Welcome to the world of startups where a small idea can turn into a multi-billion-dollar empire.
In this blog post, we will take a trip down memory lane and revisit the early pitch videos of seven iconic startups that are now worth more than $60 billion. From Airbnb to Dropbox, these companies have revolutionized the way we live and work. These videos provide a glimpse into the vision and determination of the founders, who, against all odds, went on to build some of the world’s most valuable companies.
Get ready to be inspired and learn from the pioneers of the startup world.
Dylan field pitches Figma(seed) to Daniel Gross in 2013.
Figma is a collaborative web application for interface design, with additional offline features enables by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.
Incredible to see Figma stay true to the orrinal vision after 10+ years: Access, Community, Education.
Acquired for: $20B
Tony Xu pitches DoorDash at YC in 2013.
DoorDash is an American company that operates an online food ordering and foof delivery platform. The company is based in San Fransisco, California.
Who knew that a suburb-focused delivery would become the U.S. market leader in 7 years?
Market Cap: $25B
Brian Armstrong practices the Coinbase pitch for YC in 2012.
Coinbase is an American publicity traded company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform. Coinbase is a distributed company; all employees operate via remote work and the company lacks a physical headquarters.
As you can see here Paul Garahm coaching in the back ( and telling him he crushed it).
Market Cap: $12B
Amjad Masad pitches Replit in 2016.
Replit is an San Francisco-based startup and an online intenerated development environment. Replit being software as a service allows users to create online projects and write code in many supported languages.
Personal stories are incredibly powerful for laying out your vision. Replit’s story is no exception.
Well, it’s not a pitch, but Drew Houston presents a Dropbox demo in 2008.
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc., Headquartered in San Francisco.
Market Cap: $8B
Tom Preston-Werner pitches GitHub as if in 2008.
GitHub is an Internet hosting service for software development and version control using Git. It provides the distributed version control of Git plus access control, bug tracking, software feature requests, task management, continuous integration, and wikis for every project.
In early days, some criticized GitHub’s website for looking “immature”.
You win some, you lose some.
Acquired for: $8B
Kevin Hartz pitches Eventbrite as if backs in 2006.
Eventbrite is an American event management ticketing website. The service allows users to browse, create, and promote local events. The service charges a fee to event organizers in exchange for online ticketing services, useless the event is free.
Market Cap: $800M
In conclusion, these seven early pitch videos serve as a testament to the power of persistence, hard work, and innovation. Despite facing challenges and obstacles, these startups were able to turn their ideas into successful businesses worth billions. It’s inspiring to see how far they’ve come and the impact they’ve had on the world. As aspiring entrepreneurs, we can learn from their experiences and be encouraged by their success stories.
These videos are a reminder that with the right idea, a solid business plan, and unwavering determination, anyone can turn their dreams into a reality.