How to Craft an Effective VC Pitch Deck With Only 10 Slides

Secrets revealed from Guy Kawasaki’s “The Art of the Start 2.0”

Joshua VanDeBrake
Jun 12 · 6 min read
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Photo adapted from Teemu Paananen

What is the Purpose of a Pitch?

1. Title.

2. Problem/Opportunity.

3. Value Proposition.

4. Underlying Magic.

“If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a prototype is worth 10,000 slides.”

5. Business Model.

6. Go-To-Market Plan.

7. Competitive Analysis.

8. Management Team.

9. Financial Projections and KPIs.

10. Current Status, Accomplishments, Timeline, and Use of Funds.

Final Thoughts

“Don’t be a slave to the paradigm.”

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Thanks to Niklas Göke

Joshua VanDeBrake

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Passionate about Marketing, Startups, & VC. Full-Stack Marketer. Ambivert. Millennial.

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Passionate about Marketing, Startups, & VC. Full-Stack Marketer. Ambivert. Millennial.

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