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This week, we'll take a closer look at how DocSend has evolved its product to enhance your fundraising efforts and pitch deck insights to foster investor confidence.

 
 
 
 
 
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Speed, security, and access: DocSend’s 2023 year-in-review 


2023 was a rollercoaster year for many in the industry, with challenges like rising interest rates and uncertainty in the market. DocSend has been hard at work to make things easier for you. In our year-in-review, we highlight three key areas of improvement: speeding up processes with DocSend templates, enhancing security for sensitive information, and providing more places to access your DocSend files.

Use these updates to raise capital and collaborate with investors and clients faster and more efficiently.

 
 
 
 
 

Pitch deck interest metrics


The first week of Q1 2024, showed healthy activity gains for both founders and investors. VC activity rose by 51.52%, signaling that the January fundraising rush may already be underway. Alongside this activity increase, investors spent less time looking through decks: the average time on deck fell by 3.85% back to 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Founder activity also increased significantly, rising by 22.39% to open Q1. Although there has already been some public-market volatility to kick off 2024, these swings shouldn’t unduly affect private-market fundraising sentiment as the seasonal rush will take precedence over any worries about public equities movements. Next week will give us a clearer idea of what the January rush will look like.


 
 
 
 
 
The anatomy of a compelling pitch deck
In today's competitive fundraising market, it's more crucial than ever for founders to create a compelling pitch deck that stands out from the crowd. So what does that really mean?
Early-stage deals have faced significant challenges amid the growing uncertainty of the macro environment. Year-over-year funding for these new startups dropped by about half in Q2 2023 . As VCs become more risk-averse, founders must improve their storytelling abilities and showcase tangible progress to inspire investor confidence.
Gain a competitive edge with these key insights from our latest research, empowering founders to succeed.
 
 
 
 
 
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