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

InfoChachkie

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. One is to support a live presentation in which each slide is annotated verbally.

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Look Out, Investors: Cryptocurrency Values Slide As Warnings Take Off

Xconomy

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen dramatic but volatile price surges during the past year. But this month their billions in estimated market value are eroding , amid widening suspicions against one trading platform, a half-billion-dollar heist from another exchange, and an awakened global regulatory community.

Katalyst Teams With Slide On KatalystHQ Distribution

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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. According to the firms, Slide will be the exclusive distributor of a season of KatalystHQ, which is focused on "life at corporate headquarters of Katalyst Media." Tags: katalyst ashton content slide kutcher media

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It’s A Tablet! It’s A PC! No! It’s The Samsung Sliding Tablet PC 7 Series

Tech Zulu Event

Samsung announced the launch of its first sliding tablet PC with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor platform, currently code-named “Oak Trail,” the PC 7 Series. News Retail & Consumers Science & Technology Video CES CES 2011 Microsoft PC Samsung Samsung 7 series Samsung Sliding PC Tablet tablet Windows 7We first caught a glimpse of this beauty at the Microsoft Keynote the opening night of CES.

Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-Meetup

TechCrunch LA

No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. You’ll have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions.

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See you tonight at the Boulder Micro-Meetup

TechCrunch LA

No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado tonight at 7pm. You’ll have two minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then two minutes of questions.

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Pitch Genius Workshops: Learn What Investors Want

SoCal Tech Calendar

Through a slide-by-slide explanation of an investor pitch deck, learn what turns investors on, what turns them off, and what investors absolutely abhor when founders are pitching them. Saturday, April 14, 2018 -- Pitch Genius Workshops: Learn What Investors Want. The purpose of this workshop is to educate you about investors, fundraising, and how to make a successful pitch. We're going deep into the investors mind to really understand how they analyze startups for investment.

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How to Make the Right Business Decisions

Jason Nazar

See the full presentation & slides below How do we make the right business decisions? There are 4 factors to consider whenever we have opportunity cost. Potential Upside 2.) Likelihood of Success 3.) Effort Involved 4.) Strategic Value.

AnyMeeting Acquired, Say Insiders

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AnyMeeting offers up an online service which lets users run webinars, run online meetings, share screens and slides, and much more. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which operates an online meeting service, has been acquired by another company, according to insiders and investors at the company. CEO Costin Tuculescu said in an email that "We don't have anything to announce at this time."

How To Give A Horrendous Investor Pitch

InfoChachkie

If you are forced to display financial data, ensure that the slides are unintelligible. An effective method to incite Death By PowerPoint is to deploy an extraordinary number of slides. A minimum of 20 to 30 slides per minute is a reasonable rule of thumb.

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Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

Xconomy

Along the way, Khosla has invested in a range of startup companies—including several tackling radiology, cardiology, and mental health (see slide and list at bottom)—that are.

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Maverick Bootcamp

SoCal Tech Calendar

The Bootcamp Will Teach You To: Make a Successful Investor Pitch; Create an Effective Executive Summary; Develop a High-Impact Slide Presentation and more. Friday, October 17, 2008 -- Maverick Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs. See [link] (more

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Aperio Acquisition Completes

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Aperio, a maker of digital pathology and slide digitization systems, and Leica had announced the deal on August 21st. The acquisition of Vista, California-based Aperio by German firm Leica Biosystems has completed, the firms said Thursday. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Aperio was venture backed by HLM Venture Partners, Galen Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners and BlackRock Alternative Advisors. READ MORE>>.

A Full Breakdown of why Google+ gets a C- in User Experience

Tech Zulu Event

I therefore decided to put together a slide deck to explain why the smart talent may be a cause of the problem, some design flaws relating to usability and user experience, as well as a modified focus. The slide deck is titled, “Why Google+ Sucks and What to do about it.”

How To Give A Horrendous Investor Pitch

InfoChachkie

If you are forced to display financial data, ensure that the slides are unintelligible. An effective method to incite Death By PowerPoint is to deploy an extraordinary number of slides. A minimum of 20 to 30 slides per minute is a reasonable rule of thumb.

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Investor Pitch Essentials

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, August 29, 2011 -- Investor Pitch Essentials; 11 Key Slides Every Deck Must Have. Tech Coast Angels. Success or failure often hinges on your ability to clearly communicate your message to investors. Join Barbara and TCA member Ray Chan as we discuss the most important elements of building a winning investment pitch deck. See [link] (more

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Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

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Alelo's software has been widely used by the military to help train troops before deployment, to learn local cultures and behavior; the company's software tools replace less effective slide shows, videos, websites, and live instruction, and uses videogaming engines to create immersive environments.

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24/7 Media Expands Video Formats

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The group--which is run out of Los Angeles, and is made up of the former team of Panache--said it has added a new Social Slide Bar, Action Button, and Click-to-Long Play formats, all designed to help advertisers engage viewers with video advertising. The Social Slide Bar links users to social media sites like Facebook; the Action Button links to retailers like Amazon.com; and the Click-to-Long Play format features links to longer, branded content.

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Deka Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Bring Custom 3D Printed Styles To Bluetooth Headsets

Tech Zulu Event

For $299 you get five Deka Slide Caps, while for $499 you get a Deka Slide Cap with 10 Deka Bluetooth Headsets PLUS One custom design Deka Slide Caps of a design of your choosing. Users select the headset cover they want and simply slide it over the earpiece.

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

Tech.Co

Put it in the slides: At the 2016 event, Liu & Huang overlooked the need to include some of their key findings in their slide deck. When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process.

When in Doubt, Leave it Out (Why Less is More)

Both Sides of the Table

My recommendation is to have an 8-12 slide decks with only the most critical factors of your business. The great thing about the VC pitch deck is that you can have 30 slides. Each slide should be minimalist, more graphics and less text. Too many people have 15-20 slides.

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Broadcom Gets Design Win With TiVo

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BRoadcom said that TiVo is using its Broadcom Bluetooth technology as part of the new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control, the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth. Irvine-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom reported today that its Bluetooth technology is being used by digital video recorder firm TiVo , in its new keyboard remote control.

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Startup's Technology Helps L'Oreal Target Ads Based On Hair Color

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GumGum offers up in-image photo advertising technology, which slides in ads in photographs and images. In a demonstration of the power of targeting in a world of ubiquitous computing power, Santa Monica-based ad startup GumGum is powering a new advertising campaign which is able to target ads based on hair color shown in photos.

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Echo Raises $7.5M to Meet Big Orders for Hybrid Digital Microscope

Xconomy

The product is believed to be the first to combine the features of an upright microscope (for viewing prepared microorganisms in glass slides) and an inverted microscope (for viewing live samples.

Silicon Beach Hackathon Looks To Gather Techies

socalTECH

The hackathon runs over 48 hours, where teams will develop a minimum viable product, produce slides, and pitch their creations to judges.

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What We Must Learn from Asia

Both Sides of the Table

slide 29). 70% of Korean population has Internet speeds > 5mbps (and avg = 15 mbps) – don’t bet that the Koreans won’t innovate on online content (slide 30). Larger online game market ($1 billion) than Japan despite 1/3 population and 1/2 GDP per capital (slide 99). 20% in the US) (slide 30), More than 50% have mobile TV & NFC chipsets (slide 87). Mobile ARPU = a staggering $110 / month for content and commerce alone (slide 88).

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Mobile Internet Apple Facebook

SoCal CTO

The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web.

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Viewsonic Moviebooks entertain, Blackberry Presenter presents

Tech Zulu Event

The Blackberry presenter is a Powerpoint module which hooks up to the Blackberry to make your slides that much more mobile. Image by StrebKR via Flickr.

ScanDigital Ties With Pixily

socalTECH

ScanDigital helps consumers digitize their boxes of photos, slides, movies, and video; Pixily helps convert paper documents into a digital archive, and is aimed at home offices and small businesses. El Segundo-based ScanDigital , the photo scanning and video transfer service headed by Anderson Schoenrock, has partnered with document scanning service Pixily, the firms said today. According to the firms, they will cross promote their services.

Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou

InfoChachkie

If the other party asks you to send them your slides, find out why they need them. If it is to inform others in their organization, set up a subsequent meeting in which you present the slides and lead the discussion. Note: This is Part I in the Startup Advantages series.

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Angel / VC Funding in A Frothy Market

Both Sides of the Table

I think you can get the gist of it from my presentation although some slides don’t quite tell the full story. I had the privilege of keynoting at the Founder Showcase tonight in San Francisco. Adeo asked me to speak about fund raising. I generally don’t like to speak about fund raising in a frothy market. If you’re bullish you seem like a Cramer-esque cheerleader and if you’re bearish you sound like a party pooper. But Adeo asked so I obliged.

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Uber Shuts Down

socalTECH

Uber developed software used to upload, organize, and share content through a free web site; the site also provided photo galleries, slide shows, videos, and blogs. Los Angeles-based Uber, the online social networking web site run by former Friendster CEO Scott Sassa, has shut down. According to the firm's web site, as of September 29, the firm's investors have decided to stop supporting the site, and the company has closed its doors. Uber blamed the crisis in the economy for the shutdown.

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

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There are a million ways to make graphics lighter or resize your file without a huge impact on the quality of the slides?—?after I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link. Here’s Why You Should Just Send the Deck I know you have your document sending tool to send your fund-raising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read and how much time they spend on each page.

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