You need to raise some money for your awesome startup, only you need a pesky pitch deck to show venture capitalists (VC) and you don’t know what one looks like?

It’s not all that easy to get access to pitch decks, so I have done the work for you.

You have all the pitch decks

This blog is a collection of pitch decks that are available to view online. Some are exceptional (LinkedIn) and some I recommend just for a little inspiration.

I have also created a template you can download here: Template pitch deck which I recommend using.

Index of startup pitch decks for VC

Mattermark

Danielle Morill from Mattermark did a decent job on their VC pitch deck. Here are two versions of their Series-A deck so you can see how it changed. It is well worth reading the Medium article below about the story behind their raise.

Mattermark Series-A Version 1


Mattermark Series-A Version 2


Linkedin

Reid Hoffman the founder of LinkedIn wrote the most exceptional post about their Series-B pitch deck and the thinking behind each slide. I can not recommend that you study this most highly enough.


AirBnB


This is the Seed VC pitch deck for AirBnB. It is fairly basic, but it gets the point across.



Mixpanel

This is the series-B deck for Mixpanel that helped them raise $65m. For a later stage round, this is very basic and shows more metrics (that earlier stage companies don’t have).


Moz

This is the series-B deck for SeoMoz (Rebranded to Moz) with which they raised $18m. Read the below link, there is a wealth of information to learn from.


Flowtab

I love the Flowtab guys because as they failed, they made a whole lot of effort to help other founders and shared all the docs that might be helpful to other founders.
Read about their failure: Techcrunch article about the failure


Biogrify 

Seed deck with good visual presentation.


Task.ly

Seed VC deck with a step by step progression to explain problem, product and solution.


Standard Treasury

Whilst the full deck including the appendix is long, it really does a prettyu compelling job on many fronts. I personally enjoyed reading the thought in the appendix as was assuring there was a lot f consideration given to a rather huge task at hand. They adeptly preempt a lot of “why don’t you” questions too.

Read: Blog post on S-A release, and on the bank idea.


 

Dwolla

Decent deck to explain a fairly complicated fintech startup.



Buffer

In the spirit of the open culture at buffer they released their pitch deck. The deck is fine, but the detailed blog below is worth a read.


Buzzfeed

This is a pretty decent deck that Buzzfeed used to raise their seed round  in 2008.


Foursquare

Everyone has heard of Foursquare, here’s the deck they used to get started.


 


Waygo



Popsurvey



Acme Power



Piccsy

Web based presentation
Piccsy startup

Speakeasy

Web based presentation
Speakeasy startup

Cadee



 Binpress



Swerve



Pinmypet



Kickfolio



Fittr



Tealet



Gazemetrix



Bidzuku



Daily Hundred



Chewse



IconFinder



KejaHunt



LastBite



Polyflint



Waypoint



Alfred



300 Milligrams



Manpacks



Farmeron



BrandBoards



Launchrock



Volta



Showdown



Slidebean



 

Crew


Wunsch Brautkleid


The Knot


WeWork


Peter Thiel


Appnexus


This is the original pitch deck to First Round Capital which was funded to focus on generalised cloud services, before pivoting to focus on Adtech.

Youtube


This is Youtube’s pitch deck to Sequoia which was released in a legal proceeding. Its is pretty basic with only 10 slides. In it I have also included 3 stats slides which were not in the original deck.

Mapme


This is the deck from Israeli mapping startup which raised $1m. Ben Lang shares some of his learnings here: http://benlang.me/the-deck-we-used-to-raise-1m/

MySql


Here’s the slide deck the MySQL team used to raise its $16 million Series B round back in 2003, ultimately selling it to Sun Microsystems for $1 billion. In this B round the MySql pitch deck helped them raise $16m from Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures.

Intercom


There are not many SaaS products that you unanimously hear positive feedback about. Intercom happens to be one of them. I just stumbled upon Intercom pitch deck and happy to share it with you.

Now, the deck is not exactly pretty! It’s 8 slides and the only images are the company’s logo and snippet of a tweet from Jason Fried saying he loves the idea (Basecamp). Irrespective of this, they eventually were able to raise a $600k convertible with it.

Mandae


 

Mandae is a a São Paulo, Brazil-based logistics startup which raised in March-2014. They raised from Kima Ventures (Great guys, well Vincent Jacobs for sure), Hans Hickler (the ex-CEO of DHL Express USA) and other angel investors. They ship stuff. They aren’t the first to come up with the idea, but the world is a big place. With this deck they were able to raise $200k. Now these guys are based in Brazil, being in an emerging market, raising $$ is not all that easy. It’s not a bad deck and they have shared their numbers/forecasts (which isn’t typical).

They mentioned this, which I encourage other founders to replicate in kind:

It’s far from perfect, but we decided to share this so that other entrepreneurs (especially Brazilian ones) can have another useful reference. Please feel free to download and share!


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Pitch deck collection from funded startups
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Collection of tech startup pitch decks from funded companies used to raise investment from venture capital investors.
Alexander D. Jarvis
Pitch deck collection from VC funded startups was last modified: June 20th, 2016 by jarvisa