Note on The Venture Presentation: How to Successfully Position Your Startup with Investors & Strategic Partners

by: James D. Price

Publication Date: July 1, 2009
Length: 12 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-832

Core Disciplines: Communications, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Leadership/Organizational Behavior, Marketing/Sales

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As an entrepreneur or start-up CEO, once you get your foot in the door with a prospective investor or investor group, the purpose of the investor presentation is to provide talking points for your first formal, face-to-face meeting. This note clarifies the audience and purpose of the venture presentation, and provides an annotated topical outline to facilitate developing an excellent, focused one for any early-stage or growth business.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Identify the purpose and audience for the venture presentation.
  • Develop a strong venture presentation.
  • Critically listen to other companies’ venture presentations.