Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube • TechCrunch

Practice pitching your startup on this week’s TechCrunch Live. I have two amazing guests and they bring a lot of experience in launching startups. Three guests at this week’s TechCrunch Live event will have two minutes to practice their elevator pitch and they’ll receive four minutes of candid feedback from the two guests.

This week we have Rajeev Batra, partner at Mayfield, and Christina Ross, co-founder and CEO of Cube, an FP&A toolbox company. Rajeev has been investing in startups in Mayfield since 2007. Christina is a serial CFO turned startup founder and knows what it takes to secure early stage funding.

The selected participants have two minutes to present their company. Then the guests will give their opinion on the pitch: is the information presented in a logical format, does the founder speak with authority, what is missing from the pitch?

TCL’s mission is always to help founders build better venture capital-backed companies. But in 2023, there is a new urgency behind this mission. TechCrunch Live began in the heady days of 2021, and now in early 2023 the startup world is experiencing new challenges. Fundraising is harder, sales cycles are much longer, and investors (and their LPs) have different expectations.

Here’s how to participate in the Pitch Practice:

  • Sign up and join the show on Hopin starting at 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 p.m. PDT. The first interview begins at 3:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
  • Apply to present your company via this form.
  • After the 30-minute discussion with Rajeev and Christina, the selected founders will have 2 minutes to present and receive 4 minutes of feedback.
  • You do not need a pitch deck to participate.

We are looking for startup founders who have a well-rehearsed pitch for a start-up startup.

Not selected for today’s show? Carefree; try next week. This segment is a regular feature of TechCrunch Live.


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