Every day hundreds of startups breathe in the ecosystem bearing a revolutionary idea. But for a startup to go from zero to a mainstream platform with a 1000000+ userbase requires careful planning and colossal capital.
Capital is essential for startups to grow, and a well-written pitch deck can help get the money a startup needs. In addition, from a pitch deck, potential investors can easily digest and get an informed opinion on what they're looking at without rereading too much information.
A pitch deck is a visual document (slide show or a written document) created by the startup to present its services or products to potential investors in an organized and concise manner.
The easiest way for startups to reach out to thousands of investors is to submit a pitch deck with angel investment platforms like POD. Not only does it speed up the process of startup fundraising, but it also gives access to their investor network of 1000+ verified investors.
In this blog, we have explained the process of how startups have successfully raised seed capital through POD.
The first step is to create a 'startup profile' with this link – Register
Once registered, startups fill in the necessary information like CIN Number, Company Pan Number, and most importantly, the 'Funding Goal' to complete the startup fundraising application.
This process will ensure startup profile creation on the platform and eligibility for submitting a pitch deck and other supporting documents for the fundraiser.
Attracting investment can be challenging. And these days, investors look for more than just a name. Therefore, startups create and submit pitch decks to visually present the idea, value proposition, market opportunity, and, most notably, how they plan to make money (business model) to hook the investors.
To know how to create a successful pitch deck, refer to our blog – 13 slides every pitch deck must have
The investment team at POD reviews the pitch deck and another supporting document before presenting it to the investor circle of 1000+ verified startup investors. The independent research is done to understand the business and evaluation more clearly, before inviting investors to invest in the startup.
Startups that pass POD's strict eligibility criteria (we have discussed this later in this blog) are invited to pitch at POD’s exclusive POP event (Pitch on POD).
POP series takes place over the weekends (usually on Saturdays), where startups are presented with the opportunity to pitch their business idea to investors. Each startup has 15 minutes to present the idea, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
Startups that manage to hook investors with their pitch get the nod on POD. With the fundraising campaign launch, registered investors can access and invest in the startup through POD.
Each startup is given a 21-day timeline to reach the funding goal. And startups like IUVA, Task Tracker, and KarryNow have successfully raised seed capital within the timeline.
The eligibility criteria for startups to raise pre-seed & seed capital on POD are as follows -
Financing Mode – Unlike other startup investment platforms, POD offers both debt and equity financing models to startups.
Fundraising Campaign Timeline – On POD, the fundraising campaign is active for 3 weeks for investors to review and invest.
1000+ Verified Investors – On POD, we have 1000+ verified investors who can access the startup fundraising campaign and invest directly.
Free entry to POP – Startups get the opportunity to pitch in front of investors at POD exclusive pitch event – POP (Pitch on POD).
We are accepting applications from startups looking to raise pre-seed & seed capital - SUBMIT PITCH DECK
Please submit your pitch deck as follows:
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