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Why you should have a summary slide
Summary slide instrucions
Examples of the best summary slide
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Why you should have a summary slide?

If you decide to use a summary slide in your pitch deck, think of it as an enlarged business card. Put all the essential (and not more) information on the slide and be aware that this could be the only slide any investor could be seeing. The best summary slides tackle the four main areas of your pitch deck.
  1. Your business - What problem are you trying to solve? It is a good idea to use your elevator pitch here.

  2. Team - You should show the investor, why your team has all the abilities to accomplish the mission. Always remember: "Vision without execution is just hallucination!"

  3. Traction - Definitely consider using your summary slide to show what you have accomplished so far. Any customers, metrics or revenues will help you to make a positive impression.

  4. The Ask - As you heard early - with your pitch deck you want someone to take action. This is why you should include how much money you are looking for.
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Summary Slide - Instructions

Content of your summary slide
  • Your Elevator Pitch
  • Your Team
  • Your Numbers / Traction
  • Your ASK
Questions your summary slide answers
  • What is your company doing?
  • What problem are you solving?
  • Which market are you addressing?
  • What is the current status of your company?
  • What is your vision?
  • Why is your team the right team?
Common summary slide mistakes
  • Adding too many details
  • Not showing what your company does
  • Only showing the irrelevant stuff (Always ask yourself: "Is this information really that important?")
Summary slide design
  • Use a clear and quickly readable font style
  • Make sure to use high-resolution pictures
  • Keep the design simple

Summary Slide - Instructions

Content of your summary slide
  • Your Elevator Pitch
  • Your Team
  • Your Numbers / Traction
  • Your ASK
Questions your summary slide answers
  • What is your company doing?
  • What problem are you solving?
  • Which market are you addressing?
  • What is the current status of your company?
  • What is your vision?
  • Why is your team the right team?
Common summary slide mistakes
  • Adding too many details
  • Not showing what your company does
  • Only showing the irrelevant stuff (Always ask yourself: "Is this information really that important?")
Summary slide design
  • Use a clear and quickly readable font style
  • Make sure to use high-resolution pictures
  • Keep the design simple
You just have 7 seconds to get the attention of your investor. Otherwise you will be lost!
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Jerrold Sorg
MBA, Founder of PandaGo
Summary Slide Examples of WeWork & Co.
Here you can see two perfect examples of pitch deck summary slides. Both of these companies accomplish to put all the necessary information on their slides to show their potential investors all the essential information they need to know.

Pro Tip: Include maps and graphs to show the development of your startup. Be aware that you only should data and information that are not made-up!

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