Pitch decks are underestimated and overestimated. Some founders dismiss the deck as pure “show” and cobble together a few slides for their venture capital (VC) audience. But I suspect that most founders spend tens of hours perfecting their deck. I worry that their efforts are concentrated in the right place but on the wrong problems. […]
Mitch Grasso is a serial entrepreneur and currently the Founder/CEO of a new startup, Beautiful.AI - presentation software that will revolutionize how people build beautiful visual documents. Beautiful.AI has over 500k users in over 180 countries and is empowering innovative brands like Walmart.com, Wells Fargo, and Ebates to turn their information into visual stories. In 2007, he founded SlideRocket — the first cloud-based presentation tool focused on team collaboration, analytics and multimedia content authoring. He grew it to over 1.5M users, including enterprise customers like Discovery Networks, Disney, Sony, and Fox, before being acquired by VMware in April 2011. Before that, he co-founded AdSpace Networks, a digital signage network deployed to over 300 malls and reaching over 80M unique viewers/month.