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How Should You Speak During Your Investment Presentation?

1.Begin with the end in mind: What do you want to accomplish from having been in the room? Use storytelling as you prepare.

2.Keep it simple by concentrating on your core message: What are the key points that you want your audience to take forward from your talk? What do they need to know? (Which is different from what you want to talk about).

3.Anticipate questions: What are the questions your audience is most likely to ask? Are you prepared to answer them? (Some answers should be in the presentation, others can be "in your pocket ready to go if asked).

  • What is the revenue potential for your startup?

  • When will your company break even in terms of profitability and cash flow?

  • Any Government Policy or Development Issues?

  • When will your company break even in terms of profitability and cash flow?

  • How do you plan to acquire and keep the customers?

4.Use your body: How will you control the room? Where are you standing? (Is there anything in between you and your audience?) How commanding is you? Are you pacing? If so, do it SLOWLY. Is your body language comfortable and open? (If it is stiff and closed-BREATHE DEEPLY and let the oxygen deliver relaxation to your muscles).

How to approach your ideal investor.

1.Plan to contact at least 100 potential investors Startup communities, families, friends, angels, VCs, government grants, Crunchbase Pro, LinkedIn, Pitch Investors Live App etc.

2.Start building a relationship with your ideal investor as soon as possible and build a rapport. Then, at the right time, approach them based on your startup phase A fantastic way to keep investors engaged is to add them to a newsletter of quarterly updates. Shooting over a thoughtful and quick news mention or a cool new feature release is an excellent way to remind investors you exist.

3.Don't run your company as if raising money is the primary goal. As an entrepreneur, you must take this aspect into consideration. Many company founders are persuaded to believe that valuation and raising capital are essential aspects, but you must realize that while raising capital will help you smooth your startup on the runway, your enthusiasm and sense of teamwork also play a big part in a successful startup.

4.Rework and practice your pitches When seeking funding, you should hone your pitch with "junk investors" and wait until it comes naturally. Junk investors are not inherently negative ones; you can work with them even if your proposal is not ideal or you don't succeed. Because you won't get a second chance to make a good first impression, carefully consider when and whom to speak with.

5.After reviewing how to communicate with investors let us go over what to include (and exclude) in your company pitch deck. Adhere to the 30-20-10 rule. You have 30 seconds to state your objective. You have 20 minutes to complete your presentation. maximum of 10 to 20 slides to explain your tale.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help with preparing your startup pitch deck and valuations. We also help aspiring business owners turn their startup ideas into reality by providing services like business model development and feasibility studies. Check out our free business model templates as well.

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