On PrimeAlpha we have over 1000+ amazing funds on the platform. However, the array of marketing presentations varies greatly. This is usually the first thing that investors see so make it count.
Some of the biggest mistakes we see being made:
The message is not clear – “I still have no clue what they do, and I am on page 10”
Does not tell a story
Too much information - “Why should I take a meeting if I got it all from the presentation”
Over complicated and hard to understand
You have been staring at the presentation for days and weeks - you are not getting the engagement you were expecting - so take a step back and ask yourself?
What do we do? Who are we?
What makes our product and the opportunity different? Have we made a compelling argument?
How does it impact the investor? How does it fit in the investor's portfolio?
Is the presentation understandable?
Typically, investors will ask the same questions – have we addressed the key questions?
Marketing Presentation (10 to 20 pages):
Overview / Summary - Your firm, product offering, strategy, value proposition, impact to investors
Investment Strategy and Philosophy - Investment universe, returns generation
Investment Process - Process, portfolio management, and risk management
Terms & Service Providers
Appendix - Firm overview / parent company; company timeline; full team bios)
Other - Table of contents; disclaimer