Marc Sparks has valuable advice for new entrepreneurs looking to successfully sell their business ideas to venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs, take note! The following is what Marc looks for in a presentation. First, use visuals wisely. It’s one thing to dress up a presentation using use pretty visuals.
However, if there is no real “point” to the visuals, then that’s all that they are-pretty visuals. If you’re going to use visuals, then make sure that they are meaningful. Second, use data and research to your advantage. Explain how you plan to be successful, and back-up your product using data and research.
Data is a powerful tool; use it! Third, this is simple. Be simple. Remember, your goal is to make sure that investors walk away knowing what the most important information is about your product. You don’t want to get too bogged down in details or inadvertently over complicate your presentation. Lastly, don’t just bring yourself to your presentation; bring your team with you to present. Marc believes that this shows “your passion, drive, and professionalism.”
In his Facebook page, Marc has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. He emphasizes being focused and having confidence when it comes to being successful. Not only is he a venture capitalist, but he’s a businessman, and entrepreneur himself. Among his many successful business ventures is software company that he started years ago. That company went on to sell 20 million dollars worth of product within one year. He also started an insurance holding company that went on to be worth close to one billion dollars.
Marc is the CEO of Timber Creek Capital LP, a private equity organization. This organization raises money for new business projects. However, Marc’s real passion is building businesses. They Can’t Eat You chronicles his business experiences over the years. Marc hopes that new entrepreneurs read his book, and learn from his business experiences. Marc Sparks has a lot of advice to offer!