Pitchdeck Asia is a megaphone for the Asian Startup Ecosystem powered by Pitch Media Asia and hosted by Graham D Brown. We give Startups a platform to tell their story. We call this the “longform pitch”.
There are 5 million startups in Asia. Most of these startups are “ugly”. Not personal. The best ones don’t ace pitch competitions. In fact, this thesis is supported by many leading investors such as Jason Calacannis and Paul Graham (Y-Combinator) who said “The best ideas are often disguised as bad ideas”.
The current models of connecting these key stakeholders (pitch competitions, demo days, speed dating, angel networks) are broken. By giving Founders an opportunity to tell their startup story on their own terms we believe we give investors the best insight (what we call the “emotional due diligence”) into the who & why of the startup.