Pitch.io launches invite-only beta as it raises an extra $30 million

Pitch.io launches invite-only beta as it raises an extra $30 million

Pitch, a collaborative presentation software from the creators of Wunderlist, is now available to select companies and teams. Thrive Capital invested $30 million in the new company, extending its original support for Wunderkind to the creators' new venture.

This investment comes just a year after a $19 million round from Index Ventures, BlueYard, Slack, and a flurry of angel investors. In that year, Pitch has doubled its team and hired senior executives including Philipp Hartmann (formerly Index Ventures, Raisin) as COO and Thom Cummings (formerly Grover, SoundCloud) as CMO.

The idea behind Pitch is relatively simple, even if its technologies and integrations are advanced. Co-founder and CEO Christian Reber said, “Hundreds of millions of people rely on presentations to communicate their most important ideas, yet until now, they’ve been stuck with software that doesn’t work the way they need it to. Building a truly delightful user experience has always been our top priority. We’re super excited to get Pitch in the hands of teams so we can continue to learn from their feedback and build the presentation software they wish existed today.”

Commenting on the decision to invest $30 million before launch, Joshua Kusher of Thrive Capital said: “We invest in fast-growing companies with big market potential, and Pitch is in a strong position to create a great product in a market that’s ripe for change. The demand for Pitch is already clear by the thousands of companies who have expressed interest in the limited preview. We believe in Pitch both because of the product vision but also because of the team. As investors in Wunderlist, we built strong relationships with the founders and are excited to work with them again at Pitch.”

Over the next several months, Pitch will invite waitlist users to try the software, until it officially launches sometime in 2020. People can request access through the company’s website, pitch.com.

> Also check out our interview with Reber on the funding round and more!

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