WE CREATE INVESTMENT
If you have a unique solution, a global vision, and the drive to succeed; we can help increase your chance of securing investment for your startup or established, scalable company.
MEET YOUR PITCH STRATEGIST & COACH.
STEVIE V BROWN
Pitch Performance Coach
Stevie is the CEO of PitchVest®. With her 20 years' experience in marketing and communications strategy, along with an eye for design; Stevie brings a unique skillset to the startup and business investment scene.
Stevie's experience is broad-reaching, both in discipline and geography; having worked across multiple industries including consumer electronics, cosmetics, food service, FMCG, liquor, retail, leisure and healthcare in the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia Pacific. Her knowledge reaches from brand strategy and product positioning to promotional marketing and activation.
She has been responsible for developing the strategy and PowerPoint decks for hundreds of pitches and presentations; and pitching new strategies and ideas to big brands. In short, she knows how to sell.
Since becoming a business owner herself, Stevie has worked with startups and established growing companies both in her own businesses and as a Government funded Business Advisor. She is a co-founder and investor in a funded foodtech startup. Her passion for new ideas, and desire to see an increase in the rate of business success makes her the perfect strategist and coach for your investment pitch.
HOW I HELP YOU WIN.
STRATEGIC OVERVIEW & ADVICE
Stevie will overlay her experience and expertise as a Communications Strategist to ensure the story and perceptions you want to convey are clearly communicated to your chosen audience.
With 20 years' experience, you can be sure you'll receive a professionally designed pitch. Stevie has created hundreds of presentations and holds a qualification in Advanced PowerPoint.
EVERY LENGTH OF PITCH YOU'LL NEED
You don't just need one pitch deck, you need multiples. You'll find yourself pitching to different audiences across multiple platforms with various pitching times from 10 minutes to just 2 minutes. Stevie can help you create your pitch, and transform it into the different length versions you'll need to succeed.
A good pitch comes from the perfect fusion of relevant visual cues, verbal energy, and empathy with the audience. It's not just your idea, or the financial model, or the vision you have to change the world; but the way in which you deliver it that counts. Stevie will coach you to increase your energy and finesse your delivery.
Investors tell us that many of the pitches they see lack strategic thinking (a plan) and are poorly delivered. If that's the first impression your company makes, how can you expect investors to trust their money with you?
Most startups find they need several versions of their pitch deck for approaching different investment platforms including venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators. Each entity requests different lengths of pitches, and our strategy for success starts by creating a longer 20 slide reading deck, which can then be crafted into a 10 minute pitch, then a 5 minute pitch; culminating in a short, punchy 2 minute 'elevator pitch'.
To see samples of our work, please get in touch.
SERVICES FOR EVERY BUDGET.
We offer services to suit every budget and stage of investment. If you are very early stage and bootstrapped, you might prefer PitchQuest®, our low-cost online program the tells you how to write a pitch deck. Or, if you are in revenue and looking for that next level of investment (seed, series A, B etc.), then let us help you set the strategy and create the presentation for you with our 'Pitch Ready Plus' package. Also available are our 'Pitch Coaching' programs and 'Pitch Ready' - our pitch deck review + coaching package. With these packages, we give you performance feedback and help prepare you for pitch day!
Our mobile app based program guides you through a structured learning program to elicit the strategic thinking to develop your pitch content. You'll receive guidance on what investors are looking for from a pitch deck and pre-designed PowerPoint slides for three different pitch deck formats that you can simply download and customise. Community interaction, a private ideas journal, frameworks, worksheets and more.
With a goal to raise initially $300-500k, PitchVest worked with the founder to create multiple pitch decks for different pitching occasions. A longer reading deck was sent to VCs whilst 10 and 5 minute pitch decks were presented at pitch competitions. Stevie provided pitch coaching to the founder to rehearse and improve his verbal pitch performance. The startup initially raised approx. $500k angel/seed from various sources. Since then multiple more investors, including VCs have come onboard. Total raised over last couple of years, approx. $1m.
“Stevie is empathetic and astute with an ability to make anyone feel comfortable and open. She is generous of her time and all the work she puts into her clients is absolutely money well spent”.
David Cox, CEO, QA Chef
PitchVest assisted with designing and writing a pitch deck for a fintech startup looking to raise $300k seed investment. Their pitch was presented to a series of VCs from which they secured their desired investment.
“Thanks Stevie for all your help, we raised $300k!!”
Jeff Rowlinson, CMO, OpenSparkz
PitchVest worked with the founder to improve her existing pitch and coached her to prepare for the Entrepreneurship World Cup in Riyadh. Our client placed 2nd in the pitch competition and achieved her objectives of sourcing partners to help expand her franchise model. She has since gone on to win another major pitching competition.
“Hi Stevie, I wanted to update you. Although we did not move on to the next round, we hit our objective. So many people from the audience came up to me afterwards. All in all, it was an absolutely amazing experience!!! I made so many connections and I’m sure a lot of partnerships will materialize from this exposure opportunity! Really grateful to have you in my corner!”
Latifa Al Khalifa, CEO, CleverPlay
1st Pitch Won
PitchVest helped an established and successful Export Tech business by developing and designing their pitch deck for an upcoming pitch competition, which was their 1st attempt at pitching. PitchVest wrote a verbal pitch script to accompany the pitch deck and presented it to the founder to guide him on how to present. Stevie coached the founder to rehearse and improve his verbal pitch performance and worked with him on identifying expected investor questions and how to handle them.
“We had a good pitch. Among the 4 pitchers, we were voted as the best by the judges. Thanks for your help”.
Manish Desai, CEO, ImpexDocs
GET IN TOUCH
To enquire about a pitch deck package and discover more about how PitchVest® can help you, please complete the form below, and Stevie will be in touch.
Or, you can call on 07 5358 0707.