Beginning life in 2015, Monzo has attempted to modernise banking and has skyrocketed in popularity, with over 2.5 million people using their signature hot coral cards.
At Raising Partners, we’ve taken a look back over Monzo’s 2017 pitch deck, highlighting its successes and shortcomings.
When content scheduling platform Buffer came to the fore in 2010, co-founders Joel Gasgoigne and Leo Widrich were anticipating the need for such an app within businesses.
The full Pitch Deck is unavailable to the public and looking at what we do have, it wouldn’t pass the gatekeeper today as it was created nearly 7 years ago! That being said, there is one slide that is particularly good that we would like to give our analysis.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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