Your startup is special and different, and you need to explain that to distracted investors in just a few short slides. The pandemic has added to your challenge, because more investors have been looking through more decks than ever online — and spending less time on each.
To help you create the right fundraising presentation, we’ve put together a panel of expert investors at Disrupt 2020 from September 14-18 who have been backing early-stage companies through good times and bad. We’re also providing daily pitch deck teardown sessions that can serve as a guide (here’s how to submit your own if you’ve already registered for Disrupt 2020).
Ann Miura-Ko is the co-founder of Floodgate and a leading early-stage investor (and computer security expert) with investments including Lyft, Xamarin, Clover Health, Clever and many more. She’s been one of our most popular guest authors and speakers over the years, covering topics like building a minimum viable company and finding the inflection point.
Lo Toney is a long-time founder and product leader who spent much of this past decade investing with Comcast Ventures’s Catalyst Fund and Google Ventures, before founding Plexo Capital in 2018 (and serving as a mentor at Mucker Capital during this time). His focus includes investing in diverse founders globally, as well as backing other funds with the same mission. Some of his recent investment include PlayVS, Replicated and StyleSeat on the company side, and Precursor, Boldstart, Female Founders Fund and WorkBench on the fund side.
Rajan Anandan is the leader of Surge, Sequoia Capital India’s “rapid scale-up” program for founders in India and Southeast Asia. He previously served as Google’s top business executive in the region for more than eight years, held executive roles in Microsoft and Dell operations before that and has invested in dozens of startups in India and around the world.
Join us at this pitch deck teardown and so much more at Disrupt 2020 happening from September 14-18. Grab your Disrupt Digital Pro Pass today and during our Labor Day Flash Sale you can save an extra $100! Hope to see you there!
This post first appeared here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/03/how-to-craft-the-right-pitch-deck-for-your-company-at-disrupt-2020/