Like executive search, pitching VCs has an air of mystery and gamesmanship about it. The model probably wastes a lot of time on both sides of the table. In the spirit of openness, David Peterson at Airtable is building an archive of successful pitch decks, from angel through Series D.Share yours and when you get funding and it's time to scale, give us a call. Leaders of venture-backed technology companies are Calibre One's primary clients.
There may be more advice written about the "pitch deck" than anything else in startup land. Should the team page be first? Or should you just dive in to the traction slide? Should you do a demo? Should you include financials? I think the best way to learn is to look at the deck of a company you know and love, and see how they sold themselves. What was the vision for Uber back when it was Uber Cab? How about Coinbase before cryptocurrency took off?