In our case, we have added orange irregular circles which go great with the color of the names. The slide presented here lacks creativity and personal touch. It uses a boring simple default table and therefore it appears as if it was made in rush. You may find interesting as well our free library of business templates.
After your presentation finale, end on a copy of your Summary Slide in the background. At this time, you will be fielding remaining questions that have yet to be answered. Illustrate how much money you could, theoretically, make if you dominate your target market. Many investors like to see both a top-down and a bottom-up analysis.
In our pre-seed research, we found that for successful pre-seed decks, investors spend 15% of the total time looking at the deck on the Team slide. Highlighting an entrepreneurial experience within your big company career, like launching a new ad product at Bing, can show the right kind of entrepreneurial mindset. It can show that you have the skills to conceive and execute a new project even if you’ve never held the title of founder before. When seeking investment, every pitch deck should have a slide introducing the founders. We find that the vast majority of team slides could be improved, so we’d like to share tangible steps about how to convey the strength of a founding team on a single slide.
They used an elementary version of a 10 slide pitch deck to go up in front of Sequoia Capital for fundraising. Still, the company was able to raise $3.5 M in that Series A round November of that year. For the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, it’s co-founder Garret Camp shared the first slides they created in late 2008. At the beginning, Uber was originally called UberCab, and it has evolved from a simple idea into a major platform that has improved the car service industry. It may look overly simple to some, but the best team slide pitch deck okslides use this tactic a lot. Additionally, the designers used this straightforward statement to set up the rest of the presentation.
Even though this way of presentation is outdated, it’s not wrong. The biography is where a lot of people get it wrong. Many people will write generic bullet points with each person’s achievements.
I would add use of pictures and graphs along with text in the presentation. Pictures catch great deal attention and they communicate well. I would also add presenter’s voice pitch and connecting with audience while presenting. And finally, write down your team members’ names and positions. As a bonus, add some stylish organic shape outline to each picture to make your slide even more unique.
The cover slide is normally overlooked in most articles and advice on creating a pitch deck that gets funded. It is true that most investors are looking at the substance of your idea and its potential. Startup founders need to finish strong with a powerful closing slide that compels angels and VCs to take action and empowers them to do so with your information. Yet, you aren’t going to get that far if your cover slide is poor. Guy’s 10 slides are clearly structured as a pitch presentation format for investors. And potentially attracting a champion in the process.
This is a perfect slide for introducing your management team. With only three main photo graphics, this team slide provides a more personal touch to your presentation. With text space below you can identify their role within the company, highlight their achievements, and provide links to their social media accounts.
However, our study revealed that the founding team’s attitude also ranks very high in terms of what investors are looking for. While advisors should not be on your team slide, Board members are a different story. The difference between board members and advisors is like the difference between a ranking and a forced ranking. Board seats are a limited commodity and require significant time, so they are a forced ranking.
The result is that you and the audience are out of synch. Just note the potential downside and risks of adding too many team members. As well as bring up questions, if any, should leave during fundraising rounds.