Posted on September 5, 2016 by Segun Olarinmoye

Nigerian start-ups can learn from this American start-up that raised $9million using 9 slides

When it comes to raising venture capital funding for a start-up, founders require more than just having a wonderful idea which they believe will change the world and a few paying customers.

In reality, funding a start-up is hard work, especially in today’s highly competitive market. So every business owner needs, just a robust strategy but a creative one in order to get sufficient funds for his business.

Nigerian start-ups can learn from Vettery, a New York City-based start-up specializing in matching job seekers with the best possible employer. It recently raised $9 million in series-A funding led by Greycroft Partners and Raine Ventures.

The deck starts with Vettery’s company vision — in one simple sentence.

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The next slide gives a more detailed overview of the business. Basically, Vettery is a marketplace for job seekers and employers. It also has an in-house “talent executive” who works through the whole job-searching process, making it easier for the candidate and employers.

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“We decided to describe the problem through a user story. We told the story of how a hiring manager struggles to find talent, and how Vettery solves this problem,” Vettery cofounder Adam Goldstein tells us.

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It immediately backs up the story with hard data, showing the traction it’s seeing and validating its vision.

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And then it jumps straight into its financial numbers.

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Another slide explains that there’s a huge market opportunity.

 

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It clearly shows who the competitors are and what the whole market landscape looks like.

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More details around how Vettery’s technology stands out from the rest and where it sees it in the future.

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That’s it!

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Parts of this article was culled from Businessinsider.com who obtained a copy of the actual slide deck that Vettery used to pitch to its investors.

The slide deck is notable for its brevity and conciseness, and should be worth a look for any start-up seeking investment.