Startup Series: 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy 
Presented by
Myth: 
“It doesn’t matter what your 
pitch deck looks like.” 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the d...
How did such a myth become legend, 
you ask? 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup e...
Buffer did it, so can weeee! 
— anonymous, overzealous founder 
But ask yourself: 
Do you have 
numbers like these? 
Creat...
So what have we gathered so far? 
1. You're not Buffer. 
2. But you're gonna wing it anyway. 
Uh.Oh. 
Creating a Pitch Dec...
I had a great meeting with a VC who loved my pitch. He asked for 
our deck which I sent right away. His feedback, days lat...
Warning! 
The following examples of “awful” slides are intended 
for mature audiences only. 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investo...
Best or worst? 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchd...
Yes, much clearer now. 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :...
So, you’re saying I shouldn’t invest? 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts ...
What? 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newh...
If your deck is a hot mess? 
You might have the greatest idea and team 
assembled… 
..but you just convinced your investor...
Would you be cool with a half-baked… 
..website? ..business card? .. logo? 
Then why are you screwing around 
with the one...
?! 
So what should you believe? 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New ...
Investors ultimately invest for 4 reasons: 
They invest in your 
space. 
They’re convinced of the 
opportunity & timing. 
...
Your deck is your very first deliverable 
If done well, it should: 
Sell the concept. 
Show clarity 
of thought. 
Confirm ...
Creating a better deck. 
Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut ...
Ready to create that killer pitch deck? 
PDF 
Download the full presentation here. 
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  1. 1. Startup Series: Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy Presented by
  2. 2. Myth: “It doesn’t matter what your pitch deck looks like.” Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newnehwaihrcauirtc.cuot.mco |m + 1| 6(74362.2) 4282.86 1- 588262
  3. 3. How did such a myth become legend, you ask? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  4. 4. Buffer did it, so can weeee! — anonymous, overzealous founder But ask yourself: Do you have numbers like these? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  5. 5. So what have we gathered so far? 1. You're not Buffer. 2. But you're gonna wing it anyway. Uh.Oh. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  6. 6. I had a great meeting with a VC who loved my pitch. He asked for our deck which I sent right away. His feedback, days later, was that we need professional help. — actual quote from startup founder You need professional help! Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  7. 7. Warning! The following examples of “awful” slides are intended for mature audiences only. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  8. 8. Best or worst? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  9. 9. Yes, much clearer now. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  10. 10. So, you’re saying I shouldn’t invest? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  11. 11. What? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  12. 12. If your deck is a hot mess? You might have the greatest idea and team assembled… ..but you just convinced your investor you can’t execute on the very first thing you set out to show them. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  13. 13. Would you be cool with a half-baked… ..website? ..business card? .. logo? Then why are you screwing around with the one thing you have packaged to show this investor? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  14. 14. ?! So what should you believe? Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  15. 15. Investors ultimately invest for 4 reasons: They invest in your space. They’re convinced of the opportunity & timing. Your team can pull it off (better: you’ve done it before). There’s a clear path of execution (and seeing their return). Might get you a meeting. How do you prove this? … yep, your deck. 1 2 3 4 Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@n Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newheawirchuati.rccoumt.c | o+m1 (|7 63426). 222488 .-6 8125682
  16. 16. Your deck is your very first deliverable If done well, it should: Sell the concept. Show clarity of thought. Confirm your commitment to the business. Introduce your brand. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  17. 17. Creating a better deck. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
  18. 18. Ready to create that killer pitch deck? PDF Download the full presentation here. Creating a Pitch Deck Investors Will Buy :: Powered by the digital startup experts @ New Haircut :: pitchdecks@newhaircut.com | +1 (732) 228 - 8262
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