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Pitch Deck Examples: investor decks from successful startups

Pitch Deck Examples: investor decks from successful startups | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

This article is part of our new Pitch Deck Examples initiative, a blog + podcast focusing on the best pitch deck practices.

If you made it here your are probably looking for inspiration to create a pitch deck for your own startup. Let me start by saying that this might not be the best approach to take when pitching investors.

Each investor deck should be tailored to the companies strengths. The story you tell about your idea, team and concept validation (yes, metrics!!) is what will ultimately determine if your deck is appealing or not. Read more: click image or title.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Some great examples of pitch decks, including Airbnb's and Buffer's.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:44 PM

You still need your documents, such as #BusinessPlan.

Howard Jacobson's curator insight, October 22, 2015 5:53 AM

Pitch decks are always a challenge - what do we put in, what do we leave out, what does the potential investor want to see? - this article is a good insight and provides great examples from famous companies

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'Don't F@#k Up the Culture.' Why you should never sacrifice culture for growth:

'Don't F@#k Up the Culture.' Why you should never sacrifice culture for growth: | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
This was VC Peter Thiel's one piece of advice to Airbnb after investing $150 million in the startup. Here's why he was right on.

This was a pretty great week. It may have had something to do with the fact that I got to walk along this beach at lunch, but mostly I think it was what I read in this Medium piece by Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky. The story is actually a staff note he made public because he thought it might be helpful to other entrepreneurs.

That makes him a nice guy, but it's not what made my day. The following did; it's a conversation Chesky had with venture capitalist Peter Thiel:

Midway through the conversation, I asked him what was the single most important piece of advice he had for us. He replied, "Don't f@#k up the culture." This wasn't what we were expecting from someone who just gave us $150M. I asked him to elaborate on this. He said one of the reasons he invested in us was our culture. But he had a somewhat cynical view that it was practically inevitable once a company gets to a certain size to "f@#k it up."

To read the full article, click on the title or image.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Stay true to yourself, in other words. Peter Thiel invested in a company that is different. That's where he saw value, and that's his advice.

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Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX Succeed, While Others Fail | Singularity HUB

Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX Succeed, While Others Fail | Singularity HUB | Pitch it! | Scoop.it


What's most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of of the most brilliant entrepreneurs of this century, offer a compelling answer—one that changes my views on the formula for success.

This blog is a summary of Bill Gross's excellent talk.

5 Key Success Factors

Bill investigated how 5 key factors affected the success of the 125 companies in his portfolio at Idealab and 125 companies outside of his portfolio.

The factors he considered were:

  1. The Idea: How new is it? Is there a unique truth in the idea? Are there competitive moats you can build around it?
  2. The Team and the Execution: How efficient is the team? How effective is it? How adaptable?
  3. The Business Model: Do you have a clear path to revenues?
  4. The Funding: Can companies that can out money-raise others succeed where the others would fail?
  5. The Timing: Are you too early? Just early? Too late. Right on time? Did that matter a lot?

Of these 250 companies, Bill picked 10 in each category: five companies that turned into billion-dollar companies, and five that everyone thought would be billion-dollar companies but failed.

The question: Which variables accounted more for successes?

Read more here: http://snip.ly/5kaF

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Hey Dave,
Your BP template help me achieve the goals I've been trying for 5 years. The template led me to produce an effective tool to attract the investors I need.

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Timing is important. Essential though is execution and the team. You can have the greatest idea or plan, you still need to make it happen.

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