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1 Company Name Presenter Name Contact Info Sample Template Slides 1 (Elevator Pitch) & 2 (Management Team) are required at the start of the presentation. Sample Template Slides 1 (Elevator Pitch) & 2 (Management Team) are required at the start of the presentation.

2 2 Business Overview (Elevator Pitch) This is an overview. Not all of the questions below need to be answered,. WHAT does the product/service do? WHAT problem does it solve? HOW is it different? e.g. Unlike the competition, our product does…. WHO will buy it? WHY will they buy it? WHERE will it be sold/offered? WHEN will it be ready to be sold/offered? HOW will it be promoted and sold/offered? What is the current status of the company/product? An investor wants to know why he/she should be listening to you. This is a good place to summarize the status of your company The Elevator Pitch slide must be slide #1

3 3 Executive Team List key team members and brief history Highlight former work together and the length of the professional relationships Highlight former startups or corporate experience Emphasize successes and/or relationships obtained that can be leveraged as potential customers, advisors, or future acquirers. Especially highlight experience in venture backed companies with successful sale/IPO Are there any gaps in your team that this funding will help to fill? In this slide, you want to show why you are relevant. Link the teams skills/experience to the problem you are solving. No need to go too deep except to answer above points plus any name-brand affiliations that add credibility. The Executive Team slide must be slide #2

4 4 The Problem What is the problem you are solving? Describe the pain points you are addressing Quantify the pain and how deep it is Why does the problem exist? Why has no one solved this before? What barriers exist? Why are you addressing them? What advantages do you have in solving this problem? You want an investor to understand that your company is solving a problem that really exists and that you have the qualifications to solve it.

5 5 Product/Technology/Solution What stage are you at? Pictures of your product / technology in action Screen shots of your software (if applicable) Infrastructure before/after your technology is implemented Visual/chart on how your technology works Say what your primary product does (e.g. XYZ will enable virtual environments to be used for project sharing across different countries.) Say how this is an improvement (e.g. This will allow for an average time savings of 30 minutes/day for every FTE.) Is your technology defensible? You will want to focus more on what your solution does vs. how it does it. Talk about the benefits - not just features, and dont go too deep on technical details.

6 6 Addressable Market Size What is the addressable market? How big is the problem you are solving? Can you quantify it? Use a Bottoms up approach Are there any references? Investors want to know that this is a good opportunity that they can build a big business around. You need to show that the market is significant enough. Make sure you use a Bottoms up approach. Do not give general numbers for the entire industry – rather provide info for the specific market you are addressing. Make sure you use a Bottoms up approach. Do not give general numbers for the entire industry – rather provide info for the specific market you are addressing.

7 7 Customers/Revenue Model Who are your customers? Define verticals Identify existing clients What is your pricing model? What is the LTV of your customers? How profitable are these customers? Investors want to know who is buying your product and why. They also want to understand the economics of the customer and how much they are worth. Investors are interested in companies who have momentum.

8 8 Go to Market How will you reach your customers in an economical way? What is your distribution strategy? What channels will you use? Are there key partnerships you have locked up? How are you planning to build momentum? No investor likes to spend money going to market the old-fashioned way (paying for awareness and a large direct sales force) – What resources/partnerships can you use to get there faster/cheaper??

9 9 Competition Who are your main competitors? How are they currently addressing the problem you are solving? In which key ways is your product superior? Where are your competitors in the development stage? (behind you in development or major established market players?) What are your competitors strengths and weaknesses? What direction are they moving with their technology? What IP protection do you have? How do you win? An investor wants to know that you know the space very well, they are depending on you to be the expert. You need to be up and to the far right (referring to X/Y graph)!

10 10 Financials Provide financial information for current year and previous year Provide 5 year forward looking projections Provide top line revenues, costs, and margin figures An investor wants to know that you understand how much cash is required to break-even and that this is a good business that they will be able to make money through their investment. Do NOT put a company valuation in this presentation!

11 11 Use of Funds and Exit Strategy What stage are you at? How much have you raised to date? Who have you raised from? What have you accomplished with the funding raised so far? How much are you looking for now? What milestones will you achieve with the funding you are looking for? How long will those funds last (24 months, to profitability, etc.) An investor wants to know you are scrappy and that you have skin in the game. He/She also wants to know whether or not there will be additional rounds of financing.

12 12 Summary This is the highlight of the story you are telling... What you are doing What problem you are solving Why it is such a big problem Why your solution is the best solution Why your team will be the one to succeed Recap the key elements of your presentation that would lead the investor to believe this is a great opportunity to invest in.


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