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How to think about your competitor slide for your pitch deck

There's no such thing as a startup without competitors, but you need to know how to talk about them, including how you plan to exist alongside the competition.

How to think about your business model as part of a VC pitch

A startup's business model slide needs to paint a picture that shows where the business is now and how it can grow over time.

What’s the difference between the solution and product slides in a startup’s pitch deck?

Let's get into the nitty-gritty about the difference between these two slides and how to wrap a compelling narrative around them.

Hook your investors with the perfect summary slide

We'll look at great examples of summary slides from the TechCrunch Pitch Deck Teardown series and detail what needs to go on the slide.

How to create a due diligence road map for Series B investors

By keeping the information you provide tightly coupled with the initial story that captured investor interest, you create momentum within the partnership.

Getting serious about Series B: 3 documents that will help founders control the narrative

Founders should think of three primary documents as their holy trinity: the deck, the strategy memo and the forecast model to capture attention and ensure info is transmitted clearly.

Build a solid deck for your quarterly board meetings

As a founder, there’s no shortage of items on your to-do list, but reporting to the board is one area every startup leader needs to prioritize.