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Collection of the best tech startup pitch videos

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Alexander Jarvis

Startup sucks and fundraising is a nightmare. I make awesome (allegedly) tools and write no BS content to help founders be more awesome and not get taken advantage of. If I can help, reach out.
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So you got your deck together, intros to the venture capitalist and now its time to meet in person and make the ‘pitch.’ Whoa, you’re on your way, but what does a great in person pitch look like?

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Unsurprisingly, VCs don’t record in person pitches, so the closest founders can get are pitches done on stage during demo days.

This blog is a collection of the best founder pitches on stage pulled together in one place.

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Key learnings from the pitches on stage

  • Casual and relaxed: No one is stressed out and fidgeting. They are confident and getting their message across like a boss
  • Practiced: Even if people are ‘nervous’ and uncomfortable on stage, they have practised so much they get away with it
  • Simple words: Don’t use lots of big words and buzz words (Social, local, mobile: SoMoLo)
  • Humour: Keep people attentive with humour. Nothing makes people reach for their phone faster than boredom.
  • Cover the key points: There is a reason founders are pitching, to ‘sell’ and get the money (“Ask”)
  • Polished graphical presentation: There are short text statements, there aren’t endless bullet points. The quality of the graphics are also high

Here is a blog I wrote about pitching for demo days: Demo day pitching guide

Evernote – Phil Libin

Great one minute pitch about Evernote in 2008.

Sam Altman – Loopt

Twoodo – David Arnoux

Possibly the best pitch I have ever seen. They raised $320k at their Startup bootcamp pitch in 2013

AdMob – Omar Hamoudi

Super confident guy. You can guess that mobile was probably a big question mark in 2007 so he goes straight in to address concerns.

Keen.io – Ryan Spraetz

Great story telling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=96&v=GD22EsvRJvk

Sendgrid – Isaac Saldana

Pitch with analysis of the pitch.

FounderFuel – Sam Vermette

Decent talk with visuals.

That’s Suspicious Behaviour

Good confident speaker. Some humour without trying due to “Creepy person.”

ZocDoc – Cyrus Massoumi

Mike Tyson ear biting joke…

OnSwipe – Jason Baptiste

Series Awesome!

SoMoLend – Candace Klein

“Social, local and transparent…” OK she said it before it became a Silicon Valley joke. Her collar is distractingly annoying.

Klash – Alex Napetshnig

Most fun pitch ever which incorporates the nature of the app.

Vizify – Todd Silverstein

Great use of humour.

 

Have any other pitch videos to share? Leave a link in the comments and i’ll add them in.

Comments 4

  1. Hey thanks for featuring my Pitch with Twoodo! Would it just be possible to change the name of the speaker? It should be David Arnoux and not Denis Duvauchelle 😛

    1. Hey David, changed. It’s David now 😉
      Interested to know how you guys have been doing. Have been tracking a few similar startups. Ping me

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