5 Must Links to Check Before You Make Your Pitch Deck

Making a pitch deck? Don’t know where to even begin? Here are 5 links that provide a number of resources that can help you. Providing examples from successful pitch decks, recommendations on what to use, and even ready to use templates, these are 5 must check links to help make a great pick deck.

The headline says, “Inspiration From Successful Investor Decks,” and that’s exactly what it is. This site is really user-friendly and easy to navigate. The main page shows templates for each deck, organized on a grid, and you can simply click whichever one you’d like to view. Some of the successful decks include Snapchat, MOZ, Buzzfeed, Foursquare, Airbnb, and many more brands that we are familiar with. The main page has a search button so you can find decks specifically. There are two things that I really like about this site. First, I like how incredibly user-friendly it is. It is very easy to understand and navigate through to view pitch decks. The main page even shows a select few thumbnails that you can click on and if you want to see more you can click the View More button. Secondly, I like how this site consists of brands that we are familiar with. This gives us an idea on how successful these pitch decks have been with investors, because they got funding and are now so successful that we recognize the brands. This site is free to click around and view all of the pitch deck examples.

Slidebean is a useful tool that can help you form a great looking pitch deck. They offer regular presentation templates or pitch deck templates for you to choose from. There’s a variety of different templates that you can customize for your own startup. There are a couple things about this site that I really like. It is also user-friendly interface so you can create a beautiful, compelling pitch deck even if you have no experience with creating presentations. The other thing that is really cool is that there are two pitch deck templates that are inspired by Dave McClure, Founder of 500 Startups, and Guy Kawasaki, Author of “The Art of the Pitch.” These two guys know what it takes to have a good pitch deck and you get to reap the benefits of their experience. You have to sign in to start creating your presentations. While using the free account, you can complete one presentation and choose one template from Slidebean’s gallery.

Investor Pitches
Investor pitches is another great website that shows winning pitches. This website has investor pitches that have been successful in the past. The headline says it’s “about the art of persuasion” and that’s just what these pitch deck examples display. My favorite thing about this website is that they have chosen selection of presentations that all differ in some way. Startups come in all different kinds and not all pitch decks should look alike. This selection of examples shows how different startups can be portrayed in their own way, demonstrating the uniqueness of each business. I really liked Piccsy’s pitch deck layout and presentation.

This community has an active forum, but this particular page gives a template for pitching your startup for potential investors. What I like about this site is that the presentation template is right there for you to view right away. You can click through the presentation at your own pace and get an idea of what your pitch deck would be formatted to look like. Also, downloading the template is free!

Sequoia Capital Pitch Deck Template

This Sequoia Capital pitch deck template is another great example of an appealing and effective pitch deck presentation. You can sort through the slides at your own pace, so that you may fully understand the purpose of each slide. The good thing about this template is that is is short and sweet, which is how pitch decks should be. Most of the explaining should be done by you, not your presentation. So the simplicity of this template is actually idea. The simplicity also helps in understanding the requirements for each slide. For example, one slide simply says, “List competitors / List competitors advantages.” This helps make it easy for you to know what to put into your pitch deck. No extremely complicated and confusing presentations, just a simple and effective pitch.

Now that you’re more familiar with these links, take what you’ve learned and use these tools to make the next successful pitch deck!

You can also check this article on 10 slides that should be included in a great pitch deck to make a good compelling pitch for your startup or simply check this video.

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Rachna Ghiya

Rachna Ghiya is the founder of CrispTalks & believe that every story is worth telling. She likes reading, watching romcoms, testing & trying new tools and traveling to new places. Connect with her on LinkedIn: