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Build the Perfect Pitch

Learn exactly what you need for successfully pitching to investors

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The Pitch Clinic is a workshop that will help you master the pitch that every risk capital investor wants to hear.

Did you know that a mere 1% of pitches secure funding from risk capital investors?

The challenge is even bigger for

entrepreneurial research teams approaching investors for the first time.

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How the Pitch Clinic Can Help

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Short and focused sessions

In just 3,5 hours, you'll learn all the​ ins and outs of a successful pitch. ​


Online and live session

Learn, practice and receive guidance instantly from anywhere.


Access to material

Get access to documents and tools to help you manage your investor pipeline.

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Get instant feedback and post-workshop guidance from the experts.


Get noticed

Stand out from the crowd with your speech and make a lasting impression on investors.

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Tailored training

We limit the group size to ensure that you receive the attention and personalized experience you deserve.

Young entrepreneurs

This workshop is for you if

You are

  • An early-stage (pre-seed and seed) research-based startup or entrepreneurial research team looking for risk-capital investors
  • A C-level member involved in the fundraising

You are willing to

  • Shorten the path to preparing an effective pitch
  • Understand the expectations of early-stage risk capital investors
  • Increase the chances of standing out during a pitch session
  • Receive live feedback from experts and peers

  • Choose the right storytelling for your speech
  • Align your flow of information with the investors' expectations
  • Grab the attention of the audience
  • Present the main relevant information in a few minutes
  • Approach the "right" investors

We know it could be tough to

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Do you have questions?

Contact us

September 2023

Deadline for application: 30th September


  • Participation limited to 6 startups
  • 3,5 hour intense workshop
  • Live feedback from experts and peers
  • Direct and indirect learning
  • Resources, templates and tools

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September cohort


€ 500*

*per company (for one founder)

Price exc. VAT

We don't ask for equity

Our pricing is fixed and transparent.

What you raise is yours to keep. No hidden fees, no equity, no success fees.

Less than 0.1% of your round

The PitchClinic costs less than 0.1% of an average Seed round.

Price for another founder to join

Need your co-founders to participate and help you in the fundraising? We get it. Invite them with a 50% discount.

We've got your back

15+ years of experience

Work with experts with 15+ years of experience in entrepreneurship, fundraising and investing. Learn from real investors, get feedback, and collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges. Turn your pitch into a valuable asset in a matter of hours.

Approach the right investors

Understand VCs and Business Angels investors' expectations, what funding options you have and which is the right investor profile for your start-up.

Engage with the right investors from the start.

Prepare and present an appealing pitch

Learn which pitch structure works best, how to prepare your speech and how to convey your message to captivate and convince your audience.

Learn how to stand out among hundreds of entrepreneurs.

Why work with us

Our founders started their entrepreneurial journey as researchers looking for funding to grow their venture. We have experienced first-hand the challenge of successfully bringing new products and services to market.

We invested in research-based high-growth startups ourselves. This places us in an ideal position as a trusted partner that has been on both sides of the table as investors and founders.

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supported Startups


Startups that raised funds


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Meet the Team


Francesca Natali - Project Director

Francesca Natali spent her last 20 years in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs to become the next unicorns. She is board member of META Group and the managing director of META Ventures. From 2015, she a member of Venture Capital Commission at AIFI –Italian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is member of the screening committee of Women 4 Angels, the leading Italian female business angel club. She is engaged by the European Commission as Jury Member for 2nd step evaluation. Francesca has a strong experience in coaching entrepreneurs on how to define a successful fundraising strategy and pitch in front of risk capital investors.


Lorenzo Valeriani - Project Manager

Lorenzo Valeriani is a senior analyst at META Ventures and his main role is to scout the best start-ups through their pitch decks. From 2019 to 2021 he was one of the coaches in the Invest Horizon program which supported 500 European deep-tech start-ups in fundraising. He is part of the Seedstars and Bridge for billions mentors network, supporting early-stage ventures all-over the world. From 2020, he is a member of AIFI Young at AIFI – Italian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital. For the last 7 years, he has been in touch with thousands of early-stage entrepreneurs and risk capital investors, putting efforts into finding the right “common language” to fuel the VC industry.

The experts in creating marketing content

+10 Experts

Our experienced trainers and coaches have helped hundreds of entrepreneurial teams undergo the challenges of designing and presenting an effective pitch.

We've helped hundreds of founders

Sotiria Moza

Head Project Manager of Materia Group

“Coaching sessions had a significant impact on our team, increasing our knowledge base, improving our pitching strategies and presentation skills and also, non-verbal communication (posture, voice tone). Post sessions, our company feels more confident to attract investors and establish external support in product commercialization.”

Daniel Annerose

CEO of Manobi Africa

“We highly appreciate the guidance and advices provided by Francesca and Lorenzo of the META Group to get ready for raising funds from investors. In particular, the feedback provided by the coaches during the “dry runs” of the pitch presentation contributed to improve our message to potential investors.”

Alejandro Marques

Business Development Manager of Magallanes Renovables

"I highly recommend META for any startup looking to prepare their pitch deck for investors. The service has helped us increase our confidence in speaking with investors and has been instrumental in our success in raising capital. "

Carmen Plasencia

CEO & Co-Founder AROMICS

"The experience on workshop was very positive. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the pitch definitely helped us improve our deck. It is quite clear that having an appealing deck is vital to succeeding in raising private investment."

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