Articles from Raising Partners

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The Untold Truth about the Best Entrepreneurs
The Untold Truth about the Best Entrepreneurs

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.

Why we started Raising Partners
Why we started Raising Partners

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.

WeWork pitch deck
WeWork pitch deck

WeWork’s pitch deck underlines the company overview along with the leadership and vision of the company. WeWork explain in their pitch deck below how they create working and living spaces that are responsive to the productivity needs and stylistic preferences of todays mobile,creative workforce.

Uber pitch deck
Uber pitch deck

Here’s one of Uber’s original pitch decks from 2008 which helped the company raise funds to grow to be the behemoth that it is today!

In the Pitch Deck, Uber highlight the inefficiencies of traditional taxi hailing and demonstrate their differentiators such as fast response times, quality user experience and cheaper fairs. It’s also interesting to note how Uber’s IPO (Initial Public Offering) means that only investors who came in early on their investment made any money. In fact, had you invested at later stages then you made a loss.

Online personality and businessman Gary Vaynerchuk has famously spoken about passing on investment during Uber’s early stages of fundraising. This decision apparently lost him big bucks; a $200,000 investment in 2010 would have been worth $3.4 billion today at Uber’s current valuation of $66 billion.

So would this Pitch Deck have convinced you to invest?

Front pitch deck
Front pitch deck

Front explain in their pitch deck that they built the first shared email client. They also show how they have a very consistent growth of revenue with a unique position within the industry due to their access to critical data. They also cover the two key areas that they are going to focus on in 2018 including adding more users to make their platform more valuable.

Pendo pitch deck
Pendo pitch deck

The pitch deck below demonstrates an investor presentation of Pendo and who is involved to try and achieve their mission of improving the worlds experiences with software. In their overview they explain that the digital transformation is happening and how users are demanding their software at work to behave like their software at home. Pendo use their key strengths such as targeted messaging that enable teams to to personalize a user experience based on real-time behaviour.

MetaCert pitch deck
MetaCert pitch deck

Check out the investment deck that MetaCert used to raise $1.2 million in seed funding. MetaCert show how they have created in-app security due to the multiple problems with in-app browsing and their solution for team collaboration. Their business model is also an important segment shown. Find out more for yourself!

How To Raise £700,000 In Equity Crowdfunding
How To Raise £700,000 In Equity Crowdfunding

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.

How To Raise Venture Capital Funding
How To Raise Venture Capital Funding

As much as I would love there to be, over the last few years I have learnt that there isn’t a one size fits all, yellow brick road to success for raising any kind of funding for your business. Every raise, just like every pitch, every business and every team, is different.