A pitch deck is a critical tool for all entrepreneurs in any tech industry. You need to communicate your deal to potential investors in a way that captures what your company is all about, grabs the attention, and does not get bogged down in detail. If you are in a tech-heavy enterprise, your pitch needs to be intriguing, not just informative.
Pitch Deck Part 1
Your potential investors will want to know why they should care. Start with a description of the problem your product or service is meant to solve. Use examples of real people. Make them feel the pain.
After setting the stage, go into a sales pitch about the novelty of your idea, and the opportunity that it represents. If you have a dream team of well-known experts and engineers, then lead off with them. Never talk tech or benefits too early.
Pitch Deck Part 2
Ultimately, tech investors want facts. Now is the time for them. Describe how your product or service solves the problem you described. Show a summary of your data, such as prototype testing and anything else that shows that the technology will work. Briefly describe the mechanism by which your product or service works, using broad strokes and without revealing traded secrets.
Pitch Deck Part 3
Clearly and convincingly, you have to show why your solution is better than the competition, and how you will mitigate risks. After telling your story, describe your business model, reimbursement strategy, and time frame.
In general, you want a total of 10-20 slides in your presentation. You have to strike a balance between giving your potential investors the facts they need and keeping them interested. It’s best to give them the basics and just suggest the magic that will be going on behind the scenes without bogging them down in the details. Pitch your deck to other industry professionals before using it with real investors. With a little feedback, your deck will transform into a truly effective tool for reeling in investors.
A Solid Template
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What should a perfect pitch deck include? First the Cover with a logo, a Summary, a strong mention of the Team work, Problem and Solution, the Technology used for solving the problem, Marketing and Sales strategies, Competitors and Achievements so far. Concluding the proper way will help landing the funding!
What do you think?
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Robert Randall says
Some of the minds that sit around a table and get these figured out must just be some of the best in the world at their jobs.
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Florence Lemelle says
You have a very good variety of companies here that you shared pitch decks for. It is quite amazing to see how each of them builds one and gets ready for their presentation based on it.
Patrick Shoemaker says
I would have to say that Square has the most interesting presentation. There is a lot of information in those 20 slides, but it all leads somewhere and that is helpful.
Dorothy Miller says
The balance has to be the hardest part. Plus, if you are not aware of who you are presenting to, that can be a challenge as well.
Alexander Jarvis says
Square is not real. It’s written by some Berkely students. Just look at the ‘founder names’ on the front page.
A lot of people are just posting decks without any basic checking.
James Partida says
WeWork seemed to be pretty simple, however, it did seem to be very long. Is that a good or a bad thing?
Charles Flynn says
If only we could be a fly on the walls of some of these meetings. So much would be learned, don’t you think?
John Gagne says
I would like to know which order you present your information. Each of these has a different flow to it and I wonder if that would make a difference. To me, you want to keep the flow making the audience asking questions along the way, as you answer them.
Rogelio Flynn says
I guess it comes down to what you have in mind for the people that are going to see your pitch. Going through a few of these, you can tell that some wanted money and others just wanted advertisers.
Clifford Henderson says
Buzzfeed is always one that caught me by surprise. I wondered if there was a pitch there or if that was some luck of the draw thing with viral content, you know what I mean?
Mallory Brooks says
There is so much in the presentation of a good idea it’s crazy. We have seen “good” ideas come and go and with those, I wonder what the hell the investors are thinking when they sign the check, you know what I mean?
Ernest Faulkner says
I wonder how many are really paying attention. There is such a stigma with “powerpoint” presentations and I am not sure if these are any different. You really have to pull the audience into make sure they are paying attention the entire time!