Pitch Errors from VCs’ Perspective

Ever wonder how VCs view & evaluate your company? It’s not hard, the problem is we are so tied to our own businesses, we don’t often see the blatant holes. I’ve put together a fake company, filled with (surprisingly) common problems and asked if you can spot the issues.

As a refresh of a talk I did in NYC, I hosted an interactive event at EvoNexus where I asked the audience to judge my fake pitch and made sure that all the landmines were identified. They did a great job and caught many of the issues (not all). I am attaching the talk and slide presentation below:

Think Like a VC! Wing Wednesday from CommNexus on Vimeo.

First half is the pitch – try to spot as many errors as you can. The second half tries to spell out most, but even more are mentioned in the talk above.

Posted on September 8, 2014, in Venture & Start-ups. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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