Getting a Venture Capitalist (VC) to take a business investment proposal seriously starts with a world-class presentation, according to business expert Marc Sparks. He has great professional advice in creating VC presentations that succeed. First on the agenda is to make sure nothing unnecessary or confusing is included. Too much flash and not enough function is a common mistake many people make in their investment offerings.
Sparks does not want anyone to misunderstand, each slide, video, or audio element in a presentation to a potential VC investor should be vivid, accurate in every detail, and smooth. All the data must be instantly explainable with any questions from the VCs. Sparks’ professional specialty is in developing such effective and investment-winning VC presentations. He has done so for many clients over the years.
He will not only do the ground work for a company’s initial VC seeking, he also mentors young entrepreneurs to teach them his portfolio of capital raising techniques.
Timber Creek says that Sparks insists that a business is made or quickly fails, based on the availability of funding to build a long enough runway to make the business fly up into the black ink of profitability as quickly as possible. He teaches them the importance of the age old adage: K.I.S.S., which stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid!”
This means the VC presentations pop, but they are very real world and not simply creative writing. VCs see right through a ‘vaporware’ proposal. Sparks also advises on the manner of presenting to VCs.
Marc Sparks says never have just one person present, doing the presentation. There should be several people involved in the initial business present and contributing to the overall presentation. Everyone there should be high-energy, eager, willing, and on-board for all the VC members to get an eye and ear full.
He says he has done his process for over 60 client companies. In this way Sparks says he is the consummate serial entrepreneur. Besides helping others launch their businesses, he has owned several of his own, including an auto insurance agency and multiple restaurants.