Five Pitch Friday

Nvidia, LinkedIn, PowerPoint, Loom, and WeWork


March 01, 2024

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Here we go:

1. Nvidia

Jensen Huang founded Nvidia at 30 with $200 It's now the world's 4th largest company at $1.9T Here's their pitch deck:

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Feb 23, 2024

Nvidia is an overnight success story 30 years in the making.

Jensen shared his biggest piece of advice:

“If you want to be successful, I would encourage you to grow a tolerance for failure.”

2. LinkedIn

LinkedIn sold to Microsoft for $26.2B Here's their $10MM Series-B pitch deck:

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Oct 16, 2023

LinkedIn made $15.7B in 2023.

Microsoft’s acquisition is one of the most successful of all time.

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3. PowerPoint

In 1987, Microsoft acquired PowerPoint for $14M The founders declined stock in favor of all cash Today, PowerPoint has 500M users and the stock would be worth ~ $20B

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Dec 8, 2023

Another incredible Microsoft deal.

There are more than 500M global PowerPoint users, with 350 presentations started every second.

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4. Loom

Loom sold for $975MM Here's a side-by-side comparison of their pre-seed and seed pitch decks:

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Oct 23, 2023

Loom was originally a user testing software with no traction.

The founding trio maxed out their credit cards to build the company. But, they had no success. They pivoted 5 times in 7 months and were two weeks from shutting the company down. Then, they caught a break.

People began using their product to record feedback videos showing their screen and face.

This was not the intended use. But, people loved it.

After raising $203M and serving 25M users, they sold to Atlassian for $975M.

Boy are they happy they didn’t quit.

5. WeWork

SoftBank lost over $23B on WeWork Here's their pitch deck on the deal:

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Nov 1, 2023

WeWork raised $22B and was valued as high as $47B.

Then, they imploded.

Adam Neumann collected $700M before the company’s bankruptcy.

Now they’re being restructured at an $8M market cap.

Guess who’s trying to buy WeWork?

Adam Neumann.

The biggest loser on this one is SoftBank, who incinerated $23B on the deal.


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