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Founded by Rich Bendis


When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.

This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for the many high-level conversations I've enjoyed on the subject with young entrepreneurs, rarely do we delve into the kinds of DIY steps they can take to legitimately improve their chances of actually landing an investment.

I want to spend some time doing just that on a subject worthy of much more discussion than it generally receives: the pitch deck.