Stop Doing These 15 Things When Pitching Your Startup | Liam Massaubi

Not a day goes by where I don’t wake up to emails begging me for money. Everyone has the next big idea, and they are constantly pitching me this or that. I imagine most investors’ email inboxes look similar.

Out of every thousand pitches I receive, there may be one that gets my attention enough to want to be involved. The vast majority of pitches are generic, clearly would need a lot of hand holding, or paint a picture of a business that has already failed but the entrepreneurs are too blind to see. I rarely respond, which occasionally leads to more emails and more questions about why I am not interested. So I decided to compile a list of 15 things to stop doing when you pitch a startup to a private investor.

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