As every entrepreneur knows, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors and very busy people. Many have very short attention spans and pitch meetings can be very chaotic and unstructured. This can be a real problem when you are in the middle of an investor pitch, just about to get to the most compelling slide and either […]
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Good investors are always spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which startup to invest in. This is one of the primary factors that contributes to delay in getting the deal done. Other factors include due diligence, work overload, and sometimes power games. The longer a startup goes without cash the more desperate […]
Great entrepreneurs with great businesses frequently find themselves facing Repetitive Investor Pitch Rejection (RIPR) from investors who don’t offer a clear or credible explanation why. This is a serious condition which can be fatal to your startup. If you’re sure you have checked all the boxes (team, product, market, financials, traction, problem, competitive advantage […]
The Dangers of Memorization Many entrepreneurs attempt to memorize their investor pitch as part of their pitch preparation. They write down a detailed script and repeat it until they can say it word for word without reading. The problem with this approach is: Firstly, you will not sound natural or engaging, but rather like a […]
Although some entrepreneurs set aside some time to prepare for their investor pitch, very few take steps to effectively prepare mentally. This failure inevitably impacts on the presenter’s performance during their pitch and often the outcome. Visualization or Performance Imagery (as it is commonly referred to by military and law enforcement) is without doubt one […]
If you’ve read 10 Pitch Deck Principles (or How to Blow them Away With Your Deck) then you’re already familiar with what you should do to create a killer pitch deck. This short post deals with 3 things you should not do. There are many more but these are some of the most common mistakes […]
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