BeBee, the fast-growing social media network and self-publishing platform for which I am a Brand Ambassador, was recently named a “top 15 EU unicorn startup” by Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley.

BeBee has been pitching to investors literally all over the world. I have recently been given the honor to participate in a few of the discussions. My first call with an investor was worth a cool $5 million. Welcome to the big leagues kid!

I had little time to learn how to give a pitch. While I reached out to some savvy entrepreneurs and read some great blogs before the call to get a few pointers, pitching to VCs has largely been on the job training for me.

Here’s what I’ve learned from my first few pitches:

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