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The Team Slide Template

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here*

Of all of the slides in a pitch deck for VCs, the team slide should be the most straightforward. However, we’ve found that it’s frequently the most over-engineered, and often filled with extraneous information.

The purpose of the team slide is to quickly establish strong credibility. That’s it, then move on.

Which is why we at NextView like to have it at the beginning of a slide deck. Yes, with Demo Day presentations Founders generally weave a story about the problem and market, and then close with something like “we are the right team to do this.” But when you are having a real conversation with a real person, you always start by introducing yourself. And almost every investor flips to the team slide first anyway when they receive a deck, so it’s best to save everyone the trouble and put the team slide up front. …


David Beisel

Co-founder & Partner at NextView Ventures (@NextViewVC)

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