Matthew Cooper '05, Cack Wilhelm '06 and Laura Melahn '07 shared their insights on raising capital during a Saturday workshop at the Bay Area Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference. Wilhelm, of venture capital firm Accomplice, and Melahn, of GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), discussed fundraising from the venture capital side, including a discussion of GV's Three-Hour Brand Sprint. Cooper, co-founder of automated loan repayment startup EarnUp, shared his experiences from the startup side.
Key areas to hit in your pitch deck: problem statement, solution/product, go-to-market strategy, tech (where applicable), your business model, the competition, your team and financials (P&L, ARR build, burn, runway, etc.).