Walmart – Flipkart Group Investor Pitch Deck

Walmart – Flipkart Group Investor Pitch Deck

Learning Nikita Fernandes
    World's biggest E-commerce deal valued at $16 billion sealed!! Walmart acquired 77% of Flipkart's stake.   Do you know why it happened? US e-commerce giant Amazon announced that they would invest $3 billion in India. Walmart is already very well known for their robust retail operation processes.                                                                           Note: We don't own this Presentation.     How would Indians benefit from this? Indian online consumers would soon be inundated and there will be much to look forward to with a variety of shopping options. Walmart is known for its extremely low prices, and…
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Who Is An Angel Investor?

Who Is An Angel Investor?

Learning Nikita Fernandes
  The definition of an Angel Investor is an individual who invests their own money in an entrepreneurial company.       In the recent years, a growing number of individuals have started seeking for better returns on their money that what they can get from traditional investment methods. There has also been a rise in startups seeking for investment and thus a lot of people have opted to become angel investors to try to earn money via this method.   It might be hard to believe, but most angels are NOT millionaires. They typically earn between 60k - 100k USD per year.   Angels could be professionals such as doctors, lawyers; business associates such as customers, suppliers and executives; and even other entrepreneurs. Unlike venture capitalists and bankers, many…
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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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What Investors Want To Know About The Founder And The Company?

What Investors Want To Know About The Founder And The Company?

Learning Nikita Fernandes
Your investor could be a banker, VC’s or angels - but pitching an idea to either could be quite intimidating. If you need some input on what they want to know about you, you will have to put yourself in their shoes. Here are 5 of the most important things they are looking for.       1. Industry Experience and Background. Investors are looking for experience entrepreneurs who have already made and learnt from their mistakes. No one wants and slip-ups happening on their dime. Be ready to have your background and experience investigated. And make sure what you tell them about your past matches with what they have already found out. Don’t lie about things that would make you look stupid. No investor wants an untrustworthy entrepreneur.  …
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What is ‘Seed Capital’?

What is ‘Seed Capital’?

Learning Nikita Fernandes
  The initial capital used while starting a business is known as Seed Capital. It often comes from the founders’ personal assets, from relatives or friends, and is used to cover up initial operating expenses to attract venture capitalists. Seed funding is often obtained in exchange of equity stakes in the enterprise. It is often seen as a risk by banks and venture capital investors and many might wait until the business is more established before making any larger investments.   A Breakdown of 'Seed Capital'     The stages involved in financial startups is seed capital, venture capital, mezzanine funding and an initial public offering. Seed Capital is usually provided for market research, prototype production, product development, or any other early stage operations.   Factors that help determine how…
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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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An Elevator Pitch For Dummies

An Elevator Pitch For Dummies

Learning Nikita Fernandes
  An elevator pitch, is as its name suggests, is a brief introduction with which you can share your expertise and credentials quickly and effectively with people who don't know you; which should be about as long as it would take for you to reach your floor in an elevator. Which is a really, really short duration of time. Blabbing on won’t do you any good because your potential investor will be gone before you get to the best part. You need a fool-proof pitch that gives the precise details in a ridiculously short span of time - in an appealing way.       So, that brings us to the HOW?   How do you approach making your very own elevator pitch.   Here’s how.   1. Be Brief.…
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Making a Pitch – The Art of Storytelling

Making a Pitch – The Art of Storytelling

Learning Nikita Fernandes
What is the world without a little imagination, and what is a person without a story. Investors get bored at the beginning of most pitches, because usually; the slides look drab, the presenter drags on about boring stuff and no one is keen on listening to their 100th blah pitch of the day. What really catches the investor’s attention, is something fresh, something that they can relate to. So, how do we present our idea in a way that doesn’t completely suck?     Your best bet would be to narrate your pitch as a story, an interesting mix where your product is the hero that saves the world from the supervillian.   This is how you could approach the narrative:   1. Identify the problem that your product is…
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A Basic Layout For Standard Pitch Deck

A Basic Layout For Standard Pitch Deck

Learning Nikita Fernandes
If you’re planning to raise money for your business, it is essential to have an impressive pitch deck as a key component in your fundraising toolkit. A great pitch deck excites the potential investors about your idea and stimulates and engages them in a conversation about your business, and hopefully leading to an investment. The following slides will give you an idea about the content flow in your presentation to create the pursuasive and engaging deck that you need to impress your investors.   1. Company Name NOTE: Any detail which is missing out from your company while answering the questions in the pitch deck, please make sure to mention why is it missing. In case it’s not applicable for your business then just mention ‘NA’. It would be great…
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How To Create Good Slide Layouts For Your Pitch Deck

How To Create Good Slide Layouts For Your Pitch Deck

Tips Nikita Fernandes
Often, we face the difficulty of trying to figure out how to arrange the text, images and infographics on the slides of a Pitch Deck to make them look professional and well organized.   Here is a guideline on how you could make your slide format more aesthetically appealing.       The First Slide   This is the slide that will cast the first impression on your audience, and will help them recognise who you are and what your presentation is about. Place your company logo, company name and the purpose of the presentation on this slide.         The Introduction   On this slide, you can explain what your company is about and what your Pitch is all about. This is the slide that will set…
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