Months before the coronavirus pandemic hit the US, open-source platform Almanac raised $9 million in seed funding. CEO and cofounder Adam Nathan estimated at least 70% of their pitches in this round were done over the phone or video conferencing.
The company predicts that nearly all full-time work will move online over the next century and positions software developers as the pioneers of this transition.
Now, as the workplace and boardroom have gone remote, more investor meetings must take place online.
Almanac’s founders started the pitching process over email by sending their pitch deck in advance. Investors were already sold on the company by the time they got on the phone.
“Before they even heard about the product, they understood the market and the user and the pain point,” Nathan told Business Insider. “I think a lot of that was due to the effectiveness of the deck.”
Almanac shared its pitch deck exclusively with Business Insider. Nathan walked us through the slides, divided into three major parts, and gave his top pitch advice for entrepreneurs.
Some confidential information has been removed from the slides.