We've reviewed more than 2,000 Pre-seed, Seed and Series A pitch decks through the DocSend Fundraising Network. Read about some of the fundraising trends we've seen and how we plan to grow our network even further.
If you’re going to raise a pre-seed round, you need a good deck. The purpose of the pitch deck is to get you meetings with potential investors. Here's our research on what to include in your pitch deck, how VCs read it, and what it takes to raise.
Even though Swell had introductions or inbound contacts with many firms from the beginning, their pitching strategy ended up being a bit counterintuitive. Here's how they crafted a narrative and landed their lead investor.
Factors like team gender mix and geography can affect startup fundraising at the Pre-Seed stage. Russ Heddleston, CEO of DocSend, shares thoughts on recent fundraising trends and offers advice to Pre-Seed founders.
The pandemic won’t last forever, and weddings are poised to come roaring back, so we spent extra time on our deck to assure potential investors that the rebound is much sooner and more profitable than they thought.
When COVID happened, it blew up our idea because people simply couldn’t meet up in person anymore. However, because I still believed in our mission and vision, We decided to pivot and turn our idea into a video-first community platform.
I believe that capital will continue to flow, but the direction that flow takes is still uncertain. As many founders and angel investors know, there are exciting opportunities at the early stages without adequate capital allocators.