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Avoid Death By PowerPoint – Create Slides That Don’t Suck


As a venture capitalist, I am asked to provide feedback on a fair number of PowerPoint and Keynote slide decks. 9 Steps To Better Slides. Presentation slides serve two primary purposes. Presentation slides serve two primary purposes. One is to support a live presentation in which each slide is annotated verbally.

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Startup Metrics


The metrics, and how they relate, are captured in his slide: Note the relationship between retention/referral efforts and lifetime value. R : Retention - Do they come back & re-visit over time? R : Referral - Do they like it enough to tell their friends? R : Revenue - Can you monetize any of this behavior?

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Profits Slide at Activision as Competitors Gain Ground

L.A. Business Journal

The Santa Monica-based video game publisher behind popular games such as “Call of Duty” and “Overwatch” saw its profits decline more than 18% from this time last year, reporting a net income of $328 million.

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Katalyst Teams With Slide On KatalystHQ Distribution


Hollywood-based Katalyst Media , the online content production firm headed by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, said Tuesday that the firm has inked a partnership with social media firm Slide to publish the firm's original web series through its widgets. Slide's FunSpace is a Facebook application used to share short-form video content.

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Adding Slides Does Not Enhance Your Investor Pitch

Startup Professionals Musings

A perfect round number is ten slides, with the right content, that can be covered in ten minutes. Here are the ten slides you need: Problem and market need. Hand out copies of the slides before the presentation for note taking, with proper cover sheet, with brochures, product samples, or other marketing material you may have.

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10 Ways To Make Your Funding Pitch More Hard-Hitting

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have ten minutes, that means no more than ten slides. I’ve seen several presentations that never moved past the first slide before running out of time. I outlined what investors expect to see in an old article “ Adding Slides Does Not Enhance Your Investor Pitch. Then match your pace to cover all the material.

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Cash-Strapped Snap Sees Stock Price Slide Following Analyst Report

L.A. Business Journal

The stock price for Snap Inc. hit a new low — falling 6.4 percent to $7 a share – after a report described the Santa Monica social media company as “quickly running out of money.”

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