Value for Entrepreneurs
Our comprehensive Pitch Coaching approach addresses preparation, development, and delivery of an angel investor pitch. We want entrepreneurs to be in the best possible position to generate interest and investment from angel investors.
As part of the preparation stage, we start by learning more about the startups and what they are seeking to accomplish. Then we move into discussing the expectations of both the entrepreneurs and angel investors on various topics such as the pre-money valuation, dollar exit amount and exit timeline. These and other points are all part of the context of where a startup fits into the types of businesses different angel investors may or may not fund.
This stage continues as we review with startups why they are raising funding, their funding need, current cash runway, strategy to reach the complete funding round, timeline to close the fundraising round, the overall time commitment needed by them to raise angel capital and more.
As part of the development and delivery stage, we provide best practices for entrepreneurs to put their best foot forward to generate interest and investment from angel investors to ultimately close funding rounds. This includes steps such as reviewing and providing feedback on their pitch deck, executive summary, venture profile, business plan, financials, and other documents that will be needed in angel investors’ due diligence process following the pitch.
We provide opportunities for startups to put their pitch and ability to field angel questions to the test. A critical part of the pitch process is the delivery and messaging of the pitch and how entrepreneurs respond to questions from angel investors. We provide feedback, so entrepreneurs can make critical improvements on both the pitch and responding to angel questions, so they don’t lose angel investors’ interest and investment with a poor performance in one or both areas.
Our approach also prepares entrepreneurs for angel investors next steps such as added presentations, meetings, and due diligence. This is a solid foundation as entrepreneurs will be addressing term sheets and ultimately close the angel funding round.