This will make your life easier and will make it more likely that you get the results you want.
In this one page we have summarised a simple, practical approach you can use to prepare a great investor presentation.
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1. Do not even think of opening PowerPoint yet
2. Summarise your investment story in one line
A good elevator pitch shows that you understand what is important in your business and that you are good at getting to the heart of the matter
3. Explain the problem you are solving
Every business solves a problem. Starbucks, Amazon, Google, Warren Buffett – all started with a problem in mind
4. Explain why people are buying from you
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5. Explain how you make money
How does the money flow through the business where does it come in and where does it go out.
What makes sure there is more coming in, and what will slow it down
6. Demonstrate what you have achieved so far
Ideas are all very well, but what counts is how you will make it work.
Success to date is a good way to test the quality of management
7. Describe the competition and how you are different
A healthy respect for the competition, and an understanding of both direct competitors and substitutes shows that you have your feet on the ground
8. Show you understand what is difficult
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9. Illustrate what your priorities are
Describe what you are doing now
10. Highlight how the money raised will be used
And give us an idea for the sort of return it will give to investors
11. Give a clear realistic vision
Pain a picture of where the business will be in the future
This is one approach you can use. For every business, for every funding situation, the approach will be different.
If these guidelines are not enough for you – or if your situation requires something special, then do not hesitate to get in touch.
We’ve helped countless businesses create great investor stories, great fund raising presentations and great roadshow preparations.Contact us to improve your investor presentation
Benjamin Ball Associates helps clients to pitch better to investors.
Over the last 10+ years the award-winning BBA team has supported hundreds of firms globally to present powerfully. We have developed a robust toolbox of techniques that we use to help our clients become clear, confident communicators.
We’ll help you create a powerful first impression that hooks and engages your audience immediately and we’ll coach you to deliver clearly, confidently and with impact.
Speak to Louise on +44 20 7018 0922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss your upcoming investor presentation.
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