On average, investors review dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of pitch decks in a year.
Investors consider many factors when making an investment decision.
One of them is the team - they expect it to be solid, hands-on, and motivated to deliver what the startup promises.
That is not always the case.
Getting a referral to an investor is one of the best ways to speed up your fundraising process.
But you need to follow a couple of rules when asking for a referral.
There is a common problem that we’ve seen in many pitch decks of impact-driven startups.
It’s the lack of balance between emphasizing financial returns and the purpose behind ideas and companies.
Some startups focus too much on the financial side...