PITCHBOB: Let AI Create Your Pitch Decks & Investor Applications



FOUNDED IN (Year): 2020

FOUNDER’S NAME: Dima Maslennikov

THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

1. Inexperienced entrepreneurs struggle and spend much time and energy at the beginning of a new venture.
2. Corporates lost a lot of internal innovation potential.
3. Innovation ecosystem players spend a lot of resources on managing their activities and still losing opportunities.
4. Universities tech entrepreneurship via old-fashioned business-cases w/o actual practice.

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

For the past 12 years, I have been immersed in the startup ecosystem, founding multiple ventures (three with successful exits) and investing in others, including Turing and People.ai. I also consult for major corporations like Visa and PepsiCo on innovation.

An early advocate of Customer Development and Lean Startup methodologies, I’ve led numerous workshops and organized over 20 acceleration programs, mentoring thousands of entrepreneurs.

My extensive experience in sales and business development inspired me to create PitchBob, a product designed to help entrepreneurs craft effective pitch and sales decks, saving them time, money, and effort.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

The typical profile of PitchBob.io’s target customer consists of novice venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurial mentors. These individuals are generally at the early stages of their investment careers and are looking for tools to help streamline their evaluation processes and decision-making.

They are often located in major startup hubs around the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia, where there is a high concentration of entrepreneurial activity and venture capital investment.

LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:

Embrace Technology and Innovation: Developing an AI-driven tool like PitchBob underscores the importance of leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. By using artificial intelligence to evaluate investment opportunities and streamline decision-making, PitchBob highlights how embracing technological advancements can create impactful and efficient solutions.

Focus on Customer Needs: Understanding and addressing the specific needs of your target audience is crucial. PitchBob identified a gap in the market for novice VCs who needed a reliable, fast, and effective way to assess investment opportunities. Tailoring your product or service to meet the precise needs of your customers can significantly enhance its value and usability.

Seek Continuous Feedback and Iterate: One of the pivotal steps in PitchBob’s journey was seeking pilot sites to test the product and gather feedback. This iterative approach allows for continuous improvement based on real-world usage and user feedback. Engaging with your early users and being open to their suggestions can lead to a more refined and successful product.

Email: hi@pitchbob.io

HQ City: Tallinn

Website URL: https://pitchbob.io/

Number of Employees: 5-25