This Secret Weapon Will Convince Investors to Fund Your Startup
7 Mar 2022
Investors are busy people, and many have seen thousands of pitch decks in their careers. They ultimately choose to invest in very few, however, regardless of how interesting some might seem to the average person. The truth is that a good idea isn’t enough; it’s only part of the equation. It’s necessary to convince an investor that you have the right idea, that you’re the right person and that this is the right time.
That last factor is vital: Venture capitalists won’t invest in something which seems to have little urgent need in the world, and wouldn’t have gotten to where they are if they made a habit of doing so. Over more than a decade of looking at pitch decks, I’m convinced this is the silver bullet to success.
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