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VCs on what tech entrepreneurs should avoid when pitching

Fundraising. It’s the one word that gets brought up the most during my conversations with technology entrepreneurs. It’s hard, it’s time consuming and it could potentially hold the key to a company’s success or its demise.

Investors are busy people, typically difficult to get hold of (unless it’s through a warm introduction), and often hard to impress.

With this in mind, we reached out to some of the UK’s most well-known venture capital funds to find out what tech entrepreneurs should avoid doing during a pitch.

Don’t go overboard

First up, Simon Menashy, a Partner at MMC Ventures, told UKTN: “Entrepreneurs shouldn’t bring a 50-page opus to a pitch. Come with 10-12 high-impact slides that tell the story and provide key information, and have a conversation with us. We’re likely to take you off on a tangent with questions anyway. It’s a good idea to have some back-up slides in an appendix to address common questions, though....