Dropbox’s secure document sharing and analytics company DocSend regularly tracks startup investment trends via analysis of pitch decks sent through the platform. According to their analysis from 2021, venture capitalist engagement with startup pitch decks reached an all-time high in Q4 and increased 44 percent across the full year.
This analysis underlines the vital role pitch decks play in fundraising. While in-person meetings remain popular, pitch decks today serve as both a calling card for startup founders and an efficient way for VCs to quickly sift through potential opportunities.
That’s why serial entrepreneur Jonah Midanik is passionate about giving entrepreneurs the tools necessary to create an effective pitch deck. As a partner and COO at Forum Ventures, he plays an active role in supporting Founders on their journey. Forum helps B2B SaaS companies go from startup to scale, with investment, an accelerator program focused on go-to-market strategy, and fundraising.
“Being able to support startup founders gives me a lot of satisfaction because I’ve been there,” Midanik says. “It’s a really lonely journey. You’re over-resourced. You’re underpaid. You’re overworked. It can be an incredibly isolating experience.”
On April 7, 2022, Midanik will be hosting a webinar for Founders Network members where he’ll provide a tutorial on how to craft a pitch deck that makes an impact on investors.
At his webinar, Midanik will also cover:
- The value of an effective pitch deck
- What VCs are looking for in your pitch deck
- How to craft an engaging narrative
- How to condense your message
About the Speaker:
Jonah Midanik has spent the last two decades in the Canadian startup ecosystem. He has successfully founded and run both bootstrapped and venture backed companies. Now he spends his time as a partner at Forum Ventures supporting B2B SaaS founders with capital, as well as the sales, marketing, fundraising and product help that early stage founders need.
An engineer by trade, Serial Entreprenuer by choice, Jonah Midanik supports founders on their journey to building world class companies out of Canada – while occasionally still founding companies of his own.
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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