The 9 most unforgettable and effective startup pitches, according to investors at Goldman Sachs, Sapphire Ventures and Kleiner Perkins

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The 9 most unforgettable and effective startup pitches, according to investors at Goldman Sachs, Sapphire Ventures and Kleiner Perkins

Avaamo founders Ram Menon and Sriram Chakravarthy

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  • Explaining what your startup is all about in a face-to-face meeting with a VC is one of the toughest challenges for any startup founder or CEO.
  • Having an impressive pitch deck is great, but that won't be enough if you don't wow a VC investor when you finally meet in person.
  • We asked top VCs from Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins, Sapphire Ventures, Intel Capital and Dell Technologies Capital about the most memorable and impressive startup pitches they've ever heard.
  • They said the CEOs of these 9 startups killed it in their VC presentations.
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Convincing investors to finance your startup can be tough.

An impressive, fancy-looking pitch deck, packed with data on what you're building, could help. But in many cases, you need to sell your idea and your story in person.

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It's that face-to-face meeting with the VCs you hope will be wowed by your story that will likely determine if you get the funding you need. And that's not always easy.

Making a presentation to VCs "is an art," Sapphire Ventures President Jai Das told Business Insider. "It's how well you narrate your story, how you create an option that a lot of people get interested in."

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We asked executives from major VC firms about the most impressive startup pitches they've watched in their careers.

Here are the founders and execs from 9 startups who wowed top investors from Goldman Sachs, Sapphire Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, and Dell Technologies Capital:

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