Perfecting Your Pitch Deck? 10 Practices For Entrepreneurs

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Pitch decks are a topic of permanent debate, no matter how much has been written about them. As such, this article will focus on 10 guidelines we advocate for entrepreneurs. Hopefully they can be good reminders, with emphasis on the word “guidelines” i.e., they are good but not guaranteed. 1) Size – Given today’s norms and fundamental limits on human attention, we believe strongly in 12-15 slides, with anything else in the Appendix. Also at most three points per slide. Typically for data graphs / pictures > tables > sentences. Can you do something different than this? Absolutely, just make…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.