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The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis have raised more than $50 million from investors for various startups. In their new book, they spill their fundraising formula to founders. Step 1 is a masterful pitch deck.<p>Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not …

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Venture Capital

4 Secrets To Acing A Business Pitch

Nothing ruins a Saturday morning sleep-in like the deafening drone of a leaf blower or the ear-splitting wail of a car alarm. Thankfully, <b></b>you’ve invented a clever little device that attaches to the inside of a window and reduces outside noises to a whisper. You created a prototype, and a focus group …

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

This story appears in the March 2014 . Subscribe »<p>For Ash Kumra, winning a pitch competition yielded much more than the $30,000 in cash and professional services he received. "Contests offer instant validation," Kumra says. "That tells an investor or a sponsor that this business isn't going to …

Chamber of Commerce

SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day

A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different approach: Instead of providing an alternative to PowerPoint or similar software applications, it’s …

The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years Of Spreading Ideas

After analyzing hundreds of hours worth of TED Talks, author Carmine Gallo has gleaned some great tips for any public speaker who wants to present like a TED Talk pro.<p>As the annual TED conference is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary next week, the popularity of TED talks has never been …

SlideShare Stars Share What Makes Decks Dazzle

Want to become a star? Your talent, dedication to your craft and persistence will have a lot to do with it, but then there’s that whole thing about who you know and getting a lucky break -- at least in Hollywood.<p>Thankfully, stardom is a bit more ubiquitous on SlideShare: As a content creator in …

The Best Startup Investor Pitch Deck & How to Present to Angels & Venture Capitalists

Take the online video course on Udemy:<p>Save 50% using this link: www.tinyurl.com/pitch50 or use coupon code: Pitch50 on Udemy's website for the course: The "Best" Startup Pitch Deck<p>3.5+hrs of video content, walking step by step each part of the pitch, with personal VC stories, examples, and …

Startup Weekend Pitch Deck Advice From A Venture Capitalist

Last Sunday, I spend the afternoon meeting and mentoring several of the <b>Women 2.0 Startup Weekend</b> teams.<p>As an early stage investor at SoftTech VC, I see hundreds of ideas a month so it seemed fitting that I would be spending time with the teams just as many were diving in to construct and perfect …

Reddit's Hilarious New Ad Sales Pitch Deck — With Doge And Nicholas Cage — Is What All Ad Sales Pitch Decks Should Be Like

This is, after all, a site that gets more than 100 million unique visitors in a single month. It's a mass medium, which is why advertisers like it, but it also contains so many niche channels that brands can target their audiences almost microscopically on the site — and no one else knows they are …

Bill Murray

10 awesomely provocative stats for your agency's pitch deck hub spot

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>832 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Jan 30, 2014<p><i>Be the first to like this</i><p>No notes for slide<p>1. 10 AWESOMELY …

This 14-Slide Pitch Deck Helped Publishing Startup Contently Land $9 Million

Co-founder Shane Snow says the fundraising process took two months, but his team networked for a number of months with investors before the round was raised. His advice to other entrepreneurs who are trying to raise money is to focus on telling a story with your pitch deck.<p>"The story is the most …

Facebook Video Pitch Deck Shows It Has Gone To War Against TV

Speaker notes alongside the deck suggest that Facebook execs tell advertisers:<p>Gone are the days when a family gathered around their TV on Sunday night to connect with the outside world.<p>Television is no longer a guaranteed way to reach and engage your target audience.<p>The deck also claims that …

Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Reid Hoffman and LinkedIn recently published their Series B pitch deck from 2004.<p>It's from early in the company's history, before it was generating any revenue.<p>Now, LinkedIn is a publicly traded company that's worth billions.<p>The deck is full of …

Lessons From Airbnb's Investor Pitch Deck

Recently a startup founder reached out to me about his investor pitch deck. While it covered all the main topics, it was actually too wordy.<p>And this probably hurt his chances for getting funding. Keep in mind that investors see tons of deals – making it tough to get their attention.<p>So to help out …