The Ask Slide: How to Close the Deal with Your Pitch Deck

The Ask Slide Pitch Deck
A Pitch Deck with your final ask slide

The Ask slide in your pitch deck is your chance to make a lasting impression on your investors and ask them what you need. The Ask slide is often overlooked, but it is one of the most important slides in your pitch deck. If you pitch your idea to investors, the ask slide is your chance to close the deal and get the investment you need to make your business successful. Have you considered turning your skills as a professional presentation developer into a lucrative business? This blog article will discuss creating a persuasive Ask slide to help you get the investment you need. Also, we have prepared a pitch deck template for a slide platform business with essential guidelines for you to kick-start that business.

So, let’s get to the bottom of this.

Download A Pitch Deck Business Template [in Google Slides]

As part of Albusi’s professional solutions for entrepreneurs, the team has developed a downloadable pitch deck template to help you pitch your business idea to investors. PitchPro is our Real Content Template (RCT) for starting a one-stop business that offers professional presentations for its target audience.

You can easily access and download the template here:

Please note that Albusi templates are based on fictional companies. They are only meant to provide you with more realistic content rather than the “lorem ipsum” versions spread on the internet.

But that’s not it.

The template is our example of starting a professional business that delivers high-quality pitch deck presentation services. However, if you need to hear more about the guidelines you need to follow in your presentations, precisely the ask slide, then you have to scroll down for more information. We are also giving some practice tips before you go on stage!

How to Close the Deal with Your Pitch Deck

There are a few key things to keep in mind when creating your pitch deck and precisely the ask slide:

Clear and Concise

Don’t just say you need “X” money to “grow your business.”

Be clear about your asks and what you will use the money for. This will show investors that you have a clear plan for using the money and are serious about your business. For example, We need $5 million to hire ten new engineers, develop three new features, and expand our sales and marketing efforts into three new markets.


Personalize your ask slide to the specific investors you are pitching to. This means understanding their interests and needs and showing them how your company can solve their problems. For example, if you pitch to investors interested in social impact, you could say: We are passionate about using technology to make a difference in the world. Our company is committed to providing affordable and accessible cloud-based productivity software to everyone, regardless of income or location. We believe this software can help people be more productive and achieve their goals, and we are excited to partner with investors who share our vision.

What You Need To Practice Before You Enter The Room


Investors want to invest in founders who believe in their own company. Show them you are confident in your vision and prepared to use the money wisely.

For example, try saying something like: We are confident we can achieve our goals with $5 million in funding. We have a proven track record of success and a team of experienced professionals dedicated to making our company successful.

Knowledge and Research

Before you set your ask, it is essential to research and understand the amount of money other companies in your industry have raised at various stages of growth. This will help you set a realistic ask. You can use resources like Crunchbase and PitchBook to research this information.


Investors will likely have questions about your ask. Be prepared to answer them clearly and concisely. Here are some common questions that investors may ask about your ask:

  • Why do you need this amount of money?
  • How will you use the money?
  • What are your financial projections?
  • What is your exit strategy?

Using Your Pitching Skills To Start A Business

Having said that, you now know more about the ask slide in a pitch deck and the tips to get this right.

Once you get a grip on this, you can think about starting a business that creates professional pitch decks. This can be a great way to use your pitching skills and experience to help other entrepreneurs succeed. Use our template above as a guideline and follow these tips on how to get started:

  1. Identify your target market. Who are you going to target with your pitch deck creation business? Are you going to focus on startups, small businesses, or large corporations? Once you know who your target market is, you can tailor your services to meet their specific needs.
  2. Develop a strong portfolio. The best way to show potential clients that you can create professional pitch decks is to have a strong portfolio of your work. This portfolio should showcase your skills in design, layout, and storytelling.
  3. Set competitive prices. Your prices should be competitive with other pitch deck creation businesses in your area. However, you should also make sure that you are charging enough to cover your costs and make a profit.
  4. Market your business. Let people know about your pitch deck creation business through online and offline channels. You can create a website, social media presence and attend networking events to reach potential clients.

Final Thoughts – The Ask Slide in A Pitch Deck

Putting everything together, you now know how to start thinking about a business platform that provides professional presentation services and what you need to pitch this idea or any other idea through your ask slide. Also, PitchPro (the RCT) has served as a great template to help attract investors to your business. Remember that a well-crafted ask slide can help you to secure funding and achieve your business goals.

And as usual, if you’re out of time and want a consultant to help you plan and complete this, contact one of our freelancers. I highly recommend it.

Meet The Author Of This Article

I’m Jenny Ayman, a project manager in the development field with specific knowledge and experience in capacity building and entrepreneurship programs. I aspire to transfer the hands-on experience I gain in my professional career through writing.

Also, if you need help planning your business, I recommend checking out some of our freelancer’s business plans or pitch decks!