EC Pitch Deck Teardowns

Pitch Deck Teardown: Scalestack’s $1M AI sales tech seed deck

We're going to put the deck Scalestack used to raise its $1M seed round under the microscope to see what it got right, and where it could have done better.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Fifth Dimension AI’s $2.8M seed deck

AI is a chaotic free-for-all right now, especially when it comes to the fundraising cycles. Does Fifth Dimension stand out from the crowd?

Pitch Deck Teardown: Phospholutions’ $10M Series A extension deck

Phospholutions' pitch deck embodies the essence of an effective pitch. But it's also riddled with small issues that add up,

Pitch Teardown: The CancerVAX crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine

For this edition of Pitch Deck Teardown, we're taking a close look at the CancerVAX campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.

TC+ Roundup: What happened to the Adobe-Figma deal?

It’s been over a year since Adobe announced that it intended to buy Figma for $20 billion, yet the two companies are still separate entities.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Aether’s $49M Series A deck

This pitch deck makes for some really interesting reading and storytelling, so let's dive in and see if we can spot what happened and how.

Pitch Deck Teardown: SplitBrick’s $200K angel deck

There are some major, fundamental problems with this deck that makes the company pretty much impossible to invest in.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Lupiya’s $8.3M Series A deck

For the 69th installment (nice!) of the Pitch Deck Teardown series, let's take a peek at how Lupiya told its story to close this round.

Pitch Deck Teardown:’s $10M Series A deck

I like a good airline points flight just as much as the fuzzy feeling you get from knowing you've "beaten the system," but does solve a "real" problem?

Pitch Deck Teardown: Transcend’s $20M Series B deck

$20 million doesn't lie, so let's see where Transcend, er, transcends and where it remains painfully mortal.

Pitch Deck Teardown:’s $3M seed deck

There's a lot to love about this cute, animated pitch deck, except one thing.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Tomorrow University’s $10M Series A deck

Decks for education-based startups are pretty rare. Here's how Tomorrow University landed that $10 million.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Tanbii’s $1.5M pre-seed deck

About a year ago, I tore down a pitch deck by Mi Terro, founded by Robert Luo. Guess who’s back with another company? Luo has raised $1.5 million for Tanbii from a Hong Kong family office. In ge

Pitch Deck Teardown: BusRight’s $7M Series A deck

BusRight's pitch deck is well-designed and full of careful touches.

Pitch Deck Teardown: ANYbotics’ $50M Series B deck

Growth rounds usually get a traction-forward pitch, but there are many ways to weave that narrative. Let's see how ANYbotics does it.

Pitch Deck Teardown: SquadTrip’s $1.5M pre-seed deck

For our 60th pitch deck teardown, we're taking a closer look at a $1.5 million pre-seed round and the deck that helped raise it.

Where founders go wrong with pitch decks

Self-evaluating your pitch based on these points is a great way to understand what your deck has, and what it’s missing.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Unito’s $20M Series B deck

Even with some details omitted, we get a great picture of the company's narrative structure.

Pitch Deck Teardown: CleanHub’s $7M seed deck

Plastic in ocean bad. Plastic not in ocean good. That’s, in a nutshell, the pitch for CleanHub. The company has designed a whole business model and a track-and-trace model around that, so brands

Pitch Deck Teardown: GoodBuy Gear’s $11M Series A-1 deck

GoodBuy Gear's deck is not without its challenges, but there's a lot to love, including some unusual choices that really worked out for the team.
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