by Nate Bek on January 3, 2023 at 7:38 am Venture capitalists are in the business of bets, writing checks to the people and ideas they believe are going to impact the world. As part of an annual GeekWire tradition, we asked six investors to come up with predictions for 2023. Of course, the startup […]
Investors are spending 24% less time looking at pitch decks in 2022, compared to 2021. On average, you have just under three minutes to convince them to take a meeting with you. In fact, for decks that fail to raise funding, investors give up in just 2 minutes and 13 seconds. That’s not a lot of time to make a first impression, so you’ve got to make it count.
Founders spin a vision to attract investment dollars, then race to turn that vision into reality.
But what if the tide goes out faster than you expected? That’s happening right now for a lot of startups because of the capital markets. Inflation is up, valuations are down and the VCs are about to see you’re behind.