About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view waynebridg's profile
    Posted May 14, 2014 by

    What a Venture Capitalist like Marc Sparks Wants From A Presentation

    Coming up with a meaningful presentation is key to successfully selling a business idea to a venture capitalist. But that's not enough. You need to think about what you're putting into that presentation, and what they can expect to get out of your presentation, if you really want to make a difference.
    That means doing a few things to ensure the maximum effect:
    1) Make a point with every visual that you use.
    Entrepreneurs' time is really valuable. Don't waste that time by offering them graphics that really don't matter, or that don't serve any other purpose outside of dressing up your presentation.
    2) Tell a legitimate story with your data
    Outline what your data means, and tell them a story about how you plan to become successful, by manipulating the numbers to tell the story for you. There's nothing like proven research and data to back up your product and get the investors interested.
    3) Keep it simple
    Don't over complicate things or you're going to lose their attention. Keep the presentation simple and clear, so it's easy for a venture capitalist to glean the information you want them to absorb.
    4) Bring out the entire team.
    Be proud of your product, and get your team out there to present. This way you stick together, and have the opportunity to show your passion, drive and professionalism, that's going to take the prodcut to a whole new level of success.
    Add your Story Add your Story