Crowdfunding Review – Violet – A ‘smart home’ dashboard for all your devices

It’s another Crowdcube Pitch Review! The point of this is to give BOTH founders and crowd investors some perspective on what ‘professional’ investors think when evaluating projects to invest in. For founders, the intention is to give some advice and framework on what to include and what not to include when crafting a crowdfunding pitch. […]

COLD READ – Personal Fav – Sexual Health Products

Ah here we are! Time for another dish of brutal honesty on someone’s #pitch deck. My friends, it’s a Cold Read. This time we have the US-based ‘Personal Fav Co.’ – a range of sex-related products aiming at making good-ole love-making’ a safe, pleasurable, and adventurous thing. Now, subject matter aside, let’s discuss the #pitchdeck. […]

Cold Read – Musiervsal – Some kind of decentralised music studio concept

This pitch deck is a goldmine of examples on how to get an investor to spend a lot of time on your pitch deck, but also how to really piss an investor off with over-hyping to-a-fault the problem/solution alongside proposing a rather naive fundraise strategy For those who don’t know, a ‘cold read’ is where […]

Cold Read – Rockids – a reading-trainer application for young children with dyslexia

Now this is an *excellent* example of an early-stage/pre-seed pitch deck. Like… really… wowsers! It’s often too easy to show/share things that people do badly – but if it’s not counter-balanced with sharing what people do right, then what’s the point, eh?! Here we have Rockids – a reading-trainer application for young children with dyslexia. […]

Cold Read – Tickets for Good

PITCH DECK COLD READ TIME! Here we have a fine example of a founder attempting to create a new and novel kind of #pitchdeck , but it failing totally and miserably 🙁 Watch the video to see how… Oh dear 🙁 In this Cold Read, we have Tickets for Good – an events ticket reseller […]

Crowdcube Pitch Review – Howbout – August 2022 (Full Version)

This is the full version review of the Howbout pitch deck on Crowdcube (…) In short, a good deck – but 4 really important unanswered questions… 1) How do they see investors getting a return? It’s not clear in their financial model 2) User growth – numbers are good but only if it’s retention 3) […]

Cold Read – Measurevent – a ‘impact analytics’ company for live events

Aaaaaaaaaaand here we go again! This time it’s a pre-seed company called ‘Measurevent’ cofounded by local Chilean, Félix Barros . This deck is a beauty… it has a fantastic example of how to open a pitch deck to build confidence and interest (woo!) but it also is a fantastic example of what NOT to do […]