A Note From Our Founders
We began our careers as corporate lawyers in New York City. After several years working with startups and investors, we kept seeing the struggle on both sides of the table in the early days of the fundraising process. Founders struggling to get the time of day from the right investors, and investors struggling to efficiently source and screen the right founders.
The prevailing methods (email outreach, pitch decks, executive summaries, pitch nights, etc.) seemed inefficient and antiquated. In particular, pitch decks and other written materials were lacking the most important element – showcasing the team. At the same time, video and mobile tech tools were better than ever. Ultimately, we envisioned a day when static pitch materials would shift to a dynamic video and mobile experience for the next generation.
As entrepreneurs do, we decided to bring that day to life ourselves. We set out to create the most personalized, modern, time-saving way for the industry to find founder-investor fit.
Enter Pitchape – a platform that is both human-centered and tech-driven. Where founders can tell their story and investors can find their outlier, at scale.
One of our favorite parts about working with entrepreneurs and investors has been making connections between the two and helping to facilitate the fundraising process. Our mission is to make that process easier so both sides can accelerate their mission.
We’re glad to be backed by Viddie, an investment group that seeds tech startups from the idea stage, providing the financial, technical, and operational support to rapidly build and launch video-based products to market. We’re also glad to be supported by a great in-house tech team consisting of a CTO, a director of product, and a few frontend and backend developers.
- Nick Scannavino and Zach Levin