In this article, we will analyze the story behind WeWork, their rise, and downfall, and of course, what lessons we can learn from them.
Join us in this casual conversation with Caya, Slidebean CEO and Steve Barsh, Managing Partner at Dreamit Ventures as they talk about how to create compelling pitch decks and how to effectively pitch to VCs.
What if I started a new business today? How would I approach it?
In this article I am going to talk about the startup mistakes I made, the hard lessons I had to learn, and how they translated into the success of this new company.
What are the essential elements to a successful pitch deck? For any investor (honestly, serious or not about doing business with you), these are just crucial pieces of information to have for an investment decision to be made. So, keep them in there, and do make the best of them that you can.
Pitch Deck Examples that made companies like Airbnb, Uber and Facebook, the giants they are today. A pitch deck is usually a 10-20 slide presentation designed to give a short summary of your company, your business plan and your startup vision.
How to get seed funding: Just as a seed needs unconditional care and water to grow, a startup business needs crucial nourishing of finance to expand and grow.
You’ve started up, and gaining traction. You’ve put your seed money to good use, you’ve got a small but sustainable customer base, made your first couple of million and it feels like you’ve got something good going.It’s time for Series A pitch deck.
Discover three powerful alternatives to deliver a powerful pitch deck design to your potential clients or investors. A pitch deck that stands out can say a lot about the stage your company is in.
The main goal behind presenting your pitch deck is to get investors excited about your product and confident enough to spend on your startup. Here are some essential guidelines on how to create a pitch deck, that will make your startup stand out and pave the way to your company’s success in today’s competitive market.
A pitch deck is one of the most important representation that a startup could have. If you get this first step wrong you could jeopardize startup funding opportunities before investors even take a look at the 2nd slide. Here are some of the most common startups fundraising mistakes.
If you are an early-stage startup in the tech space and you are looking for money to grow your company, the official term is raising capital, the most commonly recommended instrument to raise funds is a convertible note. However, to understand how those work, we first need to understand how equity (or stock) works.
Today we wanted to talk about accelerators. Slidebean/FounderHub, as a company, went through Startup Chile in 2013, through DreamIt in 2014 and through 500 Startups in 2015. Why so many accelerators, you ask? Well, great question.
The Elevator Pitch can be used in many situations faced by startups. It can be used in any scenario where we need to grab our audience's attention and pitch a product quickly. Use this article lo learn how to write an effective elevator pitch!
A single mistake can make or break a company. As a startup, you need to be very careful with every modification that is applied to the product or service. Although there are countless examples of startup common mistakes that have caused them to fail, I've compiled four known cases, so we can learn from them.
It's imperative as a company to measure the success of a pivot in order to accurately know if the path chosen was the right one. Slidebean has gone through two major pivots in the past year, the first took place during 500 Startups and the second one was more recently. Take a look at or MoM Growth since then!
Balancing burn rate and runway in a startup is probably one of the most critical tasks a CEO must deal with. That's why we're giving you an insight on how we spent our startup funding and the mistakes and lessons we learned throughout the way.
Multi-billion-dollar companies such as: YouTube, Airbnb or Foursquare, have one thing in common: they used a pitch deck to secure millions of dollars' worth of investment, transforming them from startups to scale-ups in mere minutes.
Although you might have secure funding for your startup, you need to build and nurture a relationship with these investors. An essential part of that involves sending regular updates on your company performance, better known as investor updates.
As a startup, it's essential to secure seed funding at early stages. Yet, the final decision is not only based on data and metrics, often times is thanks to a very human ‘I like this team’ variable. That process of liking someone takes time and the best way to develop it is with investor updates.
Balancing growth vs profitability is a delicate science and it can literally make or break your business. It’s a choice startup founders need to make and it’s very much related to the direction that the company is headed; you’ll probably hear/read hundreds of stories of which path works best… this is just ours.
Snapchat is considered one of the favorite photo messaging apps among millennials. It was created by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy and It presently garners eight billion video views every day from its 100 million active users. Here's the teardown and redesign of Snapchat pitch deck for you to check it out.
During our time at 500 Startups we went from an average transaction size of $5 to $159, that’s 30x!! By changing and re-focusing our target audience, we found a new set of users that was willing to pay a premium price for our product.
As a startup, you are constantly racing against time to become profitable before you run out of money, so every second you can spare by improving how you do things truly makes the difference. That's why finding the right startup tools to optimize productivity is key.
After a successful pitch presentation to investors, were you manage to convince them to say they're interested, you need to know what to do next. In this article, we'll help you succeed through a startup fundraising process!
This article is focus on figuring out how to present your startup, without being too simplistic. That way, you can have great conversations with everybody regarding your startup's story and avoid jargon at the same time!