E10-AdvanceLevel-English for Startups: Pitching to Investors

Episode title: English for Startups: Pitching to Investors

Level: Advance


The world of tech startups can be extremely exciting and rewarding. But success is certainly not guaranteed. In fact, 90% of new ventures that don’t attract investors within the first three years will fail. So if your company has made it through the valley of death, and you’re burning through cash but don’t have any revenue, then you’d better make sure you’ve got a great pitch to potential investors.

In just 10 to 20 minutes, you need to convince investors that they should risk their money on you. Or, more accurately, why they should risk their money on you instead of on the thousands of other companies they could invest in.

In today’s dialog, we’ll listen to a presentation by Quinn, who founded an online payments company. It’s showtime, as Quinn delivers his pitch in the hopes of attracting investment.