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How to win the attention of a top biotech VC fund that just raised $515 million and rejects 98% of startups

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement For biotech startups, raising money can be just as challenging as developing new drugs. So, Perceptive Advisors is trying to lend a hand.
Perceptive Portfolio Manager Chris Garabedian recently spoke to Insider about what makes for a good pitch to potential investors. The firm recently raised a new $515 million fund for early stage investments, with a particular focus on Series A rounds.
Garabedian's team at Perceptive has vetted over 2,000 pitches since it launched in 2017. They've rejected between 98% and 99% of those, he said.
There's a lot that entrepreneurs can...
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Pitch, a platform for making and sharing presentations, raises $85M on a $600M valuation

Pitch, a platform for making and sharing presentations, raises $85M on a $600M valuation

27 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Powerpoint may still dominate the landscape for presentations in many people's minds, but some might say that legacy status also makes Microsoft's software ripe for disruption. Now, a startup out of Berlin called Pitch has just picked up a substantial Series B of $80 million to take it on with what it believes is a more dynamic approach.
The round is being led by Lakestar and Tiger Global, with previous backers Index Ventures and Thrive Capital also participating. We understand from sources close to the company that the valuation is now at $600 million for the Berlin-based startup.
In the...
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Cloud governance and compliance startup Immuta raises $90M

Cloud governance and compliance startup Immuta raises $90M

27 days ago   |   By Venture Beat

Immuta, a company providing cloud governance and compliance tools, has raised $90 million in venture capital.
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Presentation platform Pitch eyes the enterprise with $85M raise

Presentation platform Pitch eyes the enterprise with $85M raise

27 days ago   |   By Venture Beat

Presentation platform Pitch announced an $85 million round of funding and teased new features for bigger businesses.
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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck employee mental health startup Wysa used to raise $5.5 million

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck employee mental health startup Wysa used to raise $5.5 million

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Boston-based mental health startup Wysa has raised $5.5 million in fresh VC funding.
The company offers 24/7 access to a range of different therapies, including cognitive restructuring treatments like CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy , as well as mindfulness and coaching exercises. Wysa also allows users to chat anonymously with a chat bot to get things off their chest that they may not feel comfortable disclosing with a human.
"COVID-19 has changed everything when it comes to digital mental health," Wysa cofounder and CEO Jo Aggarwal told Insider.
"Companies...
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Pitch's founder sold his previous startup to Microsoft. Here's an exclusive look at the deck he used to raise $85 million from Lakestar and Tiger Global

Pitch's founder sold his previous startup to Microsoft. Here's an exclusive look at the deck he used to raise $85 million from Lakestar and Tiger Global

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Berlin-based presentation software startup Pitch has raised $85 million in Series B funding.
Pitch was set up in 2018 by Christian Reber, whose previous firm Wunderlist was acquired by Microsoft. His new startup provides collaborative presentation software for thousands of companies around the world. The latest funding was led by Lakestar and Tiger Global and takes Pitch to $215 million in total funding.
"There was no need to raise funding, we had two to three years of runway left and have been a very disciplined business in terms of spending," Reber told...
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