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Pitch Deck Teardown: Plantee Innovations’ .4M seed deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Plantee Innovations’ $1.4M seed deck

It’s rare that I come across a pitch deck that ticks almost all the boxes. It’s so good, in fact, that I fed Plantee’s deck into an AI tool I built, and it determined there was a 97.7% chance that Plantee would raise money. This tool generally determines that only about 7.5% of all pitch decks are up to scratch, so Plantee’s is positively off the charts. What the robots didn’t pick up, however, was that Plantee’s Kickstarter campaign was canceled before it was completed, and there are a few other confusing bits as well. Let’s dive in to see what works, and what could be improved. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that.  Slides in this deck Cover slide Summary slide Team slide Advisers and investors slide Mission slide Market validation slide Problem slide Solution slide Product slide  Competitive landscape slide  Traction slide  Target customer slide  Market size slide  GTM slide  Pricing & unit economics slide  Vision …

Samsung Galaxy A55 teardown (Video)

Samsung Galaxy A55 teardown (Video)

If you’ve ever wondered what lies beneath the sleek exterior of the Samsung Galaxy A55, you’re in for a treat. A recent video by PBK Reviews offers a meticulous step-by-step guide on disassembling this device. It’s a fascinating journey into the guts of the phone, revealing not just its internal components but also offering insights into its repairability. Starting Off: The journey into the Galaxy A55 begins with the removal of the SIM tray, which is your first hint at the device’s design geared towards durability – notice the rubber gasket indicating water resistance efforts. The back plate, adhered to the frame, requires gentle heating and careful prying to reveal the internals. This initial step sets the tone for a process that demands patience and precision. Peeking Inside: Once inside, the video takes you on a tour of the Galaxy A55’s internal landscape. From the glass back plate to the NFC antenna and various connectors, every component is laid bare. Camera enthusiasts will appreciate the detailed look at the phone’s camera array, including the ultra-wide, …

Jon Stewart gives a teardown of Trump’s fraud case

Jon Stewart gives a teardown of Trump’s fraud case

Another Jon Stewart-hosted Daily Show, another diatribe against Donald Trump. This week Stewart turned his attention to Trump’s ongoing fraud case, the penalty for which was slashed yesterday to $175 million. “What did Trump actually do to earn this penalty?” asks Stewart in the clip above. “Well it turns out that for a decade, whenever Trump wanted to get a loan or get a deal, he would illegally inflate the value of his real estate, for instance suggesting that his 11,000 square foot penthouse was a 30,000 square foot penthouse — I guess somehow including the sky in the calculation. We all do it! I mean on my license I’m not listed as 5′ 7”, I’m listed as 30,000 square feet. “And the attorney general of New York knew that Trump’s property values were inflated, because when it came time to pay taxes, Trump undervalued the very same properties. It was all part of a very sophisticated real estate practice known as lying.” Source link

Pitch Deck Teardown: Protecto’s M seed deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Protecto’s $4M seed deck

In an era where data is king and its volume and complexity are exploding, Protecto aims to eliminate the long-standing dilemma businesses face between leveraging AI’s power while ensuring data privacy. As the adoption of generative AI tools like ChatGPT skyrockets, wayward data becomes easier to find, process and do naughty things with. Protecto’s APIs are designed to protect sensitive data across the AI life cycle while maintaining its utility. The company announced it raised a $4 million seed funding round led by Together Fund, with contributions from Better Capital, FortyTwo VC, Arali Ventures and Speciale Invest. This round boosts Protecto’s total funding to $5 million. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that.  Slides in this deck Protecto made redactions to the short-term and five-year goals and to specific details of the near-term product roadmap before submitting its deck to TechCrunch. The timeline for the goals and milestones related to the seed funding round was also redacted. Still, …

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s .4M Series A deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s $5.4M Series A deck

There are two industries that make a ton of money but they’re traditionally largely ignored by venture capital — movies and gaming. That comes as a bit of a surprise to many: Venture capitalists are known for their keen eye on high-growth opportunities, predominantly casting their lot with tech startups, healthcare innovations, and the next big thing in the digital sphere. But Deadline reports that movies made $33.9 billion last year, and global gaming revenue was $184 billion, according to Newzoo. Still, the proposition of investing in movies introduces venture capitalists to a landscape far removed from the calculable metrics of SaaS platforms or the relatively predictable risk of biotech. Gaming and movies are extremely hit or miss, and that’s the kind of unpredictability that’s seldom embraced by traditional venture capital investment theses. I am always particularly curious about pitch decks in the gaming industry, so when SuperScale threw its hat in the ring, I was excited. The company is promising to make marketing for games easier, and given that great marketing is one of …

M3 MacBook Air Teardown Shows Apple Fixed Base Model’s Biggest Flaw

M3 MacBook Air Teardown Shows Apple Fixed Base Model’s Biggest Flaw

The repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the base model 13-inch MacBook Air with the M3 chip and 256GB of storage, and it shows that this configuration is equipped with two 128GB flash storage chips. This change results in significantly faster SSD speeds compared to the equivalent MacBook Air with the M2 chip, which has a single 256GB storage chip, as the SSD can read and write from the two chips simultaneously. YouTube channel Max Tech ran Blackmagic’s Disk Speed Test tool with a 5GB file size test on both the M2 and M3 models of the 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and they found the SSD in the M3 model achieved up to 33% faster write speeds and up to 82% faster read speeds compared to the SSD in the M2 model. Apple’s decision to switch to a single 256GB chip for the base model M2 MacBook Air was controversial, even though the slower SSD speeds are unlikely to be noticed by the average user …

Apple MacBook Air M3 teardown reveals its faster dual NAND flash

Apple MacBook Air M3 teardown reveals its faster dual NAND flash

The new Apple MacBook Air featuring the M3 chip has been introduced, with improvements particularly noted in its internal SSD transfer speeds for the entry-level models. The M3 MacBook Air’s 256 GB storage now includes two NAND flash chips, which has resulted in significantly faster read and write speeds compared to the previous M2 model. The M3’s write speeds are 33% faster, and read speeds are 82% faster than the M2. Despite these enhancements, the performance still does not match standard PCIe 3.0 x4 drives, and the entry price of $1,099 is thought by some to be a little on the steep side.  Let’s investigate a little further in this Apple MacBook Air M3 Teardown with the help of Max Tech. The latest Apple M3 MacBook Air has made a significant leap in performance by incorporating two NAND flash chips, doubling what you found in the previous M2 version. This change has led to a 33% boost in write speeds and an astonishing 82% surge in read speeds when compared to the M2. Although these …

Pitch Deck Teardown: Xyte’s M Series A deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Xyte’s $30M Series A deck

When I was a student in the U.K., I remember that renting appliances like washing machines and televisions was the norm for some people, especially students living in short-term accommodations. Israeli startup Xyte (pronounced “excite”) has just raised $30 million, as it sees a return to this sort of hardware-as-a-service model to be the way forward for manufacturers whose margins are under constant pressure. If it works so well for software-as-a-service, why not hardware? Xyte let me take a look at its 27-slide deck to see how it pulled it off. Was I excited by Xyte’s deck? Sadly, no. This 27-slide deck was short on the information that I would need as an investor to make an informed decision on whether or not to invest in it. Let’s break down what I saw. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that. Slides in this deck Xyte’s deck features 27 slides, some with redacted information. The redactions relate to its …

iFixit Examines Apple Vision Pro’s Displays, Battery, and Repairability

iFixit Examines Apple Vision Pro’s Displays, Battery, and Repairability

iFixit today shared the second part of its teardown of Apple’s Vision Pro headset, revealing several new insights about the device’s construction, specifications, and repairability. Its initial disassembly provided the first comprehensive look at the device’s internals last week. iFixit examined the Vision Pro’s microOLED display panels, also known as OLED on Silicon. Despite not technically having 4K resolution, the displays boast an incredible pixel density, with more than 50 Vision Pro pixels fitting into the space of a single iPhone 15 Pro pixel. This density translates to an estimated 3,386 pixels per inch and 34 pixels per degree, offering a rich visual experience that, while not 4K by conventional standards, exceeds the pixel count of a 4K TV. The logic board of the Vision Pro houses the M2 chip and R1 co-processor, designed to manage the real-time data from the headset’s numerous sensors. This includes outward-facing cameras, TrueDepth sensors, LiDAR sensors, IR illuminators, and IR cameras. The teardown also highlights the Vision Pro’s battery design, which, despite being “over-engineered” and difficult to open without …

Apple Vision Pro headset teardown by iFixit

Apple Vision Pro headset teardown by iFixit

The Apple Vision Pro VR headset has recently been the subject of a detailed examination by the team at iFixit, and their findings offer a fascinating glimpse into the intricate design and engineering that make this spatial computing headset as Apple calls it or VR headset to the rest of us, so special. At the heart of the headset’s impressive visual capabilities is a carefully constructed stack of three layers. This isn’t a random assortment of parts; it’s a carefully planned combination of a widening layer, a lenticular layer, and an OLED display. Together, these layers produce a convincing 3D effect that draws users into a virtual world filled with depth and realistic images. The headset’s design is user-friendly, as evidenced by its modular speaker bands. These can be removed easily using something as simple as a paperclip, reflecting the device’s focus on the user’s needs. This modular approach doesn’t just make the headset easy to use; it also allows for future upgrades or customizations. Apple Vision Pro teardown One of the most notable features …