Startups raising money in the Series A stage are usually just a few years old. But the size of Series A funding rounds has mushroomed in recent years and can now sometimes top $50 million. One thing all Series A startups have in common is the need to take a proven product idea and give it traction in the marketplace. That means starting to generate revenue, developing a marketing strategy and building a team that's bigger than just the founders. Here are the pitch decks that startups have successfully used during the critical Series A funding rounds. Business Insider regularly interviews startups about fundraising strategies and collects the pitch decks that helped them raise funding. You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime.
Amify: The pitch deck a Virginia startup used to raise $6 million after 7 years of bootstrapping its business Arcus: The buzzy fintech startup Arcus has raised nearly $13 million. Here's the pitch deck that's helping it woo top VCs like Andreessen Horowitz. Bind: We got a look at the slide deck of Bind, a startup that's raised $70 million to upend the way we pay for healthcare Day One Ventures: The deck a 29-year-old Russian-born VC used to persuade investors to contribute millions to her fund Divvy: The investor deck that helped the real-estate startup Divvy raise a $30 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz Headset: We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck buzzy marijuana tech startup Headset used to raise $12 million and ink deals with Nielsen and Deloitte Hometalk: The deck a New York startup used to raise $15 million to expand the services it offers its community of 17 million DIYers Pixeom: The deck a Silicon Valley startup used to raise $15 million to promote its edge-computing service Recogni: This founder's startup developed a super-efficient chip to help self-driving cars 'see' the world around them. Here's the pitch deck it used to raise $25 million to get the chip in production. Sandbox VR: Check out the deck that Sandbox VR used to get Andreessen Horowitz as lead investor in a $68 million round, and watch the investors discuss the pitch Seedo: Here's the pitch deck that's helped this Israeli tech company raise $11 million in private funding to build automatic, at-home weed growing machines Sempre Health: We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption. Skymind: The deck AI startup Skymind used to scoop up $11.5 million in funding Thinknum: Read the comic book that data analytics startup Thinknum used instead of a pitch deck to win over investors for its $11.6 venture capital round Verbit: The deck this New York startup used to raise $23 million to expand its hybrid transcription service Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: All the ways Amazon is taking over your house
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See the 13-page pitch deck that DriveWealth, a fintech that powers trading and investing apps, used to nab $57 million from investors like Point72 Ventures
Summary List PlacementThe financial-technology startup DriveWealth said this week it raised a Series C round of...Summary List PlacementThe financial-technology startup DriveWealth said this week it raised a Series C round of funding, in part to make acquisitions, and provided the pitch deck it used for that round to Business Insider. DriveWealth, which builds tech allowing other firms to offer financial services like stock-trading and self-directed investing on their own apps or sites, raised the $56.7 million round from lead...
Billions of dollars are invested in startups every year. Whether a startup seeks to raise money...Billions of dollars are invested in startups every year. Whether a startup seeks to raise money from angel investors, venture-capital firms, or other backers, the presentation — or "pitch" — about the business is critical. The most effective pitch decks deftly weave data, imagination, and storytelling in a captivating slide presentation. Business Insider regularly interviews startups about fundraising strategies and collects the pitch decks...