Pitch deck tips

The pitch deck is perhaps the most important powerpoint document you’ll ever create. Do you know how to make a pitch deck that is clear, concise, and impossible to forget? Learn from the pros at Duarte, Inc.

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There is nothing like a killer presentation when it comes to successful fund-raising for your startup. According to seasoned venture capitalist Bill Gurley, there are at least 6 arguments behind this hard truth. My favorite is number 3: numeracy.

Startups are businesses, and businesses run on numbers. The one thing your presentation should not be is numberless. It’s nearly impossible to convey complex numerical arguments with only words. Charts, graphs, and tables are orders of magnitude more efficient at this task.

Have you noticed? The most successful entrepreneurs are all intensely focused on the numbers.

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Matt and Ben pitch themselves for charity

Seeing a couple of huge names getting creative on video for the sake of charity is really uplifting. Moreover, it’s always fun to see celebrities being themselves and showing us a different side to the people we see on the red carpet. 

In this short and playful video Ben Affleck and Matt Damon take some friendly shots at each other to spread awareness about a contest organized by Omaze charity in support for a good cause. Two good causes.

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