Fintech HMBradley’s 14-page pitch deck for 18.25 million Series A

Consumers are getting used to the idea of branch-less banking, a trend that startup digital-only banks like Chime, N26, and Varo have benefited from. 

The market for these so-called ‘challenger banks’ has exploded in recent years as customers are drawn to seamless account openings and optimized user experiences on their apps and websites. 

The majority of these fintechs target those who are underbanked, and rely on usage of their debit cards to make money off interchange. But fellow startup HMBradley has a different business model. 

“Our thesis going in was that we don’t swipe our debit cards all that often, and we don’t think the customer base that we’re focusing on does either,” Zach Bruhnke, cofounder and CEO of HMBradley, told Business Insider. “A lot of our customer base uses credit cards on a daily basis.”

Instead, the startup is aiming to build clientele with stable deposits. As a result,

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Delivery-management software startup Onfleet’s Series A pitch deck

  • Onfleet, a delivery-management software company, just raised its $14 million Series A after demand for its service spiked this year.
  • Founded in 2015, Onfleet has been profitable for several years, Khaled Naim, CEO and co-founder of the startup, told Business Insider. It’s raised around $20 million to date in both equity and debt financing.
  • The funding is going toward hiring to keep up with growth and developing more tools for the merchants using its platform.
  • Here’s the 25-slide pitch deck that Onfleet used to raise its $14 million Series A.
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Consumer habits massively shifted online during the coronavirus pandemic, which meant businesses needed to adapt delivery models. The shift gave delivery and logistics companies a massive boost.

Onfleet, a last-mile delivery-management software company, is one such provider. The startup just raised a $14 million Series A led by Kennet Partners at the end

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Singapore’s Leader Welcomes LGBTQ People in Tech Talent Pitch

(Bloomberg) — Gay and lesbian people are “valued members of society” and welcome in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Wednesday, in a statement that is at odds with his government’s resistance to popular efforts to decriminalize homosexuality.

a large body of water with a city in the background: The skyline from the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Singapore’s recovery from the coronavirus recession is likely to be "gradual and uneven," with firms and households restraining spending and a recent bounceback in industrial output likely to taper off in coming months, the central bank said.

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The skyline from the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Singapore’s recovery from the coronavirus recession is likely to be “gradual and uneven,” with firms and households restraining spending and a recent bounceback in industrial output likely to taper off in coming months, the central bank said.

“These things shift, but we have to give them time,” Lee said during a question-and-answer session at the Singapore Tech Forum, where he used a keynote address to promote the country to the industry. “I think it is unwise to force it, because there will be a push back and you’ll end up with polarization and be in

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Ex-Facebook and Google workers won $2m for ads startup with this pitch

  • In-game advertising startup AudioMob just raised $2 million a seed funding round backed by the likes of Supernode and Atomico. 
  • The firm was founded earlier this year by Christian Facey and Wilfrid Obeng, who met while working at Google’s Dublin headquarters. 
  • Speaking to Business Insider, CEO Facey said fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic had been an ‘educational’ experience. 
  • We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck AudioMob used to bring investors on board. 
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AudioMob, an in-game advertising startup based in London, just raised $2 million in a seed funding round backed by Atomico and Supernode. 

Founded earlier this year by CEO Christian Facey and CTO Wilfrid Obeng, who met while working at Google, the startup offers advertisers a fully functioning platform to place “non-intrusive” audio ads in mobile games.

There’s a huge global market for audio ads with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

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PITCH DECK: Giraffe360 raises $4.5m to disrupt real estate photos

  • Giraffe360 wants to disrupt real estate photography.
  • The UK startup has created an easy-to-use camera agents can use to produce high-quality photos, a floor plan, and a virtual tour of a property.
  • CEO Mikus Opelts says the startup has seen an uptick in interesting during the pandemic, since its service also makes remote viewing easier.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way we buy and sell houses, with lockdowns and social distancing altering how and where potential buyers look at homes.

British startup Giraffe360 is tapping into that trend by making it easier for estate agents to digitize property listings. It offers a proprietary camera, which it pitches as an easy-to-use device that allows estate agents to produce high-quality photos, floor plans, and virtual tours without the need for an external photographer.

Photos are then automatically sent via 4G or WiFi to Giraffe360’s

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See Disco’s pitch deck helped snap up $60 million from VC investors

  • Disco is a cloud-based ediscovery platform that uses AI to help lawyers more efficiently sift through hundreds of documents in the litigation process.
  • In its latest round of funding in October, the startup raised a massive $60 million from investors like Georgian Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing total investment to date to $195 million.
  • In an exclusive interview, Kiwi Camara, Disco’s CEO and cofounder, walked Business Insider through the pitch deck it’s used to make its business case to both investors and clients, which include Fortune 1000 companies and Am Law 200 firms.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Cloud-based technology is having its moment, especially in the legal industry.

As attorneys have been propelled to work remotely amid the pandemic, data security and streamlined work processes are top-of-mind for law firms, leading them to adopt cloud technology. A recent Clio report found that nearly 80% of respondents

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PITCH DECK: Esports startup Fnatic raises $10 million

  • Esports startup Fnatic has raised $10 million in an internal funding round led by Beringea. 
  • The market for esports has continued to grow during the coronavirus pandemic and trending towards some 300 million viewers by 2023. 
  • “During the pandemic, more and more people turned to gaming as a way to stay sane and have fun while they have been largely locked away,” Sam Mathews, founder and CEO of Fnatic, told Business Insider.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pro gaming has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic with local lockdowns forcing people indoors. 

The growing market is set to hit 295.4 million frequent viewers worldwide by 2023. 

To that end, esports teams are raising external funding in the hope of supercharging their growth. UK esports startup Fnatic has just raised $10 million led by Beringea to capitalize on the growing interest.

“Esports has risen to prominence as an entertainment vehicle

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HKSTP’s First-Ever Virtual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 Opens New Investment and Partnership Opportunities for Global Startups

Global entrepreneurs vied for cash prizes of US$200,000 and built connections with leading corporates and investors in Hong Kong and beyond

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) held its annual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC) virtually for the first time to unveil new and exciting pitching, investment and partnership opportunities as global startups face a challenging business landscape. US-based biotechnology startup, Mi Terro, topped other finalists to be crowned champion and claimed the top prize at the competition today.

HKSTP’s annual flagship event this year expanded to a week-long virtual programme. It garnered a great response with over 77,000 live views at today’s pitching competition. This year, EPiC attracted 476 entries from 37 countries and cities across five continents. A total of 170 contestants from 31 different markets entered the semi-final round, with nearly 70% of them coming from overseas.

Mi Terro, champion and winner of the Smart

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The pitch deck that startup Wise used to raise a $12 million Series A

  • Wise, a business banking-as-a-service platform, just raised a $12 million Series A.
  • The startup offers banking services through apps available on business management platforms like Shopify. 
  • With the fresh funding, Wise is catering its platform toward different small business use cases, from e-commerce businesses to marketplace sellers. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Banking can often be a challenge for small businesses. As a result, there’s no shortage of fintechs looking to offer small-business owners cheaper and more digital ways to manage their finances. 

Startup Wise is looking to make banking as seamless as possible for small businesses by offering those services via the software they’re already using, like Shopify and Fundera. 

“Wise was built on the thesis that no business should ever have to go and apply for a bank account. It just didn’t make any sense to us,” Arjun Thyagarajan, co-founder and CEO of Wise told Business

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See the pitch deck used by construction-tech startup Cove.tool

  • Big buildings — and the construction industry — are a huge consumer of energy and driver of carbon emissions. 
  • Cove.tool, a software company that was built from an energy-modeling practice, cuts the time it takes to understand the energy efficiency of a building’s design.
  • The company raised a $5.7 million Series A round in October. Co-founder and CEO Sandeep Ahuja walked us through the pitch deck she used to raise the funds.
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Big buildings — and the construction industry — are a huge consumer of energy and driver of carbon emissions. 

And analyzing a building’s design for energy efficiency is highly manual and can take more than a hundred hours to do.

Sandeep Ahuja, who founded and led an energy modeling consulting practice, Pattern r+d, told Business Insider that each project took roughly 150 hours of consultants’ time.

Early attempts at automating her

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