Your startup's pitch deck could be the difference between getting funded or getting ignored. It's often the first point of contact between a company and venture investors, but it's also a bit of a black box.
How do these investors consume this content? Are they speed-flipping through the slides or taking their time? Do they prefer more information on the team or context on the industry? More numbers or more words? How many slides is the right number of slides?
There are too many questions to count, and often very few answers. But we're popping the lid off of that black box with the Pitch Deck Teardown. We've done Pitch Deck Teardowns at events like Disrupt and Early Stage 2020, and this year we're cranking it up a notch.
As a part of Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects investors and founders, we'll be offering EC members the chance to get live feedback on their pitch decks from our guests. You heard that right. Every single week, VCs and big-name tech founders will look through pitch decks from the Extra Crunch community and offer their two cents.
That's where you come in. We're asking EC members to submit their pitch decks right here!
Only EC members will have the chance to get their pitch deck looked at, so please use the same email attached to your Extra Crunch account when you submit.
Last week, we shared what you can expect from Extra Crunch Live in 2021. Here's a refresher:
Series A - Learn how others have fundraised! We’ll have a segment dedicated to hearing from founder/investor duos who walk us through the Series A pitch deck that led to investment.
Pitch Deck Teardowns - Extra Crunch members will have the opportunity to submit their pitch deck and get feedback from our guests, which will include VCs and founders (EC members can submit their pitch decks right here!).
Live Pitch-offs - Audience members can raise their hand to practice their elevator pitch in front of the audience and get real-time feedback from VCs.
Networking!! - The Extra Crunch membership is a community. ECL will be an opportunity to meet your fellow audience members, even in a virtual environment. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet your next co-founder or investor!
Consistency - ECL will always be at 12pm PT/3pm ET on Wednesdays. When it comes to your calendar, set it and forget it.
We're super excited about ECL in 2021 and can't wait to get started. More on upcoming speakers very soon!