Who are your startup competitors?

As a founder raising, you can be darn sure this question is going to be asked: “Who are your startup competitors?” As with much of life, there is never a perfect answer, but there sure is a bad answer. Now the dumbest answer goes a little something like this: VC: Who are your competitors Founder: It’s amazing, we have no …

Dropbox seed pitch deck to raise capital investment

This is the Dropbox pitch deck used to raise a $1.2m seed round led by Sequoia. They were founded in 2007 and IPOd in 2017, some 11 years later at a valuation of $9.2b. I’m going to take you through the deck slide by slide. About Dropbox Dropbox simplifies the way people work together. 500 million registered users around the …

Front series b pitch deck to raise capital investment

This is the Front series B pitch deck used to raise a $66m round led by Sequoia and followed by DJF. They were founded in 2013 and have raised $79m to date. You can read about the fundraise here. About Front Front redefines work communication with the first shared inbox for teams. By unifying your email, customer communication channels, and apps in …

Best SaaS pitch decks

Looking to raise for your SaaS startup? Wondering what the best decks look like? Here are all the SaaS decks you should be taking notes from. If you want to check out the full pitch deck collection, head over here. Buffer This is the Buffer pitch deck used to raise their $3.5m series-a. Buffer helps users share social media content by …

Pitch dress code. How to dress when meeting investors

Dress code. Really? You have so much stuff to deal with growing your company with like, no resources, and having to beg investors for cash to make the hires you need to close. Seriously, now we’re talking about fashion with VCs? Well, you’re reading this blog, aren’t you? 😉 Doing stupid things isn’t on your to-do list (hopefully). Don’t worry, …

Watch Chamillionaire pitch his startup Convoz on stage

Here’s a presentation Chamillionaire made at the Upfront Summit. He’s the rapper that made ‘Ridin.’ He actually does a surprisingly good job and so it is worth watching. So turns out he’s in the startup game too. After working as an EIR at Upfront, he’s launched a startup called Convoz. This is a platform to engage with people in a …

35 things that make a bad pitch deck

You’re fundraising so you need a pitch deck. We get it. That’s why you’re here. Now getting a pitch deck right is really hard. It can, in fact, be easier to learn what to not do and not do than instead of thinking how to get it right! Here is a list of things not to do. Formatting and structure …