This week I’ve talked to two separate entrepreneurs that wanted introductions to local investors. In both cases, I asked for a shareable executive summary and neither one had it. For entrepreneurs that are raising money, or thinking about raising money, an executive summary is the typical starting point.
Here are a few things to keep in mind with an executive summary:
- Know the anatomy of an executive summary
- Use a Google Doc Executive Summary template
- Understand the 6 common executive summary mistakes
- Create a pitch deck with more detailed information to expand on the executive summary
Entrepreneurs that are raising money should build an executive summary and use that when asking for intros to investors.
What else? What are some more thoughts on executive summaries and fundraising?