Resources

Welcome to Pitch Creator

Advanced Slide Deck

After you have worked through the Foundation Course and practiced it, Malcom Lewis’ blog may give you some insights on advanced slide topics.

Advanced Pitch Presentation

In the video linked below, the slide topics and order are different than those on our website. However, if you have worked through the Foundation Course and presented to investors a few times, the video could give you some ideas on alternate ways to present information to your audience. The following is the link to a 15 minute TED talk video by David Rose.

Books

Get Backed

By Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis

This book covers a basic ten slide deck (“Listen to Me” pitch). More importantly, it includes some advanced topics like how to tell a story as part of your pitch, the design of the slides, writing style and a primer on where to find financing. However, it does not cover the (“Read Me” pitch).

 

Venture Deals – Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Covers pretty much everything in detail except the slide deck and the Investor Summary so it is a nice complement to this website.

 

Angel Investing – the Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups

By David Rose

This book will help you to “know your audience,” and “put yourself in their shoes.”

 

Mastering the VC Game

By Jeffrey Bussgang

An overview of the venture capital industry and how it works from an insider.

 

Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds

By Mike Moyer

Explains a fair method for allocating equity in a startup during the early phases and before outside capital has been invested

 

Here’s the Pitch (2012)

By Martin Soorjoo

Book on Pitching in General. Has advanced topics that will be helpful when you pitch investors

Articles

10/20/30 rule

By Guy Kawasaki

 

How to Be ‘Pitch Perfect’: 5 Essential Elements for Your Pitch Deck

By Scott Schwertly

 

Can You Help Me With This? Advising On Pitch Decks (Aug 2015)

By Christopher Mirabile

Adapted from an article originally published by the author in Inc. Magazine

 

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Pitching

By Pascal Finette