I've spent 12 long years ideating and creating new Business ideas and then pitching them for funding.
It's not an easy task, and often the process becomes a stumbling block for deserving entrepreneurs.
The 'Template for Funding' and the 'Sample Pitch' detailed in this ppt is meant for new, fresh entrepreneurs who could use these slides to create pitches for their own business; and use them for presentations to potential investors and to just understand their own business better!
Alok this is a shot in Arm ! I'm using your template to further tweak and optimize my existing business pitch. Thanks a Ton !
Though I have pitched my presentation out here at Rodinhood, I'm highly grateful for enlightening me on how to get it done. though no success, but its never easy to be successful.
I'm grateful for the knowledge I have gained over the time. I thank you for your personal meets too.
Soon or Late I will be there, I'm swimming may be slower than the others, but its always best to compete with yourself than the others. I don't know why I'm writing these lines, said by everyone, may be just to pull myself up and say hey, its time to let the show begin.
Thank You Alok. Had you not connected me on Linkedin, may I wouldn't have ever been able to reach to the place where I stand today.
This is lovely!!
This is great help and they way this is explained is excellent. !!!
Request if you could share a template on financial modeling too, I know this has to be different for different businesses.. but still if you could share your thoughts on this.. shall be of great help.
Thanks for the wonderful sample deck Alok. Though, on slide 40, the salaries of founders in the sample template are priced at $5000/ month/ person and those of employees at $2000/month/person. How realistic are these figures? In an actual presentation would any VC object to founders taking that kind of salary?
No, not at all, depending on experience, maturity and life stage of the entrepreneur.
If two 38 year old's are quitting Microsoft to start a new venture and needed AT LEAST 2 lacs to clear EMIs etc, no VC would object. And if VCs object, then I would suggest go to better ones or DO NOT do the venture.
Its the venture thats not getting funded - not some silly salary...!
Thanks Alok for the great ppt.
Saw it at the last moment, and am using it to present at BizSpark India Startup [Mumbai Challenger] Presentation, our company Intellibuzz is shortlisted as Regional Finalist. [ExpenseBuzz.com]
In fact I asked our finance head to benchmark our sanity based on the financial model you have given, she has even created one section comparing Alok with Intellibuzz, thats how apt and useful it is. If you'd be so kind to give your quick approval if all is ok. [let me know your email id where I can share my google sheet with you]
Thanks again for your generosity and time.
:-))) thank u!
you just reduced 1.5 hrs lecture (on how to write a business plant) to a 2 minute slide. Great job :D