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Hey, I’m Caya, CEO & Cofounder of Slidebean Presentation design software. Since 2014 Slidebean has helped tens of thousands of people create stunning pitch deck design. We have done it by taking their content and transforming it into beautiful presentations via our online platform.
However, what we’ve noticed is that some presentations can benefit from having an experienced content strategist and designer lead the charge. Because of this, we’ve decided to open a new business segment within Slidebean – Pitch Deck Content + Design.
In a nutshell, I, Caya CEO & Cofounder of Slidebean, sit down with the CEO and the co-founders to craft the pitch deck story. Sometimes we have a business plan to start, sometimes we only have the business concept -but I focus on helping them figure out the flow of the story, nailing the problem and opportunity slides, finding potential holes in the business proposition, defining your market size…)
After they brief me on the business, I work with our team on proposing an outline for the slides and the content and copy in each one of them. Just like with our platform, there's no design distraction at this point, only the content, the story.
We iterate over these slides over as many sessions as we need until we agree on the final copy going to the slides.
Once approved, the content goes to our design team, who takes care of turning my notes into final slides. Just like before, we can iterate over the style until we land into something you love.
Still with me? Here's some backstory on how we landed here.
Back in 2014, we set out to build an utterly self-service platform. We believe in automation and intuitive experiences to allow users to develop theirs.
While our platform and our templates at Slidebean have helped tens of thousands of companies approach investors. Still, through our support channels, we saw founders asking questions related to how to craft a market size slide, or how to talk about competitors. As our brand grew, many reached out directly looking for a service like that, and for the first couple of years, we pointed them back to the app.
When we finally decided to give this a shot, I started taking these projects myself. As with most things we do in the company, it was vital for me to experience them first hand before I could find ways to scale them.
I soon found out that the questions these companies had, the expertise of having raised capital and knowing how the dynamic works is a rare find. Most founders who have done it are busy managing the companies they funded.
So I've set aside some time every week to work with these projects. This seems to be one of those tasks that needs someone in my position, so I've delegated many of my CEO tasks to other team members.
It's been a great experience so far, meeting and working with these companies first hand.
You can find out more about this presentation design service at slidebean.com/pitch-deck.