How to prepare a pitch deck and find investors
If you have a brilliant idea and you may need to find an investor here is your chance. The very first step you need to prepare is a pitch deck. This can be a daunting task, but with the right approach and preparation, you can increase your chances of success. This will prepare you to find the investor. In this Masterclass we have invited Oliver Rothschield, an investor who will take you through these steps.
Oliver Rothschield has experience in Blockchain, Corporate Finance,Fintech, corporate development and opportunities, smart Cities, cyber security, sustainability & carbon offsetting, renewable energy, Quantum, telecoms, media, film & entertianment, IPTV, art & antiques, fashion, hotel & food, e-learning, property, charitable causes and philanthropy
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Here we are sharing 6 steps to build your pitch deck
Define your business idea: Before you create a pitch deck, you need to have a clear understanding of your business idea, target market, competition, and revenue model. You should also have a well-defined value proposition that differentiates your product or service from others in the market.
1. Create a pitch deck: A pitch deck is a visual presentation that provides an overview of your business idea, including your value proposition, market opportunity, product or service features, revenue model, and team. Your deck should be concise, well-designed, and easy to understand. Some key elements of a pitch deck include:
- Cover slide: A slide that introduces your company and its logo
- Problem: A slide that identifies a problem your target market faces
- Solution: A slide that presents your product or service as a solution to the problem
- Market opportunity: A slide that explains the size and growth potential of your target market
- Business model: A slide that describes your revenue model and how you plan to make money
- Competition: A slide that shows who your competitors are and how you plan to compete against them
- Team: A slide that introduces your team and their relevant experience
2.Practice your pitch: Once you have created your pitch deck, practice presenting it to friends, family, or colleagues. This will help you refine your delivery and identify areas where you need to improve your messaging.
3.potential investors: Identify potential investors who might be interested in your business idea. Look for investors who have invested in similar companies or industries. You can also attend events or conferences to network with potential investors.
4.Reach out to potential investors: Once you have identified potential investors, reach out to them with a brief introduction of your business idea and request a meeting to present your pitch deck. You can also use online platforms such as AngelList or Gust to connect with investors.
5.Follow up: After you have presented your pitch, follow up with the investor to answer any questions they may have and provide additional information. Be persistent but respectful and avoid being too pushy.
Preparing a pitch deck and finding investors requires a lot of research, preparation, and persistence. With the right approach and a well-crafted pitch, you can increase your chances of success.