Words of Wisdom – My collection

“Make yourself redundant. The best way to grow is by hiring talented people, mentoring them to do your job and moving on to bigger and better jobs.” – Prof. Mohanbir Sawhney, Kellogg School of Management

“The most important thing is to be customer obsessed,” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Value Proposition Statements from Startups

Following below is a collection of value proposition statements that the startups used in their pitch deck when raising capital. Note that some of these may not be verbatim from their deck, but paraphrased without losing the key message.

Please add a comment with your favorite ones that are missing here and I shall include it.

Adpushup allows companies to maximize ad revenues through advanced A/B testing. 

Airbnb is a platform that allows people to list, find, and rent lodging.

AppVirality allows app developers to identify and implement the right growth techniques, within minutes. No coding required.

Bliss provides code quality metrics for engineering managers and allows them to collaborate easily.

Buffer is a social media scheduling platform that helps you schedule content to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.

Castle app lets rental owner put their properties on autopilot.

Canvas replaces paper-based processes with affordable and easy-to-use mobile apps and forms.

Crew (formerly Ooomf & then PickCrew) is a premium marketplace of the best mobile and web talent where the talent picks the work.

Cubeit is a mobile application that allows users to aggregate content from anywhere.

Dwolla allows anything connected to the internet to move money quickly, safely, and at low cost. It is a payment solution that allows users to send, receive, and request funds from other users.

Facebook: thefacebook.com is an expanding online directory that connects students, alumni, faculty and staff through social networks at colleges and universities.

Fittr is a platform that designs custom workouts tailored to equipment, access, time management, and goals. Lumosity meets Fitness.

Flowtab is a mobile ordering, payments, and loyalty platform for bars and nightclubs. It allows people to order drinks quickly at a crowded bar.

Foursquare is a mobile platform that helps you find the best places to go in your area.

Gusto (previously ZenPayroll) is a cloud-based solution tool for small businesses to pay employees.

LaunchRock allows users to create landing pages and quickly get their startups known through social media, even before the launch of their full site.

Manpacks is a platform that delivers men’s essentials such as underwear, razors, grooming and other products.

MapMe allows users to create universally accessible (i.e. on smartphones, tablets, and computers) maps of anywhere they want with no coding required.

MapMe – platform that empowers passionate people to build, launch, and grow Community Maps.

Mint is a personal financial services tool that helps people track their spending and find ways to save money.

Mixpanel is an advanced analytics platform for product and marketing.

Square is a company that allows merchants to accept mobile credit card payments via a dongle.

SteadyBudget is budget management software that helps PPC analysts manage various budgets across different channels.

Swipes is a task manager app to help its users increase their productivity.

Wealthsimple is Canada’s fastest growing online investment manager. We make smart investing easy, low-cost, and transparent.