At the next networking event my CO and I will be presenting our Pitch deck. From those who have spoken in front of investors, what advice can you offer? Any 'curve balls' we should expect?
Just know what you are talking about, don't do a talk or body language that shows otherwise like looking at the pitch so much or give a false fact that they can doubt, in fact nobody can validate nothing in a 30 min or so and as you will know you will be facing with due diligence team after the pitch.
As much logical as the process seems to be, it is not, their logic is going to be satisfied with their wet teams and consultants, it's all about the feeling of that you and your team can do what you are saying and there is a good ROI to it and the way to get to that feeling is via your BP,Q&A and your team.
Know your numbers and try to show them why do you think you can have a great ROI for them, many of the investors don't gave a damn if you are changing the world or there is a mission to it, as much concrete money-wise you can get is better, that is the question.
Remember they are pitched right and left so make them remember you by a gesture, something that nobody does, a catchy phrase or something, try to make them laugh can be a good start.
Wish you good luck.
get to the Q&A as quickly as you can, and then answer the questions as concisely as you can. But be sure your deck at least addresses every issue, or the Q&A will dwell on the one point you left out.
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Good luck buddy!