Startup Fundraising

A curated directory of resources, articles, podcasts, books, VC's, and angel investors to follow that will help you raise funding for your startup or business.

Slide Decks Entrepreneurs Used to Raise Funding

The Pitch Deck Mixpanel Used to Raise $65M

Mixpanel provides advanced mobile and web analytics to technology companies. In 2014 Mixpanel raised a whopping $65,000,000 from Andreessen Horowitz. This is the pitch deck that helped them raise that huge amount of money.

Crew’s Pitch Deck to Raise Their $8.5M Series A Round

Crew helps entrepreneurs and creative people make apps, websites, logos, and more by matching their projects with acclaimed designers and developers. In 2015 Crew raised an $8,500,000 Series A round and this pitch deck helped them do it.

The Pitch Deck Moz Used to Raise $18M

In 2012 Moz raised a Series B round of funding from Foundry Group and Ignition Partners to fuel its continued growth. In this article, Moz founder Rand Fishkin tells the story of how the company raised $18,000,000 and gives away the pitch deck they used to do it.

Mattermark’s Series A Pitch Deck

Mattermark helps businesses of all shapes and sizes find the right deals at the right time by giving them access to unparalleled business data. In 2014 Mattermark raised a Series A round of funding lead by Foundry Group, and this pitch deck helped them make it happen.

Mint.com’s Pre-Launch Pitch Deck

Mint took the world by storm when it launched in 2007 and was acquired by Intuit in 2009 for $170,000,000. Before Mint launched and became über-successful, it raised funding using this pitch deck.

The Pitch Deck Dwolla Used to Raise $16.5M

Dwolla is an innovative product that makes it easy for people and businesses to move money across the Internet. In 2013 Dwolla raised a $16,500,000 Series C round of funding, and these slides (along with a great product and strong traction) helped them do it.

Foursquare’s 2009 Pitch Deck

Foursquare raised a seed round of funding in 2009 from Union Square Ventures and other investors. This is the pitch deck they used to raise the money. Check out how much they focus on product in the deck.

Iconfinder’s 2013 Pitch Deck

Iconfinder is the world’s largest icon search engine and marketplace. In 2013 Iconfinder’s founder and CEO set out to raise $1,800,000 in seed funding and this is the pitch deck he used to do it.

Intercom’s First Pitch Deck

Back in 2011 Intercom set out to raise a $600,000 seed round. Here’s the slide deck Intercom CEO and Co-founder Eoghan McCabe used to make it happen.

BuzzFeed’s 2008 Series A Pitch Deck

BuzzFeed is the most successful journalism and online content startup of the past decade. Read and learn from the pitch deck BuzzFeed’s founders used in 2008 to raise their Series A round of funding.

Airbnb’s 2011 Series B Pitch Deck

Airbnb has disrupted hotels and the entirety of the travel lodging industry. Before Airbnb was an über-successful company, it was a fast-growing startup that raised a Series B of funding. Here’s the pitch deck the Airbnb founders used to raise their Series B.

SEOmoz’s Pitch Deck from 2011

Back before Moz was Moz, the company was named SEOmoz. Here is the slide deck Rand Fishkin used to raise a seed round of funding for SEOmoz back in 2011.