19 July

How to prepare a pitch deck for VC to gain funding?

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When it comes to pitching a startup to venture capitalists, there is no one-size-fits-all formula. However, there are some key elements that should be included in every pitch deck in order to give investors the information they need to make a decision. The following is a guide on how to prepare a pitch deck for venture capital.

This is an example of our startup vrscopy. Although there is no vrscopy today, we got amazing feedback and a lot of investors willing to talk with us, just because of this pitch deck!

What is VR?

1. Executive Summary

The executive summary is the most important part of the pitch deck as it gives investors an overview of the company and the opportunity. It should be short and to the point, no more than two pages. The executive summary should answer the following questions:

  • What problem does your company solve?
  • What is your solution?
  • What is your business model?
  • What is your competitive landscape?
  • What are your key metrics?
  • How much money are you looking to raise?
  • What are you going to use the funds for?

2. Company Overview

This section should provide more information about the company, including the founding team, history, and current state of the business. The company overview should answer the following questions:

  • Who are the founders and what are their backgrounds?
  • What inspired them to start the company?
  • What are the company’s core values?
  • How has the company evolved since it was founded?
  • Where is the company today and what are its plans for the future?

3. Problem and Solution

In this section, you need to convince investors that there is a real problem that needs to be solved and that your company has the best solution. This section should answer the following questions:

  • What problem does your company solve?
  • Why is this problem important?
  • What are the current solutions to this problem and why are they not sufficient?
  • How does your company’s solution work?

Here you can add links to additional information like videos on your solution! Check it how we did for vrscopy!

4. Market Opportunity

In this section, you need to show that there is a large enough market opportunity for your company to be successful. This section should answer the following questions:

  • Who is your target market?
  • How big is your target market?
  • What are the current trends in your target market?
  • How do you plan to reach your target market?

5. Business Model

In this section, you need to explain how your company plans to make money. This section should answer the following questions:

  • What is your business model?
  • How does your revenue model work?
  • What are your key partners and suppliers?
  • What are your costs of goods sold?

6. Team

In this section, you need to introduce the team that will be leading the company to success. This section should answer the following questions:

  • Who are the key members of the team?
  • What are their backgrounds and qualifications?
  • What is each member’s role within the company?

7. Milestones and Traction

In this section, you need to show investors that you have a clear plan for how you will use the funding you are requesting and that you have already made progress towards achieving your goals. This section should answer the following questions:

  • What milestones have you achieved so far?
  • How much revenue have you generated?
  • How many users do you have?
  • What are some of your key partnerships?

8. Financial Projections

In this section, you need to provide investors with realistic financial projections for how you expect the business to perform over the next few years. This section should answer the following questions:

  • What are your revenue projections for the next three years?
  • What are your expense projections for the next three years?
  • What is your burn rate and how long do you expect to be able to sustain it?

9. Funding Request

In this final section, you need to state how much money you are looking to raise and what you plan to use it for. This section should answer the following questions:

  • How much money are you looking to raise in this round of funding?
  • What are you going to use the funds for?

Those steps should get you far in the VC world if done properly! Next, you should learn how to close a deal with a VC that invited you to a call or a meeting!

Good luck!


Author

Tomasz Juszczak

CTO /

Technical Lead

Tomasz Juszczak
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