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Pitch Deck Teardown: Xpanceo’s $40M seed deck

Xpanceo has shared its complete presentation deck, consisting of 19 slides. Dive into its pitch deck to learn how the company raised $40 million.

Your pitch deck needs to be machine-readable

Keep the machines in mind; they are more pervasive than you might think. The good news is that making your pitch decks machine-readable is not actually hard to do.

How founders should approach TAM when venture capital is scarce

We’re definitely in a down market, but for entrepreneurs eager to build and scale, venture capital is always scarce.

How to pitch me: 7 investors discuss what they’re looking for in September 2023

If you’d like to know what investors are looking for, how they want to be approached and what they’re most likely to ask, keep reading.

Banish cumulative graphs from your pitch deck

Investors want to see accelerating growth, and that is much harder to read on a cumulative graph.

That 30-slide deck won’t cut it anymore

Founders are ditching the narratives around purpose, problem and solutions.

What to do about your traction slide when you don’t have revenue yet

Traction is proof that what you are doing is working.

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

Here's a full teardown of Faye's 19-slide pitch deck with which it raised a $10 million Series A round.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Minimizing M&A mayhem, cybersecurity PM checklist, open source AI

Can open-source foundation AI models level the playing field while addressing concerns about privacy and bias?

Pitch Deck Teardown: The perfect pitch deck

For this week's teardown, Haje buddied up with the team at Trulytell to improve a slide deck until it became the perfect pitch deck.

How to pitch me: 5 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2023

I’m going to save you some time: many, if not most, of you are probably not yet ready to pitch an investor.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Uber’s $200K pre-seed deck from 2008

The Uber deck has been floating around the internet for a while. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and see what Uber got right — and where it made some spectacularly silly mistakes.

6 VCs share advice for laid-off tech workers planning to launch startups

You may already have the experience investors are looking for when it comes to reaching product-market fit and solving engineering problems.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Spinach.io’s $6M seed deck

Spinach.io is a meeting tool designed for engineers to run stand-up meetings online. Here's the business plan the company shared with investors.

The one slide 95% of founders get wrong when fundraising

Having a poor "ask and use of funds" slide is a red flag to many investors. It's where you get to prove that you know what you're doing. Don't waste the opportunity.

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.

TAM takedown: Investors are looking for market opportunity, not just size

Entrepreneurs should show investors that they truly understand the market opportunity from the bottom up, customer by customer.

How to turn user data into your next pitch deck

If you’re a founder of a new SaaS, fintech, marketplace or consumer subscription product, here’s what you should be showing investors at the early stages of your journey.

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: Vori’s $10M Series A deck

Vori, a SaaS solution for independent grocers and small grocery chains, shared the pitch deck it used to raise a $10 million Series A.
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