TechCrunch Live (formerly Extra Crunch Live) is back in February this year and has great programming to kick off a new season. Changes were also made to the show. In 2022, look for more pitch decks, more pitch-offs, and more top founder/investor combos.
Last season ended on a high note. We asked the founders of Pilot to explain how Index Ventures persuaded them to think about long-term margins. Prior to that, Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson announced Guild Education’s first pitch decks. It’s available here, but I hope you’ll be able to join us live in 2022. We’re always on the lookout for great questions from the audience to ask our guests. Soon startups will be able to apply to market their business.
TechCrunch Live helps founders build better business support companies. We do this by bringing together startup founders and the investors who back them to discuss exactly what helped them close the deal. What indicators do investors see? What questions did the founders answer to explain why VC wanted to know more? How did the founders convey their grand vision and step-by-step plans to get there?
We’ll cover it all on TechCrunch Live – take a look at these companies’ early pitch decks and more. TechCrunch Live is also hosting the TCL Pitch-Off, where founders from the public can take to our virtual stage to market their startups to our esteemed guests and get their live feedback.
Like other TechCrunch events, this weekly series features networking so you can meet and greet fellow attendees.
The event ends every Wednesday at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET and is free. Only TechCrunch+ members have access to the full library of on-demand content, so sign up now if you haven’t already.
And let’s take a look at some of the top guests at TechCrunch Live in February without any extra effort.
Kanyi Maqubela (Kindred Ventures) + Dr. Jeff Wessler (Heartbeat Health)
February 9 – Pacific Standard Time 12:00 p.m. / Eastern Standard Time 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Jeff Wesler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care. After writing the company’s pre-seed test, Kenyi Maqubela joined Heartbeat Health’s founding team and board of directors in 2017. Maqubela’s company, Kindred Ventures, has reinvested in Heartbeat Health over the past two next rounds. Ask TCL how Wesler pitched his ambitious plans to McBella and ultimately got the money.
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Emmalyn Shaw (Flourish Ventures) + Itai Damti (unit)
February 16 – Pacific Standard Time 12:00 p.m. / Eastern Standard Time 3:00 p.m.
Itai Damti co-founded Unit in 2019 to help businesses integrate banking services into consumer products. In 2020, Flourish managing partner Emmalyn Shaw invested in a Series A round of the unit and then into the B round of the business. Join TCL in the early days of the unit and as you discuss the pitch decks that helped us secure a funding deal with Flourish.
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Nina Achadjian (Index Ventures) + Akilesh Bapu (DeepScribe)
February 23 – Pacific Standard Time 12:00 p.m. / Eastern Standard Time 3:00 p.m.
Akilesh Bapu co-founded Deep Scribe while studying for a master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. The company now has a five-year history and has raised a $30 million seed round led by Nina Achadjian of Index Ventures. We’re happy to be able to join forces with TCL to discuss the latest raises and what it takes (and the money) needed to get Index Ventures’ attention.
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