Pitching Angels

Pitching Your Startup Successfully to Angels and VCs

Pitching Angels – The Series

Why Every Startup Needs a Lawyer From the Start

Every startup needs a lawyer. Right away. From day 1. And not just any lawyer but a lawyer who specializes in venture-funded startups. You’ll save yourself a whole lot of aggravation and wasted time.

Why Pitch Deck Design Matters

Pitch deck design matters. It’s a critical signal for the quality and professionalism of the startup. So spend time and even money making it attractive and easy to follow.

How to Raise a Pre-Pre-Seed Round

Need to raise funding for your startup, but are still pre-revenue? Angel investors will say you’re too early for them. Welcome to the “pre-pre-seed round”

Why VCs Hunt for Startups With the Potential for 100x Returns

Venture investors have a reputation as greedy bastards preying on poor startups. But venture investors are looking to make money investing in the high-risk, illiquid stock of early-stage startups. The numbers only work with a big exits of 100x or more.

The Killer J-Curve

For early-stage startup investing, the J-curve is a killer. The failures fail quickly while the successes can take a decade to show any return.

How to Get Funded by Angel Groups

Angel investment groups are the biggest source of funding for startups at the pre-seed/seed stage. groups operate and think of them as an early-stage VC. Founders who understand how angel groups operate are far more successful at raising funding.

A Tale of Two Pitch Decks

You need two versions of your pitch deck – one for presenting in person and one for sending out. Understand what material you need to include in each.

Lesson 2: It’s the Exit, Stupid!

What does an investor want — an exit. That’s the only way we make money. Consider whether you really want to build a business for acquisition and make sure the entire pitch tells the story of how you get to a successful exit.

Lesson 1: What are Investors Looking For?

To pitch effectively to potential investors, you have to see the world from our eyes. What do we want, and why should we invest in you and your business? In most cases, the simple answer is money – we invest money to make money, but that’s not the entire story.

Introducing Pitching Angels

Hi. My name is DC Palter. Part time angel investor, part time startup mentor, full time startup entrepreneur. Oh, and published author and wannabee novelist, too. I never set out to become an angel investor or even an entrepreneur but my life has taken many unexpected twists and turns and that’s where I find myself […]

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