Tip #44: Team Slide

Tip 44: Team slide location. We stress that the quality of the management team is the primary factor determining whether or not we invest, integral to our due diligence process. However, we recommend your “team slide” does not come first in your pitch.

If you put it up front, it’s an “introductory facts” slide – a hello and potted bios. This can be interesting enough, but if it is not integral into your argument of why we should invest it’s a missed opportunity.

Put it in the middle of your deck, to use to “clinch your argument” – “we are the team that can deliver the plan we have presented because we’ve built three similar companies in the last ten years and sold them for $100 million…”