YCombinator just came up with a new pitch deck template... and needless to say, it's not pretty. We get it, they thought of this template as a 'blank canvas' so you can bring life (and your company branding) to it, but they might have gone a bit too far.
Now, unless you are building the next Facebook, you can't stand in front of a respectable investor with those slides, you might want to put some effort into revamping those slides.
Aaron's premise very valid, though; founders usually build bad seed decks. It's a combination of not having a pitch deck outline to begin with, and wasting too much time on your presentation design. Traditional tools are to blame on the design part: PowerPoint, Google Slides and Keynote all follow the same approach to building presentations: you need to figure out the content of the slides and at the same time, figure out how they are going to look.
Our platform Slidebean tries to solve precisely this point: you should focus on the content of your slides and on telling the right story. Design comes later and if you're not a designer, you shouldn't even have to worry about it.
Anyway, we've taken the liberty of re-bulding this deck in our platform, and coming up with a few style alternatives that we hope suit you. The deck you see above follows the structure proposed by the YCombinator team, with a much, much fresher look. Remember, you can download this template as a PDF, or you can use Slidebean to edit it for free.