Great startups don’t fund themselves. Raising money from investors for your startup is challenging at any stage and requires a great pitch, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their company. The good news is that there’s a formula for pitching your startup that has helped startup founders raise millions. In this presentation we will distilled the investor pitch formula down to the 11 core themes that you need in your initial pitch deck.
Here's what we will talk about:
What the pitch deck is for
Common pitch deck mistakes
Your 11 core themes for success:
1. Elevator pitch
2. Momentum, Traction, Expertise: Your key numbers
3. Market opportunity: define the market size and your customer base
4. Problem and Current Solutions: What need do you fill? Other solutions
5. Product or Service: Your solution
6. Business Model: Key Revenue Streams
7. Market approach and strategy: How you grow your business
8. Team and Key stakeholders Investors, Advisors)
11. Investment: Your "Ask" for funding, basic use of funds
George Noceti is a Wealth Advisor and former Match.com early stage participant as well as other startups. In addition George has been and instructor at UC Berkeley and headed up retirement planning programs for Tech America. Paul Noceti joined the practice five years ago and serves the financial needs of millennials who are in the tech industry.