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a16z, Perplexity, Uber, Tesla, Rippling

📩 New Slides - 19 June 2024

Hello BetterPitch readers!

Here are the top 5 decks we found at BetterPitch today.

1. a16z

a16z is the world’s largest VC. In this deck, Coinbase’s CTO details crypto’s history and the gold rush of unicorn startups.

This slide deck highlights:

  • Investing in new technology

  • Riding the wave of unicorn startups

  • Growing a community of first-movers

  • Finding and following industry tailwinds

  • The history of all things crypto and blockchain

2. Perplexity AI

Perplexity AI raised $103M from Jeff Bezos, Nvidia, and others to replace Google Search.

This slide deck highlights:

  • The future of search

  • Building the world’s best research tool

  • Paul Graham’s advice for finding product-market-fit

  • Replacing the industry incumbent, Google

  • Survival of the quickest

3. Uber

Uber’s seed pitch deck raised them $200k in funding. 12 years later, Uber became a $100B company.

This slide deck highlights:

  • Finding real world problems to solve

  • Building your startup’s elevator pitch solution

  • Understanding and estimating market sizing

  • Starting niche, then expanding

  • $100B marketing playbook

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4. Tesla

Tesla’s raised $19.4B across 38 funding rounds. This 2011 pitch deck helped them raise $192MM.

This slide deck highlights:

  • The importance of assembling an all-star team

  • Building a niche product among general competitors

  • Selling 20,000+ units annually

  • Achieving 1% automotive market share

  • New roadster stores globally, including countries like Japan

5. Rippling

Rippling just raised $200M at a $13.5B valuation.

This slide deck highlights:

  • Communicating the problem your startup is solving

  • Building social proof

  • Importance of client retention

  • Finding primitive problems to solve

  • Serving the benefits, not the features

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