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How to write a top 1% cold email to VCs

Everything you need to know about cold emailing a VC investor. Follow this step by step, and you are guaranteed to write a top 1% cold email to VCs. Includes checklist and examples.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | January 15, 2022
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Don't forget to whitelist OpenVC!

As a VC, you need to whitelist OpenVC to receive deal flow via email. Here's how to do it - on Gmail, on Outlook, on mobile, on laptop.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 30, 2021
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Introducing OpenVC - A better way for VCs to be found

2,000+ VC firms worldwide. Searchable by investment thesis. Radically free and open.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 1, 2021
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Introducing OpenDeck - 1,200+ startup slides sorted by category

Over the past 7 years, I have been many times in a position to (help) build pitch decks for early-stage startups. Because I suck at designing slides, I started to steal inspiration from famous pitch decks.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | October 6, 2020
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How to evaluate an early-stage startup

This is my homemade methodology to assess early-stage startups. It's a simple but thorough checklist that prospective founders, investors, and employees can go through before committing their time or money.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | July 7, 2020
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How to build a startup pitch deck

This playbook is my home-made, battle-tested process to prepare the structure, content, and design of a typical early-stage startup pitch deck. These 2 hours of prep work will save you 10x more time down the road, I promise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | June 3, 2020
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Pitch deck for startups - 8 templates compared

It's really hard to find a good template to build your startup pitch deck. Most of what you find online - both free and paid - sucks. Either the slides are ugly, or the deck is poorly structured, or both.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 2, 2020
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Startup financial models - 12 templates compared

Need a financial model for your startup? Fear not. I have extensively compared the top 12 templates, free and paid, so you don't have to do it.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | April 20, 2020
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Roadmap to a SaaS IPO: how to unicorn your way to $100M revenue

Uncover the perfect metrics to a SaaS IPO roadmap - timeframe, growth rate, EBITDA, funding, exit milestones, sales, and headcount.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | September 17, 2018