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1 Pitch Deck: use this slide template to sumarize your business This pitch deck asks for more information than is typically on a pitch deck, but this additional information is helpful in the early stages of the competition. You can format the your pitch deck as you wish but you must include the information below. Your submission is limited to 15 slides.Cover SlideIntroduction/Elevator pitchThe MarketMarket Problem/Current SolutionsYour SolutionYour TeamGo to Market StrategyCompetitive LandscapeCompetitive or Technological AdvantagesMilestones/ Company TimelineBusiness ModelRevenue ProjectionsExit StrategyRaising Capital / Use of ProceedsSummary and Closing
2 [your company here] Date Purpose of the presentation name & title of the presenterInclude a one line company slogan
3 The Introduction/Elevator Pitch Your front slide is important in order to grab the attention of your audience as well as give an introduction to your company. Briefly and succinctly cover:1What is your vision and your ultimate solution for your customers?2What is the business? Service? Product?3What is the core problem you are solving for the customer?
4 Total Addressable Market Potential Customers/Clients The MarketOn this slide, you are setting up your market so that immediately after, you can discuss the pain points and why your company can solve this! Demonstrate that you understand the market and customerTotal Addressable MarketWhat is the Overall Market?What is the size and definition of the market? Units? Revenue? Is it growing? Are you entering an existing market or creating a new one?Define your Total Addressable MarketWhat’s Your Target Market? How can the Overall market divided? Geographic, Demographic, Behavioral, psychographicWhat are the attributes of each customer that makes them unique, and how can you extrapolate on those features to define a market segment?Define your target customer and key characteristicsWho has the problem you are trying to solve? Ex. Small vs. Large businesses, independents vs. agencies, examples of ideal clients or individualsWhat are the current needs of your customer?Potential Customers/Clients
5 Market Problem / Current Solutions This is where you define the customer’s problem and show that there are existing solutions in the marketplace that are just not cutting it .Industry reports and news articlesCustomer quotesWhat is the Big Market Problem or Big Unmet Need?Are the current marketplace solutions solving the existing unmet need or problems? Are they causing additional headaches?Clearly demonstrate the pain of the problem – how much pain and money is this costing the customer?Convey the strong desire or need that is being unfilled.The market has either changed or the existing solutions do not fulfill or solve the big needs or problems of the customers – this is the opportunity
6 Your SolutionPresent the solution. This is your value proposition and why your company can solve this problem more elegantly, more effectively, less expensively or more quickly.Describe your solution and convey its core value proposition to the client.Be brief and centered around the customer who has the identified problem.Discuss the benefits of the solution to the customer (and detailed technical info IF APPLICABLE) and how it provides value based on the problem you’ve identified.Demonstrate or illustrate your solution by bringing it to lifeLive DemoScreen ShotsVideoTell a StoryAbout a future client or an example of a future clientConvince people this is a “MUST HAVE” solution, not a “nice to have” solution
7 Your TeamDescribe your current (and planned) management team and advisorsTeam Members: current, plannedCurrent team membersAssess and acknowledge skill gaps & future needed hiresAccomplishments, Experience, EducationDescribe experience, education, and accomplishments that are meaningful to the proposed ventureBe realisticAdvisory Boards, Outside DirectorsImportant to establish credibility and connectionsActual contributions are needed - not just names only.Why are you the right team to execute on this business plan? What is your particular expertise and passion?
8 Strategic Partnerships/ Channel Go To Market StrategyHow will you launch the product and quickly gain momentum and market share?TargetingWhat segment will you target first and why?What does the sales cycle look like and how will you obtain your customers?What is your potential to leverage, scale, and grow quickly?Strategic Partnerships/ ChannelChannels: How to reach / market to customers?Strategy: How to convert, acquire or close clients?Unique Strategic Relationships / Partnerships?MarketingDescribe your marketing, communications and advertising strategy?What sort of time/energy/expenses do you need to expend to generate revenue?Customer RetentionHow to keep clients and build recurring sales?Average cost to acquire a customer, average revenue per user/customerWhat is the lifetime value of a customer?
9 Competitive Landscape This is where you characterize your competition and who already is addressing this problem in the marketplace. Make sure you are thorough in your research. For example, don’t miss Apple, Google, or Microsoft as a competitor!List any direct competitors and competing alternatives (including the status quo).Do your research here. Who are they? List them.How are you different? Describe it.What gives your company an advantage? Make sure you highlight.If possible, show the competitive landscape graphicallyDepict any specific features that add substantial value compared to your competitors.Feature 1Feature 2Feature nYour CompanyCompany 1Company 2Company n
10 Competitive or Technological Advantages On this page, describe how your solution works without revealing proprietary information and in language a non-technical investor/advisor would understand.What makes this solution effective, unique, and/or defensible from competitors?What are the competitor’s advantages or weaknesses?What is your current competitive advantage, and why is it robust and scalable? Why does it translate into a sustainable business model?What is your “Moat” or barrier to entry (e.g. money, time, expertise, unfair competitive advantage)? Is what you are creating difficult to duplicate?Is there any IP protection? Do you have any patents?Are there any key relationships or partnerships you have?
11 Milestones / Company Timeline Milestones are important to trace company development as well as to signify accomplishments to investors. Each milestone should be compelling enough for an investor to know the company is progressing.Q1 2014Q2 2014Q3 2014Q4 2014Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015Q4 2015Proof of ConceptRaise Angel Round of FinancingPrototype Developed and CompletedProduct RefinementsProduct Launch 1.0Complete Business PlanCash FlowPositive1st Customer100 Customers!Develop a meaningful timeline for the stage of your company. You don’t need to cover every milestone, just the one for now and the next one plus an estimate of how much you need to raise eventually to become self sufficient – cash flow break even.Raising funds, whether by grant or from investors, is about meeting milestones that increase the value of the company. Each milestone should be set, then reached, so that it is compelling enough to inspire the next round of money.
12 Business ModelDescribe how your company will make money solving the customer’s problem by describing the key revenue streams and profit model.Define your Revenue Model. Who will pay for the solution and how will you make money?What are the key revenue streams?Discuss the scalability of your business model. Is this high volume? Low volume? Does it lend itself to rapid expansion?How many customers do you expect to capture and what is their buying decision cycle?Is there recurring revenue? What is the frequency?Show an example using basic revenue/mathDescribe your pricing structure and how much you expect to generate in revenue from each customer.Discuss pricing - per unit, subscription, flat fee? % fee? transaction fee, advertisingDefine your financial projections. Specify, fixed costs , variable costs and spell out financial projections.Is your new venture profitable, or, more likely, is it going to reach profitability in the near future?What are my initial costs to bring the product to marketHow much does it cost to run the business? Is there a big difference between gross revenue and net revenue?
13 Revenue ProjectionsA simple table that identifies some of the key metrics of the business (revenue, net income, customers, headcount etc.) and financial information with measurements of financial progress (revenue, gross profit and net profit).Some General Guidelines# Years Projected:Startups: 6 year projections (accounts for ~1 year of getting started)Early-mid stage: 1-2 year historical, 3-5 year projectionsTarget Market Size vs. Acquired Clients:Total # Clients in Target Market (Show each year with growth)# Clients Acquired or Free Users vs. Revenue Generating Users (shows conversion rate)% Penetrated (be realistic: growing from 0% to 1%-5% penetration makes sense, 50%-100% is unreasonable)High Level Financials:Revenue, Expenses, EBITDA, EBITDA Margin %Optional: Break out key revenue streams or Gross vs. Net RevenueOptional: Break out key expenses (Ex. # Employees)For Net Income (or EBITDA), the numbers should be in $ when negative (gives some idea of how much money you need), and as a % when positive since that is how an investor will test the model in his or her head and compare to comparable companies as a reasonableness test. If you don’t put them in %, the listeners will try to it in their heads – remember don’t make them think!It’s important to see how much money the company will need and how much it will make, and how other key metrics line up with the financials.EBITDA is often used in place of Net Income Revenue should be in line with your vision and be realistic, yet optimistic.
14 Exit StrategyYou need to think about what is ultimately going to happen to your company – will it be acquired? Will it go public? Will it exist as a going concern?Acquisition: (Most likely exit option)Name potential companies (any unique relationships with them?)Name types / categories of companies that could acquire youWhy would they acquire you, how do you fit into their strategy?Why won’t they try to build it themselves?Financial BuyerWill your company generate excess cash flow that could make it attractive to financial buyers to generate a return?IPO: The least likely exit for a company, but a possibility.Often not preferred to founders or investors compared to top two choices, due to required holding period and volatility
15 Raising Capital / Use of Proceeds What is the ask? Capital? Intros? The goal of the meeting? This can vary depending on the stage of your company. BE CLEAR about what you are asking.Capital Raise: Always try for 20% to 50% more than you think you will need. Be transparent about what you need now.Stage / Size? Ex. Seed Round: up to $500K, Series A: $2-3M, what is the structure?Investment Terms and type: Ex: Pre-Money Valuation Expectations / Range, Discount into next round?, Dividend / Interest Rate?, Equity or Convertible debt?Current Investors in Round: Founders, Key Angels, VCsPrior Investment Rounds: Size? Investors? Valuation? Key Terms?Monthly Burn Rate? / How long will new $ last (runway)?Use of Proceeds: (Name It / $ Amount / % of Capital Raised)Sales & MarketingHire key employees and founders salariesBuild out / further develop technologyLegal and accounting work e.g. file patentsWhat is needed to achieve Milestones: 1st Client? Get to Breakeven? 3x Rev Growth?Things to remember: you will never move as quickly as you project, and you will have multiple unanticipated stumbling blocks somewhere
16 Summary & ClosingYour last slide is important to give a review of what you have presented and leave a lasting impression of your company.123456
17 [your company here] Thank You Any Questions?Thank YouInclude contact information