[H1:] Resources for Early-Stage Founders

[Subheadline] Dozens of tools, articles, templates, and other helpful links that our founders use to build their companies.

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Ground Up Originals

Cheat Codes: DTC by Jordan Odinsky – Uncovering the strategies of the greatest DTC brands. [Podcast]

Neal’s Deals by Neal Mintz – Digestible early-stage funding news. [Newsletter]

Ground Up Venture’s Medium – Where we publish our investment memos, deep dives, thoughts, and updates. [Blog]

The Creative Marketer by Shlomo Genchin – Practical techniques and tools for marketers. [Newsletter]


Market Sizing Guide Learn how to estimate your market size [Article]

Angel investor directory – First Round’s list of angel investors. [Tool]

Trulytell – An agency that creates Pre-seed and seed-stage pitch decks [Service]

Base Templates – 200+ original startup & unicorn pitch decks that raised millions from VCs & angels. [Collection]

Best Pitch Decks – A collection of 790+ winning pitch deck examples from high-growth startups. [Collection]

OpenDeck – 1,200+ startup slides sorted by category. [Collection]

Pitch Deck Hunt – 1000+ pitch deck examples from the most successful startups. [Collection]

AngelMatch – 700+ pitch deck examples from top tech companies. [Collection]

How to Present to Investors – A short guide by Aaref Hilaly from Sequoia [Article]