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 99% 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.
Looking at 320 pitch decks, here’s what science tells us works best
Investors are spending 24% less time looking at pitch decks in 2022, compared to 2021. On average, you have just under three minutes to convince them to take a meeting with you. In fact, for decks tha
How to create a due diligence road map for Series B investors
By keeping the information you provide tightly coupled with the initial story that captured investor interest, you create momentum within the partnership.
Getting serious about Series B: 3 documents that will help founders control the narrative
Founders should think of three primary documents as their holy trinity: the deck, the strategy memo and the forecast model to capture attention and ensure info is transmitted clearly.
These are the top 3 most important slides in your pitch deck
Some slides carry more weight than others -- and three of them are absolutely crucial.
Pitch Deck Teardown: Front’s $65M Series D deck
Front's pitch deck is a tight, 11-slide deck that opens with a mic drop, and, these must be some butter-slathered microphones, because it sure is slippery — the mics keeps dropping as the slides pro
Everything you need to know to make a great startup pitch deck
The crew here at TechCrunch has done a lot of writing about making amazing pitch decks over the years, and I figured it was time that I put together a collection of all of it in one handy spot. A lot
Pitch Deck Teardown: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck
Mi Terro takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, fed as food to animals and much more. Here's the teardown of its pitch deck.
Five reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics this Thursday
We’re just a few days away from kicking off TC Sessions: Robotics on July 21. This online event will draw roboticists from around the world, and it’s your opportunity to learn from and connect wit
Pitch Deck Teardown: Forethought’s $65M Series C deck
Today, it's my pleasure to tear down Forethought's 23-slide deck that helped it raise a $65 million Series C late last year.
Your fundraising pitch deck needs appendices. Here’s why
From the sample decks in my pitch deck teardown series, you'd conclude that appendices are rare. That would be inaccurate; I'd estimate that more than 70% of decks contain one or more appendices.
Pitch Deck Teardown: Enduring Planet’s $2.1M seed deck
Enduring Planet's deck is a little bit inside baseball -- this is a deck for a startup that helps other startups raise money from other VCs -- but it's clear that it really knows what it is doing.