Do interested VCs like short pitch decks that stimulate discussion, or detailed pitch decks that demonstrate thought thoroughness?

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JASON LEMKIN

The average VC receives 500+ decks a year, maybe more.

Why will your 2–3 slide “teaser” deck stand out? 99% of the time, it won’t.

What will is a deck detailed enough to present the entire story in a very compelling format.

What most VCs don’t have enough of is time. Not enough time to hear 500+ pitches.

Make the deck stand on its own. Make the deck so compelling, the VC already wants to invest before the first meeting.

Don’t listen to folks who tell you send a “teaser”. Very few folks have time for that. Unless you already have an insanely proven team. In which case the team itself is the pitch anyway. And even there — send more detail.

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Published on December 19, 2017
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