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Why create a pitch deck for your media startup?

The $500B media industry has been a state of turmoil for the last several years: with massive layoffs across the board, advertising revenue down, and customer retention struggles plaguing the streaming sector. According to Crunchbase, venture investment in U.S. media-related startups is on track to hit the lowest level in years.

For media startup founders, creating a captivating pitch deck is more important than ever to win investor backing in today’s tough market climate. If you are not sure where to start, here are a few pitch decks from successful media startups that you should check out:

What are examples of successful media pitch decks?

30+ pitch decks that helped raise millions of dollars for media startups:

1) Our Future
2) Telly
3) CGHero
4) HearHere
5) Canela Media
6) Supercast
7) Legion M
8) Totally Awesome
9) Muck Rack
10) Amagi
11) MediaKits
12) Overtime
13) Maestro
14) Moonshot
15) Curastory
16) Toch.ai
17) Spoon Radio
18) Lumanu
19) Medal.tv
20) Curio.io
21) Fanatiz
22) Beatdapp
23) Holloway
24) SilkRoad Images
25) Roho
26) Sqoop
27) Catnip
28) Adpushup
29) Love with Food
30) NativeAD
31) Buzzfeed

If you are a founder seeking capital for your media startup but you’re not sure how to write the perfect pitch deck, look no further. This list includes over thirty pitch decks from media startups that successfully raised funding, such as Buzzfeed, Amagi Media Labs, and Muck Rack. These example pitch decks are perfect for learning more about what makes an effective media startup pitch deck and how to create your own:

 

1. Our Future Pitch Deck

Year: 2023 •  Amount: — •  Round: Acquisition

Our Future is a short-form video media brand that covers business news for a Gen-Z audience

About Our Future

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Our Future Deck

  • Funding Year: 2023
  • Funding Round: Acquisition
  • Funding Raised: —

2. Telly Pitch Deck

Year: 2023 •  Amount: — •  Round: Seed

Telly offers the first Dual Screen Smart TV: the ultimate free television upgrade for the living room.

About Telly

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Telly Deck

  • Funding Year: 2023
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: —

3. CGHero Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $4M •  Round: N/A

CGHero offers clients the opportunity to assemble their ideal Hero team, tailored to meet their specific production requirements.

About CGHero

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the CGHero Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: N/A
  • Funding Raised: $4M

4. HearHere Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $3.2M •  Round: Seed

HearHere provides informative tidbits about users’ surroundings while driving, with three- to five-minute segments, including undiscovered points of interest, upon consent.

About HearHere

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the HearHere Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $3.2M

5. Canela Media Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $32M •  Round: Series A

Canela Media caters to multicultural audiences with a complete ecosystem that includes a free streaming service for on-demand Latino movies and TV.

About Canela Media

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Canela Media Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $32M

6. Supercast Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $2M •  Round: Seed

Supercast offers a transformative platform that effectively converts the connection between podcasters and their devoted fan base into substantial revenue streams.

About Supercast

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Supercast Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $2M

7. Legion M Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $11M •  Round: Crowdfunding

Legion M is a fan-owned entertainment company producing a slate of movies, TV, and digital content. Legion M raised $11M in 2022 with this deck.

About Legion M

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Legion M Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Crowdfunding
  • Funding Raised: $11M

8. Totally Awesome Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $10M •  Round

TotallyAwesome is Asia’s leading platform curating the ad & media inventory for engaging under-18 audiences safely. Totally Awesome raised $10M in 2022 with this deck.

About Totally Awesome

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Totally Awesome Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round:
  • Funding Raised: $10M

9. Muck Rack Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $180M •  Round: Series A

Muck Rack helps organizations find the right journalists to pitch, report on media coverage and prove the value of their work. Muck Rack raised $180M in 2022 with this deck.

About Muck Rack

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Muck Rack Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $180M

10. Amagi Pitch Deck

Year: 2022 •  Amount: $95M •  Round: Series F

Amagi Media Labs is a tech and media startup that facilitates the geographic targeting of TV advertisements. Amagi raised $95M in 2022 with this deck.

About Amagi

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the Amagi Deck

  • Funding Year: 2022
  • Funding Round: Series F
  • Funding Raised: $95M

11. MediaKits Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $1M •  Round: Pre-seed

MediaKits, provide the tools and support you need to showcase your unique brand and succeed in the digital landscape.

About MediaKits

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the MediaKits Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Pre-seed
  • Funding Raised: $1M

12. Overtime Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $80M •  Round: Series C

Overtime builds disruptive new sports leagues aimed globally at the next generation of sports fans and athletes.

About Overtime

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Overtime Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series C
  • Funding Raised: $80M

13. Maestro Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $15M •  Round: Series B

Maestro empowers enterprise live streamers with a white-label platform to own, engage, and monetize their audiences.

About Maestro

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Maestro Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series B
  • Funding Raised: $15M

14. Moonshot Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $160M •  Round: Series A

Moonshot combats online harms like disinformation, human trafficking, gender-based violence, and child exploitation with cutting-edge technologies.

About Moonshot

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Moonshot Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $160M

15. Curastory Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $2M •  Round: Seed

Curastory goes beyond empowering creators by providing brands with valuable benefits such as revenue generation, video matchmaking, and attribution tracking.

About Curastory

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Curastory Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $2M

16. Toch.ai Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $12M •  Round: Series A

Toch’s product is conceptualized to create epic content that leaves an impact using ingenuity and precision.

About Toch.ai

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Toch.ai Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $12M

17. Spoon Radio Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $60M •  Round: Venture

On Spoon Radio, listeners can purchase virtual tokens to tip audio livestreamers in various audio rooms hosted by creators.

About Spoon Radio

  • Product Type: App
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Spoon Radio Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Venture
  • Funding Raised: $60M

18. Lumanu Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $12M •  Round: Series A

Lumanu empowers top consumer brands to create captivating content for the modern digital consumer through its cutting-edge media platform.

About Lumanu

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Lumanu Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $12M

19. Medal.tv Pitch Deck

Year: 2021 •  Amount: $45M •  Round: Series C

Using inventive recording techniques, the platform seizes crucial moments in gameplay, easily shareable through the application.

About Medal.tv

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Medal.tv Deck

  • Funding Year: 2021
  • Funding Round: Series C
  • Funding Raised: $45M

20. Curio.io Pitch Deck

Year: 2020 •  Amount: $9M •  Round: Series A

Curio creates original audio stories from the world’s leading publications. Curio.io raised $9M in 2020 with this deck.

About Curio.io

  • Product Type: App
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Curio.io Deck

  • Funding Year: 2020
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $9M

21. Fanatiz Pitch Deck

Year: 2020 •  Amount: $10M •  Round: Series A

Fanatiz is a streaming platform with sports channels for Live and VOD events. Fanatiz raised $10M in 2020 with this deck.

About Fanatiz

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the Fanatiz Deck

  • Funding Year: 2020
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $10M

22. Beatdapp Pitch Deck

Year: 2019 •  Amount: $2.4M •  Round: Seed

Beatdapp provides real-time tracking of media for brands and artists, helping them find up missing royalties. Beatdapp raised $2.4M in 2019 with this deck.

About Beatdapp

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Beatdapp Deck

  • Funding Year: 2019
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $2.4M

23. Holloway Pitch Deck

Year: 2019 •  Amount: $4.6M •  Round: Seed

Holloway’s Guides are a long-established series of books, written by expert authors, to help you learn whatever you want to know. Holloway raised $4.6M in 2019 with this deck.

About Holloway

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: C2C

About the Holloway Deck

  • Funding Year: 2019
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $4.6M

24. SilkRoad Images Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: Undisclosed •  Round: Seed

Silkroad Images is provider of exclusive Turkish & ME stock photography and digital content. SilkRoad Images raised Undisclosed in 2016 with this deck.

About SilkRoad Images

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the SilkRoad Images Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: Undisclosed

25. Roho Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $125K •  Round: Seed

ROHO offers online religious content that is indexed and curated for users. Roho raised $125K in 2016 with this deck.

About Roho

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the Roho Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $125K

26. Sqoop Pitch Deck

Year: 2015 •  Amount: $125K •  Round: Seed

Sqoop is an innovative network that employs the power of data to help journalists access news and sources faster. Sqoop raised $125K in 2015 with this deck.

About Sqoop

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Sqoop Deck

  • Funding Year: 2015
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $125K

27. Catnip Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $100K •  Round: Seed

Catnip is an online personal magazine that features latest content aggregated from social media networks. Catnip raised $100K in 2014 with this deck.

About Catnip

  • Product Type: App
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Catnip Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $100K

28. Adpushup Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $632K •  Round: Crowdfunding

AdPushup enables businesses and media companies to increase their website’s ad revenue by optimizing ad performance. Adpushup raised $632K in 2014 with this deck.

About Adpushup

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B

About the Adpushup Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Crowdfunding
  • Funding Raised: $632K

29. Love with Food Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $1.4M •  Round: Seed

Love With Food helps food brands and CPGs to ensure that they are reaching their target customers using a combination of survey data, whitepaper creation, and media outreach. Love with Food raised $1.4M in 2014 with this deck.

About Love with Food

  • Product Type: Subscription
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Love with Food Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $1.4M

30. NativeAD Pitch Deck

Year: 2013 •  Amount: $150K •  Round: Seed

NativeAD is a digital marketing agency specializing in editorial media and ad networks. NativeAD raised $150K in 2013 with this deck.

About NativeAD

  • Product Type: Ads
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the NativeAD Deck

  • Funding Year: 2013
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $150K

31. Buzzfeed Pitch Deck

Year: 2008 •  Amount: $3.5M •  Round: Series A

BuzzFeed is an internet media company delivering news and entertainment to a global audience. Buzzfeed raised $3.5M in 2008 with this deck.

About Buzzfeed

  • Product Type: Other
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Buzzfeed Deck

  • Funding Year: 2008
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $3.5M

How-to create your own media pitch deck:

Are you interested in learning how to write and design a winning pitch deck for your startup? If you’re building a media startup, you may be interested in our popular BuzzFeed Pitch Deck template, based on BuzzFeed’s original deck above.

Media Pitch Deck Template - Investor Presentation for media startups | VIP Graphics