Category Archives: Funny

How To Pitch VC’s In Your Bare Feet

Are you worried about presenting your startup idea to a bunch of straight-faced venture capitalists to get funding?

While an obvious spoof, this video does contain essential points to cover in a pitch (which I learned at BlogHer bet during the session, “The Deck“) including:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Qualify yourself (why are you the best person to move this idea forward)
  • Present the problem
  • Help the VC identify with the problem
  • Use numbers to quantify the problem
  • Flesh out potential solutions
  • Brand your solution
  • Tell them how much you need
  • Get visual and specific
  • Explain what you’ll do with the funding

I’m certainly paying more attention to the startup world now that I’ve been to a few startup focused conferences like TechCrunch Disrupt and BlogHer BET, experienced the startup vibe at SXSW, launched my own startup last week and then won the AppSumo Lean Startup Challenge.… Continue Reading...