Category: Compelling Investor Pitches

Your IPO Presentation – How to make your IPO a success

If you are planning to IPO your business, then you’ll be keen to hear how others have used their IPO presentations to make their IPOs successful. We’ve been advising IPOs for 15 years and in that time we have seen the difference between a successful and unsuccessful float. The one…

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Improve your annual investor days

Can you improve your annual investor day?  Yes you can! Most funds and public companies have an annual investor day.  They are regular, important and - for investors and analysts – a chance to see face-to-face how the investment is performing. But these events can also be dull. Ask anyone…

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The psychology behind persuasive investor pitches

Do you pitch to investors? If so, take a moment to answer these three questions: Are you a rational, logical decision-maker?  Are the investors you pitch to rational, logical decision-makers? Do investors decide purely through conscious analysis of information? Surprisingly, the answer to all three questions is a clear ‘NO’.…

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Seven Secrets of the Best Investor Pitch Decks

Are you looking for start-up funding, scale-up funding or new financing for your business? If so, you need to invest in creating the best investor pitch deck your prospective investor has seen. Really effective pitch decks are like great CVs. They won’t get you the job, but they might get…

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Five Key Elements Of A Successful Investor Meeting

Successful investor meetings come in all shapes and sizes.  But underpinning all of them are a few basic truths. Check your own investor meeting against our five essential tests.     1. A successful investor meeting gets a clear story across Your business is complicated and your market is ever…

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Ten Benefits Of A Better Investor Pitch Book

A great investor pitch book is at the heart of successful fundraising.  It should capture the essence of your business or fund and make it easy for the reader to understand you. These days, a great pitch book is not a “nice to have”, it’s a “must have”. A better…

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How well do you answer difficult investor questions?

When an investor questions how you calculated your Private Equity fund's performance, how do you react? If an investor asks how many people left your VC Firm in the last 12 months, what do you say? Investors tell us that, too often, people avoid, second-guess or provide scrambled answers to…

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How do you answer tough investor questions? 10 tips from the experts

What’s the most daunting part of speaking to investors? For many, it’s answering tough investor questions. It’s tricky to prepare for, as you don’t know exactly what they’ll ask. And, different investors approach questioning in different ways. So how do the most successful fundraising teams ensure that tough investor questions…

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Fundraising Presentations: a survive and thrive guide for talking to investors

Fundraising presentations are hard work. You're bombarded with challenging questions from investors, worn out by long days, and struggling to keep on top of your day job at the same time. They’re also difficult to get right. There is a world of difference between knowing your business inside out and…

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Five steps to effective video conferencing

96% of business leaders believe video conferencing improves productivity, according to a recent Polycom survey. The benefits of video conferencing are clear, but there are also challenges and pitfalls to navigate. Ensure that your next virtual meeting runs smoothly and effectively, by following our five steps to effective video conferencing:  …

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What can private equity fund managers learn from Prof. Brian Cox?

Do you look forward to watching TV documentaries about science? For the majority of people, the reply is ‘no’. Put Professor Brian Cox at the centre of a series though, and the answer, for millions, becomes ‘yes’. The pop star of particle physics, Cox is undoubtedly the UK’s favourite -…

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Persuasive Investor Presentations – five techniques from psychology

Investment decision-making is not totally rational. Are you using all the tools at your disposal to create and deliver persuasive investor presentations? Psychology researchers continually prove how incredibly susceptible humans are to unconscious influences. We can use subtle cues, signals and personal biases to nudge even the most experienced investor's decision-making. The impact of these…

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Private equity fundraising | Seven tips for first investor meetings

What do LPs want from private equity funds at first investor meetings? That's the question I put to the panel at SuperInvestor 2015, the annual conference for private equity decision makers. On the panel were Catherine Lewis La Torre, Anna Dayn, Spencer Miller and Marc der Kinderen. Between them, they see hundreds…

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What makes a great private equity pitch?

What is the best private equity pitch you've seen? That’s the question I put to my panel at SuperInvestor, the annual conference for private equity decision makers. I asked four LPs to talk about a great private equity pitch they remember - teams that did something different and grabbed attention. On the panel…

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What are the most common private equity pitching mistakes?

What are the private equity pitching mistakes most commonly made by fund managers? I asked the fundraising panel at the SuperInvestor 2015 conference which private equity pitching mistakes are made by fund managers time and again. On the panel were Catherine Lewis La Torre, Anna Dayn, Spencer Miller and Marc der Kinderen. Between…

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What’s the worst private equity pitch you’ve seen?

How to lose respect and alienate investors I asked the LP panel at SuperInvestor 2015 what the worst private equity pitch they've ever seen was. On the panel were Catherine Lewis La Torre, Anna Dayn, Spencer Miller and Marc der Kinderen. Between them, they review 400 fund pitches every year and they’ve seen…

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The Harry Potter Approach to Presentations

What can we learn from Harry Potter about better presentations? One simple rule:  Like magic, PowerPoint is powerful, and to do good it has to be used properly. Let me explain. Like the magic in Harry Potter, PowerPoint is a powerful tool.  And the ease of using PowerPoint sometimes makes…

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Financial Presentations: Fashions Fail, Drugs Deliver

. . It was the middle of August - that usually quiet time on the markets - when handbag and accessory maker Kate Spade saw its busiest day of trading ever. 52 million shares changed hands. Alas, people couldn’t get out quick enough. Shares plunged 25.4%. Kate Spade & Co…

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Pitching Excellence vs Investing Excellence – Getting the Balance Right – Video

Pitching Excellence.  This new video highlights the investor presentation coaching we do with hedge funds, private equity and asset managers.   Learn more about pitching excellence for your investor pitches.   [button url="/training/pitch-winning-training/" color="green" size="small" width="dynamic"]For help with better pitches[/button]

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Give Yourself Better Investor Meetings

  Do you want better meetings with investors?  While all investors are different and all investor meetings are different, there are a few things you can do to ensure better investor meetings:   1. Practice and Role Play By rehearsing different types of investor meetings and filming them you can understand…

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