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Thursday
Mar202014

5 tips from a venture capitalist on how to pitch your business

Kurt House is Founder and CEO of C12 Energy, and he has raised capital from Reservoir Capital Group, Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Madrone Capital Partners. As both a founder and an investor, Kurt has seen many, many business pitches. Here, he shares with us his top dos and don’ts for entrepreneurs to take into account when trying to secure an investment.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Presentation Tips: Slides vs. Prezi

Have you ever wondered what your old slides might look like as a prezi? How might your message come across differently? How would a change in format affect the impact you make on an audience? We came across this side-by-side example—the same information presented in slides and in a prezi.

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Thursday
Mar132014

Behind the scenes with Prezi's designers

Prezi is built on the sharing of ideas—something we take very seriously on the Design Team. The concept of a design team locked away in a top-secret bunker is obsolete. Since taking up the opportunity to lead Prezi’s Design Team, one of my goals has been to increase transparency and open up the doors of the design room. Every employee is welcome to join design meetings, whether they want to bring ideas or just sit and listen. We want developers and product managers to feel more connected with designers. We want people to stop looking at us designers as obscure, aloof figures and instead understand how we get to a proposed solution to a given problem.

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Thursday
Mar132014

#mynerdstory—Amanda Richardson, Head of Product

In our fourth post inspired by Crystal Beasley's nerd story, our Head of Product, Amanda, describes her journey from budding astrophysicist to passionate product manager. Over the past several weeks, we have been giving space for some of the amazing women who work at Prezi to share the journeys that brought them here—we hope that by sharing our stories, we can increase the number of female role models in tech and inspire women to follow their passion wherever it may lead.

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Sunday
Mar092014

The winning startup pitches from this year's SXSW Accelerator

Any entrepreneur will tell you that a good pitch is an essential ingredient for the success of a startup. Giving a successful pitch, however, is no easy feat—you have to be able to explain the problem that you are going to solve and how you’ll solve it in a very short amount of time, before you lose the attention of your audience.

Once a year, a handful of promising startups—48 out of over 500 applicants—get to participate in the SXSW Accelerator pitch competition, putting them in front of a panel of potential investors and future customers.

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