Perfecting your pitch deck and following best practices doesn't guarantee you'll receive a term sheet. How and when you present the details of your pitch matters. Sanchali Pal shares how repeatedly hearing "no" from VCs helped her strengthen her pitch, tighten her focus, and successfully raise from the most appropriate investors.
Research indicates that in recent years, less than one percent of startups raised venture capital. In a series of short focused interviews with Shikhar Ghosh, entrepreneurs and investors share relevant experience-based tips about what VCs need to see to offer a term sheet. Investors offer takeaways about how they weigh a startup’s business model, team composition, clarity of thought, and attitude towards risk that can help entrepreneurs understand what VCs need to see in order to invest. Founders who have raised funding share their insights on timing, iterating your pitch, learning from no, selecting appropriate VCs.
In this short, focused interview with Shikhar Ghosh, Nick Grouf identifies the qualities and competencies that signal future success for many investors. He offers insightful takeaways about the importance of your business model, team composition, clarity of thought, and attitude towards risk that can help entrepreneurs understand what VCs want.