Original pitch decks of some of the biggest companies
Airbnb, Uber, Linkedin, and Coinbase
As a Venture Capital firm, we evaluated over 2000 companies and found one common mistake that people usually make- creating a good pitch deck. Pitch deck isn’t defined by its aesthetics or how much text it has. Many of them focused on detailed ‘solutions’ and ‘problems’ without a clear plan of action. It was as if they treated pitch deck as a CBSE exam; fill it with maximum pointers. For instance, when talking about a product, many would fill it with 5 features and how it solves multiple user problems. But actually, the customer buys your product for a singular reason. Singularity in pitch-deck, meaning focusing on little yet impactful things shows singularity in plan. Focused product & Go-To-Market. The other parts, market thesis, industry structure: is where founders can teach investors on how the world operates. This is the opportunity to give aha! moments.
So here is a curated list of some of the biggest companies’ original pitch decks when they were at an early-stage. Namely, Airbnb, Uber, Linkedin and Coinbase. These decks, in our view, are pretty impressive.
We’ve additionally provided pitch guides and videos from top accelerator programs such as YCombinator, Sequoia, 500 Startups and Techstars too.
Original pitch decks of some of the biggest companies:
Pitch guides by top accelerator programs