Why Buy My Book?

My Background:

I have been coaching Entrepreneurs on How to Raise Investment from Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Friends, and Family for many years. This book is my way of reaching out to a larger audience around the world that I can reach through my 1-on-1 and group coaching. My goal with this book is to have a measurable impact on the success rate of Entrepreneurs raising investment capital and for Investors to waste less time with ill-prepared Entrepreneurs.

I spent several months in 2018 doing my research and writing this book. As an Entrepreneur and Electrical Engineer, I’m all about the process.

I spent countless hours researching not only for the best way to share my information in the book with both Entrepreneurs and Investors but also how to correctly format the book for paperback and Kindle eBook printing. This education was well worth the time as I now have a documented process for writing and publishing both paperback and eBooks. This will allow me to more quickly write and publish future books in this series and on other topics.

My expertise in writing this book comes from my 25+ years in Silicon Valley. My first company we started way back in 1983 and took to IPO in the middle of 1986. After that, I went on to start several other ventures, the last one I led my team to raise over $87M USD through three rounds of funding from large Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms.

The Book:

“Angel Investors to Venture Capital – 10 Slides to Startup Funding Success – Entrepreneurs Guide to Startup Fundraising” FIRST SALE DAY was January 22nd.

I chose January 22nd as it is my birthday and in addition to the cruise my beautiful and wonderful wife is taking me on, I wanted an easy day to remember this book launch.

The books paperback version is 298 pages of Education.

In each chapter, covering each of the 10 Slides, an Entrepreneur will learn how to create each slide through both words and images of good and bad pitch slide examples.

At the end each chapter related to the 10-pitch slides I include an executive summary and a slide creation checklist – to make it easy to be sure that you don’t leave anything important out – and to be sure to are not tempted to add things you should not include on the slide.

Other chapters cover topics which include how to prepare for Meeting with Investors, Preparing for Investor Pitch Events, Investor 1-on-1 “First Dates” and follow-on “Investor Dates”.

Throughout the book, I also include links to the various website that can provide additional helpful information. Some of these links are to my own website.

For those who want to save endless hours setting up a presentation template, I offer a set of templates for PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote. The templates follow everything I teach you in the book. Trust me, you’ll be glad you got these templates to help you create a killer Investor Presentation.

To give you a better understanding of what you will learn in the book, here is the:

Table of Contents:

  • The 4 Stages of a Successful Business
Other People’s Money

  • Pitch Deck Construction Best Practices

  • Slide 1 ― The Cover Slide

  • Slide 2 ― The Problem Slide
Slide 3 ― The Market Slide

  • Slide 4 ― The Solution Slide
Slide 5 ― The Traction Slide
Slide 6 ― The Competition Slide

  • Slide 7 ― The Monetization Slide
Slide 8 ― The Financials Slide

  • Slide 9 ― The Team Slide

  • Slide 10 ― The Ask Slide
The 3 to 10 Minute Investor Pitch
Post Pitch Q&A Session

  • The First-Date Pitch Follow-Up
2nd Date Thru Funding Close

  • Your Frequently Asked Questions

That is a lot of material, but it covers all the key topics that both an Entrepreneur and an Investor should be looking to discover when looking to get or make a startup funding investment.

That’s right, this book is also written to help investors!


Two ways.

First, Investors should make my book required reading and implementation prior to agreeing to meet with an Entrepreneur to learn about their company.

Investors who have been around the block a few times hate seeing the same mistakes made by Entrepreneurs repeatedly.

Second, and this is more for the Angel Investors, learn from this book what you should be expecting from Entrepreneurs at first, second and third “Date”. If an Entrepreneur can’t give you great answers to all of the questions my book suggests you should be asking, then likely this Entrepreneur is not ready for your investment.


This book covers all of the “guts” of what I teach in my $2500.00 1-Day Investor Pitch Coaching Course.

Some said I should only sell this book as part of my Coaching Course. Well, I disagree.

As I said earlier, I wanted to be able to reach out to everyone with this book.

The paperback version has a “regular price” of $39.99 on Amazon.

The eBook version has a “regular price” of $9.99 on Amazon.

So for less than $40 USD, you are going to be able to learn from an Entrepreneur whose companies raised over $100M USD.

You’re going to be educated on what I learned the hard way – without you making all the mistakes that I did.

The advice that I got from Venture Capitalists on what they need to know – and what they don’t want to hear about.

I hope you’ll agree that this education is worth multiples of these prices.

But I’m going to give you what likely will be a “ONE-TIME DEAL”.

In order to get my book into as many Entrepreneurs hands as possible, I am going to offer the eBook version at a ‘ridiculously’ low price for Black Friday.


The Paperback I am discounting to an incredibly low price of:



If you buy the paperback, you can download the Kindle version for only $0.99 USD directly from Amazon’s Free MatchBook program!

So if you buy the paperback version, you’re getting my ebook for over 70% off!

My Request:

All I ask in return for this incredible discount is to please:


Book sales are heavily influenced by the Total Number of Reviewers AND the number of 5-Star Reviews.

Now I’m not asking you to leave me a 5-Star review – unless you think the book deserves it – But I’m hoping you will agree that it does!

Some of you will think there is more I should have added to this book. Well, if you are willing to email me at Ken at IdeaToGrowth.com, there’s a good chance I’ll include your ideas in the Second or Third Book in the Series. Please share your ideas, but please don’t take stars away because I stopped writing at just shy of 300 pages!

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Investor Pitch Deck SLIDE Templates

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Thank You!

Again, Thank you for your time and consideration!
Kenneth Ervin Young
CEO, Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Author, Software Developer, Georgia Tech Engineer (BEE)