all elements of your presentation.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 4, 1:30 PM

What a great pitch deck that follows the structure of a story!

 

We've known for quite awhile that when pitching your company to funders, you've got to tell your story -- of the problem, solution, your biz plan, benefits, etc.

 

But how do you put it all together using narrative structure? Well, here's your easy to follow guide. After reviewing dozens of these over the years, this one will definitely work for you and bring in those bucks (as long as your product, solution, benefits are spot on).

 

Happy fundraising...

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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How To Create A Great Investor Pitch Deck For Startups Seeking Financing

How To Create A Great Investor Pitch Deck For Startups Seeking Financing | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Pitching to investors can be tough, so it’s important to nail your presentation. Learn do’s and don’ts for an investor pitch deck as well as the most important elements it must include.
Startups frequently prepare a “pitch deck” to present their company to prospective angel or venture capital investors. The pitch deck typically consists of 15-20 slides in a PowerPoint presentation and is intended to showcase the company’s products, technology, and team to the investors.

Raising capital from investors is difficult and time consuming. Therefore, it’s crucial that a startup absolutely nails its investor pitch deck and articulates a compelling and interesting story.

In this article, I provide important advice for creating a strong, thorough, and engaging investor pitch deck, along with guidance on presenting to angel and venture capital investors. I also provide links to sample pitch decks you can check out for reference as you begin the process of building your own. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The ABC's of creating a #PitchDeck for #Startups.

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