To turn a great idea into a booming business reality, an entrepreneur needs funding. Venture capital financing may be the best fit for your nascent company. Unfortunately, raising capital through VCs can be a very difficult process.
Looking to help confused, capital raising entrepreneurs, we have collected insightful thinking on best practices for pitching to a potential investor and writing a business plan. Click on an image below to navigate to a page containing the respective resource.
Canaan Partners' Entrepreneur Pitch Workbook is the best source for organizing your investor pitch slide deck. It includes suggestions for which content to include and ideas for editing down to the bare essentials. To view click the image below.
The Founders Institute, an entrepreneurial think tank, has a great page of links on pitching investors.
The best book about making a great presentation is Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. It is an outstanding guide for making visually interesting and verbally compelling presentations.
The Art of Pitching is another useful slidedeck.
Clicking any of the images below will take you to another of our favorite presentations about improving your pitch to investors. Each is entertaining, irreverent and informative.
Garage Technology Ventures has a compelling list of resources
When you get pregnant, you read What to Expect When You're Expecting. When you get laid off, you read What Color is Your Parachute?. When you get entrepreneurial, you read The Art of the Start.
And finally, Venture Hacks, founded by serial entrepreneurs and angel investors (whose successes include Twitter) has made available their archives, which comprise one of the most extensive collections of resources on pitching investors and business plans.
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