Pitch Deck Teardown

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS pricing strategies, 2022 open source report, can Vine regrow?

Should Twitter’s developers rebuild Vine from scratch, or can they dust off the old code and turn it back on?

Pitch Deck Teardown: Laoshi’s $570K angel deck

Laoshi raised $570,000 for its very early-stage language-learning app targeted at Chinese tutors and their students. Here's the deck it used to raise an angel round.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Orange’s $2.5M seed deck

Orange is taking a different approach to EV charging, and it shared with us the deck it used to raise a $2.5 million seed round.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2023 unicorn slump, global VC slowdown, email marketing 101

The hunt is already on for another mythical animal that best represents startup attainment in a down market, like "ARRmadillo."

Pitch Deck Teardown: Scrintal’s $1M seed deck

Let's take a look at the deck collaborative knowledge base tool Scrintal used to raise a $1 million seed round.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Card Blanch’s $460K deck for its angel round

We've seen attempts at gathering all cards (credit, debit, loyalty, etc.) in one before, but Card Blanch claims to have a fresh take on the concept.

TechCrunch+ roundup: New VC rules, AI biotech investor survey, Instagram ad case study

"Growth at all costs" is a fairy tale made possible by cheap money that helped VCs set expectations for founders — and each other.

Pitch Deck Teardown: MedCrypt’s $25M Series B deck

MedCrypt shared with us the deck it used to raise a $25 million Series B.

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

The slide deck bespoke vitamin startup Rootine used to raise a $10 million Series A is a master class. Let's check out some of the highlights.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cash management basics, proptech investor survey, visa interview prep

A startup that lacks a cash management program is like a car with a blinking fuel light: how far can you travel with the fuel in your reserve tank?

Pitch Deck Teardown: Hour One’s $20M Series A deck

Hour One used this deck to raise a $20 million Series A in April of this year.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Fundraising under scrutiny, optimizing LTV, visa bulletin update

The idea that there's a "good" time to launch a startup is just a bedtime story investors tell founders.

TechCrunch+ roundup: TAM takedown, green card layoffs, when to ignore investor advice

In business, if someone offers you free advice, it's probably for their own benefit.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Sateliot’s $11.4M Series A deck

Here's the pitch deck that enabled Sateliot to raise an $11.4 million round of funding to enable IoT devices to communicate with satellites.

TechCrunch+ roundup: H-1B worker advice, managing remote teams, pitch deck teardown

"The American dream is still really important to immigrants. They still want what America represents and they're going to reevaluate their relationship with Big Tech and the nature of work."

Pitch Deck Teardown: Syneroid’s $500K seed deck

Syneroid raised a $500,000 round to bring something halfway between microchips and dog collars to market. Its deck leaves a few things to be desired.

I reviewed 1,000+ pitch decks. These are the most common mistakes

We break down the top 10 most common mistakes in pitch decks, along with a bunch of examples of how these mistakes show up.

Pitch Deck Teardown: The Palau Project’s $125k pre-seed deck

For early-stage companies, you need a big market and a strong team. If you don't have both, don't invest.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Supliful’s $1M seed deck

Supliful's 22-slide deck ain't perfect, but it's a great example of how a company can use storytelling to make a point.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Green card sponsorships, startup prenups, agtech VC survey

Nearly anything can tear a co-founder relationship asunder. I have observed partnerships go sour over funding disputes, product pipelines, and in one case, a bad experience at Burning Man.
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