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A ready to use Template for pitching your Business for Funding!

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!

[Ps – if you are accessing this via mobile, click on linkedin logo (IN) & read it via the slideshare site. The experience is better :-)]

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First Published on: Mar 29, 2012


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  1. Profile photo of Nameet Potnis

    Alok, This is fantastic! Thank you. Wanted to add a few points, will do that in a bit. 🙂

  2. Profile photo of Manan Mehta

    Hi Alok. thank you for this effort. I think this will help people at least get the basics in place. really appreciate this contribution.


    Manan Mehta


  3. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Sure. Add them here and mail me also so that I can add these points as a later update

  4. Profile photo of Dr.Sourabh R.Welling

    Thanks for the template & for your benevolence to offer it free over here.This will help make the pitch more concise. I have already made changes in my presentation based on the suggestions made here.

    With warm regards,

    Dr.Sourabh Welling

  5. Profile photo of Mitesh Muley

    Alok this is going to be useful. Thanks a lot.

  6. Profile photo of Srinivaas M

    Nice Presentation. Very helpful !! Only Alok could give it away free! Thanks a lot!

  7. Profile photo of Pradeep Arora

    Thank you so much for this, many more like me needed something of this sort..

  8. Profile photo of Hemant Naidu

    Awesomest work Alok..Its very very helpful to entrepreneurs .You solved one of my problem :)..

  9. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    important discussion:

  10. Profile photo of Ranjan Bhattacharyya

    Very nice Alok !!  Thanks for sharing this !!

  11. Profile photo of Ankit Mehta

    I did managed to get my presentation within 9 slides (less the better) … I am still preparing an excel sheet with all the financials…if you could please have a look at the presentation and help me squeeze some money out of your pocket 🙂

  12. Profile photo of Mudit Kalra

    Just too good.. Thank you 🙂

  13. Profile photo of Pratik Shah

    The Angry Bird example in the slide 29 seemingly contradicts the premise?

    Thanks for sharing this… Much appreciated.

  14. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Could not understand what was your point? Can you elaborate?

  15. Profile photo of Pratik Shah


    The premise is that – ‘if a game is successful online, there’s a good chance that it would succeed on smartphones’. We would expect, that an example for this premise would be something that was successful on both the platforms.

    But when you quote the Angry Bird example, you mention that it’s loosely based on a successful online game “Crush the Castle” – but add that one may not have heard of it (this kinda contradicts the ‘popular’ tag. It would have been better IMHO to quote an example where both the online version & the mobile app versions are more or less equally known / popular.

    Makes sense?

  16. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Crush the Castle is one the BIGGEST block buster games online. search for it online. Even the Angry Birds CEO mentions it one of his interviews 🙂

  17. Profile photo of Pratik Shah

    yes, it may be. But Angry Birds is many orders of magnitude more popular and well known and generally more successful that far eclipses Crush the Castle. Also being ‘loosely coupled’ weakens the argument. An example where the game is more ‘ported’ from web to mobile and is more proportionately successful in both the platforms might reinforce the point better. Something like Bejeweled or Paper Throw (might need more research to zero-in on the best example).

  18. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Prateek – thats the whole point!

    online games DONT get that well known because of the volume and audience fragmentation! I mean you are struggling to name a game beyond Beleweled!

    If I ask you to name mobile game apps, I am sure you can name at least 10 just now.

    Parking Frenzy – a game we made that became #1 in the world was an online game that we owned since 2009 and is STILL the 9th game in Parking on our site! It does not even feature on ur top 25!

    So, the opportunity.

    In fact, the game curry business hypothesis is proven by the success of Parking Frenzy!

  19. Profile photo of Akancha Srivastava

    Its not about whether this is the ideal format or not. Its about willingness to share the knowledge/expertise one has so that others can get some guidance/ starting point. And thats why you are awesome! 

  20. Profile photo of Pratik Shah

    Yes, ofcourse… i totally agree with the business hypothesis. My point was specific only to the Angry Birds example.

    However, looking back at the slide, i realize that the example quoted was for both the points (higher revenue potential & likelihood of online games becoming successful as app games) & not only for the immediately preceding point. So in that context it does make a lot more sense…

    Thanks for the discussion – helped me understand it better!

    Have a great day ahead…

  21. Profile photo of Dipak Rautela

    Alok this is a shot in Arm ! I’m using your template to further tweak and optimize my existing business pitch. Thanks a Ton !

  22. Profile photo of John Nagarkar

    Just curious to know if Alok Rodinhood ever got a reply from Pete to his last two lines in the discussion above…

    Well put Rodinhood 🙂

  23. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Nope. Never came back. 

  24. Profile photo of Karan Pandhi

    Hi Alok,

    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.

  25. Profile photo of Manish Singh Bisht

    This is lovely!!

  26. Profile photo of Harish Kumar Singla

    Dear Alok

    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.


    Thank you..

  27. Profile photo of Swapnil Talekar

    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?

  28. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    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…!

  29. Profile photo of Pranay Sanghavi

    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. []

    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.

  30. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    :-))) thank u!

  31. Profile photo of Aparna

    you just reduced 1.5 hrs lecture (on how to write a business plant) to a 2 minute slide. Great job 😀

  32. Profile photo of Manan Shah

    helpful and very useful …

  33. Profile photo of Gagan Gupta

    Thanks for sharing this awesome slide template. Love your stuffs @alok…

  34. Profile photo of ashok jindal

    Nice work Alok.. Very helpful..

  35. Profile photo of Anish Das

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a billion Alok! 

  36. Profile photo of Abey John

    Alok, thanks for putting up this template.  Saved me hours of scratching my balls and wondering how to structure a pitch.  And without getting too mushy about what you’ve done for us here at rodinhoods: I am grateful.  

  37. Profile photo of Apaksh Gupta

    Alok, would be too much to ask for your time but I have made quite a decent pitch (how I think of it) for our startup. If time allows you, I will love to know what you think about it. I do feel that there is a 20% difference between how you would pitch and how I have modelled it. Your insights can definitely change the trajectory of things for me before I send it out to multiple investors. Thanks in advance 🙂

  38. Profile photo of asha chaudhry

    hi apaksh,

    pls feel free to post it in our funding pitches section. along with alok, others will share their feedback as well!

  39. Profile photo of Apaksh Gupta

    Sure! That sounds like a plan! 🙂

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