- Posted May 14, 2014 by
What a Venture Capitalist like Marc Sparks Wants From A Presentation
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.