Publisher: Harvard Business School, 2015, 237 pages
Now that you have your big idea, how will you find and convince your first investor? You need a pitch deck — the perfect set of slides to convince investors to back you and your venture. But a pitch deck isn't merely a business plan put into PowerPoint — nor does a pitch deck magically turn into investor capital. Pitch decks are artifacts that communicate the vision and competence of the founder and can be used as part of an investor road show to raise capital.
In Get Backed, Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis — two veterans of the start-up world — will show you how to create a compelling pitch deck and how to plan and execute a fundraising road show to garner financial support for your business.
Authoritative, instructive, and visually compelling, Get Backed will help you not only raise your first million but also think more clearly about your vision, your company, and your relationships.
A good primer on how to get funded, or more to the point, how to build your pitch (which many hopeful entrepreneurs fails to do). Be warned though, nearly half the book contains simplified examples with very little commenting.
Nothing exciting, but a good book to use to collect and structure your thoughts. Worth reading if the subject interests you.