The Startup Chat with Steli & Hiten
About This Show
Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life by Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, two serial entrepreneurs who've both built multi-million dollar SaaS startups.
Most Recent Episode
190: How to Crush it on Demo Day
3 days ago
In this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about how you can crush it on demo day. While Hiten thinks that demo day events need improvement, he also shares valuable tips on how you can make yourself stand out and land that next meeting with a potential investor. Steli also talks from the perspective of an investor during demo day and provides key tips that can help make your presentation memorable. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:05 – Today’s episode is about how to crush it on demo day 01:27 – Hiten has been to a half a dozen demo days, but prefers going to pitch prep 02:46 – Steli shares how the best investors they’ve met have spent time with the start-ups in preparation for the demo day 03:14 – The investors become the coaches who help create the pitch and they build those relationships with the start-up 04:15 – Steli has been to 10 or 20 demo days and says it’s tiresome and not a productive way to spend a day 05:10 – Steli has written a few blog posts about doing a demo day and he can share it with you through his email 05:50 – Hiten shares his website that can help you with your pitch decks 06:33 – You should understand the broader context of where your pitch lies 07:07 – It is not just you doing the presentation during the entire event 08:47 – This can have an impact on how successful your pitch is 09:09 –