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17. The Take-Home Deck

Should you have multiple versions of your pitch deck? Maybe…
Haje Jan Kamps1 
Oakland, CA, USA

You don’t necessarily even need a deck to deliver a great pitch. I co-founded my company LifeFolder with Colin Liotta. The company made a conversational interface (“chatbot”) company that was all about guiding people through their first conversation about death. At the beginning of a pitch, I’d ask the investors, “I have a pitch deck, but we’re about to spend an hour talking about death. Do you want to see the deck, or would you like to have a conversation?” Of course, that opening gambit was part of the pitch. With one exception, investors ...

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