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February 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PST


Your Deck Sucks with Jacqueline Samira


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Howdy Founder and CEO Jacqueline Samira will share how she successfully secured $21 million in funding without ever sending a deck.

Are you tired of sending out investor decks only to feel like your message is lost in the shuffle?

Join us for a webinar with Howdy Founder and CEO Jacqueline Samira, where she’ll share how she successfully secured $21 million in funding without ever sending a deck to a single investor.

With over 15 years of experience in driving sales, building exceptional teams, and significantly boosting revenue across diverse industries, Jacqueline has mastered the art of sharing a compelling vision without relying on traditional pitch decks.

Howdy helps U.S. tech companies find and retain the best LATAM software engineering talent to power successful, diverse long-term tech teams. Their investors include Y Combinator (W21), Greycroft, and Obvious Ventures.

In the February 1 session, Jacqueline will unveil her unique approach to communicating your message to venture capitalists, allowing founders to maintain control of their narrative throughout the fundraising process. Gain valuable insights on creating a compelling narrative that not only resonates with investors but has them eager to contribute to your venture even in today’s economic landscape.

Her webinar will cover:

  • Effective methods for communicating your vision without the reliance on traditional decks.
  • The art of creating captivating video pitches, ensuring genuine engagement from your audience.
  • The drawbacks of traditional decks and their impact on the accurate interpretation of your message.


About the Speaker:

Jacqueline Samira is the Founder and CEO of Howdy (https://www.howdy.com/) a successful people-centric entrepreneur who is building her startup into a unicorn, a keynote speaker, a voracious reader, a disruptor of dollar-driven mainstream narratives, with a strong background in bringing equality, balance and empathy into the tech industry.

At Howdy – a talent sourcing and management provider which connects Latin American developers and other professionals with full-time U.S.companies that want to expand their teams – Jacqueline prioritizes efficiency and happiness, while also providing support, resources, and a sense of community through co-working and meetup spaces called Howdy Houses, where these talented developers can engage with, learn from, and forge strong working relationships with other Howdy community teammates.

After launching Howdy in 2018, Jacqueline bootstrapped the company to generate $3 million in annual revenues by 2021, which enabled her to attract the investors Y Combinator, Greycroft and Obvious. Howdy is forecasted to generate $35 million in 2024 in annual revenues.

An engaging and knowledgeable speaker, Jacqueline has been featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider, Forbes, Austin Business Journal, and other top-tier media for her insights and opinions on building and retaining effective tech teams,sourcing talent and building talent community networks, entrepreneurship, generating revenue from a bootstrap business, and more.

Prior to Howdy, Jacqueline has over 15 years of experience in building companies, scaling revenues, driving sales, mentoring teams, and contributing to bottom-line strategies across a variety of industries. She worked as the head of growth for Chatfuel in the Bay Area in San Francisco, and as the VP of Sales for OwnLocal, and as U.S. sales director for a national beauty and wellness company. Prior to this, Jacqueline started her career as an editorial assistant at a women’s lifestyle magazine while completing her Economics degree from the University of California, Irvine.


Complimentary Ticket:

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About Founders Network:

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about us here

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