There are three kinds of CEO. If you run a startup, you’re one of them. And therein lie your strengths and weaknesses.
Your first slide is your most important one, because in an attention-starved world, it’s the one that convinces the audience to invest their time. The closing ask, the ROI, the call to action are all critical—but they mean nothing if your audience isn’t engaged.
Early-stage firms need to iterate to product/market fit before the money runs out. In addition to the traditional trifecta of hacker, hustler, and designer, every startup needs an analyst—or at least an analytical mindset.