2 responses to “Pitching a VC: Turn the VC into your straight-man”

  1. Barney Austen

    Hi. Great post – thanks. This is very useful. If you are having to pitch under time constraint say 2 mins, is all of this still possible? Assuming that q+a can go on for a long time.

  2. dpilling

    Thanks Barney. For that you need an elevator pitch; no way to cram all the elements of a full pitch into an elevator pitch. The key elements for an elevator pitch are the problem and the solution. I suggest something like the following.

    “We solve a $[insert $ amount] problem in the [industry] by delivering [your solution].”

    Hope this helps. Good luck!