Investor Pitch Deck Tips for Startups

Presenting to VANTEC Angel Investors


When you get invited, you will be given a date and time for making a pitch. All pitches - whether Previews, Full Presentations or Updates - must be made in person. 

 

Preview Presentation Tips

 

Pitch Suggestions

When making a 90-second Preview Pitch, limit your pitch to no more than 2 or 3 points. Avoid technical and financial details.

 

“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We make/provide/sell [COMPANY PRODUCTS/SERVICES] for [SPECIFIC TARGET CUSTOMER] who need [SOLUTION] to solve [PROBLEM].

 

Make sure you mention WHAT you are looking for (mentor, advisor, investor, etc) from this audience to help you prepare for a full presentation.


Keep it SHORT and SIMPLE!!! You are only trying to get some initial interest from angels at this point after which you can have more in-depth meetings and discussions with interested parties.

 

Pitch Slide Suggestions
You can provide us with the link to your website, but make sure it has no moving images or video as they distract from your pitch.

You can also provide us with a single slide with:

  • Your corporate logo
  • The product or better, the product being used by a customer
  • Your ask
  • Your name, email, phone, website


You are welcome to bring along other team members, directors and investors.

Entrepreneurs are free, investors pay a $50 drop in fee or can consider the benefits of becoming a member.

 

Full Presentation Tips

Stick to just a few key points. Don’t go into a lot of detail. Pretend that you are a reporter and you only have a few minutes to tell your story. Avoid jargon and buzzwords. Don’t be product or technology centric. Focus on the investment opportunity and 

An ideal presentation consists of no more than 5 to 6 slides allowing no more than 1 minute per slide. Just be sure to cover the main points. For example:

  • What’s The Opportunity?
  • How will YOU make money?
  • Why YOU (and your team)?
  • What’s your competitive advantage?
  • What’s your proposed “deal” (i.e. for angel investors)?

 

Presentation slide decks should be uploaded to the Gust website at least a few days before the presentation date.


Presentation Follow-Up Tips

After your presentation, work with your Angel Sponsor to obtain feedback, interest level from attendees, etc. Also, lean on your Angel Sponsor for help in getting properly prepared.