Check out AirBnB’s pitch deck from 2008
Airbnb was founded in San Francisco, CA in 2008 and has received over $2 Billion dollars in venture funding
With AirBnB set to go public this year, it seems like now is a good time to revisit the accommodation giant’s Pitch Deck from 2008. Fast-forward a decade to 2018 and AirBnB was making over $1 billion dollars in revenue and it’s estimated that this figure will increase to $8.5billion by 2020.
Back in 2008 however, CEO Brian Chesky was projecting a much smaller figure of $200 million by 2011. Their Pitch Deck was convincing enough to raise the investment they needed, and they received over $2 billion dollars in venture funding in a combination of 7 rounds of capital.
Have a read and see what you think!
With all the recent hype surrounding successful Crowdcube campaigns, it’s easy to assume that crowdfunding is the easy route to raising investment. Cut through the noise however, and you’ll find that the latest statistics consistently show that 50% of small businesses fail in the first four years. If raising funds were so straightforward, surely these figures would be drastically lower?
At Raising Partners, we know the challenges that face every business, regardless of its industry, as well as appreciating the burden of responsibility that an entrepreneur comes up against. The untold truth about entrepreneurship is that it is a balance between many skills and abilities and can, at times, be a numbers game.
If you are a business owner, you will know first hand that one of the most important things (and arguably one of the hardest) about running your business will be financing it. Whether it is raising money from friends and family, getting a loan from the bank or taking private investment from VCs. Cash is king and if you don’t have cash in your business before too long you won’t have a business.
Get in touch
Find out more
Raising Partners is an innovative investment consultancy which partners with businesses of all sizes to secure investment through angel networks, VCs and crowdfunding.
How we can help you
We provide a comprehensive service for entrepreneurs, start-ups or established businesses looking to raise equity investment. We work with companies to deliver a tailored level of service with our typical project timeline ranging between four and six months.
We’ve raised millions for businesses around the world. From AI shopping platforms to raw dog food, we’ve got a wealth of cross-sector experience.
Feel free to email us at any time if you have questions about anything seen on our website.
You can message us directly: email@example.com
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm