Welcome to the first in an occasional series, Funding Fridays, where we bring you videos and links to best practices on raising startup funding.
This week we're talking about the Executive Summary. A good one can really help you get past those initial filters and serve as a tool to facilitate great conversations with mentors and even potential investors. A bad one can get you disqualified in seconds.
Having reviewed more than a thousand of these, I have found some standard rules that help tremendously. Below are links to my lecture on this, including Good and Bad examples of how to do most sections (thanks to Bob Hyers for that suggestion years ago!).
- Part I: Introduction, company, need, solution
- Part II: Market
- Part III: Competition, business model
- Part IV: Financials, exit, impact
- Part V: People, deliverables
Or you can view part I right here!