Welcome to Dog-Eared by Aleberry where we give you peek into our inbox! We're weeding out the Bullsh*t from the Good Sh*t in the tech & fundraising world just for you.
If you are here just for events & opportunities, you won't hurt our feelings. Scroll to Casting Call for Founders!
In this edition, we're sharing a few free resources for going through the fundraising process. We'll also take a quick dive into Webflow v. WordPress!
(because your website should be built for you, not the other way around)
Webflow v. WordPress: Choosing the Right CMS
A Private Equity Fund Website Case Study
Plenty of CMS options exist, from simple Squarespace landing pages to WordPress/Webflow to fully custom/enterprise solutions.
Take a deep dive into how we solved common website issues, and detailed feature settings that will help your website!
A Guide to Various Presentation Types for Founders
Why Every founder should have a minimum of 3 types of presentations: a pitch deck for demo days, an investor deck, and a technical or sales deck. You should also have various versions of these, depending on who you are pitching to.
Here's a quick & easy breakdown of the various business presentations.
How to Create a Pitch Deck for Investors
(Part I: An Overview & Investor Deck Outline)
Welcome to our new series on creating pitch decks. We distill sections of a deck, with specific examples of slides designed for VCs, CVCs, PEs, and Angels.
In Part I, we run through prepping your work station with business preliminaries, followed by a general outline to start the process.
Spoiler: You do not need to follow Kawasaki's 10 slide rule or order!
Investor Due Diligence & Investor Funnel Template
(FREE to download & duplicate!)
By creating your investor funnel and running through the checklist, you'll prevent wasted resources & a bad taste in your mouth. More importantly, you'll get to your end goal faster! Cuz let's be honest... $$$.
Casting Call for Founders:
Female Founded Club: Female founders & investors, sign up for free from anywhere, anytime! Apply here and drop Aleberry's Gira Wieczorek as a mention!
Visa's IFundWomen: Grants for Black women-owned businesses in the United States | Deadline to apply: July 31, 2020 | Apply here
Johnson & Johnson JLABS: Immune-Support Solutions | Deadline to apply: Sept 18, 2020 | Apply here
Cartier's Women Science & Technology Pioneer Award: Women innovating science & technology | Deadline to apply: July 31, 2020 | Apply here
Founder's Gym Cohort 14: 100% virtual programming | Deadline to apply: August 4, 2020 | Apply here
Congrats to Infinite Composites Technologies on their many recent milestones!
In the last few months ICT has:
- Developed the First Ever All-Composite CryoSphere, a new type of cryogenic pressure vessel that has incredible potential for the aerospace industry
- Signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA
- Graduated Creative Destruction Lab
- Officially joined Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator
Infinite Composites provides products for aerospace, aviation, defense, bulk gas transport and vehicular transportation markets. ICT's products provide the most efficient vessels for storing and transporting pressurized liquids and gases. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and analyzes composite pressure vessels (CPVs).