I have heard some awful startup pitches. Generally, they are awful ideas. Sometimes other things ruin a fundraising pitch. Once in a while, a startup founder will freeze during a startup pitch. That’s just tough and my heart goes out to that founder. A few years back a founder farted while pitching his startup to me. My heart didn’t go out for that one. If things like this happen when you are pitching your startup, you should excuse yourself to use the bathroom and just leave. I am kidding, of course. Finish the meeting, but you may as well try out your most aggressive material because you aren’t ever cashing that investor’s check.