Pitch Academy

All companies that pitch to RVC monthly events are required to take and pass the RVC Pitch Academy course. This is a half-day, hands-on workshop where presenters get input on their pitch, their strategy and learn what investors are looking for. The Pitch Academy is open to the public, and required for those who wish to pitch to RVC investors.
Key topics covered include:

  • Focus your 5 minute pitch
  • How to present
  • Effective pitch deck design
  • How to pace your presentation
  • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn’t close doors
  • How to communicate your “deal”
  • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
  • Understanding investor psychology
  • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
  • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
  • What to do to follow-up after the pitch