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 –
List of startups that are attending the Pitch compition.
It is hosted on Dealroom which provides data on 500,000 companies around the World.
You can search this list using keywords, start by typing or select some keywords from the drop down menus to filter the list to your desires.