Recently, there was a request in one of the groups to share a Investor Pitch presentation template and many shared various templates.
I did one investor pitch quite sometime ago using a well defined Business Plan template and a beautiful presentation template. After the presentation, one elderly gentleman came up to us and asked us if we created them and obviously the answer was No. He then recommended, one of the ways that you show creativity and individualistic thinking to investors is that you do your own way. When you re-use, you are naturally accepting the fact that you are ready to follow. What happens when you create your templates, it gives confidence to the party that even though there are options available, you still have the time and patience to create your own stuff and this will be a deal breaker.
Cut and Paste is easy, but the moment you design your own thing, it speaks a lot about you.