Dave McClure      HOW TO PITCH A VC                                         IGN EDby Slides That Rock                 ED E...
Dave McClure  @davemcclure 500startups.com
We are big fans of DaveMcClure and his “10Slides to an AwesomePitch”. We use thisstructure with ourclients. It Rocks!
We also believe Dave’sslide design can beimproved.We have told Dave buthe doesn’t give a sh*t!(That’s just Dave).
We decided to designa new version of“10 Slides to anAwesome Pitch”
REDESIGNED
10 SLIDES TO ANAWESOME PITCH!
10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH!1   Elevator Pitch   6    Proprietary Tech2   The PROBLEM      7    Competition3   The Solut...
10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH!                     Teaser slide                      goes here1   Elevator Pitch          ...
TEASER SLIDE
Make the TEASER SLIDEMEMORABLE!
1   ELEVATOR PITCH
Hey, I am Bob from CAR.com,                the place where we do...               If you have this problem...          Thi...
2   THE PROBLEM
My car broke down... AGAIN! &%*@#!                       The Bigger the Pain,                               the Better...
REMEMBER!The problem ALWAYS comesBEFORE the solution!
3   THE SOLUTION
How do you solve the problem?            +                           =   Describe how your solution makes your customers h...
DEMO
Demo Your Product
4   MARKET SIZE
Bigger is Better!
5   BUSINESS MODEL
How will you make money?DEALERS            ONLINE                 AFFILIATES          Describe 1-3 Revenue Sources!
6   PROPRIETARY TECH
What advantages do you have?PATENTS   EXPERIENCE   MARKET LEAD
7   COMPETITION
RELIABLESLOW   2 x 2 Matrix   FAST        UNRELIABLE
Show you areBETTER
Show you areBETTERor at leastDIFFERENT!
8   MARKETING PLAN
How do you get customers?EMAIL                      TV              SOCIAL MEDIAWhat’s your channels? Focus on volume, cos...
9   TEAM
Who is on your team?   GEEKS         ENTREPRENEURS       SALESwith deep tech     who have sold    who bring in experience ...
10   MONEY
What have you achieved so far?REVENUE &   CUSTOMERS   TESTIMONIALS PROFITS?                   ROCK!
What do you need?How much are     How much have   How will you spend you raising?      you raised?      the money?
LET’S SUMMARIZE
10 SLIDES TO ANAWESOME PITCH!
10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH!                     Teaser slide                      goes here1   Elevator Pitch          ...
THANK YOU DAVE!
Dave McClure     Slides That Rock @davemcclure      @slidesthatrock500startups.com   slidesthatrock.com
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  1. 1. Dave McClure HOW TO PITCH A VC IGN EDby Slides That Rock ED ES R
  2. 2. Dave McClure @davemcclure 500startups.com
  3. 3. We are big fans of DaveMcClure and his “10Slides to an AwesomePitch”. We use thisstructure with ourclients. It Rocks!
  4. 4. We also believe Dave’sslide design can beimproved.We have told Dave buthe doesn’t give a sh*t!(That’s just Dave).
  5. 5. We decided to designa new version of“10 Slides to anAwesome Pitch”
  6. 6. REDESIGNED
  7. 7. 10 SLIDES TO ANAWESOME PITCH!
  8. 8. 10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH!1 Elevator Pitch 6 Proprietary Tech2 The PROBLEM 7 Competition3 The Solution 8 Marketing Plan4 Market Size 9 Team5 Business Model 10 Money
  9. 9. 10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH! Teaser slide goes here1 Elevator Pitch 6 Proprietary Tech2 The PROBLEM 7 Competition3 The Solution DEMO 8 Marketing Plan goes here4 Market Size 9 Team5 Business Model 10 Money
  10. 10. TEASER SLIDE
  11. 11. Make the TEASER SLIDEMEMORABLE!
  12. 12. 1 ELEVATOR PITCH
  13. 13. Hey, I am Bob from CAR.com, the place where we do... If you have this problem... This is how we solve that problem... 30Seconds
  14. 14. 2 THE PROBLEM
  15. 15. My car broke down... AGAIN! &%*@#! The Bigger the Pain, the Better...
  16. 16. REMEMBER!The problem ALWAYS comesBEFORE the solution!
  17. 17. 3 THE SOLUTION
  18. 18. How do you solve the problem? + = Describe how your solution makes your customers happy and does it better or different than anyone else!
  19. 19. DEMO
  20. 20. Demo Your Product
  21. 21. 4 MARKET SIZE
  22. 22. Bigger is Better!
  23. 23. 5 BUSINESS MODEL
  24. 24. How will you make money?DEALERS ONLINE AFFILIATES Describe 1-3 Revenue Sources!
  25. 25. 6 PROPRIETARY TECH
  26. 26. What advantages do you have?PATENTS EXPERIENCE MARKET LEAD
  27. 27. 7 COMPETITION
  28. 28. RELIABLESLOW 2 x 2 Matrix FAST UNRELIABLE
  29. 29. Show you areBETTER
  30. 30. Show you areBETTERor at leastDIFFERENT!
  31. 31. 8 MARKETING PLAN
  32. 32. How do you get customers?EMAIL TV SOCIAL MEDIAWhat’s your channels? Focus on volume, cost and conversion!
  33. 33. 9 TEAM
  34. 34. Who is on your team? GEEKS ENTREPRENEURS SALESwith deep tech who have sold who bring in experience companies customer $$$
  35. 35. 10 MONEY
  36. 36. What have you achieved so far?REVENUE & CUSTOMERS TESTIMONIALS PROFITS? ROCK!
  37. 37. What do you need?How much are How much have How will you spend you raising? you raised? the money?
  38. 38. LET’S SUMMARIZE
  39. 39. 10 SLIDES TO ANAWESOME PITCH!
  40. 40. 10 SLIDES TO AN AWESOME PITCH! Teaser slide goes here1 Elevator Pitch 6 Proprietary Tech2 The PROBLEM 7 Competition3 The Solution DEMO 8 Marketing Plan goes here4 Market Size 9 Team5 Business Model 10 Money
  41. 41. THANK YOU DAVE!
  42. 42. Dave McClure Slides That Rock @davemcclure @slidesthatrock500startups.com slidesthatrock.com
  43. 43. Dave McClure HOW TO PITCH A VC IGN EDby Slides That Rock ED ES R
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