standard treasury pitch deck

Standard Treasury Pitch Deck Startup

This is the Standard Treasury pitch deck used in their failed attempt to raise a series-A. The deck is fab and very mush worth reading and sharing, so have done so. They were grads of Y-Combinator. Silicon Valley Bank acquired them in 2015. They previously raised a $2.7m seed round.

They were working on making it easier for businesses to deal with their banks through standard APIs that ease transfers and other transactions.

Whilst the full deck for Standard Treasury including the appendix is long, it really does a pretty compelling job on many fronts. I personally enjoyed reading the thought in the appendix as was assuring there was a lot of consideration given to a rather huge task at hand. They adeptly preempt a lot of “why don’t you” questions too.

The reason for sellingpitch deck

Despite an awesome deck, they were unable to raise a series-a which surprises me! They describe this below.

“Dan and I started Standard Treasury a little more than two years ago because we saw that APIs would become the dominant way that commercial clients connect with their financial institutions. Since then we have had the honor to collaborate with leading bank’s in the US and Europe in their goal of creating open APIs for their customers. We have also worked with hundreds of start-ups around the world to understand how they consume banking services and how doing so over secure RESTful APIs would dramatically improve their business processes.

Last year we decided that the best way to bring the Standard Treasury vision to fruition was to build our own bank. That’s a big dream. Earlier this year, primarily because of concerns around regulatory and geographic risks, we were unable to raise a Series A funding round against that goal. With that door closed, we decided the next best thing was to closely align ourselves with one bank, in order to build a richer, more full featured, set of API based services for customers. The more we learned about SVB, the more we believe this partnership will be a faster, better, way to create the impact that we sought to create.”

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Blog post on S-A release, and on the bank idea. Here is their Y-Combinator application and write up from TechCrunch.

Standard Treasury Pitch Deck



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