TechCrunch Reside (previously Additional Crunch Reside) is coming again this February, and we’ve got a implausible lineup to begin the brand new season. Adjustments are coming to the present, too. In 2022 search for extra pitch decks, extra pitch-offs and extra of one of the best founder/investor combos.
Final 12 months’s season ended on a excessive notice. We had Pilot’s founder clarify the way it satisfied Index Ventures to suppose long-term about margins. Earlier than that, Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson introduced Guild Schooling’s early pitch deck. They’re accessible right here, however we hope you’ll be able to be a part of us stay in 2022. We’re at all times in search of good questions from the viewers to ask company, and shortly startups will be capable to apply to pitch their firm.
TechCrunch Reside helps founders construct higher venture-backed companies. We do that by bringing collectively startup founders and the buyers who again them to speak about what, exactly, helped shut the deal. What metrics are the buyers taking a look at? What questions did the founders reply that made the VCs need to study extra? How did the founders talk their grand imaginative and prescient and their step-by-step plan to get there?
We cowl all this — full with taking a look at these corporations’ early pitch decks and extra — on TechCrunch Reside. TechCrunch Reside can be dwelling to the TCL Pitch-off, the place founders within the viewers can get on our digital stage to pitch their startup to our esteemed company and get their stay suggestions.
As with all TechCrunch occasion, this weekly sequence additionally options networking so you’ll be able to meet and greet different attendees.
The occasion goes down each Wednesday at midday PT/3 pm ET and is free to attend. Solely TechCrunch+ members get entry to the whole library of on-demand content material, so when you haven’t but, join now!
And with none additional ado, here’s a take a look at the excellent company becoming a member of us on TechCrunch Reside in February.
Kanyi Maqubela (Kindred Ventures) + Dr. Jeff Wessler (Heartbeat Well being)
February 9 – 12pm PT / 3pm ET
Dr. Jeff Wessler co-founded Heartbeat Well being in 2016 to develop higher coronary heart care. After writing the corporate’s pre-seed examine, Kenyi Maqubela joined Heartbeat Well being’s founding group and board of administrators in 2017. Maqubela’s agency, Kindred Ventures, reinvested in Heartbeat Well being over the following two rounds. Hear on TCL how Wessler pitched Maqubela about his formidable plan and ultimately secured funding.
Emmalyn Shaw (Flourish Ventures) + Itai Damti (Unit)
February 16 – 12pm PT / 3pm ET
Itai Damti co-founded Unit in 2019 to assist companies combine banking companies into their client merchandise. In 2020, Emmalyn Shaw, as Flourish’s managing associate, invested in Unit’s Sequence A spherical, and later, within the firm’s B spherical. Be a part of us on TCL as we speak by way of Unit’s earlier days and the pitch deck that helped shut the fundraising take care of Flourish.
Nina Achadjian (Index Ventures) + Akilesh Bapu (DeepScribe)
February 23 – 12pm PT / 3pm ET
Akilesh Bapu co-founded DeepScribe whereas engaged on his grasp’s program at UC Berkeley. The corporate is now 5 years previous and simply raised a $30 million spherical led by Nina Achadjian at Index Ventures. We’re excited to have the pair on TCL to speak by way of its newest elevate and what it took to get Index Ventures’ consideration (and cash).