Having a strong pitch deck that can hold an investor's attention long enough to articulate a compelling, interesting, & good investment story should be the first thing out the gate. So, what differentiates a winning pitch deck from those that fail to raise capital?
Russ Heddleston, the Co-founder & CEO of DocSend - a content management & analytics startup, joins us for a two-part series on the Pitch Deck. In this first part, he'll share the results from a study of more than 200 pitch decks - including his own. You'll get a tour of the best pitch decks & the ones that failed - along with tips on how to avoid the failed pitfalls.
You'll see data that shows how much time an investor spends reading your deck, a deep dive on the pages that really matter, & a step-by-step outline on how to build a deck that tells your story in a concise & effective manner.
What you'll learn during this 75-min talk:
Data from his study of 200 pitch decks - including how many meetings it typically takes to close a round
What a pitch deck is, what's not, & the 10 pages that matter the most
Deck examples & the recommended page ordering
Gather new ideas & a better way of approaching your own deck
Pitching prep & examples on how to follow-up with investors
Drinks & networking to follow.
Co-founder & CEO, DocSend
Russ is the co-founder & CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, & has held roles at Dropbox, Microsoft, & Trulia. Russ holds an BS in Computer Science from Stanford & an MBA from Harvard Business School.