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

socalTECH

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.

Pitch Genius Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Through a slide-by-slide explanation of the investor deck, you will learn what turns investors on, what turns them off, and what investors absolutely abhor when founders are pitching them. Saturday, August 11, 2018 -- Pitch Genius Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to educate idea-to-early stage startups about investors, fundraising, and how to make a successful pitch. We're going deep into the investors' mind to understand how they analyze startups for investment.

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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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Tinder Acquires Snapchat-Like App Wheel

L.A. Business Journal

Tinder announced on Thursday that it had acquired Wheel, a video-and-picture slide show app developer, for an undisclosed amount

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What Should You Send a VC Before Your Meeting?

Both Sides of the Table

If you have another 15–20 super detailed slides they should either be in an appendix after you get through the main presentation or in a separate deck that you may or may not get out. If the investor spends all of his or her time staring at slides you’ve lost.

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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.

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 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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Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

There's more detail about this class and its performance in a set of slides put together by Heinz Kabutz (starting about half-way through the set of slides): "Phaser and StampedLock Presentation". The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress.

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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.

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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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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AnyMeeting Acquired, Say Insiders

socalTECH

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."

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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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.”

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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VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo

InfoChachkie

Fool A Fool – I sold surgical robots from PowerPoint slides in the early 1990’s, before the robots existed. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. It happens during nearly every fundraising pitch meeting. The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo.

How to Improve Your Odds of Getting to Yes with a VC — “Land and Expand”

Both Sides of the Table

If the questions aren’t organically flowing you have “pocket slides” after the main deck you can pull out to share more information or analysis. If you’ve read any of my ongoing series on fund raising from venture capitalist (episode 1?— ?controlling

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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Aperio Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

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>>.

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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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.

Touchscreens and Towlettes – 10 Ways to Distribute Moist Towelettes

Eric Greenspan

We tap, tap, slide all day, everyday. I’m a big fan of clean fingers. As I type this I can see my fingerprints forming on my iPhone screen. It makes me nuts. The line to the bathroom at the car wash is too long to deal with, or I’d go wash my hands. I wish I had a moist towelette in my pocket, but I don’t. The age of the touchscreen is upon us. Almost every device today does or can offer this functionality.

Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

socalTECH

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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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.

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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24/7 Media Expands Video Formats

socalTECH

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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Startup Metrics

SoCal CTO

These are captured fairly well by his slide: The beauty of what he's defined is the relationship between retention and referral efforts and lifetime value. A post by Fred Wilson pointed me to Dave McClure's Startup Metrics presentation.

11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board

Both Sides of the Table

Management teams whisk through slides trying to get through a presentation to share how great things are going and they are eager to get through the meeting so they can get back to their real jobs. Many board meetings are bored meetings.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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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