Pitch Deck Teardown

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Slashing SaaS costs, FedNow’s ‘game changer,’ diverse cap tables

Software is a company’s third-largest expense, but because it’s spread across multiple departments, it’s the CFO’s responsibility to find places to cut.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: New life for old B2B leads, LatAm VC survey, treasury management basics

It’s shaping up to be a very busy week, so we’ll be back on Friday, September 22 with a new TC+ Roundup.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Raising follow-on AI funding, Instacart’s IPO, both sides on SB 54

Despite the surge of interest in AI, startups hoping to use it as a springboard to their next funding round should think twice.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: FinOps for all, 15 investors who are taking pitches, Steve Blank on AI

August is one of the slowest months in venture capital, which is why now is such a good time for fundraising founders to ramp up their outreach.

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

TechCrunch+ Roundup: SaaS+ basics, Labor Day book picks, building trust with AI customers

Considering the ongoing debate about the existential dangers of AI, it was interesting to watch a three-hour historical epic about the dawn of the Atomic Age last night.

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.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: How pitch decks fail, inside the AI hype cycle, budgeting for a downturn

It’s clear that AI is driving the latest hype cycle, but how are early-stage investors sorting the wheat from the chaff these days?

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.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Traction slide help, climate tech homework, Euro cannabis investor survey

A traction slide is your chance to show off and build investor confidence. But what if your startup doesn't have any wins to boast about?

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

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS sales toughlove, cybersecurity survey, ‘the new venture normal’

My high school football team won a few state championships, but sportswriters never asked how much ground we lost to penalties.

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.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Nokod Security’s $8M seed deck

Here's a peek under the hood of the pitch deck that Nokod Security used to raise its $8M seed round.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Super.com’s $60M Series C deck

It's hard to choose from all the stuff that works in this deck because the Super.com team really knocked it out of the park.

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS valuations up, clean energy tax credits, H-1B transfer options

Public SaaS companies reaching their highest valuations of 2023 reminds me of an old song: "I've been down so long, it looks like up to me."

Pitch Deck Teardown: Netmaker’s $2.3M seed deck

Netmaker submitted its pitch deck to TechCrunch+, and today we're taking a close look at the deck the company used to raise its $2.3 million round.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Oii.ai’s $1.9M seed deck

Here's a deep dive into the slide deck that Oii.ai used to raise its $1.8 million seed round, highlighting what it got right and what it didn't.

TechCrunch+ roundup: South Korea investor survey, 1-hour board meetings, venture leasing basics

To run 60-minute startup board meetings that create value, replace your 80-slide deck with a simple three-page memo.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Venture debt VC survey, PLG boosting tactics, bootstrapping to $40M ARR

ARR has always been a key metric, but with valuations down across the board and new money too tight to mention, it’s now a lodestar.
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