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Pitch Deck Roast #2 with Alex Macdonald

Pitch Deck Roast #2 with Alex Macdonald

On August 30, 2022, our special investor guest Alex Macdonald roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 29, 2022
Pitch Deck Roast #1 with Max Fleitmann

Pitch Deck Roast #1 with Max Fleitmann

On August 2, 2022, our special investor guest Max Fleitmann roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 4, 2022
Join the OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast

Join the OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast

What is a pitch deck roast? When is the next roast? How can you attend and even get your pitch deck roasted? This post sums up everything your need to know about the infamous OpenVC Pitch Deck Roasts.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 1, 2022
The best startup pitch deck ever built

The best startup pitch deck ever built

What does the perfect pitch deck look like? Well, we built it. We took the absolute best slides, we put the together, and we created a deck that no investor could pass - ever.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 23, 2022
How to build a startup pitch deck

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 | April 11, 2022
How to write a top 1% cold email to VCs

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 | March 14, 2022
Pitch deck for startups - 8 templates compared

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 | February 21, 2022
Introducing OpenDeck - 1,200+ startup slides sorted by category

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
How to evaluate an early-stage startup

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