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Fund-a-mentals of Pitch Decks


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Pitch deck tips for startups looking to raise funding (also advice for presenting in MassChallenge Rounds 2 and 3)

Presented by Stacie Andrews, CTO of (also happens to be a Masschallenge 2010 finalist of a high-tech company launching soon)

Co-contributor of this presentation: Christopher Mirabile, Investor and Adviser, Managing Director at LaunchPad Venture Group LLC

Published in: Business, Economy & Finance

Fund-a-mentals of Pitch Decks

  1. 1. The Pitch Deck
  2. 2. Stacie Andrews, CTO/CEO Christopher Mirabile
  3. 3. EXECUTIVE / MARKETER DEVELOPER DESIGNER 8 Yrs. Blending Technical + Design + Marketing Allowing Companies To Better Tack, Prove, And Increase Results. Formal Degrees in Computer Science and Marketing Broad experience as a designer for Award-Winning Traditional and New Media Agencies Increasing ROI for local and international brands since 2005 as CEO of Provado Marketing, Inc. Founder/CTO, coming 2011 Twitter: @StacieAndrews
  4. 4. 16 EARLY-STAGE INVESTOR ADVISOR ADJUNCT LECTURER Active Portfolio Company Investments Managing Director Of Launchpad Venture Group 80 Members, 32 Investments, $10M+ Invested In Past 7 Years Assist Companies Looking To Raise Series A & B Funding Babson Olin Graduate School of Business Twitter: @CMirabile
  5. 5. The 10/20/30 Rule. A PowerPoint presentation should have  10 slides , last no more than  20 minutes , and contain  no font smaller than 30 points .
  6. 6. For the most effective pitch, focus 80% on the problem, 20% on the solution.
  7. 7. HUGE PROBLEM Multi Billion Market No Tools
  9. 9. WE ARE WHAT OTHERS LACK *how are you the perfect solution?
  10. 10. WHAT DO WE HAVE?
  11. 11. HOW DO WE MAKE $$$? Q1’1 Q2’1 Q3’1 Q4’1 Q1’2 Q2’2 Q3’2 Q4’2 Big Market Realistic Revenue Streams
  12. 12. WHO ARE WE?
  13. 13. WHAT are we? In 140 Characters or Less.
  14. 14. Next Steps WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH YOUR MONEY? Roadmap with Milestones and Financials ($MM) Milestone #3: <title or what is de-risked> Milestone #4: <title or what is de-risked> Milestone #5: <title or what is de-risked> REVENUE OPERATING CASH FLOW Jan ‘11 Jan ‘12 Jan ‘13 Jan ‘14 Jan ‘15 Jan ‘10 Milestone #1: <title or what is de-risked> $$ $$ $$ Milestone #2: <title or what is de-risked> $$ Milestones
  15. 15. Here’s our paypal account (or your account ;) Questions?