Presentation on theme: "Title Slide Name of your business Your name or presenter’s name"— Presentation transcript:
1 Title Slide Name of your business Your name or presenter’s name Date of presentationCompany logo, image, or photo1-sentence summary of your business5-10 words that concisely articulate the businessHow much money are you seeking to raise?Your funding target
2 Overview Your “elevator pitch” 2-3 sentences that define the market, customer, problem/solution, and uniqueness of the businessWhat market/industry are you in?What problem are you solving for customers?How many potential customers are there? How much potential revenue is possible?Why will you succeed (differentiation, barriers to entry, unfair advantage)?Where is the proof (existing customers, investors, market research, personal experience)?
3 The Problem Compelling problem(s) to be solved What’s the pain or need that your potential customers have?Faster, better, smaller, etc. are solutions, not problemsInclude any validating quotesCustomer quotesAnalyst quote
4 The Solution Describe your business Compelling benefits What is your product or service?Compelling benefitsHow do you provide value to your customers?
5 Opportunity & Market Market details Size and growth rate for 3-5 yearsFocus on your segment(s) of the target marketHow much projected revenue will you earn in 3-5 years?
6 Technology / ProcessWhat is the technology (or process) behind your business?Do you have an illustration or photo of how your technology (or process) works?What is the value proposition?How does your technology (or process) solve the problem that customers have? Why should they pay you for it?Will you build or buy the technology (or process)?
7 Competitive Advantages What competitive advantages do you have?How are you better than your competitors?Do you have a unique team, partner, invention, intellectual property, insights, or expertise that others don’t have?How long will the competitive advantages last?Why will customers care?Why will customers choose your product or service, instead of your competitor’s?
8 Competitive Landscape Who are your current and potential competitors?What alternatives exist?How do customers solve the problem today, without your product or service?How are you different from your competitors?How are you better than your competitors?How will the customer know that you’re better?Include quotes from prospective customersWhat do they say about your competitors?Why would they rather buy from you?
9 Go-to-Market Strategy Who are the key players?What is the ideal customer like? What is their profile?Discuss critical partners (current and future)Describe who sells your product or serviceHow and what do customers buy?What is the price? One-time or recurring payment?Describe what the customer will get (now and later)Marketing and sales planHow will you market and sell your product or service?Is this comparable to any other company’s marketing/sales methods?
10 Financial RoadmapProject your revenue and expenses over the next 3-5 yearsHow do you make money?How much money do you make each year, for the next 3 years?What are your expenses over the next 3 years?E.g., Development, Marketing/Sales, Staff/Salaries, Office Space, Legal, Inventory, etc.Key milestonesWhen will your business turn a profit?When does your revenue exceed expenses?When does your competitive advantage take effect? When does it end?How much revenue will you earn in year 3? In year 5?When will you complete hiring employees?When will you need to raise more money to grow your business?
11 The Team How many people make up your current team? What are your relevant accomplishments?Why is your team qualified to run this business?Include academic credentialsHow many employees do you need to hire?
12 Current Status What milestones have you achieved so far? Business plan complete?Incorporated your business or formed an LLC?Is the team complete?Product, prototype, or sample developed?Filed for intellectual property, such as a patent?Leased office space, or setup home office?Website and business cards created?First customers acquired?Lined up key partners and business advisors?Have you raised previous funding from investors?If so, how much, and how did you use the funding?Where do you plan to go from here?What are your next steps? How will you get there?
13 Summary Summarize your three key points What is your business? What problem do you solve? Who cares?Ask your audience to make an investmentHow much funding do you need? For what?How much are you asking from each investor, $50 or $5,000?Why should they invest in you and your business? Will they receive anything in return?Questions and next stepsAnswer any questions from your audienceGive your contact information and link to your Raise