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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How to Pitch VCs

TechCrunch posted this article recently on how to pitch VCs. The advice in this article is spot on. You'll notice some overlap here with the Five Things I Wish Were in Your Business Plan. Here are the ten items you should think about when pitching a VC, check out the article for more detail on each item:
1. What Do You Do?

2. Reveal Your End Game.

3. What is the True Size of Your Market? No, Really.

4. The Secret Ingredient is People.

5. Go-To-Market Strategy

6. Be Honest About What Stage You Are At.

7. Your Real Competitive Advantage is Being Different in the Long Term.

8. Product, Product, Product.

9. Plausible Financials.

10. The Ask.
If you're coming to see us, please pay particular attention to #s 2, 3, 5, 9 & 10. Thanks!

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