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Dive deep into Snorkel.AI’s pitch technique that raised $135m

Snorkel.AI's co-founder, and CEO, Alex Ratner, and Greylock partner Saam Motamedi talk about the importance of storytelling when fundraising.

Hear how Snorkel AI pitched and won over Greylock on TechCrunch Live

Snorkel AI was founded in the summer of 2019 and over two quick years raised a total of $135.3 million in funding over five rounds. The rocket ship seemingly still has fuel, too. The company isn’t

Robotics founders: Build your pitch deck around problem-solving, not technology

In a recent episode of TechCrunch Live, Agility's Jonathan Hurst and Playground Global's Bruce Leak joined us to discuss the robotic company's journey from the lab to the commercial sector.

Leverage early investors when raising a Series A, says DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu

"When I walked out of the meeting, I went immediately to one of my partners, and was like, 'Finally, I found the company that is following the right approach," said Index Ventures' Nina Achadjian.

Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this March

TechCrunch Live has an exciting slate of episodes scheduled for March. The speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. Like always, each episode features an entrepreneur pr

The Found podcast is coming to you live in March with Cityblock’s Toyin Ajayi and Tala’s Shivani Siroya

The early bird gets the worm. And what is the startup world if not a bunch of early birds snatching up an excess of worms? And yet I come bearing even more worms. (This is getting weird, but roll with

How Pilot convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins

Whether you agree or not, it's hard to ignore the fact that the multipliers in Silicon Valley and the growth of software businesses have changed the way we think about a startup's timeline.

Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson walk through Guild Education’s early pitch deck

You can't raise more than $370 million on a good idea alone. But you can raise a seed round worth a few million from Aileen Lee with that and a few other critical ingredients.

Stephanie Zhan walks through the Rec Room pitch deck that won Sequoia’s investment

Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Nick Fajt, founder and CEO of social gaming platform Rec Room, explained what the venture capital firm looks for in consumer-facing startups.

Craft your pitch deck around ‘that one thing that can really hook an investor’

Michelle Davey's pitch to Jordan Nof of Tusk Ventures about Wheel, a startup focused on providing a full suite of virtual care solutions to clinicians, was front-loaded with early metrics.

How Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital

"She pointed to the screen projected behind her to help us stay on the most relevant piece of information. The way she did it really made us stay with her. Like, we couldn't break eye contact."

CEO Shishir Mehrotra and investor S. Somasegar reveal what sings in Coda’s pitch doc

CEO Shishir Mehrotra and Madrona partner S. Somasegar joined Extra Crunch Live to discuss Coda's pitch doc -- and give live feedback on pitches from the audience.

Toast’s Aman Narang and BVP’s Kent Bennett on how customer obsession is everything

Toast has raised more than $900 billion and is reportedly valued at over $5 billion. But back in 2011, no one knew this startup would see such meteoric success.

Vise CEO Samir Vasavada and Sequoia’s Shaun Maguire break down the art of the pitch

"The deck has to show that you're solving an important problem, that you've got the path to an important solution, that there is a big market opportunity, and that your team is positioned to execute."

Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand discuss proptech’s biggest opportunities

What is the biggest opportunity for proptech founders? How should they think about competition, strategic investment versus top-tier VC firms, and how to build a board? What about navigating regulatio

Check out the tech leaders joining us on Extra Crunch Live in May

Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects founders with tech leaders, is really picking up speed. Recently, we had a conversation with Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexand

Scale CEO Alex Wang and Accel’s Dan Levine explain why sometimes unconventional VC deals are best

Few companies have done better than Scale at spotting a need in the AI gold rush early on and filling that gap. The startup rightly identified that one of the tasks most important to building effectiv

CEO Manish Chandra and investor Navin Chaddha explain why Poshmark’s Series A deck sings

"When the CEO sets that culture of customer obsession and customer delight, it sets the foundation for the future."

Steady’s Adam Roseman and investor Emmalyn Shaw outline what worked (and what was missing) in the Series A deck

Steady founder and CEO Adam Roseman and Flourish Ventures' Emmalyn Shaw joined Jordan Crook for a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live.

Hear how Poshmark went from Series A to the public markets with Manish Chandra and Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha

Poshmark has come a long way over the last decade. Launched in 2011, the social fashion marketplace has raised upwards of $150 million, and has now listed on the public markets. It’s valued at $
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