Rewind: Slidebean's Top content of 2019
María Portillo
December 23, 2019

Rewind: Slidebean's Top content of 2019

María Portillo
December 23, 2019
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Just in case you were considering something to binge-watch during the holidays, we put together this rewind of our most successful content of the year, including the templates, articles, and videos that attracted more eyes to Slidebean!

Slidebean blog’s top 3 blog articles 

As we close 2019, we wanted to share with you the Slidebean Blog articles that attracted more visitors during the year. It seems that looking for references and inspiration from other startup pitch decks brought you here very often! 

In order from more visits to less, here they are!

Pitch deck examples from successful startups (Airbnb, Uber, Facebook)

200,000 visits.

In this article, Caya emphasizes on the importance of the story you tell about your idea, team and concept validation (which, of course) must include metrics! He also recommends successful startup pitch decks to look at. Read full pitch deck examples article.

Presentation websites: 10 alternatives to replace PowerPoint

24,000 visits.

An oldie (from 2018) but goodie! In this article, we listed 10 of the presentation websites that we thought you should keep an eye on, including yours truly, Slidebean!. Access the presentation websites to replace Power Point.

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Airbnb pitch deck: teardown and redesign

22,000 visits.

The Airbnb pitch deck from 2009 is a popular reference for entrepreneurs around the world, and our blog post about it made it to the top 3 in 2019. We not only added the original slides in this article along with a redesigned version using our Slidebean app, but we made a comprehensive teardown and analysis of each one! Read the full Airbnb pitch deck article.

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Top 3 most viewed YouTube videos

We are thrilled about our YouTube channel, and 2019 was a breakthrough year for it! Startups 101 became our not-so-secret weapon to engage with our customers and to develop a really cool and engaged audience. We also get tons of feedback on how our videos are useful for your entrepreneurial journey.

So, we thought you might want to recap on the top 3 videos that gained more views in 2019 (keep reading and watching, as we are adding a bonus!)

Seed Funding for Startups


Raising money is hard. It's so hard most companies fail at it. In this video, Caya looks into traction requirements, pitch decks, alternative funding sources, and on how to find investors. 

Demo Day: how to deliver a startup pitch deck


Demo days are often the first chance a startup gets at getting in front of investors. For most startup accelerators, this is your graduation event, and a lot of work goes into preparing those slides and those pitches. In this video, we explored what investors are looking for, how to stand out from the crowd, and our lessons learned when preparing a demo day pitch deck

Convertible Notes, Equity and Startup Funding Explained


If you are an early-stage startup company in the tech space, the best way to raise capital is with a convertible note or a similar instrument. However, to understand how those work, we first need to understand how stock works, and that was the objective of this video.

Is WeWork dead? | Startup Forensics: the downfall of Adam Neumann


The very first episode of our Startup Forensics series is a bonus on this countdown, and we add it because it is the video that brought us more followers this year! In it,  we dug into the We Company story, their rise, and downfall, and of course, what lessons we can learn from them. 

Top 3 most downloaded Slidebean templates

Slidebean has created dozens of templates for you to download and customize: everything from redesigned startup pitch deck templates, from models useful for marketing departments, business professionals and academics. 

In 2019, there were three irrefutable templates that were downloaded by the thousands and we are sharing them here with you, in case you needed them, so we save you some browsing or googling time!

Company Profile Template

Most small businesses don't spend time building a company profile template... until they need it. While these profiles are sometimes designed as one-pager documents or even infographics, we continue to defend that the slide presentation format is probably the best. Download it yourself.

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Investor Deck Template

This investor deck template is ideal for initial VCs and Angel Investors. If they ask to see your pitch deck, this is what you want to send. The outline of the investor deck mainly focuses on your startup's growth metrics and traction. Click here to download.

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Business Plan Template

A Business Plan is a formal, written statement of the goals of a new venture, and an overview of the original strategy that will be followed to achieve them. There are several formats in which this document may be prepared. Download our model here.

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Share on all social media @Slidebean what’s the most useful content you’ve found and let us know if you want us to develop a particular one for your 2020 goals!

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