For early-stage startups, pitch decks are often the first meaningful connection between your business and the VCs you need to raise money from. A great pitch deck tells the story of your startup, illuminates your customers and business model, highlights your strengths, and builds momemtum toward an ask.
Here are some facts to give you an idea of what you're up against.
Clean, strong design and rigorously refined content are crucial to communicating in this context. Use design as a weapon against short attention spans and make your startup stand out.
1. LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock by Reid Hoffman
2. What We Learned from 200 Startups Who Raised $360M by DocSend
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Update: I've taken a full-time role at Backstage Capital as a Design Principal, so I have limited time to help founders with pitch deck design. Please still feel free to get in touch and I will help as best as I can and time allows.