presentations secures $20M to gamify deck presentations

When it comes to presentation creation, PowerPoint and Keynote remain the de facto tools by incumbent advantage. PowerPoint has more than 1 billion installs and 500 million users alone, thanks to Micr

Pitch, a platform for making and sharing presentations, raises $85M on a $600M valuation

PowerPoint may still dominate the landscape for presentations in many people’s minds, but some might say that legacy status also makes Microsoft’s software ripe for disruption. Now, a star

Google launches Slides Q&A to help presenters connect with their audiences

Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature for Slides, its PowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — and

SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day

A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different a

Roojoom Closes $600K Seed To Push Its Online Tutorial-Builder At More Businesses

Israeli startup Roojoom, a recent graduate of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, has closed a $600,000 seed round, from 2B Angels and private investors. The startup, which was founded a year ago

Haiku Deck Launches An iPhone App For Viewing And Controlling Your Presentations

Presentation software startup Haiku Deck is finally bringing its software to the iPhone, after a successful run on the iPad. The smaller screen version of the app offers full access to your Haiku Deck

Online Presentation Startup Prezi Zooms To 30M Users And 96M Prezis, Hires Apple, Google, Flip Video Execs For Global Growth

In a world where many eyes have glazed over at the thought of PowerPoint presentations, <a target="_blank" href="">Prezi</a>, a startup that lets you create presentations online wi

SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

A small, Shanghai-based startup called <a target="_blank" href="">SlideIdea</a> made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on pr

Haiku Deck Update Brings Getty Images To Slides, Adds Image History, Public And Private Notes

Haiku Deck, the iPad-based presentation tool that aims to be both simpler and more effective than Microsoft's cumbersome desktop PowerPoint software, today unveiled version 2.1, which adds a number of

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

We've covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck's iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly usin

Afterglow, a laser drawing system for presentations, now available

Afterglow is a presentation system that allows you to draw and point on a projector screen using a laser pointer and a PC. First announced way back in 2007, the system is now available online for $198