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Rocket Watcher VC Fundraising Template

Rocket Watcher VC Fundraising Template



A template for startups to use to pitch to a VC to raise money.

A template for startups to use to pitch to a VC to raise money.



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    • VC Presentation Template April Dunford Rocket Watcher http://www.rocketwatcher.com
    • The Vision
      • What problem are you solving?
      • For which target market(s)?
      • Where do you want to be in the future?
    • Market Opportunity
      • How big is the total market opportunity?
      • How much of that total opportunity can your product/service address?
      • How fast is it growing?
      • How mature is the market?
    • Customers
      • Who are the target customers?
      • How do you define an “ideal” prospect?
      • What is the title of the actual buyer of the product/service?
      • Who influences the sale of the product/service
      • (use customer examples later in the deck)
    • The Business Problem
      • Describe (for the customers defined in the previous slide) the business problem.
      • How are customers solving the problem today?
      • How are the current solutions deficient?
      • Can you prove that a solution to this problem is a “need to have” vs. a “nice to have”?
    • What is the Product/Solution?
      • Describe the product/solution and the approach to solving the business problem.
    • Value Proposition
      • What is the unique value that your product/service delivers to customers?
      • What pain are you eliminating?
      • How does a customer measure ROI on the solution?
      • What events or market trends are driving customers to buy this solution now?
    • Sales
      • How are you selling (direct, indirect, a combination)?
      • How long is the sales cycle?
      • How do you identify and reach target customers?
      • What is the current sales pipeline?
    • Partnerships
      • What partnerships do you have?
      • What key partnerships will have have/need in the future?
      • What are your dependencies on those partnerships?
    • Acquiring and Retaining Customers
      • How much does it cost to acquire a customer?
      • Does that change over time?
      • What is the lifetime value of a customer?
    • Revenue Model
      • How do you make money?
      • What is required to become profitable?
    • Development Plan
      • What stage of development are you at?
      • What are the major upcoming milestones?
    • Team
      • Who are the key executives and what is their experience and background?
    • Customers
      • For each customer you have describe
        • What other solutions the customer evaluated
        • Why they chose you
        • The value the customer has gained through the use of your product (quantifiable is better)
        • Revenue
        • How the customer plans to move forward with your product.
        • (Note: The customer must be referencable! Get the customer’s agreement beforehand)
    • Fund Raising
      • Describe what money has been raised so far, what it was used for, who it was from.
      • How much money are you trying to raise?
      • What will those funds be used for?
      • How much additional funding will you need and at which milestones?
    • VC Fit
      • What is the fit of your company with this VC’s fund and expertise?