Scroobious In The News


Strides Podcast

Creating an Investor-Ready Pitch Deck

10/6/21: In this episode, we’re taking a deep dive into how to create and present an investor-ready pitch deck. Our guest is Allison Byers, and honestly, she blew us away with her experience in this realm. Allison covers what to include and not include in your pitch deck, how long it should be, tips on presenting, and even runs through different types of investors and what you should go for.


She Conquers Capital

Perfecting Your Pitch and Human-First Fundraising

9/1/21: In the company of other trailblazing women, bring forward and witness your truth, voice, and impact in a way that accelerates progress for all women. This forward-looking conversation went deep into the state of fundraising for underserved founders.

Zero to a Million

How to Find and Pitch Investors

6/2/21: In this episode, Allison goes in-depth on how pitch decks are made, and adaptations you need to make to really sell your vision to investors. Listen to the podcast to find out more about Allison's journey and even more knowledge and strategy. 

Great Founders Write

Storytelling Tips for Pitching Investors

5/5/21: While conducting research for Great Founders Write, I ran into Allison Byers, an entrepreneur and expert in raising venture capital. She was generous enough to let me interview her on pitching investors. Great pitch decks tell great stories. That makes Allison Byers a world-class storyteller.

Lioness Magazine

How The Capital Network’s Demo Day Promoted Female Founders

4/20/21: The Capital Network's first demo day received glowing reports. Founders loved having a champion by their side, and many of them reported multiple connections with investors. Investors appreciated the convenience of pre-recorded videos to review at any time, rather than a live pitch.

The Muse

6 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking, Even During the Pandemic

4/6/21: Growing your network can open doors to countless opportunities, but it also takes time and energy—something that's not always easy to come by during these times. Thankfully, some top-notch networking experts shared their tips for growing your professional connections right now, without leaving your home.

The Capital Network: The Investment & Inclusion Series

Fixing a Broken Funding System: Building #NewMajority Founder Pipelines

4/6/21: What if we took a hard look at what is broken in the current early-stage funding system, and rebuilt it to make it better, giving more people more access to capital?

Startup Life Live! with Ande Lyons

Create a Pitch Video to Humanize the Capital Raise Process

2/26/21: Are you seeking funding for your startup and struggling to connect with the right people and resources because you don’t fit traditional pattern matching? Meet Allison and learn how she’s teaching diverse founders to create a pitch video to humanize the capital raise process.

Founders Live Conversation with Nick Hughes

Perfecting Your Pitch Deck and Pitch Video

2/25/21: Nick Hughes and Allison had a great conversation about Scroobious and pitching. Skip to 14:08 for a deep dive into pitch deck specifics.

The Founder's Toolkit

300+ Fundraising and Development Resources for Black, Latinx, and Women Founders

1/22/21: Top fundraising and development resources for Black, Latinx, and women founders compiled by Erik Bullen, a Techstars mentor.

Databird Business Journal

Founded by Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Female Founders

1/7/21: We encourage you to read our stories. There are 100 of us in this book and we're just a tiny fraction of all the female founders out there right now! There is no pipeline problem. Investors are looking in the wrong pipes.

The Capital Network

Investors & the ‘Pipeline Problem’: How to Build Inclusive Pipelines from Groups Building Pipelines

Hear from leaders who are building pipelines or redefining access for 'underrepresented' founders in various ways. From platforms to programs and partnerships, these groups offer concrete resources for funding and supporting more ‘new majority’ founders.

Business Insider

The 10 most important elements of a startup pitch deck, backed by VCs, angel investors, and other experts — with real examples from founders

10/17/20: Allison Byers, CEO of Scroobious, a new video-pitching platform for entrepreneurs, shared with Business Insider the 10 most important elements of a startup pitch deck. She collected these elements from hundreds of pitch deck iterations and presentations and ran them by a large network of investors to get their insights.

The Buzz (now Storied)

Scroobious — Filling The Funding Gap For Investors

10/13/20: The Buzz covers pre-funded early-stage ventures in New England and profiles the organizations that support them. They showcased how Scroobious is creating an efficient way for investors and under-networked founders to connect.

Heart Stock Radio

Underestimated founders

9/21/20: Women and minority founders have been shown to deliver outsized investment returns, yet they receive a small fraction of investment dollars. These underestimated diverse founders are outside investor networks and therefore perceived as riskier. Allison Byers recently founded Scroobious to address these problems with a platform solution that uses video, technology, and data science to humanize and expand pitching and sourcing in underestimated markets.

Forward Thinking Founders Podcast

Addressing the funding gap

9/13/20: Scroobious is building a way for investors to efficiently source diverse deal flow and a humanized way for underrepresented founders to establish investor relationships. Listen to this episode if:

  • You want to build more relationships with venture capitalists
  • You want to better understand the funding gap
  • Want to hear the big vision for Allison and Scroobious

All Raise Visionary Voices

No more manels, no more excuses: All Raise Visionary Voices seeks to increase female and non-binary representation in tech & VC conversations

9/1/20: Nowhere is inequity more visible than on technology and VC event stages and in news stories. At tech events, only 1 in 4 speakers are women. Founder & CEO Allison Byers was selected for the All Raise Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau, an easy resource for reporters and event organizers to connect with female and non-binary founders, funders, and operators who are visionary leaders and domain experts.

Business Insider

How a Video-Pitching Platform Can Close the Funding Gap in VC

5/14/20: Dubbed Scroobious — in a nod to a poem by Edward Lear, "The Scroobious Pip," that celebrates being unique — the technology will enable founders to showcase their startups through four-minute video pitches. By leveraging predictive algorithms, similar to technology used by companies like Netflix and YouTube, the idea is that investors will be shown video pitches that are a best match for their interests.

Joshua Henderson, Springboard Enterprises

The Global Support Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs and Investors

5/5/20: 340+ VCs, accelerators, angel networks, conferences, platforms, and communities supporting women innovators and investors.

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