Pitch Decks That Make an Impact

Preccelerator Webinar: Pitch Decks That Make an Impact w/ Lisa Tsou

16 November 2020

We talk about “the deck” constantly in the startup funding process, but what really is a deck, and why is it such a key piece of the fundraising process? Most importantly, what really makes a powerful and effective deck that can really deliver an impact with investors?

In this workshop, we’ll be covering both the basics (“What is a deck?”, “When is it used?”. “What goes into a deck?”) and the deeper questions of what investors are really thinking about as they skim the decks they receive and what separates the decks that make the cut with investors from the ones that that get a quick dispatch into the “No” pile.

Topics that will be covered include:

• The essentials: What is a deck? When is it used? What goes into a deck?,

• How investors think about decks, and what they expect from a deck,

• The structure of a successful deck, and the fundamental issues that a deck needs to address,

• Common mistakes startups make in their decks, and

• What are the keys to a successful deck that most startups miss.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
12:00PM – 1:30PM


Presented by:

Lisa Tsou

Lisa Tsou, founder of The Winning Pitch

About Lisa:

Lisa Tsou is the founder of The Winning Pitch, a private consulting practice which advises startup companies on growth strategy and funding so they can reach the next level.

She is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs with the tools to raise the money they need and grow so they can realize their dreams!

Besides working with private clients, Lisa serves as a board member and judge at Women Founders Network (WFN), as well as running the coaching program at WFN. Since 2013, Women Founders Network alumnae have raised over $100 million.

Lisa also serves as a mentor at accelerator programs including Techstars Los Angeles and the SAM Preccelerator, and as a coach to conferences including Allbright’s Pitch Day with HSBC and Salesforce’s Dreampitch events, preparing founders to pitch to an all-star panels of investors, including Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca and will.i.am.

Lisa also speaks regularly on issues related to startups, tech and women in business. She has been a featured speaker at events including Talk Tech at UC Irvine, The West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference, The SoGal Summit, The USC Graduate Women in Business Summit, The Recurring Revenue Conference and Bruin Entrepreneurs, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Business Rockstars, Women 2.0, the Standing Out podcast, GenHERation and StartupNation.

Lisa is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia University School of Law and received her MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. She is a member of both the New York State and California bars.