Demostack announces $17.3M investment for demo building platform


Demostack , an early stage startup that wants to make it easy for companies to build software demos, announced $17.3 “We’re building a perfect demo environment. “Demo anxiety is real. Demodesk snags $8M Series A to continue developing sales demo platform.

Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day


Its been one week since the Misk 500 Batch 1 Demo Day and we’re still smiling. The post Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day appeared first on 500 Startups. The energy in the room in Riyadh, on May 13th, was palpable. The 19 companies were on FIRE and rose to the occasion to give the best versions of their pitches. Due to the observance of Ramadan in the region, the event began at 10 PM and concluded at 3 AM.


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Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day


With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. We are also hearing chatter that Demo Day will be larger than ever before because virtual events are much more scalable.”.

How We Created our Digital Demo Day Experience


The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire startup ecosystem, and in the name of safety and support of our founders, we hosted our first-ever Digital Demo Day last week. Making the switch to an online demo day was no easy task.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Western Mass Demo Day! Wha who!

Paul G. Silva

Western Mass Demo Day Connects Local Startups to Investors. If you want to raise money now or in the near future, Western MA Demo Day puts you in a room full of people with money, who actively invest in companies like you, and who are keen to be helpful. This is an invite-only event for active & accredited investors to hear pitches from startups with a connection to Western Massachusetts.

YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day


Pangea , a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its growth rate accelerate as it races toward the impending Y Combinator demo day.

Tattoos and YCombinator Demo Day

This is going to be BIG.

Similarly, picking seed investors for your first startup in and around the craziness of an accelerator demo day can be just as scarring over the long term. In fact, you'd probably be better off both deciding on a tat on demo day. I'm saying this because I went to my first YCombinator Demo Day last Tuesday. This is why I probably won't go to another YC Demo Day--on the off chance I get invited back. It was June of 2003.

Pear hosted its invite-only demo day online this year; here’s what you might have missed


based seed-stage venture firm that has, from its outset, attracted the attention of VCs who think the firm has an eye for nascent talent , staged its seventh annual demo day earlier this week, and while it was virtual, one of the startups has already signed a term sheet from a top-tier venture firm.

YC W20 Online Demo Day Now on March 16

Y Combinator

YC W20 online Demo Day will now be on March 16. On March 16, the YC Demo Day website will go live, a modified version of the website that investors and founders have used over the past five years.

Extra Crunch roundup: 500 Startups’ demo day, smart SaaS pricing and much more


Demo days at startup accelerators are a pretty big deal around here. I covered one demo day in person, spending most of my time backstage where founder teams practiced their pitches. TechCrunch’s favorite companies from 500 Startups’ latest demo day.

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Our favorite companies from Y Combinator’s W21 Demo Day: Part 1


Today is Demo Day for Y Combinator’s latest accelerator batch — its largest to date, with more than 300 teams getting a minute each to pitch their companies to an audience of investors. It’s that time again!

Next-gen skincare, silk without spiders and pollution for lunch: Meet the biotech startups pitching at IndieBio’s Demo Day


Today and tomorrow, the biotech accelerator is hosting its twice-annual demo day. Biotech Startups TC accelerator biology demo day early stage indiebioBiotech can often, and sometimes literally, fly over our heads.

Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it


Announcements Founders Venture Capital Investing 500 startups accelerator 500 startups demo dayNo one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist. I was raised in rural Wyoming, far from the high stakes and deep pockets of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

YC W21 Virtual Demo Day

Y Combinator

On March 23, YC will host our 32nd Demo Day live over Zoom. At the start of the day, a single-slide company summary, short company description, and team bio will be available through the YC Demo Day website. YC S20 Virtual Demo Day was one of the best demo days we have ever held.

Social shopping-focused Chums announces $3.5M raise ahead of YC Demo Day


With Y Combinator Demo Day kicking off tomorrow morning, startups in the current batch are hurrying to make a little news before they show off their recent growth to investors. Our 11 favorite companies from Y Combinator’s S20 Demo Day: Part 1.

Extra Crunch roundup: Clubhouse UX teardown, YC Demo Day favorites, proptech VC survey, more


Our favorite companies from Y Combinator’s W21 Demo Day. But TechCrunch reporters spend a lot of time talking with startups, hearing pitches and telling their stories; if you’re curious about which companies stood out from Y Combinator’s W21 Demo Day, read on.

The Disappearance of the Fundraising Demo

Tomasz Tunguz

I was attending my first YCombinator Demo Day, maybe three months into my time at Redpoint. And the startup demo has disappeared. At that August Demo Day, each pitch lasted eight minutes. And the demo provided founders a chance to explain these innovations. Today, demo days are a misnomer. But I think we’ve lost quite a lot along the way in scrapping the demo. Ten years ago, Guy Kawasaki took this photograph of me.

YC S20 Virtual Demo Day

Y Combinator

On August 24 and 25, YC will host our 31st Demo Day live over Zoom. After considering community feedback from our first, rapidly planned online Demo Day in March , we’ve decided that a live Demo Day is an important part of founders’ YC experience.

How to CRUSH Your Demo When Pitching

Dream It

Good founders know the importance of nailing their product demo. Nicholas Negroponte, Founding Director of MIT Media Lab, famously coined the term, “Demo or die.” While many demo, few excel at it. Steve suggests focusing on your top 2-3 use cases when demoing your product.

YC W20 Online Demo Day

Y Combinator

On March 23, YC will host our 30th Demo Day online. While we won’t be able to recreate every aspect of Demo Day, we’ll try our best to create an amazing experience for our founders and investors.

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The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship


Following the huge success of the Gust-DEMO scholarship earlier this year, Gust and DEMO have teamed up again to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Fall 2012. The recipient of the Gust-DEMO Scholarship will have a chance to launch their product to some of the most innovative people in the world. DEMO Fall 2012 takes place October 1-3, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA. Make its public debut at the DEMO conference.

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Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million


Founders Tips and Trends 500 Accelerator 500 startups accelerator 500 startups demo day Accelerator accelerator program founders seed accelerator start up accelerator startup accelerator startup foundersFelix Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of Back Office, a human-assisted AI platform and bookkeeping service for companies and consultants.

Special Attendee Rate for DEMO Fall 2012


We are delighted to present a special rate to attend DEMO in Santa Clara, California on October 1-3, 2012. During the two-day conference, DEMO provides an environment for companies to secure venture funding, establish critical relationships, influence early adopters, and meet with top tier press. DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, coaching, promoting and making successful some of the most game-changing products the world has ever seen.

Startup Trends from YCombinator's Demo Day

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve been to many YC Demo Days and I always look forward to them. Demo Day is a window into the future of consumer and enterprise investments. This year was no exception. There are so many wonderful ideas and companies founded by terrific entrepreneurs. In addition to the pitches themselves, the types of companies presenting forbear trends in the startup world more broadly.

Our favorite companies from Y Combinator’s W21 Demo Day: Part 2


We’ve reached the end of Y Combinator’s biggest Demo Day, which saw more than 300 companies pitching back-to-back over eight hours. Our favorite companies from Y Combinator’s W21 Demo Day: Part 1.

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You can only invest if you promise not to read the fine print, ok?


And to wrap, Natasha and Alex shared their favs from TechCrunch’s massive Y Combinator demo day coverage. Fundings & Exits Startups TC bevy demo day discord dispo dobrik equity Equity podcast FinRise Microsoft Plaid Ro Robinhood Y Combinator

Y Combinator’s new batch features its largest group of Indian startups


Our 11 favorite companies from Y Combinator’s S20 Demo Day: Part 1. Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S20 Demo Day: Part 2. Asia Funding Startups TC india Y Combinator Y Combinator Demo DayY Combinator’s latest batch — W21 — features 350 startups from 41 nations. Fifty percent of the firms, the highest percentage to date, in the new batch are based outside of the United States. India is the second largest demographic represented in the new batch.

Demo to term sheet in 3 hours

Tomasz Tunguz

Hugo, the founder, Electric Imp demoed their product to me. The demo was just that compelling. Electric Imp’s demo had three key parts: A simple and clear story line, that the audience related to, describing how a user might use their product to solve a problem and improve their lives. But great demos close customers, investors and candidates because they sell the dream. Invest in your demo - they embody the vision, passion and aspiration of the company

Meet the 11 startups graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator


One such accelerator is the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator , which is graduating 11 new startups out of the program today with its Summer 2020 Demo Day. Startups TC demo day entrepreneurs roundtable accelerator

[VayaVision in PR Newswire] VAYAVISION Demos Autonomous Vehicle Perception Software at EcoMotion 2019 L


VAYAVISION, a developer of autonomous vehicle perception solutions based on raw data fusion and upsampling, announced today its participation at EcoMotion 2019, including a live demo of VAYADrive 2.0, The post [VayaVision in PR Newswire] VAYAVISION Demos Autonomous Vehicle Perception Software at EcoMotion 2019 L appeared first on OurCrowd.

Virgin Orbit will launch first Dutch defense satellite in mission that will demo rapid response capabilities


Virgin Orbit isn’t slowing down after joining the exclusive club of small launch companies that have made it to orbit – the company just announced that it’s flying a payload on behalf of customer the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF).

Reflections on YCombinator Demo Day: How the Seed Market Has Changed

Tomasz Tunguz

Earlier this week, I attended the Spring YCombinator Demo Day. At each Demo Day, the YC team provides investors a list of all the companies pitching and I’ve kept a few. Shifting to consumer, social apps have fallen from 24% of consumer startups to 15% at the most recent demo day. I’ve been attending for six years now. Each time, I’m impressed by the intelligence, ambition and the polish of the founders presenting companies only a few weeks or months old.

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How Startups Can Navigate the Change in Investment Climate Due to COVID-19


On our end, we hosted our first-ever Digital Demo Day to ensure the safety and protection of our team and founders. We registered over 5K unique views during the Demo Day live stream, and over 1,300 investors joined the Slack channel to chat with our founders.

Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19


From taking all aspects of our accelerators digital (including our Demo Day) to rethinking the opportunities of the future, we’ve taken this moment to analyze what innovations can come from this time and new opportunities that arise from our changing environment.

Intern Developer Built a $8.82 Billion Software Empire?—?Despite an Economic Meltdown

Entrepreneur's Handbook

In 2008, Drew Houston posted a screencast of his demo product online. Two years later, he was sitting across the desk from Steve Jobs… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship leadership programming startup business

Knife to a Gunfight - Startup Technology & IP

The Seraf Compass

But you have to look beyond the prototype, ignore the flashy product demo, and really dig into the technology before you write that check We all love toys, new ideas, shiny new baubles. Part of the fun of investing in early stage companies relates to the joy we get in trying out new products or imagining how the world will be a better place when a new medical device comes to market.