By: Lior Sigel, Marketing Director, hiCenter Ventures
Building an investor deck is difficult, especially when it’s your first time. According to DocSend’s study of 200 pitch decks, Startups need an average of 40 investor meetings and over 12 weeks to close a round. Investors spend on reviewing a pitch deck an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds, so every slide counts! Get inspired on how to create a great pitch deck by learning from the bests:
Airbnb, the largest hotel chain (without owning any Hotels) used this pitch to raise $600K from Sequoia Capital and Y Ventures. The company has since transformed how millions of people travel and become a giant in the Tourism industry, with valuation of over $31 Billion.
This pitch is smart and simple, from the pain point to the solution to the business model, answering all the right questions with 14 slides.
Former 500 Startups accelerator company, Pluto AI is an analytics platform for smart water management. Pluto AI’s presentation is an example of great design combined with a clear problem and solution. They recently raised, $2.1M in funding from some of the top Silicon Valley VC firms including Refactor Capital.
“It’s a Slideshow about Nothing”
Itay Adam (Internet Marketing Specialist), raised $2M for a company about nothing. The entire pitch was consisted of 5 slides presentation and no product. The first slide is a quote taken straight out of Seinfeld: “This is a show about nothing.”
How did he do it? By standing out from the crowd, he gave them a show they couldn’t forget (he even hired a screenwriter for the pitch). The focus of the pitch was the team, with the right people on board everything is possible.
The Ultimate Pitch Deck
Avoid too many slides and words, otherwise you’ll lose your audience attention. Try Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule for presentations: 10 slides / 20 minutes / 30 point font or greater.
Investor Deck Templates:
Crowdfunder Investor Pitch Deck Template