If an investor is ready to learn more about your business after watching your presentation, they’ll ask for the full business plan, or for a meeting to discuss your startup further.
A pitch deck is simply a stepping stone to give the green light for further engagement and conversation.
When Brian, Joe and Nate founded Airbnb, they had an air mattress, entrepreneurial passion, and a vision for reinventing travel and hospitality, but no clear idea how to approach VCs or how to craft a pitch deck.
They came across Sequoia’s guide for how to write a business plan and the rest is history. But it wasn’t really the slides we liked—it was their ideas, the clarity of their thinking, and the scope of their ambition. The best companies almost always have a clear why now?
This is where an early pitch deck by Airbnb shines: Savvy business owners with impeccable BS filters didn’t fall for the bright and shiny influencers being paraded on this pitch deck.
But tons of other investors did, mostly due to the FOMO factor the slides presented.We love partnering with founders hell-bent on bringing an idea to life that conventional wisdom deems impossible. Nature hates a vacuum—so why hasn’t your solution been built before now?And we love to partner early— when an idea is newly formed and has the maximal room to grow. Market potential Identify your customer and your market..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . Florence Medical developed medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and renal artery disease through novel interventional applications of computational fluid dynamics and related advanced principles.Cayenne prepared the business plan and investor pitch deck for this medical device company.If your pitch deck has more than 15 slides and 5 sentences per slide with text occupying the majority of the slide, it’s time to revamp your deck!A pitch deck should largely serve as a vehicle for a verbal presentation, or as a summary intended to entice the right investors.Just like you, big-name startups once had to create a pitch deck at the beginning of their journey.Thanks to the internet, we can access and study all those pitch decks for a healthy dose of inspiration.