It’s typical on TechCrunch Live for founders to talk about fundraising while flipping through their last pitch deck. But Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz didn’t have a pitch deck to share. That’s because Deel raised a total of $629 million without one.
Rather, Andreessen Horowitz partner Anish Acharya pitched Deel to let a16z lead the company’s Series A, Acharya explained alongside Bouaziz on TechCrunch Live on Wednesday.
Throughout the chat, we touched on a few key takeaways, including how to raise without a pitch deck. For Acharya, a serial founder with extensive fundraising and investing experience, Deel’s momentum comes from Bouaziz.
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