How to Not Lose Yourself in a VC Pitch

What Founders Pitching Investors Can Learn From Eminem’s Rap Battles

Feliks Eyser
7 min readMay 19, 2021


Illustration by Ariane Frida Sofie

If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture it
Or just let it slip?

In the final rap battle of the movie 8 Mile, Eminem crushes his opponent by doing the opposite of what’s expected of him…



Feliks Eyser

Tech founder & investor from 🇩🇪. Sharing experiences for first-time founders💡🛠🚀