Part 3: Pitch Deck Mistakes 

Part 3: Pitch Deck Mistakes 
 (a series)

Welcome to Part 3 of the Pitch Deck Mistakes series. In part 1, we cover length of your deck. In part 2, we cover the problem slide. Today you get part 3: how to pitch your solution. There are 3 important things to consider when putting together your “solution” slide(s): ...

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Part 2: Pitch Deck Mistakes

Part 2: Pitch Deck Mistakes (a series)

In Part 1 of the Pitch Deck Mistake series covered length. Spoiler alert: It's important. Read about it here. Today we're diving into Part 2 of this series... so strap in and get ready to talk about your problem slide. Why is the problem slide so important? Your pitch deck's ...

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Tips for Raising Angel Money

Last week we released an article about unprofitable growth. The gist was that raising money to focus on growth – even if that growth isn’t increasing your revenue – might be a good strategy for some startups. But not for everyone. (We explained how you can figure out which strategy ...

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Part 1: Pitch Deck Mistakes 

Part 1: Pitch Deck Mistakes (a series)

Since joining the Hustle Fund team 3 months ago, I’ve looked at hundreds of pitch decks. When I first came on board, this was my thinking: “Pitch decks can’t possibly matter. What’s important is the founder and their brilliant idea.” And if you have deep connections to investors who already ...

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Busting a Big Fundraising Myth

Busting a Big Fundraising Myth

There is a myth in the fundraising world, and today we’re going to bust it. Here’s the myth: Growth is so important to a business (and to investors) that it’s worthwhile to focus on unprofitable growth. Of course, unprofitable growth means that you’re not making any profits. A lot of ...

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Metrics To Know Before your Next  Investor Meeting

Know Your Metrics

Last week I spoke with a startup founder who was looking for investment for his new company. During the call, one thing became painfully clear: this founder didn’t have a basic understanding of his metrics. He didn't know how much traffic he got each month, or at what rate his ...

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The Hustle Stage – Interview with Sydney Thomas of Precursor Ventures

The Hustle Stage – Interview with Sydney Thomas of Precursor Ventures

In the last episode of our summer series, The Hustle Stage, we had the chance to sit down with Sydney Thomas of Precursor Ventures to learn more about her experiences investing at the earliest stages. Prior to her time at Precursor Ventures, Sydney worked in business development and product marketing ...

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