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What Investors Look For When Evaluating Your Pitch: HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed Bin Talal KBW Investments founder HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed Bin Talal talks about what he looks for when evaluating a pitch.

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When evaluating a pitch, here is what HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed Bin Talal looks for in your business model. Some of the investors we featured look at early-stage and even ideation, others only consider large-scale models. At the core of the matter is that a pitch is a pitch, and you'll notice that these investors all mention a few essential points... like how much drive and motivation you and your co-founders have to make your business work. Does your enterprise have what (and who) it takes to secure funds?

"During a pitch I expect to hear more than I see... All the fancy graphics just distract from the business; I hate PowerPoint presentations. I'm looking for a few things.

1. HOW INVOLVED ARE THE FOUNDERS? I want to know if they are involved in the day-to-day operations or are they just handing things off to the CEO?

2. HOW MUCH RISK ARE THEY TAKING? Are they investing personally and how much?

3. HOW MUCH CAN I PERSONALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE BUSINESS? Can I do any good, in terms of besides just being an investor and injecting capital; can I help them grow and expand to other countries?

4. HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN UP AND RUNNING? I'll need to know where they are in their business- are they in the profit stage? And does the company have debt?

5. CAN THE BUSINESS SCALE? Who is their target market? Where do they want to expand?"

As a figure of business, technology enthusiast, and investor, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud is a firm proponent of clean energy, healthy living, the humane treatment of animals, and a motivated voice for entrepreneurship.

A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Khaled was born in California and spent his youth in Riyadh under the mentorship of his father, philanthropist HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company.

Today, with holdings on three continents, Prince Khaled stands at the gateway between the Middle East’s evolving economies and the Western world. As a venture capitalist who advocates for climate change awareness, Prince Khaled has a keen interest in promoting sustainable business models.

Prince Khaled is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, and works across several tiers and levels of the business. In the real estate and property markets, Prince Khaled serves as Vice Chairman and co-founder of Arada, a UAE-based development company.

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