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The Art of the Pitch

There are a lot of different formats and presentations about how to create a pitch for investors. I’ve included my favourites about the structure and template – the resources include Viagra, Sequencing, Hacks and the Art of it all. These are great resources about the structure of your presentation and about what to do (or not to do) in your presentation.

“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

For me one of the best ways to learn is to see real world examples and to rip, mix and burn these into my one words and formats. And we are trying to gather a list of great sample pitches. I’ve included, Zapmeals, and an awesome angel pitch from Ali Asaria at But we’re looking for additional examples of great pitch decks to help entrepreneurs see what has worked for others.

The Art, Hacks and Dysfunctional Love of the Pitch

Sample Pitch Decks

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  1. The Guy 10-20-30 rule is great. It’s provides a great structure for a presentation. @jevon:twitter and I were talking about pitch decks, and they are mostly for shaping how you think about the presentation. You should be able to give the pitch without the deck. Now there’s a trick. And trim the pitch to fit in the given time frame.

    To paraphrase Shrek “Pitches are like onions, they have layers”

  2. Hey,

    Does anybody could explain how calculated the Exit ?

  3. Ok. i got it. But why they selected so strange companies for benchmark ?
    How , DealerTrack and Synchronoss Technologies are related to ?

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  • Quora June 17, 2011

    Startups: How to Storyboard your Pitch Deck in 12 Steps…

    While working with AngelList and some great accelerators in the past year, I’ve seen hundreds of pitch decks and been pitched to many times. A weak pitch is boring and awkward. A great story is electrifying. Here’s how to build a great story into a p…