- an idea
- top people. passionate and ability to work together
- a big market for the product and service.
Your presentation goal is to get a second meeting - not to get the money at that meeting!!- give them an overview on the investment opportunity and show how you will make money for them.
ensure that the VC is interested in your space and is prepared to invest the money needed... Often VCs are only inteested in investing 10m + , it is a waste of time presenting a pitch asking for $1m.
2.Ten slides: limit the number of slides in your venture capital presentation to ten. - a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal.
If you must use more than ten slides to explain your business, you probably don’t have a business.
The ten topics that a venture capitalist cares about are:
4.Start with the big picture: Avoid being bogged down in details at the beginning of your venture capital presentation. Start with the industry trends and why your idea will fit well with the indsutry and where it is going.
7.Readable font size: dont read your slides and make the font big...
8.20 Minutes – spare them the details: it is a venture capital presentation, not a white paper! In a perfect world, you give your pitch in twenty minutes, and you have forty minutes left for discussion.
Remember some of the ideas above using the 10/20/30 rule of a PowerPoint presentation. It’s simple to remember: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.