10 Steps to Increase Your Chances of Success
In order to increase your chances of success when pitching your idea to investors, you need a solid presentation. We will share 10 steps that can help you create a successful pitch deck presentation.
1) Create an outline: The first step is to create an outline for what points you want the presentation to cover and how they will be organized.
2) Determine message: Next, determine the message that you would like to communicate with your investor pitch so it is clear and concise.
3) Choose engaging language: Finally, choose engaging language that will resonate with people who are listening or reading about investing in your company.
4) Investigate effective design: To make your presentation even more engaging, investigate different types of designs that are appropriate for the type of investor you are meeting with.
Investors have varying degrees of knowledge about technology and business so it is important to choose a design that will appeal their interests.
Explore various styles: You can do research on what presentations other startups use or look at websites like Pinterest where there are many examples designed by others who have had success in pitching investors successfully.
Establish goals early on: Be sure to establish clear goals so you always know whether or not they’ve been achieved throughout the process as this helps guide each step along the way. This makes it easier to ask questions before moving forward which increases your chances of creating a successful investor pitch.
Find the right fit: It is important to find an investor that will be committed to helping your company succeed and has experience in working with early stage companies like yours.
Follow up after meeting: Don’t forget follow-up steps such as sending a written thank you note or email afterwards, even if it was just for informational purposes so they remember who you are when they hear about another new business looking for funding down the road. Be sure to include how much time passed before doing this step.
Making connections: If possible, try making connections prior to any investment pitches which can increase your chance of success—this could mean reaching out through LinkedIn or attending networking events where investors might also be present.