See the pitch deck that landed this Y Combinator startup more than $3 million in funding before they took the stage at the accelerator’s famed Demo Day

David Siegel

Glide, a startup that automatically turns spreadsheets into functional mobile apps, announced $3.6 million in seed funding on Tuesday.
First Round Capital led the round, which was secured before the Glide team pitched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day.
Glide cofounder David Siegel told Business Insider that his team used the same deck they pitched on-stage at Demo Day, the accelerator’s famous competition where startup founders pitch a room full of hundreds of investors.
Although Siegel, who had sold his previous startup to Microsoft, had his pick of interested investors, the team ultimately went with First Round for Glide’s seed fund because they “appealed to my team, and not just my ego!”
See the deck they presented on stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day that secured funding from First Round.
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The mobile revolution created a new class of tech industry winners with the right combination of skills, foresight, and lucky timing to thrive in the smartphone age.

But the revolution left others behind.

David Siegel recognized the plight of these mobile-challenged holdovers — businesses that didn’t have the tech savvy necessary to revamp their storefronts into mobile apps.

He started Glide and applied to Silicon Valley’s biggest and most well-known accelerator: Y Combinator. Siegel and his team came up with the idea for Glide after their last startup, Xamarin, was acquired by Microsoft for $500 million, according to TechCrunch.

Glide uses a spreadsheet template to create mobile apps, no engineering required. What WordPress and Blogspot did for personal website, Glide was going to do for mobile apps in 2019, Siegel pitched on-stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day in February.

On Tuesday, Glide officially announced $3.6 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital, the VC firm …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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