Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, by Evan Baehr

By Evan Baehr

HOW DO YOU release THE enterprise OF YOUR DREAMS?

Get sponsored isn’t with reference to startup fundraising. It’s a instruction manual for an individual who has an concept and desires to construct relationships to get it off the ground.

Over the final three years, marketers Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for his or her personal ventures, together with the second one greatest around at the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get sponsored, they exhibit you precisely what they and dozens of others did to elevate money—even the blunders they made—while sharing the secrets and techniques of the world’s top storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They’ll additionally train you ways to take advantage of “the friendship loop”, a step by step approach that may be used to start up and construct relationships with a person, from traders to capability cofounders. And, so much of all, they’ll assist you create a pitch deck, development at the real-life examples of 15 ventures that experience raised over $150 million.

What’s within the book?

• the unique pitch decks and fundraising concepts of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million
• e-mail scripts that might get you a gathering with angel traders, enterprise capitalists, and strength board members
• Pitching workouts built by means of startup expertise beds like Stanford University’s d.school and Techstars
• A breakdown of the ten crucial pitch deck slides, the right way to create them, and what questions you have to solution with each
• an outline of the five major investment assets for startups, the professionals and cons of every, and who the large gamers are
• A crash-course in visible and presentation layout that may make any deck beautiful
• Templates for four tales each entrepreneur may still know the way to tell
• the tale of 1 entrepreneur who confirmed up in Silicon Valley with out community and 6 months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel

Get subsidized will convey you precisely what it takes to get funded and should provide the instruments to make any inspiration a truth.

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A creeping separation had started to set in between my wife and me. We were spending too much time away from each other. Our love was icing over. Our lives were diverging, and I hated the direction in which mine was headed. I knew a lot about raising money. After college, I worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, where I sold mega-companies like Burger King to private equity firms. I had analyzed hundreds, if not thousands, of deals. When I left New York, I cofounded an angel investment group in DC.

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