How to pitch to a VC fund: Eight things startups should consider when pitching to a VC: How to get VC funding

Christina Mercer
Christina Mercer

Christina Mercer

Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.

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When we think of a pitch, we think of slick presentations, mounts of stats and a peppering of sales speak. But for Techstars partner Ari Newman and Presence Capital founder Phil Chen, VC pitches should be authentic, well researched and short.

“I don’t really have a systematic way of going about discovering entrepreneurs,” Phil Chen tells Techworld.

“There is no machine learning looking at the pitches, at the end of the day you’re talking to a human being,” he adds.

Speaking to Techworld at Web Summit in Lisbon, Ari Newman and Phil Chen offered practical tips on how to approach Venture Capitalist firms.

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