You may be convinced to jump straight into Powerpoint to get started presentation. Don’t do it! Here’s the secret to doing The Best Startup Pitch Decks:
It’s not only about the slides; it’s about the story how you represent.
Now you might be thinking about what is the pitch deck?
Pitch deck is the power point presentation of 15 to 20 slides. Startups companies normally prepare a “pitch deck” to present their company to venture capital investors
Startups frequently prepare a “pitch deck” to present their company to venture capital investors. Pitch deck is nothing but the power point presentation of 15 to 20 slides.
The Best Pitch Deck is one in which you create a plan and then invite the prospective investors in on being part of the solution. Present a problem in a way that they assert a way to solve it before you even tell them how you plan to do so. That’s where you want the investor before you share your own awareness.
Too many startups make a number of escapable mistakes when creating their investor pitch decks.
Here are some points that need to be in your pitch deck presentation
- Title: Name of Your company and describe in one to two line.
- Problem: What pain point are you solving?
- Solution: How are you handling the problem?
- Secret key point: What is the unrevealed magic of your solution?
- Business Model: How do you or will you make money?
- Market Opportunity: What’s the size of the market you’re handling?
- Competition: Who are the other competitors in the market?
- Team: Who’s on the management team?
- Roadmap: What are your plans for the future?
- Ask: How much money are you trying to invest?
- Summary: Name of a Company, and summary of key metrics.
- If you want to keep your pitch deck short, sometimes you may need to include a few extra slides that help to explain your business. Here are a few additional slides that are always found the investor presentation.
Other documentation: keep your pitch deck as short as possible. Remember that your goal isn’t to provide investors with all the information they need to make an investment decision. Your pitch deck exists to tell a story, build excitement, and help get that all-important request for additional information and a follow-up meeting.
- Executive summary
- Detailed market research
- Detailed financial models
Partnerships: Some businesses have distribution partner who will be taking your product to market. If your success is depending on these types of partnerships, it’s important to showcase them in your pitch deck.
Exit strategy: If you are raising money from investors, you will need to show them how you are planning on giving them a return. You do this in the form of an “exit strategy” slide.
Demo: If you have an outline or rough work of your product, screenshots of your online service, or any other details “show and mention” about this. It’s great to include a slide in your presentation where you will actually show your potential investors how your product works and what it does.
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts should keep in mind while preparing pitch deck presentation needs to keep in mind:
Do Copyright and All Rights Reserved at the bottom end of the pitch deck presentation.
Do include interesting images and graphics to convince the viewer why the market opportunity is large.
Do use the color, same font size, and header and title style throughout the slides
Do tell them an interesting and catchy story that shows your passion for the business and show that you have more than just an idea for developing the product and getting customers.
Do send the pitch deck in a PDF format to be investors in advance of a meeting.
Don’t make the pitch deck more than 20-25slides long and loaded with so much content wordy in slides.
Don’t use a lot of slang or phrases that the investor may not immediately understand.
Don’t use a poor layout and bad graphics. To give your pitch desk a more professional look, think about hiring a graphic designer.
Don’t put a date on the cover page of presentation; because sometimes u dint get time to make a new presentation