Here’s the pitch deck that’s helping this 28-year-old first-time entrepreneur raise over $2 million in seed funding to make professional coaching more accessible
AceUp is an online platform for professional coaching, connecting employees seeking professional development with coaches that have relevant, real-world experience.
“I realized that when you work with the right experts, in the right environment, pursuing the right methodology, you can literally help anyone develop an entirely new set of skills and competencies,” Will Foussier, AceUp’s founder and CEO, told Business Insider.
Since launching in January 2017, AceUp has worked with over 40 companies and has over 500 professional coaches within its network.
The company raised a $700,000 seed round earlier this year and is in the middle of closing a second seed for $1.5 million.
Below is the pitch deck AceUp has used throughout its fundraising efforts.
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When AceUp CEO Will Foussier transitioned his career as a financial analyst to working for a non-profit organization, he realized there were certain skills he was missing.
Clear communication, for one, was an area in which Foussier knew he needed improvement.
Begrudgingly, but at the suggestion of one of his colleagues, Foussier saught out a professional coach. And when he found the right one, the French-born, 28-year-old entrepreneur told Busines Insider in a recent interview, it was “life-changing.”
“I realized that when you work with the right experts, in the right environment, pursuing the right methodology, you can literally help anyone develop an entirely new set of skills and competencies,” Foussier said.
Emboldened over his own progress, Foussier wanted to encourage others to find a professional coach. But while researching the industry further, he found that the process of finding and hiring a coach was both difficult and expensive. The best coaches, Foussier said, were mostly found by word-of-mouth, and even then, some of them had incredibly high rates. One coach that Foussier came across, for …read more
Source:: Business Insider