NEXT Update #34 - Your Pitch Deck Is Wrong

This was an exciting week! Cocoon joined us at our office and the pre-order of the book Esther helps
NEXT Update #34 - Your Pitch Deck Is Wrong
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #34
This was an exciting week! Cocoon joined us at our office and the pre-order of the book Esther helps to create has started.
We’ve been working with Cocoon for a couple of months now and together we decided that being in one space is something that would benefit both our mentor role and their workflow. Since we are expecting this of our future portfolio startups as well, Cocoon moved in with us last week. Welcome Cocoon! We are very happy to have you at our offices.
Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and our own Esther Gons are creating a book called The Corporate Startup. This book provides frameworks, methods and tools for established companies to engage in sustainable innovation while they are managing their core business. It is available as a pre-order now!

Your Pitch Deck Is Wrong
Not the slide layout. Not the facts. But which facts and in what order. Nearly all founders use a structure guaranteed to kill their “conversion rate”. We target the conscious brain too much!
We are quite passionate about gender equality and strive to have at least 1 female founder in 50% of our portfolio companies. Because something has to change!
We see too many startup founders running from funding round to funding round, lacking the time to build a real business. Use venture capital as a weapon for explosive growth, but make sure you don’t die without it. 
Bonus
Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and our own Esther Gons are creating a book called The Corporate Startup. This book provides frameworks, methods and tools for established companies to engage in sustainable innovation while they are managing their core business. Pre-order now!
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