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Behind nearly every million-dollar startup, there's a cleverly crafted pitch deck that persuades venture capitalists to bet on a founder's idea.
- Evan Fischer is a freelancer at Upwork who builds pitch decks for startups.
- He has earned over $1.6 million since joining the work platform.
- Fisher shares his tips on starting a freelance business.
Behind nearly every million-dollar startup, there’s a cleverly crafted pitch deck that persuades venture capitalists to bet on a founder’s idea.
Crafting a solid pitch deck takes a lot of work and modification, something Ivan Fischer is well aware of. Atlanta Freelancer specializes in designing pitch decks exclusively for venture-capital-backed startups. One of the common mistakes founders make is following a template too closely, he told Insider.
“The story of every business is different,” Fisher said. “Patriarchs like to give founders a guide to follow, but unfortunately, many founders take it as gospel and just fill in the blanks.”
Fischer, 34, wasn’t always a master of the slides. He was an investment banker for six years, moved into consulting, and then lost his job in 2017. He needed to find work immediately to continue supporting his family. Fisher came across Upwork, a platform that connects freelancers with companies that want to outsource tasks. He created a profile and started working as a marketer and consultant.