Hi, I'm Malcolm Lewis, a pitch deck coach for early-stage startups. I spent 25 years as marketing exec or founder/CEO at 8 software startups. Those startups produced 6 exits including a $1B IPO and an $11B Secondary. Now I help founders build clear, concise pitch decks that stand out and get funded.
Pitch Deck Outline
Get a clear, concise pitch deck outline. This is the blueprint for your pitch deck. Don't build your deck without one.
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Pitch Deck Build
Turn your pitch deck outline into beautiful slides. Buy the pitch deck outline and deck build together for $5,000.
2-3 Zoom calls
1 hour of consulting
Get my help with any element of your pitch deck outline, pitch deck slides, accelerator application, investment memo, or elevator pitch.
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Pitch Deck Audit
Get 30 minutes of my expert feedback on your current pitch deck to see how I work.
1 video call
My new self-service pitch deck score service costs just $59. Answer questions about your current pitch deck and get an instant 30-page report with personalized recommendations that will make your deck more appealing to investors. Takes 20-30 minutes. Money-back guarantee.
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I'm a startup and story-telling veteran. For a deep dive into my 30-year operating career check out my LinkedIn profile. The short version is I'm a former founder/CEO/CMO at 8 tech startups that produced 6 exits including a $1B IPO. My investor decks have raised over $300M from angels, VCs, and institutional investors. Check out my testimonials to see what founders and investors say about me.
Check out my services. It boils down to as little or as much help as you need.
Founders looking to raise a pre-seed, seed, or series A round anywhere in the world, including North America, South America, and Europe.
Check out my services for my current pricing.
It takes time to learn your business and dig deep for the information investors need. My pricing is based on a reasonable fee for the time I will invest in your deck.
Usually 3-4 weeks. We can do it faster if necessary. Call to discuss.
There are 3 steps in my process. First, I'll work with you to learn everything I need to know about your startup. Next, I'll develop an outline of your story for us to review and finalize together. Finally, I'll turn your approved outline into slides for us to review and finalize together.
I'll create a shared Google Doc with tabs for your deck outline, research links, competition info, and your financial model. We'll meet regularly on video calls. And we'll set up a WhatsApp group for quick and efficient Q&A outside of our video calls.
Yes. Check out my pitch deck Tune-Up service above.
It depends on the strength of your idea and team — and I can't change those two things. What I can do is help you deliver the best possible pitch with what you've got to work with. I'll also identify where you might have information gaps to plug before you approach investors. Those two things will not guarantee you get funded, but they'll make it far more likely.
Because it's not as easy as you might think to fill on those blanks with the information investors are looking for. Especially if you're doing it for the first time. If you're able to produce a great pitch deck from a template without any help from me or anyone else then great. But most founders don't build pitch decks for a living, so they inevitably waste time without expert guidance.
Pitch deck design is icing on the cake. While your pitch deck must look professional, design alone is not going to get you funded. Investors care far more about your story.
Absolutely. I'll ask you to provide a visual style guide plus examples of deck designs you like. If you don't yet have a visual style guide, I'll use your website design as a proxy style guide.
Sorry, no. I focus 100% on developing your pitch narrative and deck. But I can connect you to some consultants who focus on fundraising.
Sorry, no. I focus 100% on developing your pitch narrative and deck (or memo). But there's plenty of consultants who can help you sharpen up your presentation skills.
Sure, if you really think it's necessary. But know that most investors will not sign an NDA before reviewing a pitch deck.
I'm in Newport Beach, CA, about an hour south of Los Angeles. I work on Pacific Time.
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