Category Archives: Venture Capital

Early Stage Pitch Decks to Learn From

Canva posted an interesting collection of early stage pitch decks from 20 well-known companies. It is definitely worth checking out the list and seeing how they are presenting their market, product and opportunity.

Here’s the full post from Canva: http://bit.ly/2s94pHT

Featured startups are:

Intercom, AirBnB, Buffer, Front, Mixpanel, Youtube, Mattermark, SEOmoz, Ooomf, Crew, Linkedin, Foursquare, Wework, TouristEye, task.ly, Dwolla, Appnexus, Chewse, Mint, Kibin.

 

 

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How to Scale Your Startup

What happens when Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Chris Yeh and John Lilly get together to teach how to scale your startup? A new class at Stanford called Blitzcaling.

The sessions were made available to the public so everyone can benefit. You can watch the classes via Youtube, listen during your commute on SoundCloud and check out class notes as well.

Check out this Medium post by John Lilly with the links to all resources: https://medium.com/greylock-perspectives/now-playing-blitzscaling-9c7b333cc379#.dqkymkwfz

Regardless of which growth stage your startup is in, the interviews and discussions with founders that have done it before is a great source of inspiration. Enjoy!

The Top Private Cloud Companies

I recently came across this cool chart put together by the team at VC firm Bessemer Venture Partners. They plot what they consider the top private cloud companies grouped by functional area (marketing, sales, finance, HR, etc.).

The team at BVP also has an interesting Cloud Computing Index they keep up to date which tracks over 40 publicly traded cloud companies.

Check out the chart and the index at http://www.bvp.com/cloud or, click on the image below.

BVP Cloudscape

BVP Cloudscape