If you want to learn pitching from the best, you should probably start with watching some demo days from the leading accelerators (like YC, Tech Stars or 500 Startups), check out old pitch decks from startups and take a look at what smart people wrote about pitching and pitch decks. Afterwards, at some point, you might want to get into touch with a pitching consultant, if you can afford that. Here is a collection of useful links for these things that I will update continously (whenever I feel like it).
Old Startup Pitch Decks
- Pitchenvy: Quite extensive collection of pitch decks. Wasn’t updated for some time, I think, but now there seems to be several new ones.
- Best Pitch Decks: Links to pitch decks and articles about them.
- RoloDoc: The worst pitch on SharkTank ever, according to Mark Cuban. Sometimes, it is also important to remember what not to do – and that it could always be worse. 😉
Blog Posts on Pitch Decks
- The Only 10 Slides you need in your Pitch, by Guy Kawasaki: Less is more, he says, essentially, and usually that is correct, especially with some of the presentations you see here in Europe.
- Pitchdoctor: The one and only – “intelligent, funny, goodlooking, humble”. The Ryde My Pony pitch he created as an example is always worth a watch.
- Vidar Andersen: He’s not specialized on pitching in particular, but been there, done that as well.