I came across Pitch Deck used by Buffer co-founders Joel Gascoigne and Leo Widrich to raise $500k round. This deck has lots of good information and it could be really useful for other startups seeking to raise capital.
Why it is relevant for most of startups? Because buffer founders were also first timers.
One of the big no-noâs weâve learnt about early on in Silicon Valley is to publicly share the pitchdeck youâve used to raise money. At least, not before youâve been acquired or failed or in any other way been removed from stage. Thatâs a real shame, we thought. Sharing the actual slidedeck we used (and one, thatâs not 10 years old) is by far one of the most useful things for others to learn from. In fact, both Joel and I have privately shared the deck with fledging founders to help them with their fundraising. On top of that, our case study is hopefully uniquely insightful for lots of people. Here is why:
Half a million is not a crazy amount: Itâs therefore hopefully an example that helps the widest range of founders trying to raise money.
Both Joel and myself are first-timers: We couldnât just throw big names onto a slideshow and ride with it. We had to test and change the flow and deck a lot.
As a summary: this deck is build upto one key slide: Traction.
So without further ado â have a look at their pitch deck.
ps: If you want to read more? check out OnStartups.com