David Rose is a guru of lots of things related to early stage investing. His book The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Start-ups is day one recommended reading for new Members of Lagniappe Angels and the Gust Series Seed open source document set is generally where we start our term sheet discussions if we are leading a deal, however his best advice, might be his advice to entrepreneurs on pitching.
Check out David’s TED talk “Entitled How to Pitch a VC:”
Also, remember the other two elements of a great ‘pitch.’
- Building a company that investors can’t ignore
- Find a warm intro to a group that understands what you do.
A great pitch is just one piece of the puzzle. It is an introduction. Make it clear. Make it concise. Make it the starting point for the dialogue you want to have.