85m Series Lakestar Globalsawersventurebeat: The photography industry has experienced a severe lack of growth over the past several years, leading many photographers to follow in the footsteps of music artists and move into other fields, such as fashion or food.
It hasn’t been all doom and gloom because there are still some very prominent photography brands that are worth your time and money. One such company is Pitch, which just raised $85M in an investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Tencent and NTT Docomo.
Pitch is a presentation platform that lets you take your business presentation and make it into a slideshow or presentation. It lets you take your words and images from PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Instagram and put them into a personal story that can be distributed to potential customers.
It has over 20M users across 10 languages in both the US and abroad.
Pitch is powered by a team of former Google and Microsoft employees, including existing CEO and Co-founder David Legorreta who led the development of both Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as reMarkable founder and Epiphany Toys lead Rooftop Lanterns co-founder Kevin Frankowski.
It is unclear at this time how Pitch will use the latest funding round to expand globally, but the platform has been very successful in North America since launching in 2016.
What I like about this post is the thought that Pitch has a tremendous number of users outside of North America. That’s something you should think about in your business model.
Want to get started with Pitch? Check out the pitchboard !!!
Pitchboard is an online presentation platform where you can create slideshow presentations, voice memos and voice memos with images. In addition to being able to share your handcrafted slideshows on social media, you can also collaborate on projects together and work in real time.
The platform is available to anyone, no matter if you have an account or not, so I would love to hear what you think of the pitchboard.