Appropriate funding at the right time is critical for scaling modern businesses. Everyone knows that raising capital requires persistence and undivided attention. For a startup founder like you, time is the most scarce resource. Any diversions, including constructing the capital raise materials could derail the momentum of your startup. Hiring a startup focused consultant is perhaps a better choice for emerging somewhat unscathed through the grind of startup funding process.
Tell a story that investors can relate to. Pitch decks that follow a common, template-like approach are more likely to be ignored.
Be optimistic, but don’t exaggerate. Most of the experienced investors have knowledge of market, comps, and business models.
Communicate the benefits to investors. Economic feasibility of a proposal plan is generally non-negotiable for seasoned investors.
Business plan and financial model that projects your revenues, profits, and cash flows over 18-36 month period.
Communicating why the right team is behind the startup. Demonstrate a good mix of experience and founder roles.
Graphic design could be an important differentiator in the sea of pitch decks. Don’t overkill though! You are not entering a graphic design competition.
AlphaValley Advisors offer end-to-end consulting on development of investor facing materials such as pitch book, business plan, executive summary, and teaser.
VC and PE firms receive hundreds of decks in a year. Great storytelling is what separates top startups from mediocre. At AlphaValley, we place a lot of emphasis on storytelling and ensure that the startup founder’s vision and customer problems/solutions are narrated persuasively.
A vital evaluation criterion of Venture capitalists is the founding team’s knowledge of customer’s fundamental problems, demeanour the market, business models, and value chain. We dig deep to uncover critical insights about the business and environment.
Our team has proven experience in conducting strategic/business research for stakeholders at Fortune 100 and investment/asset management firms.
We construct comprehensive business plans that are backed by reliable information obtained from research and tested against different scenarios. We provide the business plan or financial model in a spreadsheet and a summary of the plan is included in the deck.
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In this phase our team immerses to understand your business objectives, vision and unique aspects. The immersion stage involves calls and discussions with the founding team. We ensure that we acquire deep understanding about your business and vision before proceeding with the analysis of external factors.
This phase involves in-depth research about the internal and external factors that impact your business. We conduct in-depth research about competitors, industry and value chain. The insights from research help identify white space. Subsequently, we refine the business model canvas that depicts the foundation of a robust business plan.
Drafting the plan begins with financial modeling, forecasting, and projections. Growth potential and financial viability are critical evaluation factors for investors and lenders. This sets the tone for a venture’s roadmap to achieve its vision and it must be reflected concisely in the business plan.
The last stage is to critically review our own work. We scrutinize the plan to ensure that the structure, content and language are in order. It is also important to highlight the risk factors and key assumptions. This is to make investors recognize the team’s meticulous approach and objectiveness in preparing the business plan.
Macro to micro view approach (TAM, SAM, SOM metrics) for forecasting the startup business.
An inside-out view that extrapolates internal assumptions to form a macro view.
Professionally designed pitch decks and business presentations.
Our pitch-decks are custom-built and the number of slides depends on the story that needs to be told to the investors. We ensure the pitch deck narrates the whole story but is short and crisp as VCs are time-starved.
There are innumerable factors that determine the numbers of slides of pitch deck such as your startup’s business & industry, current growth stage, investor, and many more.
Typically, a pitch deck should communicate the startup’s story in 15 to 18 slides or less.
Typically, creating a custom pitch deck from scratch takes 6 to 8 weeks. If you want us to only edit your existing pitch deck, then it can take less than 1 week.
We can accurately tell you the time it will take us to create a pitch deck for your startup once we know the current status of your pitch deck and the work required to make it investor-ready.
Your startup idea and business information is highly valuable and we ensure all your data is handled very carefully so that it doesn’t fall in the wrong hands, misused, damaged or lost.
We start this by entering into a Non-Disclosure Agreement with you at the beginning of every project. All your data is then saved securely in our cloud storage and access is provided only to those members of staff that work on the project.
Further, all our marketing material has redacted information that is shared only after we have your consent.
Yes, we can help you identify and connect with investors that are best-fit for your startup.
Please contact us to know more about how we can help you.
We do not have a standard price (off-the-shelf) as we offer custom-built pitch decks only. Each of the pitch decks we create for our clients is unique, just like your startup. Our pricing is based on your requirement and not the number of slides.
Our payment terms are milestone-based to ensure you pay only after you are satisfied with our work.
Contact us for a quotation/proposal for creating your pitch deck.
Custom-built pitch decks: We only offer customised pitch deck services as we believe each startup is unique and a one-size fits all solution will not effectively narrate your startup idea, its potential and needs. We do not use a standardised slide template and just copy-paste the information you provide. Each of our pitch decks is tailor-made for the client.
Collaborative Process: Our customised pitch deck building methodology includes collaborating with you to understand your venture, supplement it with our own research, and get feedback from expert and you on the pitch deck draft. You can learn more about our process here
Experienced team: We are first and foremost a team of financial analysts and strategy consultants, who also happen to be a startup focusing on startup community. We have extensive consulting experience built over years of advising micro, small and large companies build and grow their business.
In an ideal world – you should be making the pitch deck yourself!
However, in the real-world – time is the most scarce resource for startup founders like you and any diversions such as making the pitch deck yourself could derail the momentum of your startup. Like in building a successful startup, there are no shortcuts to constructing your pitch deck. Using an online pitch deck template will only solve your design problem, but not your core need – effectively communicating your idea and its potential. So, hiring a startup focused consultant, like us, is perhaps a better choice for emerging somewhat unscathed through the grinding process of making a pitch deck for your startup.
Yes, we can definitely help you improve your existing pitch deck to make it investor-ready. We offer a FREE AUDIT so send across your current pitch deck to us now. Then, one of our pitch deck consultants will go through your pitch deck and suggest a comprehensive list of improvements required in your pitch deck. This is completely free with no strings attached.
In case you want us to re-draft your pitch deck, call us to know more about how we can help.