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Upflex is an innovative SaaS on-demand platform that allows companies and employees to find and book flexible workplaces seamlessly and instantly. The company has a network of over 4,000 coworking and other flexible office spaces: users can access Upflex’s mobile app to book desks while working individually, or meeting rooms to work in teams.

“The flex-office market has hundreds of players and is so fragmented and inefficient that employers struggle to get their far-flung employees the space they need” Christophe Garnier, CEO of Upflex said. “In order to power the future of work, we need to get the three actors — employers, flex-space providers, and brokers — working efficiently together. It shouldn’t take three months to create a flex work plan.”

According to the CEO, the company began as Spark Labs in 2013 as a co-working space with the intention of serving as a key incubator for European tech entrepreneurs looking to expand into the United States.

Spark Labs expanded from two locations to a global network of 150 places. After realizing how important it is for employees, especially today, to have access to flexibility and finding the appropriate co-founder Ginger Dhaliwal, the pair decided to launch Upflex.

COVID-19 was disastrous for many industries, but the outcome is quite different for coworking spaces.

“People wanted flexibility even before the pandemic, so companies had to give the optionality for their employees,” Garnier said. “But the pandemic accelerated that in a very, very big way, maybe by three to five years.”

Upflex announced they raised a $30m Series A funding round in May 2022. The round, which brings total funds raised to date to $34.1m, was led by WeWork with participation from strategic investors Newmark and Cushman & Wakefield as well as returning investor Ecosystem Integrity Fund, and GPO Fund, Coelius Capital, Industry Ventures, Inertia Ventures, Perennial Private Investments, and Silicon Valley Bank.

“We’re excited and humbled to partner with global leaders in commercial real estate and top proptech investors who bring the market expertise and the financial backing that is needed to further our growth,” said Christophe Garnier, CEO & Co-Founder of Upflex. “We plan to leverage the funds to expand our market-leading technology and team as we continue to cement ourselves as the backbone of the flex industry, setting the standard for what today’s employers and employees seek in the workplace.”

In addition to funding, the company also entered into a strategic and exclusive partnership with WeWork in February 2022 which increased Upflex’s global network to over 6,000 bookable locations spanning 80 countries, 900 cities, and growing.

“We are pleased to invest in and partner with the great team at Upflex, whose vast network of flexible office locations and offerings are a strong addition to WeWork’s portfolio,” WeWork Chief Executive Sandeep Mathrani said in a statement. “As we look to the future of work, this partnership will not only drive more value in our own product offerings for WeWork members but also promote a more innovative and collaborative flex ecosystem that is continually thinkingaa of new ways to better serve the workforce.”

Here’s a look at the pitch deck that was used to raise $30M in funding for Upflex:

What were the slides in the Upflex pitch deck?

Browse the exact example slides from the pitch deck that Upflex used to secure $30 million in a round led by WeWork, Newmark and Cushman, & Wakefield.

  1. Cover Slide
  2. Opportunity Slide
  3. Team Slides

1. Cover Slide

First impressions are the most important. No matter how many times you meet someone, they will always remember the initial impression you made on them. Studies have also shown that people tend to recall the first and final items on a list the most (Recency and Primacy Effects). A visually appealing cover slide can pique your audience’s interest and enhance engagement with the content you’re presenting.

Cover slides don’t have to be complicated. Upflex’s simple yet stunning cover slide is an exemplar of minimalism, demonstrating how all you need is a logo, a catchy tagline, and product images. Nothing beats seeing your actual product in-action, and images are indeed worth a thousand words. This standard formula has all the elements need to create an engaging cover slide without overcomplicating.

Upflex Pitch Deck - Cover Slide: best pitch deck examples - $30 for coworking spaces | VIP Graphics

2. Opportunity Slide

One of the primary purposes of a well-crafted pitch deck is to convince investors why now is the best time to invest in their company. This includes explaining why this business couldn’t or didn’t exist 50 years ago. The opportunity slide from the Upflex pitch deck illustrates how “work has changed” by citing various research studies & notable statistics. The bottom of the slide supplements this with a list of several well-known companies that have implemented a permanent remote work policy since COVID. With a combination of precise copywriting, modern iconography, typographic hierarch and citations, this well-designed slide does an excellent job of establishing the case for remote work.

Upflex Pitch Deck - Opportunity Slide: best pitch deck examples - $30 for coworking spaces | VIP Graphics

3. Team Slide

The team is one of the most crucial things that will allow a startup to grow. A startup is nothing without the people who work behind the scenes, helping to navigate the business through various challenges and realize the startup goals. Investors are well aware of the team’s importance for any business, and as a result, many believe this has a big part in determining funding decisions. 

Investors highly appreciate a team that has the right & relevant experience and the Upflex team slide addresses this directly. Positing that their “dedicated team is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs with vast real estate, coworking, B2B, & SaaS expertise,” this slide includes a succinct but detailed bullets detailing each of the key members’ experience. Like most team slides, this page includes all the same standard elements: photos, titles, and relevant experience.

Upflex Pitch Deck - team Slide: best pitch deck examples - $30 for coworking spaces | VIP Graphics

How-to create your own pitch deck like Upflex

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