Whenever we were sending PDF files through email, we didn't know who opened them, when and to whom they sent it on.
We didn't like that. That's why we started creating landing pages for our decks. And locked them behind a social login.
Now a startup uploads their pitchdeck to a pitchXO page... and then they just send out the link. investor.mystartup.com - fully branded with their Startup's cool logo and other details.
Their potential investors actually log in with linkedin, angellist or facebook ( the last one isn't so good for business ), and can see the super-secret business idea. And the startup gets an email right away about this guy looking at their.. stuff
Wait a second, who would want to use their social login for that - investors are not social at all!! 1500 investors would so far. Who those investors are? That's none of our business, we just create the pages for the startups. Maybe some of the investors are their mothers ( yes )
So why do they need this weird page? Because now Startups can start seeing what the investors look at. We keep track of which slides they spend how much time on.
Also... investors can click anywhere on the slides to give instant feedback.
This is where it gets interesting - because we started using this feature to improve our own decks as well. And it starts to pivot to PR agencies, marketing and sales teams...
But for now, we're Startup focused while building something that Startups would actually pay for ( this is our business case - if we can get Startups to pay cash to us - we have a killer case ... and they do, surprisingly )
Is it only PDFs? Nope. We connect their Google Sheets into it, to display nice graphs about their live-data; we add Google Maps to show off how many offices they have, how many people they hired and where their customers are... and we show off the company updates in a facebook-like timeline... we turned 'just' pitches into full investor pages.. ( here's our demo.. demo.pitchxo.com - or my personal little space at markus.pitchxo.com )
But does it really work? No idea, really. All we know is that our first customers raised A LOT of money and are still using us to update their investors. But on the other hand, it really depends on the thing you are pitching, how you're pitching it and to whom.
We just try and get one thing out of your way : The headache of not knowing after you press the 'send' button.
Markus and Team
PS : If you like us to - we will also go over your pitch and give you direct feedback - based on things we've learned so far
Upload your presentation to a landing page itself. And what's more professional than your company's secure investor area at investor.yourcompany.com. Not raising money? Create a customer page at clients.yourcompany.com. No more weird tracking links to 3rd party websites which have nothing to do with you.
Knowing which slides they spend their time on is invaluable. Are they inspecting the competitors page, or your business plan? Are they more interested in the product on the 5th slide, or the nice villa on the later slides? Now you'll know.
Our background checks are not as extensive as what the NSA has to offer, but they will let you know right from the get-go about your leads. No more searching on Google, it's right there in your email.
Those beautiful presentations with charts don't make themselves. They take time for each update and proper styling. That's why we'd rather connect to your Google Sheet, and display your KPI charts beautifully! Present the latest data easily to your potential clients, investors and business partners!
We connect with over 300 systems, from CRMs to Mailing Lists and other tools. Would you like to collect the lead data yourself? No problem, WebHooks send everything your way as well.
"Gathering all material in one place, accesible from any platform, with lead tracking and newsletter distribution has taken our investor communication to the next level"-- Henrik Zillmer, Founder of Airhelp, a Y Combinator Company - @henrikzillmer
"Keeping track of 134 investors while building a financial startup would never have been possible without pitchXO."-- Torben Pedersen, CoFounder Capital Aid, a 500mio$ Factoring Firm
"We use pitchXO in in all fundraising processes serving leading tech companies. The simple standard template allow us to quickly and swiftly get the process going and the flexibility in the solution allows us to adjust to serve the needs of the individual customer. Truly an efficient tool for multiple players to stay on top of a highly complex process - and the support is second to none!"Thomas Tofte Hansen, Founder of Tofte Company, a leading ibanker in Scandinavia
"We love using @pitchXO, a great and professional service!"Niels Boon, CFO at itembase, an e-commerce startup