Predictable things that VCs will want to know if you ask for funding :

Predictable things that VCs will want to know if you ask for funding :

Tips Moulik Jain
"How to make sure that you bag the funding from Venture Capitalists"       Venture Capitalists (VC's) often ask some questions to get a detailed perspective about your business idea before investment. Read on more to find out about the same and increase your chances of bagging a successful investment by Peter Thiel.       What venture capitalists look for :   1) Macro a. Are you a company or just a product/feature? b. Your vision for the company             2) Your product(s)   a. What it is b. What problem it solves c. Why it is superior d. Why it is not likely to be displaced for some time     3) Team  a. This is the ethos part of the presentation…
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Best Tools for Designing Pitch Deck

Best Tools for Designing Pitch Deck

Tips Pranjali Jakatdar
A pitch deck is a brief presentation of around 8-15 slides, usually created using PowerPoint or Keynote. However, nowadays, a lot of people have started using professional designing softwares like Photoshop and Illustrator to create a better impact. It is an introduction and overview of your business plan and is used to convince your audience during face-to-face or online meetings with potential investors, co-founders, bosses, partners or clients. The design of a pitch deck is need-specific, for example, a startup investor pitch deck would be different from a corporate pitch deck.   Tools for Pitch Deck   There are several tools one can use to make their pitch deck hold the audience’s attention for a longer span of time.   These tools help add elements to your presentation that makes…
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Professional Tips for Deck Redesign

Professional Tips for Deck Redesign

Tips Pranjali Jakatdar
So, you successfully ideated an innovative business idea, worked out all the details and then also designed a pitch deck to present to the investors. Later, you had a successful presentation in front of the investors too! But did it result in any investments?   If your answer is no, then here are a list of things you need to look out for. Follow these professional tips for Deck Redesign!   Deck Redesign Ideas   1. Convert your Statistics into a Meaningful Story :   More often than not, entrepreneurs rely on a lot of research to support their business idea to ensure it is something that is needed by their Target Audiences. Later, they also end up adding most of their research in the pitch deck. This is one…
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Shark tank pitch to take inspiration from

Shark tank pitch to take inspiration from

Tips Pranjali Jakatdar
Tips inspired by 'Shark Tank' to Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch     If you’re from a business background or are passionate about starting your own business or even if you’re just into discovering new ideas and new concepts, it is very likely that you might have seen Shark Tank! If you have, high five! If not, don’t worry. Just read on. Let’s look at one of the best Shark tank pitches to take inspiration from it.   So, Shark Tank is a reality TV Show where in businessmen from all over USA, pitch their unique ideas to Business Giants i.e multi-millionaires from different business backgrounds, known as Sharks! (We got to say that Shark is an ideal name for them due to their strong and majestic personalities.Let us know if you…
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Tips for a Successful Start-Up Pitch

Tips for a Successful Start-Up Pitch

Tips Pranjali Jakatdar
  Before any important pitch, young ‘to be businessmen’ try their level best to make sure everything seems and looks perfect, is easily understandable and includes relevant information which supports their product/service perfectly. They do not want to leave any stone unturned and that’s the reason why young entrepreneurs come up with a ‘Data-rich’ presentation, hoping to get some eyebrow-raises.   Well, but do these frequently followed methods help them in making a lasting impression on the investors?   The answer is No. More often than not, the statistics and the numerical data helps in supporting our argument, but does not lead to a successful interactive pitch. That is why, it does not lead to any funding.   So, what do we do to make sure we have all of…
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Design An Emotionally Intelligent Pitch Deck – Here’s How!

Design An Emotionally Intelligent Pitch Deck – Here’s How!

Tips Nikita Fernandes
  What story are you telling your audience?   Are you matching their wavelength? You need to resonate, and make an impact!       You could love making Presentations or absolutely hate it, but you cannot deny that your Investor Pitch Deck is one of the most important documents of your professional life. It helps you get your company started and continues to keep it afloat, as and when funding is required.   To create a pitch deck that is extremely effective, one needs to add a special ingredient into the mix - a dash of emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. Here are a few ways to add just the right amount of emotions for a great response from your audience.     STEP 1: A SPRINKLING OF…
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5 Pitch Decks To Gain Inspiration From

5 Pitch Decks To Gain Inspiration From

Tips Nikita Fernandes
The first step to help you raise funding from a VC or any other type of investor, for your startup, is by creating a pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that serves as a precise summary and summation of all your ideas, strategies, budget, plans, business model and contact details. It conveys what your company is all about to your potential investors and gives them a reason as to why they should choose you.   Whether you are looking to raise 20,000 USD or 50 Million USD, a pitch deck will be your best buddy.   Creating the perfect pitch deck can be extremely difficult. There is so much you want to convey, and somehow you are meant to compile it into as few as 10-15 slides! The…
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6 Things You Must Do Before Sending Your Sales Deck To A Potential Client

6 Things You Must Do Before Sending Your Sales Deck To A Potential Client

Tips Nikita Fernandes
  Conversion could be one of the most important words in the business dictionary. When you send your sales deck to your potential client, you (im)patiently wait for them to revert back to you with an offer.     A lot depends on your sales pitch deck; it is your identity and the only portrayal of your brand that most of your potential clients will see. It is a very important document and needs to be created and designed very carefully. Your sales pitch deck needs to have just the right amount of information, communicated clearly and should look appealing to your audience.   Here is a list of 6 prerequisites before you send your sales deck to your potential clients.   1. What are your clients requirements? Your sales deck…
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3 Must Read Books For A Persuasive Presenter

3 Must Read Books For A Persuasive Presenter

Tips Nikita Fernandes
Books might be the old-school way of learning new tricks but they have always been a very efficient and reliable way. Book lovers who are looking to seek help from their hard or soft bound friends for their presenting issues would find these three titles very beneficial. These books have been selected on the basis of how powerful the content is and how helpful they have been to their readers gauged via the reviews they have received.     1. Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories In Work and Play” by Doug Lipman     This book covers the framework of the storytelling triangle that consists of the story, the teller and the listener. The idea is to create a relationship between these elements to…
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The 6 TO-DOs Before You Approach An Investor

The 6 TO-DOs Before You Approach An Investor

Tips Nikita Fernandes
Any business need a steady flow of money to help it grow and expand. At some point, a company requires an external input of money to help it proceed to the next level. It doesn’t matter if you are seeking for a Million USD in venture capital or a few thousands from your contacts, you need to nail down a few basics before you present your case.     Here are 6 prerequisites before approaching investors for any amount of money.     1. Get your team together: An investor is always concerned about your ability to execute your plan. The facilitators to any execution is the people behind it. Investors need to know they can trust you and your team, and hence they need to know your capability to keep your…
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