Founders change their pitch
Now that it has been over a year since tech’s current period correction first began, founders are getting more innovative in how they approach tweaking their pitch.
TechCrunch+ roundup: 20 questions VCs ask, crypto compliance tips, Indian investor survey
There are a ton of barriers to launching a startup, but impostor syndrome need not be one of them.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Big Data’s cloud backlash, CVC pitch tips, de-risking hardware startups
I started wearing sweaters after I got my last utility bill, but companies at scale can’t dial back their data usage as easily.
How to pitch me: 7 investors discuss what they’re looking for in March 2023
Pitch better by reading what these seven investors are looking for, how they like to be approached and what’s not working for them anymore.
Tech’s growth story shifted this year. How has that impacted transparency?
Vijay Chattha, a seasoned startup comms expert, appeared on the Equity podcast to talk with Natasha Mascarenhas about startup storytelling and vulnerability.
This Gen Z founder is pitching hundreds of investors… via Venmo
My phone buzzes as I get a text from a friend who’s a partner at a VC firm. It’s a screenshot of a Venmo notification that just came in. “My 2 cents on why you should invest in my co
Analytics, AI and robotics help MLB teams get a step closer to a perfect pitching machine
The first pitching machine dates back well over 100 years. Obviously things have come a long way since that injury-inducing, gunpowder-fueled machine made its debut at Princeton University, but most m
Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges on the next episode of Extra Crunch Live
We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedback f
Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live
We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedba
How pitch training can help startups get their story right
When you hire a marketing consultant, you don’t necessarily expect to wind up discussing your life’s purpose. Yet, that is what Spanish marketing expert and entrepreneur Alex Barrera often
Khosla’s Adina Tecklu breaks down how to nail your pitch
It's so critical to frame the problem from your perspective. And I also think that this is a really great opportunity to introduce emotion to really build a more compelling story.
Scale CEO Alex Wang and Accel’s Dan Levine explain why sometimes unconventional VC deals are best
Few companies have done better than Scale at spotting a need in the AI gold rush early on and filling that gap. The startup rightly identified that one of the tasks most important to building effectiv
Mustard raises $1.7M to improve athletic mechanics with AI
Athletic coaching is a massive, multi-billion-dollar industry. No surprise, really, given the massive revenue some top athletes are able to generate. Mustard is working to supplant — or at least aug
Should you pay $50K for your pitch deck? Yes, why the hell not?
Every once in a while on VC Twitter, a comment or statement seems so outlandish, so completely outrageous, that it must be — certainly has to be — false. Such as it was for Primary Ventures invest
Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round
First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund just released VCWiz, a tool to help founders find investors and raise money from them. The platform is one part VC directory and one part CRM tool, essential
The two best pieces of early-stage pitching advice
Over the past 10 years I've been on the first cap tables of three startups for which I've been responsible for closing their capital-raising efforts. I’ve raised money from the smallest angel invest
The Art Of The Pitch
I’m fortunate in my day to day. I have the privilege of hearing new and exciting ideas, both by seasoned and budding entrepreneurs. I remind myself that not too many moons ago, I was in their shoes
Does Your Startup Pitch Suck? Call PitchPhone And Practice
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