7 Pitch decks of Startups that raised over $400M

Are you looking to raise funds for your Startup? Here’s a rich collection of real Pitch Decks used by Linkedin,AirBnB, Foursquare, MixPanel & Buffer!


Raised $10M | 2004 | linkedin.com

Investor: Greylock Partners

More Pitch Advice by Reid Hoffman

“Press and analysts characterized LinkedIn in one of two ways: ‘LinkedIn is an interesting niche that might be worth paying attention to’ or ‘LinkedIn is the Friendster for business’.” — Reid Hoffman, Executive Chariman & Co-founder, Linkedin.


Raised $600k | 2009 | airbnb.com

Investor: Sequoia Capital

“On June 26, 2008, our friend Michael Seibel introduced us to 7 prominent investors in Silicon Valley. We were attempting to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation. That means for $150,000 you could have bought 10% of Airbnb. Below you will see 5 rejections. The other 2 did not reply.” — Brian Chesky, Co-founder, AirBnB.


Raised $1.35M | 2009 | foursquare.com

Investors: O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SV Angel, Joshua Schachter, Union Square Ventures, Kevin Rose (Digg), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Alex Rainert, Chad Stoller, Sergio Salvatore

“Decks don’t have to be super formal. It’s okay to stray from the ‘business school 10-slide pitch deck template.” — Dennis Crowley, Co-founder, FourSquare.


Raised $500k | 2011 | buffer.com

Investors: Dharmesh Shah (Hubspot), Hiten Shah, Guy Kawasaki, Peter Bordes, Gady Nemirovsky, Robert Fanini, Thomas Korte, Shan Mehta, Keval Desai, Maneesh Arora, Jay Gould, Andy McLoughlin, Gordon Paddison, Eric Kim, Jay Baer, Gokul Rajaram, Harvey Brofman, Graham Jenkin, Adii Pienaar, Jim LeTourneau, Alberto Benbunan

“Overall, we probably attempted to get in contact with somewhere around 200 investors. Of those, we perhaps had meetings with about 50. In the end, we closed a $450k seed round from 18 investors.” — Joel Glasgoicne, Co-founder, Buffer.


Raised $65M | 2014 | mixpanel.com

Investor: Andreessen Horowitz

“When Tim and I first went to go pitch our company to investors in 2009 (right after the recession hit), we hopped on the Caltrain, rode our bikes down Sand Hill Road, and talked to 10 investors who all categorically told us “No.” — Sohail Doshi, Co-founder, MixPanel

In Conclusion,

Rejection is the staple of equity financing. Hope these decks can serve as guidelines to you when you start looking at actively raising funds.




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