What information should I display on the slides for my first Venture Capital meeting?
There is a lot of solid advice here and on the internet, and yes, use Sequoia’s template or any other as a base.
But if you haven’t done it before, let me suggest a further important exercise — get it all down to ONE slide.
That will force you to distill the entire deck into a 1 slide, 5-7 bullet point Slide Elevator Pitch.
If this one slide is super compelling, and it can (almost) stand on its own — it will go well, or at least, as well as can be possible.
If this one slide is interesting but not compelling on its own, then at least, you know where to take the narrative. And quickly.
If you can’t make one slide either compelling or at least interesting, it will be rough. You may still get through it, but you’ll fail to put your best foot forward.