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🦄 3 Unicorn Pitch Decks To Pull Fundraising Ideas From

Ever wanted to sneak a peek of Tesla, Youtube or Airbnb's pitch deck in the early days? Today's your lucky day.

Hey, this is Napkin Notes: the only newsletter that reminds founders that April Fool’s Day is in 48 hours so you should probably get brainstorming ASAP if you wanna spin up a surprise for your customers.

Wanna know what isn’t a joke?

The fact that we’ve had 50+ founders submit pitches to our Battle Royale Demo Day coming up April 24th. But I mean, who wouldn’t with this kinda line-up?

📰 In Other Tech News:

Amazon invested $2.75B more into Anthropic. SBF’s duking out his sentencing time in a NYC courtroom. Michael Seibel stands down from the managing director position at YC. Marc Lore's food delivery startup Wonder raises $700M to scale its operations. Foundry secures $80M to build a public cloud for AI/ML workloads. A-Neumann tries to buy WeWork back with a $500m bid.

Time for some pitch deck reviews…..

🤫 3 Unicorn Pitch Decks

  • Tesla’s one-liner: Tesla Motors specializes in developing a full range of electric vehicles, from performance cars to family sedans

  • Why this deck’s important? Tesla went on to go public and is now worth $540 billion

  • Raised: $192M

  • Year: 2011

  • Stage: Late Stage

  • YouTube’s one-liner: become the #1 platform for user-generated video content on the internet

  • Why this deck’s important? YouTube was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion

  • Stage: early-stage

  • Founders: Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim

  • Airbnb’s one-liner at the time: book rooms with locals rather than hotels

  • Deck context: This is the original AirBnB deck the founders used to raise $600K from VCs and angel investors in 2008

  • Outcome: Airbnb ended up going public and is worth $108 billion

Think You Have a Great Deck?

Come pitch it to Andrew Wilkinson, Ryan Holmes, Michele Romanow and Peter Pham next month.

And all you gotta do is submit your pitch below.

Sounds dandy right?

🍾 Startup Ideas of the Week

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Think you have the guts to share your own startup idea?

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🖼 Idea of the Week

Founders are people who find a combo of 2 or more of the below. If they find 3, it’s game over. (Mr. Beast, Serena Williams etc)

💚 The Kernal Fam

P.S. If you don’t wanna pitch the VCs and would prefer to just watch founders pitch them while you sip your latte, you can RSVP to watch as well

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