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Venture Capital Handbook: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Venture Capital by Laura Gladstone, David Gladstone

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Chapter 2. Summary Presentation

  • Can You Summarize What You Intend to Do?

  • A Good Summary Has Less Than a Thousand Words.

Any venture capital fund with money to invest is under constant assault by entrepreneurs seeking money to back their ideas or their businesses. Virtually hundreds of people and ideas are vying for the opportunity to be reviewed by a venture capital fund. Therefore, it is absolutely imperative that the presentation being made to the venture capital fund be excellent.

The presentation must be of a high quality in order to have a competitive edge over all the other proposals arriving on the venture capitalist's desk. The only response a poorly presented business proposal will receive is a toss into the trashcan. The most crucial part ...

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