Walk the Plank, Matey
His knees are weak, palms are sweaty – no no…not that Eminem song. We’re talking about the founder pitching on the plank – out in the audience, beneath him/her a sea of hungry sharks. That’s what it’s like to pitch at Pirate Summit.
When your startup is less than three years old, looking for funding and has a working prototype/product (bonus: revenues), walking the plank is highly recommended.
The Golden Treasure
Like last year, instead of giving out a cash prize to the winning startup of the “Walk-the-Plank” pitch competition, we will take them on a fully-paid trip to the startup capitals of the world: London and San Francisco. And best of all: we’ll pre-arrange 1-on-1 meetings with the best investors in town. For the Bay Area we confirmed the following investors already: Accel Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), General Catalyst, Happiness Ventures (new $480mm seed/series A SV fund) and Mighty Capital
– more tba soon –