Stories captivate audiences in the first 30 seconds
Nathalie Criou is the CEO of RidePal and knows the value of a good story when pitching to investors. I don't want to give anything away about her presentation to a room full of venture capitalists, so I will leave it to you to watch below.
Nathalie spent several months at a very cool accelerator in San Francisco named GreenStart. The peeps running the place are tremendously successful entrepreneurs themselves and are giving back by helping people like Nathalie get ready to pitch to investors to raise their next round of funding. I was fortunate to be selected as one of the coaches that worked with Nathalie on her pitch skills. Take a look and see if you agree that her "story" is captivating. Too bad she would not let me show you the "before" of her presentation. No one ever does!
Here are the first :45 seconds after Nathalie is introduced:
And, here is the rest: