Dec 11, 2017 - Why startup exits could signal the beginning of the next big thing

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Thanks to Joshua Levy and Andy Sparks who put together this list of public fundraising decks that founders can view to build their own. It includes fundraising presentations from the seed rounds of AirBNB, DocSend and Foursquare, as well as the series B fundraising deck of LinkedIn. Here are all the public startup pitch decks in one place

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