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What are some of the best pitch deck examples?

I am doing some research on the best way to put together a pitch deck for an early stage startup. With this in mind, can you point me to some case studies or pitch decks that were used in the past to raise funding with success?


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Kevin Taylor
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Kevin Taylor Advisor
Hackerpreneur, Advisor to Startups and Consultancies
This is my go-to for a pitch deck:

http://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/
Alejandro Cremades
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CoFounder & Executive Chairman at Onevest
My favorite pitch decks are the following:

Airbnb -http://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-a-13-billion-dollar-startups-first-ever-pitch-deck-2011-9#-2

LinkedIn -http://reidhoffman.org/linkedin-pitch-to-greylock/

Square -http://www.slideshare.net/pitchenvy/square-pitch-deck?ref=http://www.pitchenvy.com/pitches/square-pitch-deck/

WeWork -http://www.scribd.com/doc/284094314/WeWork-Pitch-Deck

Sherman Sall
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Sherman Sall Entrepreneur • Advisor
Founder at Startency
https://attach.io/startup-pitch-decks/
Andre Fox Wilson Sr.
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Andre Fox Wilson Sr. Entrepreneur
Managing Partner | Business Funding
We use the Kiyosaki model. 10, 20, 30 (Ten slides, 20 Minutes, 30 pt font)
Frank Traylor
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Frank Traylor Entrepreneur
Cofounder at Terra Health Care Labs
The Venture Hacks book is a great resource:http://venturehacks.com/sscx92823jsdxcv8j2s
Irwin Stein
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Irwin Stein Advisor
Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.
I look at several pitch decks a week. It is easy to spot the ones that use a template. The best demonstrate that the venture can succeed, that the amount of money being sought will be sufficient and that the management team is complete and knows what it is doing. Serious professional investors do not want to hear that you are disruptive or are solving a problem. The message should be "if you fund me, I'll make money." And you should be able to back that up with more than a wish and a prayer.
Frank Traylor
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Frank Traylor Entrepreneur
Cofounder at Terra Health Care Labs
I agree with Irwin. I too see a lot of decks and coach a lot of entrepreneurs. Look through some of the decks posted here or at 500 startups or ycombinator. Use the design themes you like. Especially on things like the market slide, graphics help. Personally, I hate bullets, guns don't kill people bullets do.

Also, organize your deck based on the core strength of your pitch. If you are Elon Musk, maybe start with your name. If your team is fresh out of high school don't hide the team but start with the fact that you have a unique product that people need. Or if you already have a product that's finding great success start with traction.

All of those things need to be in your deck but you need to grab attention quickly so start with your strength.
Irwin Stein
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Irwin Stein Advisor
Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.
Mr. Taylor: I don't think that you are agreeing with me. I don't care if you are Elon Musk. The strength has to be the business itself. I represented a group of investors who were scammed into a venture deal. It was sponsored by a VC whose name you would know. It that had some of the largest VC firms in it because of the reputation of that particular person. He raised 1/2 billion claiming to have a tech that was "deployable today" except that it wasn't. After the bankruptcy no one even bid on the patents. if you want me to recommend that my clients invest in you, convince me that you have a product that you can deliver, profitably. I get paid to look past the hype.
Frank Traylor
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Frank Traylor Entrepreneur
Cofounder at Terra Health Care Labs
I thought I was agreeing with your comment that templates are not how you should present your company. I do in fact agree with that and in addition believe that you should structure the deck depending on the strengths of your company.

It sounds like in your example that you were mislead or even lied to. I would agree with that. At least I think we're in agreement.
Irwin Stein
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Irwin Stein Advisor
Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.
Mr. Taylor. I apologize if I misread your comment. I didn't represent those investors until it was long over and yes it was an out and out fraud. The question at hand fails to take into account that raising money from investors is a business onto itself. Using a template will rarely get it done. At the same time, many entrepreneurs are infatuated by "experts" who have no expertise. Like the questioner, they seek a cheap solution to an often difficult problem. Any investment needs to be judged in the proper context. I have a proposal on my desk for a $50 million construction project. I think the contractor is weak and the the bid too low. I would have told the company to hire a better company and go with a higher bid if they had asked me. I think that they would have had a better chance of raising $60 million than $50 million. You can't get judgement that from a template. I will advise my client to pass on this one and the company will never know what they are doing wrong.
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