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Why update your investors?

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A dive into why and how you should update your investors.

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Why update your investors?

  1. 1. Investing in Investor Updates
  2. 2. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC “The CEO is the investor's user interface into the business” - Dharmesh Shah
  3. 3. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Why update your investors?
  4. 4. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Simple!
  5. 5. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC You stand to benefit even more than they do.
  6. 6. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Regular investor updates are a sign of an active & engaged entrepreneur.
  7. 7. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Successful startups share a lot of common patterns… and so do the unsuccessful ones.
  8. 8. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Regular updates are especially important if things are not going well.
  9. 9. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Let them know what’s going on and Investors will be able to step in when needed.
  10. 10. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Investors are pretty good at pattern recognition.
  11. 11. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC They are your future backers.
  12. 12. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Who do you think will get their attention when’s its most needed?
  13. 13. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC The silent founder or the engaged one?
  14. 14. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Regular updates create accountability.
  15. 15. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC How should I update my investors?
  16. 16. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Keep it consistent.
  17. 17. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Once a month is great.
  18. 18. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Leverage your updates.
  19. 19. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC One-to-many.
  20. 20. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Stops inbound & asynchronous requests.
  21. 21. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Keep it succinct.
  22. 22. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC A short narrative since last update.
  23. 23. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Use comparable metrics.
  24. 24. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Always include: cash in bank, net burn, runway.
  25. 25. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Make specific asks.
  26. 26. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Your investors know potential customers, partners, investors, key employees…
  27. 27. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Ready to start engaging?
  28. 28. Visible.vc | @VisibleVC Sign up for Visible to start updating your investors. Check out our Reading List
  29. 29. Visible.vc | Private & confidential - All rights reserved - Visible.vc, LLC. visible.vc For more information
 please contact: Brett Bivens
 Head of Relationships, Visible brett@visible.vc
 +1 (269) 419-6059 visible.vc

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