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Your Deck Sucks: The Pitch that Raised $18 Million in the Current Climate

TechCrunch was proud to host Howdy.com at Early Stage 2023 in Boston

Breakout Session: In Review

During this session, Howdy.com Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Samira shows founders a new way to share their message with VCs so they can maintain their story and retain control of the fundraising process. Samira successfully raised $21 million without ever sending a deck to a single investor. Learn how to share your vision in your own words — and have investors clamoring to give you money in this economy.


Jacqueline Samira | Founder & CEO, Howdy.com

Jacqueline Samira has more than 15 years experience driving sales, building great teams and exponentially increasing revenue across a variety of industries. She has a passion for creating processes that promote efficiency, increase revenue, foster employee happiness and drive a human-first culture that puts well-being above all else. 

Samira previously led sales and operation teams for three different YCombinator companies and, after making those companies lots of money and identifying many inefficiencies, she decided to start Howdy.

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