AdministratorJune 28, 2021 at 10:56 am472Level 1
Facebook’s pitch deck was more a media kit. It was containing the company’s value proposition, key metrics, and marketing services that were used to sell ads to potential clients.
Favorite takeaway: The focus of the pitch deck was based on solid numbers such as their user engagement, traffic, and growth trajectory.
Download the original Facebook startup pitch deck template⬇
MemberJune 28, 2021 at 11:03 am167Level 1
Airbnb’s pitch deck has become a most used reference for entrepreneurs around the world.
Key takeaways: The intro. It’s all about hooking your audience.
Here’s the template:
MemberJune 28, 2021 at 11:08 am73Level 1
Have you heard about “SQUARE”?
Square is a company that allows merchants to accept mobile credit card payments via a dongle.
The best part of their startup pitch is that it’s detailed pitch deck outlines Square’s business model and a simple financial model that portrays their annual revenue and five-year growth rate.
Simple! Easy! Attractive!
MemberJune 29, 2021 at 10:37 am152Level 1
“Buzz Feed” – I am sure we all have watched or at least hovered around their videos. As of today, Buzzfeed has managed to raise over $240 Million.
Their startup pitch consisted of attractive numbers just like the one in the previous line.
Favorite takeaway: It doesn’t hurt to start a pitch with big numbers the company has, like the millions of users visiting the website on a monthly basis and quotations from large organizations such as CNN.
MemberJuly 1, 2021 at 7:40 am167Level 1
It’s a personal financial services tool that helps people track their spending and find ways to save money.
This pitch deck example was used in a competition and was never used for raising money, but it’s still a powerful deck that startups can learn from.
MemberJuly 8, 2021 at 7:40 am147Level 1
Canvas substitutes paper-based transactions with affordable and accessible mobile apps and forms. Canvas has raised $9 million with these decks.
Favorite takeaway: Instead of saying what they do, the second slide in their deck shows how their startup helps businesses. Easy and straightforward!
MemberJuly 28, 2021 at 11:31 am66Level 1
Many startups fail to address their competitor analysis in their pitch decks.
Is it a smart move? No, it isn’t!
You should always be completely transparent with investors, even about your closest competitors.
Here’s how LinkedIn gained investors trust by showing a complete competitor analysis:
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