Related to "Things you need to have ready to pitch", is it necessary to have a whiz-bang all-singing all-dancing professionally produced PowerPoint deck for an investor pitch?
My feeling is that such "gloss" risks getting in the way of the message and suggests that the firm is all glitter and no depth. I'd rather be the amateur with a very compelling vision.
Thoughts? I'm especially interested in reactions from those that have made it through a first VC round as well as an angel round.