In today’s podcast, we're diving deep into the world of venture capital and pitch deck mastery. Over the last three years, I've assessed thousands of pitch decks and made 39 investments at the pre-seed and seed stage. Today’s episode features a candid discussion with a close friend about the nuances of raising venture capital as an early-stage founder. We'll take a close look at what happens when you tear down a pitch deck, dispelling misconceptions about raising venture financing. Additionally, we will focus on the power of narrative and the art of crafting a captivating pitch deck.
Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.
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00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Paige Doherty
02:19 how was it to do a pitch deck teardown?
03:23 how do you shape the narrative of your company?
04:24 how to frame the problem solution set when pitching
06:15 what helps make the case for why a founder is important?
08:17 which parts of the deck you should index on?
10:28 what is the correct sequence of the order of information in a deck?
13:13 how do you show that you're solving a problem?
16:58 what types of questions should be asked in user interviews?
19:10 what do you accentuate on in a pitch deck?
21:07 what deck types resonate with VCs the most?
23:38 leveraging a user journey to describe the problem you’re solving
24:59 how to share your company story?
27:45 how to fundraise with no existing network
28:42 when to set up pitches as a VC
29:28 when do you bring up your deck?
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