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    10 Awesome Pitch Decks From The World’s Fastest Growing Startups

    All awesome companies start somewhere. Every amazing company started from nothing but a simple idea. Here are ten awesome pitch decks from startups that you probably have been a customer of.

    1. BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed is arguably becoming the modern day magazine. Anyone can write listicles much like this and publish them to the site. The short and visual format shows just how short our attention spans are getting. This is BuzzFeed’s investor deck from 2008.

    Here’s a link to BuzzFeed’s full slide deck.

    2. Airbnb

    Airbnb is quickly becoming the go to site for travelers. A recent study looked at the economic impact of Airbnb on cities all over the world. 550,000 homes are shared by hosts in cities all over the world. 47% of hosts say that hosting helped them stay in their homes.

    Here’s a link to Airbnb’s full slide deck.

    3. Foursquare

    Foursquare, the social location check-in app founded in 2009 has gone through many pivots. Most recently they released Swarm, a new app which focuses more on meeting with friends than checking into different locations.

    According to AngelList they have raised a total of $162.35M. Many argue that Foursquare’s many pivots shows lack of growth. According to Foursquare’s website, they have over 2 million businesses on the platform and a total of 7 billion check ins. The following is the first pitch deck that Foursquare used in 2009.

    Here’s a link to the full slide deck.

    4. Buffer

    Buffer, the social media management app allows users to schedule posts across social media sites and track engagement metrics.

    They are also known for their radical company transparency. Buffer releases profit margins employee salaries and monthly investor updates.

    This is the deck they used to raise a $500k seed round.

    Here’s a link to Buffer’s full slide deck.

    5. Dwolla

    Dwolla is the up and coming payment solution competing against industry leader PayPal. This 18 slide deck is what Dwolla used to raise $16.5 Million.

    Here’s a link to Dwolla’s full slide deck.

    6. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is almost synonymous with career. Business cards are becoming an after thought at networking events. Now you’ll hear, “Let’s connect on LinkedIn”. LinkedIn’s CEO, Jeff Warner, was recently interviewed by Jason Calacanis at the LAUNCH Festival where he discussed the vision for the company. Link to Interview.

    Now LinkedIn is a publicly traded company. Recently they acquired the online training company for a reported $1.5 billion.

    Here’s a link to LinkedIn’s full slide deck they used when raising Series B.

    7. SEOMoz

    SEOmoz now just MOZ is the trusted source for all things SEO. Their simple to use software helps businesses of all sizes improve how they are found by search engines.

    Here’s a link to SEOmoz’s full slide deck.

    8. Yammer

    This one is definitely one of my favorite companies. They launched at TechCrunch50 in 2008 which is comparable to TechCrunch Disrupt.

    Here’s a link to Yammer’s full slide deck.

    9. Mint (Acquired by Intuit)

    This is pre-launch deck Mint used. 5 months prior to launching.

    Here’s a link to Mint’s full slide deck.

    10. Square

    Square is the second company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The simple mobile payments company is helping small business owners process credit cards with ease. All you need is a smartphone and Square’s tiny credit card reader.

    Square has raised $440.5 Million to date according to AngelList.

    Here’s a link to Square’s full slide deck.

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