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30 Legendary Startup Pitch Decks and What You Can Learn From Them. If you need to raise funding from VCs for your startup, the first step is to create a pitch deck.

30 Legendary Startup Pitch Decks and What You Can Learn From Them

Well, after step zero, which is to have a great idea. So what’s a pitch deck? A pitch deck is a brief presentation (usually based on slides) that provides the audience with an overview of your business. It is often created using PowerPoint or Keynote. For the purpose of funding, it gives potential investors a brief idea of what your business is about, who your target audience is, and other relevant information that will help convince them to write you a check. Questionnaire Pour faire partie de Y Combinator. The 9 Best Startup Pitch Decks of All Time via. Every month, we round up our favourite posts of all time on topics ranging from content marketing and social media to analytics and CRO.

The 9 Best Startup Pitch Decks of All Time via

We delve into everything you need to get your startup the attention and traction it deserves! This month, we're diving into one of our favorite parts of #StartupPR: the best startup pitch decks we've seen. Businessinsider. What persuades an investor to write a check for an entrepreneur's raw idea?


We spoke with active angel investors and venture capitalists, as well as scouring the Web, to compile a list of some of the best startup pitches ever. From those, we learned a few things to keep in mind if you want to make a great pitch. If you don't grab people within the first minute, they're going to start checking their email.Tell the story through the problem. It needs to be a story about problems and solutions. Have a concrete business plan and drive home how you're going to make money.Know your material, and keep the energy up.When pitching directly to an investor, make sure you say what you're going to do with the money.Finish strongly and sum up why someone should invest in the company.

Original Foursquare Investor Pitch Deck 2009. Foursquare is one of the biggest, buzziest startups in New York.

Original Foursquare Investor Pitch Deck 2009

Scratch that -- anywhere. The local check-in startup raised $50 million this past summer from Andreessen Horowitz and Spark Capital. It recently reached 15 million downloads and it has been rolling out tons of new features including Lists and Radar. Foursquare has come a long way in two years. What started as a self-proclaimed "part friend-finder, part social city-guide, part social-game" has become a $600 million company. The Best Startup Pitch Decks. Airbnb's first pitch deck. Pitch Deck Examples from successful startups — Slidebean. The killer slide in this presentation is their business model slide, because it lays out their revenue model in the simplest possible way.

Pitch Deck Examples from successful startups — Slidebean

They make a 10% commission on each transaction, period. Also, notice how simple the problem slide has been laid out on the presentation: 3 simple bullets are enough to portray the problem. Even though we redesigned the original presentation with our pitch deck template, the simplicity and the small amount of elements in each slide was inherent from the original deck.

The Shape of Traction (Part II: How Much Traction Do I Need to Raise a Round of Financing?) - GenuineVC. David Beisel • September 26, 2016 • 4 min read A couple weeks ago, my partner Rob penned a blog post about the “shape of traction” which really resonated with a number of folks.

The Shape of Traction (Part II: How Much Traction Do I Need to Raise a Round of Financing?) - GenuineVC

The quick summary is that the shape of a startup’s traction (with time/product-quality on the x axis and traction on the y axis) and isn’t at all a linear path. Rather, when true product-market fit (PMF) happens, it’s an accelerating curve… and a very steep one at that! The Startup Metrics Cheat Sheet: How to Calculate What You Are Expected to Know. This post is the fifth in a series summarizing guidance for how to calculate key metrics for startups.

The Startup Metrics Cheat Sheet: How to Calculate What You Are Expected to Know

This series focuses on the metrics that are the most critical for entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. These critical Key Performance Indicators for startups are often misunderstood. Want to raise a Seed or Series A? Here’s a tip: Don’t have impossible financial projections. – High Alpha – Medium. Venture capital firms see a surprising number of pitch decks with completely impossible financial projections.

Want to raise a Seed or Series A? Here’s a tip: Don’t have impossible financial projections. – High Alpha – Medium

When a VC sees a financial forecast that no business in the history of humankind has been able to achieve, the entrepreneur and company instantly lose credibility. And VCs see so many financial projections they can spot an unreasonable forecast in five seconds or less. Venture capital is a hell of a drug. There has been a lot of money sloshing around the startup world for the past few years.

Venture capital is a hell of a drug

Cheap and accessible capital has advantages: More founders get the opportunity to pursue big dreams and previously “unfundable companies” not only raise huge amounts of money, but some ultimately achieve unicorn status. Discussions about the downside of this trend are usually related to systemic risks, like the perpetual bubble talk, but few are discussing the problem as it relates to founders — more capital equals more risk. But who is bearing this risk, and what really is the downside? Sure, capital providers are taking this risk — but they aren’t the only ones. Startup pitch: SlingShot helps travellers to pimp their points - Tnooz. There’s a lot of interest in loyalty and frequent flier schemes at the moment, and rewards points in general are a big part of how we shop.

Startup pitch: SlingShot helps travellers to pimp their points - Tnooz

The airline industry was one of if not the first to reward its passengers with a virtual currency – United is thought to have been the first to do so, way back in 1972. Fast forward more than 40 years and airline rewards schemes are as sophisticated as they are significant. This week saw the release of the latest IdeaWorks/CarTrawler ancillary revenue report which outlined the billions of dollars of revenues airlines pull in from their frequent flyer programmes. Not all Founders are Created Equal – Startup Grind – Medium.

Over the past year, I’ve met with hundreds of founders, worked alongside dozens of founding teams to help them launch their companies, and invested in a handful of companies. In both my role as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Rokk3r Labs and as a partner at Level Ventures, my job is to pick and partner with winning teams and position them for success. As a result, I spend a lot of my time thinking about the qualities that make some companies succeed. The biggest cliché in VC is to say, “we back great founders”. People invest in people, duh. As an investor, you want to see the excitement in their eyes, feel the fire in their stomach, and believe that they have grit to fight. How to get Momentum when Fundraising – Startup Grind – Medium.

The most powerful tool you have in closing an investor is fear of missing out (FOMO). FOMO only occurs when you have momentum in the round. Once you get that momentum, you start closing investors and a virtuous circle begins, increasing FOMO and carrying you to a great round. The 7 (Pitching) Habits of Highly Effective Founders. Finding the right investors is like dating — you need to kiss many frogs before you find a prince. Today, I’m going to share seven ways fundraising founders can kiss fewer frogs and find more princes (subtle hint: Batch 19 applications are now open).

Habit 1 – Pitch to the Right Investors Not all investors are created equal. Why asking for advice when you want money is... - Bringing transparency to seed investing... Founder: And then that angel investor said, “This is definitely interesting. Lemme intro you to these two people.” This has happened 3x in the last 2 days but none of these angels have written a check - is this bad signaling?

Me: Oh, not necessarily. Angel investors are not professionals, so it’s not necessarily bad signaling since they may not do many investments. Founders, Your Goal Of VC Meeting №1? Meeting №2 – Medium. Last week I agreed to hear a founder’s pitch and give feedback. I knew ahead of time that the company was not a good fit for my portfolio, but I wanted to help my friend who was helping the founder (and I was further inclined to take the meeting because the company has a woman founder).

We scheduled 30 minutes.