Cannabis farm management software company, Trym, closed a $3.1 million seed round led by 7Thirty Capital, including a handful of cannabis-focused funds such as Welcan Capital, Arcview Collective Fund, and Delta Emerald Ventures, among others.
Trym’s cannabis farm management software was specifically designed for commercial cultivators. Trym maximizes yields through crop steering functionality, while improving efficiency through precise environmental monitoring, personalized task management, and plant analytics.
Matt Mayberry, the CEO of Trym, shared the pitch deck used to raise over $3 million in funding: below is an exclusive look at the investor presentation used to raise $3M for software to help farmers grow better cannabis.
What were the slides in the Trym pitch deck?
Browse the exact example slides from the pitch deck that Trym used to secure $3.1 million in a seed round by 7Thirty Capital, Welcan Capital, Arcview Collective Fund, and Delta Emerald Ventures.
1. Solution / Product Slide
The product slide of a pitch deck is often similar to the solution page. This slide should describe your product or service in detail: how it looks, feels & functions. Adding product images, mockups, and videos is a great way to illustrate the key features of your product.
The slippery slope for most product slides is adding too much detail about technical features, but Trym keeps it simple with a one-sentence solution statement, paired with a large, bold product image. The Trym decks makes use of powerful imagery featuring their app and hardware throughout the deck to make it easy to grasp what they do, even if the reader isn’t super-familiar with the cannabis industry.
2. How It Works Slide
Simply listing the features of your product is seldom sufficient to paint a compelling picture of the value proposition and benefits of your product. Including a “How It Works” slide can help introduce your product or service offering in relatable terms, by describing the experience in the eyes of your end customer. The most successful slides will usually breakdown the process into no more than three to four steps.
The “How Trym Works” slide uses a flywheel (as opposed to a linear) flowchart diagram to visualize the seamless integration between Trym’s hardware monitors, desktop software, and mobile app. Using your customer’s own words wherever possible is a highly effective tactic for fleshing out the benefits of your product throughout your pitch deck — Trym includes a customer testimonial quote directly from a cannabis farm owner/operator to speak to the value of their solution.
3. Competitive Landscape Slide
As an investor, one of the most important slides to look for in a pitch deck is the “competition” slide: this is the critical data that outlines where your company is positioned in relation to competitors and the overall market, and how you plan to outpace both incumbents and disruptors.
A competitive analysis matrix is a tried-&-true tool to visualize competitive landscapes, so you can easily see where you stand against your competitors. The main objective of a competitive landscape chart is to determine where your product or company stands in the market. You should adjust the axes to best describe the key factors that influence success & customer decisions in your industry — you can even change the size of the logos based on importance or market share.
The Trym pitch deck demonstrates how their cannabis cultivation software is the first & only solution to bridge the gap between regulatory compliance and environmental controls, using a simple four-quadrant competitive landscape matrix:
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