Andrew Ackerman is a successful serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, and occasional angel investor. He runs Dreamit's UrbanTech Accelerator and see over 2000 startups each year, selecting fewer than 20 to work with. He works with partners such as Jeff, Vinik's SPP, Penn State, and Blackboard to develop and execute on their strategies for sourcing external innovation and encouraging internal innovation.
During January 2015 and January 2016, we grew our platform from $1K to $20K in monthly recurring revenue. I’m going to go over the growth hacking strategies that we followed and implemented during this period!
Mixpanel is one of the most advanced analytics platforms for mobile & web services. It helps businesses grow by helping them understand how their users behave and use their products, by tracking actions people take instead of page views alone. We've torn down their entire pitch deck, to understand the Dos and Dont's of the Mixpanel slides.
Facebook’s original pitch deck was basically a media kit containing the company’s value proposition, key metrics and Online Marketing Services. We’ve taken the liberty of using the exact same information and redesigning the original pitch deck. Check it out here!
While some of the world’s best presenters are certainly artists, we know that their presentations obey the kind of narrative structure that allows even novice public speakers the opportunity to deliver great presentations. Learn here how you can create a great presentation!
We’ve been through 3 different accelerators with my companies: Startup Chile, in South America; DreamIt Ventures in New York and 500 Startups in good old Silicon Valley. The success of our accelerator application was based precisely on timing those stages correctly.
The versatile 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!
Having an MVP doesn’t prevent you from failures to find an investor. You need to back up your idea with extensive data like a marketing strategy and a business plan. This post aims at finding out how to get funded with just an MVP and don’t get insane in the process.
If there is one thing that has allowed us at Slidebean to grow fast AND efficiently, is our obsessive marketing ROI analysis. Back in 2015 when we only had about $2,000-$3,000 worth of marketing budget to spend each month, getting the most out of our buck was fundamental not only to grow but to survive.
After deciding to attend an important event such as a tech conference, you need to learn how to spend your time wisely and ultimately, make the best out of it. No matter if you've been to a major tech conference before or you're a newbie, we have the best advice for any scenario.
These pitch deck examples have helped companies raise millions of dollars. However, telling a success story about your idea, team and business model is what will ultimately determine if your deck is appealing or not. That's why, getting some inspiration from previously successful startups is definitely a good place to start. Here we go.
If research is to be believed, this article has about 8 seconds to capture a reader's attention before their attention span disintegrates. Start-ups face the same problem when pitching their start-up to potential investors. Learn with this post how to nail your deck when trying to close the deal.
We've collected some elevator pitch examples from successful startups for you to get some inspiration out of it! By having a good elevator pitch, you can make the best of brief encounters with potential investors at parties, business events, or elevators!
By learning how to write a case study, you'll be able to create one of the most effective marketing tools at your disposal. Instead of just talking about what your product or service does, it allows you to show potential clients why your product or service is useful. Also, you can include the positive experiences your past clients have had.
A marketing report template is a great option to highlight as a marketing professional and expand upon your department’s successes. If you find yourself struggling to come up with a marketing report template that will blow the socks off of your company’s executives, consider including the sections mentioned below.
Be on top of your business budget with our financial model template! Not only it can make the difference, but also it allows managers and founders to make game-changing decisions. Download the template today!
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!
It's essential to have a well-structured media kit in order to properly convey it to the press. For that, you'll need to include essential information, especially if your company wants to secure investment with it! Make sure to cause a great first impression with our press kit template!
As an early stage startup, getting featured in any major tech blog is huge. It brings a big boost of users, and it comes with other less obvious treats like credibility and SEO. Yet, this is not an easy job. You need to be full time committed on doing PR for your company. Here's how we got featured on TechCrunch!
A pitch deck needs to showcase the company's business plan and startup vision. Although there are many platforms that can help you build your outstanding pitch deck, here are the best softwares online!
The Airbnb pitch deck has become an increasingly popular reference for entrepreneurs around the world. The company founders, Brian Chesky raised $600K in 2009, from Sequoia Capital and Y Ventures. The company has since become a giant in the Travel Industry, closing a round in early 2015 on a valuation of over USD $20 Billion.
Pitch decks templates can serve very different purposes, from trying to get a meeting with a new investor, to presenting in front of a stage, and each one of them should follow a different structure! Here's a few pitch deck examples every startup founder needs.
It's essential to have a well-thought-out slide deck before facing not only customers but also investors, who are the ones that will help you secure seed funding. This deck needs to easily communicate and sell your ideas to them. In this article, we'll show you how to build an effective slide deck.
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. Pitch decks also serve very different purposes, from trying to get a meeting with a new investor, to presenting in front of a stage, and each one of them should follow a different structure.
There are thousands of articles online on how to grow your SEO, that are obviously focusing on their own SEO, among with stories of influencers making a living from it. Yet, nobody seems to be looking at the real cost behind it. But, worry not, we're going to do that right here, right now.
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.
Creating an outstanding Marketing plan will help you secure new contracts and increase your brand's visibility. Not all plans are the same, however. Here's how you can write a marketing plan for your business, step by step:
Here you can find some of the best startup pitch decks! Each presentation is beautifully designed from startup companies that successfully raised funds and now are multimillion-dollar businesses -all thanks to a few presentation slides.