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.
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!
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.
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 you can find the most common mistakes when raising fund and avoid them.
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.
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.
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.
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!