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Y Combinator’s Advice on How to Design a Better Pitch Deck

You may only get 10 minutes to present your pitch, and many investors will make up their minds about your company in as little as 30 seconds. (Kellogg Insight)

That’s why crafting the right pitch deck is so crucial, and it’s why I wanted to share some advice from Kevin Hale, a partner at Y Combinator, a startup accelerator that has helped launch more than 3,000 companies, including Airbnb, DoorDash, Dropbox, and Stripe.

Here are some highlights:

🔷 Your pitch should be legible, simple, and obvious.

🔷 Less is more—too many slides are distracting and forgettable.

🔷 Each slide should be understood at a glance. If a stranger needs to read it twice to understand it, start over.

🔷 Avoid using too much text, excessive branding, or subtle humor.

🔷 Remember that investors don’t invest in slides—they invest in your team. So make sure you’re telling a good story and highlighting the right points. The slides are an aid, not the main event.

For more details, swipe through the file below. 👇

What’s the best pitch deck recommendation you have received? Please share in the comments. 🗯️

Y Combinator’s Advice on How to Design a Better Pitch Deck
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