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Pitch decks are the lifeblood of a startup’s pitch in today’s world of fundraising. So, how do you make a professional pitch deck as a startup with no designer, no team, and no experience? Fortunately, a series of new companies have made a living providing pitch deck software to startups.
Here are the 3 best software applications to use while building your Pitch Deck:
SlideBean's software allows you to build a simple pitch deck quickly, easily, and with little design skills. The SlideBean software comes with proven templates from Uber, AirBnB, and others that guides you through the steps of building your pitch deck. SlideBean also offers design and writing services if you’re willing to pay a little extra.
- Presentation Analytics
- AI Slide Organization
- Easy to Use
- Great Templates
- Offers consulting to help you along the way (additional cost)
- Difficult to Customize
- Design Limitations
By now, you’re probably very aware of Canva and how it has completely revolutionized and simplified design. Although Canva is most commonly used for resumes, flyers, and brochures, Canva can also be used to design and build pitch decks. In fact, Canva has some of the best looking design templates of anyone on this list. If you’re looking for a great design and easy to use solution, Canva is likely the best service for you.
- Professional templates
- Easy to use
- Limitations with complicated designs
- Lacks analytics
3) Google Slides + Creative market
Everyone knows that Google Slides is a great resource but it also lacks creative freedom. If your team has a light background in design, building off a pitch deck template from Creative Market is a great way to add professional design aesthetics to a pitch deck without having to hire a professional designer.
- Easy to use
- Great sharing options
- Integrated directly into G-Suite
- Free to use
- Difficult to customize
- Requires designer
- Requires advanced implementation for analytics
If your team isn't comprised of world class designers, go with the software that's fast, efficient, and easiest to use. This will save you from falling into the trap of spending hundreds of hours building a pitch deck. Traction is what is most important to investors so stay focused on what matters most when raising capital.