Kody Wirth is a content writer and SEO specialist for Palo Alto Software—the creator's of Bplans and LivePlan. He has 3+ years experience covering small business topics and runs a part-time content writing service in his spare time.
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Updated January 4, 2024
A well-crafted pitch deck is an essential tool when pursuing business funding. It helps visually communicate why your business is valuable and should serve as the perfect backdrop to your elevator pitch.
This guide will cover how to create a great pitch deck, provide a library of real-world examples, and explore potential tools for you to test out. Are you ready to articulate your business idea in a way that resonates with your audience?
Let’s help you create a powerful and persuasive pitch deck.
A pitch deck, also known as a slide deck or start-up deck, is a presentation that provides a brief but informative overview of your business. It should cover the key points of your business plan, the products and services you provide, high-level financial projections, and funding needs.
Your pitch deck should work well on its own as a visual document, but it will primarily be used as a tool to tell the story of your business.
Not sure where to start with your pitch deck? Check out our curated selection of pitch deck tools, presentation templates, and resources to kickstart the process.
Here are the eleven slides that you must include to create a compelling pitch deck that works well alongside your elevator pitch.
While a visual pitch deck is necessary when pitching, it can also be valuable to just show off your business plan. Here’s how to turn your plan into a convincing presentation.
Simplify the pitch deck creation process with a free template, a library of pitch examples, and a useful pitch creation tool.
Free investor pitch deck template
Visualize your business pitch and wow investors with this free pitch deck template.
Pitch deck example gallery
Explore a selection of industry-specific pitch decks as well as startup pitch decks from some of the most successful investor pitches in recent history.