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Pitching to VC’s – Canaan Entrepreneur Pitchbook


While a lot has been written about on how to pitch to VCs and the resultant checklists of things entrepreneurs should keep in mind while pitching to venture investors. I came across this wonderful presentation by Canaan partners – “Canaan Entrepreneur Pitch book” a cool document which they have created to help entrepreneurs in general in crafting the perfect pitch while pitching to Canaan. The lessons of course can be used to pitch to other VCs and investors in general :)

The pitch book stands out in the very simplistic way they have communicated on what investors expect from entrepreneurs when it comes to crafting that perfect pitch and making a BIG impression.

The pitch covers 7 critical aspects which are must in any pitch and a lot more…

» Intro: Define the company, business, service or product in a single sentence.
» Team: Identify a core group of talent that can execute on the next set of milestones.
» Opportunity: Establish the need for your company’s solution and the size of the market.
» Solution: Demonstrate how you will solve the problem and validate your differentiation.
» Competition: Identify your competitors, validate your differentiator.
» Business Model: Explain how you will generate revenue, show us what you’ve accomplished to date, and
make future forecasts.
» The Ask: Ask for the order and outline what you need from us to make your business a success.

For more info click on the link, definitely a worthwhile read for entrepreneurs looking to pitch to investors…

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Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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