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The pandemic has radically changed how founders win over investors. Here are 5 tips on pitching for funding without a pitch deck

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The process by which founders pitch to venture capitalists for money has been upended by the pandemic.
As pitching takes place via Zoom, founders are turning to platforms like cloud productivity startup Notion and a Zoom alternative called Loom to evolve the pitching process and set themselves apart from the competition.
"They can do it in a much more dynamic way that can allow investors and customers really get to know them faster and in a more effortless way," says Maren Bannon, founding partner of January Ventures.
Bannon shares her five tips for pitching investors without a pitch...
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