Here's the pitch deck self-driving startup Oxbotica used to win investment from Tencent in a $47 million funding round

Founders Ingmar Posner, Oxbotica photo

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Tencent, the Chinese tech behemoth, has backed self-driving software startup Oxbotica in a $47 million funding round.

Since being spun out of the University of Oxford in 2014, Oxbotica has grown from a small-time robotics firm to become one of the world’s leading autonomous driving software companies.

Rather than producing autonomous vehicles itself, the firm offers self-driving software which can be installed in all kinds of vehicles, from taxis to delivery trucks. Its sensor technology was even used in NASA’s Mars Rover

Despite lofty aspirations, the autonomous vehicle industry has been forced into something of a reality check in recent years: Ford promised to produce a vehicle without a steering wheel or pedals, General Motors said it would launch a self-driving taxi service by the end of 2019, and Uber said it would give customers rides in self-driving vehicles around the same time.

All three companies have since backed off of those predictions.

Insider recently revealed details of the battle between Google and Uber to dominate the self-driving space, with chaotic results. 

Oxbotica’s latest funding round suggests there’s still plenty of mileage in the industry, however, after the firm won the backing of a host of big name investors, including BGF, BP Ventures, and Venture Science.

“This round of investment marks a key chapter in Oxbotica’s continued growth and pushes us forward in commercialising our autonomous software today, through key strategic go-to-market partnerships,” said CEO Ozgur Tohumcu.

“The high-quality and global footprint of our investors cements our position as a leader in autonomy. We will use funds raised to accelerate the global deployment of our transformative technology.”

Insider got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Oxbotica used to bring investors on board. Check it out below: 

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Delivery startup Bringg used this pitch deck to raise $30 million from the likes of Salesforce and Siemens' Next47

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Delivery software startup Bringg raised more than $30 million in a fundraising round backed by Salesforce and Siemens’ investment wing Next47. 
Bank of America analysts have hyped the online delivery sector as being “on fire” due to COVID-19, with retail and logistics giant Amazon seeing sales jump 26% in the first quarter of 2020. 
Bringg’s customers are among the biggest companies in the world, including McDonald’s and Walmart. 
CEO Guy Bloch said some of Bringg’s clients had reported an 800% surge in online deliveries.  
We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck he used to bring investors on board. 
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Bringg, the Israeli delivery software startup, raked in more than $30 million in a fundraising round backed by the likes of Salesforce and Next47, the investment arm of Siemens. 
Founded in 2013, Bringg counts major retail and restaurant players among its biggest customers around the world, including Walmart and McDonald’s, which use its software to coordinate deliveries. 
Bringg specializes in helping traditional bricks and mortar outlets compete with retail giants like Amazon, by providing ready-to-use software, which allows them to easily track drivers and communicate with customers.  
As COVID-19 puts paid to high-street shopping, CEO Guy Bloch told Business Insider he had seen a surge in demand for online deliveries – with some clients reporting an 800% jump month-on-month. 
Amazon recently revealed its first-quarter sales had jumped 26% to $75.5 billion, with Bank of America analysts describing the wider sector as “on fire”.  
Failure to pivot to online deliveries has proven lethal to some firms, with the UK discount clothing store Primark’s monthly sales nosediving from £650 million to £0. 
“As we slowly became more aware of the ways coronavirus was going to impact us, it really only gave our investors more reason to get involved,” said Bloch. 
“The total switch to online has been coming for a while, but we are seeing that accelerated right now.” 
We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Bringg used to bring Salesforce and Next47 on board: 

See the pitch deck that landed startup Lacework $525 million in the largest investment round for a cybersecurity company in the last year

Summary List PlacementHow do you convince investors to give a startup $525 million? 
“You have to have a lot of proof points,” Lacework CEO Dan Hubbard told Insider, after his Silicon Valley startup raked in a half-billion-dollar round after previously raising a total of $74.4 million. 
The six-year-old Silicon Valley company addresses the booming area of providing cybersecurity to companies growing and moving their operations to public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
Perhaps the most important proof point is the total addressable market (TAM) that Lacework is tackling – a figure that gauges revenue opportunity – is climbing 20% year over year and reaching $13 billion in 2024. Analysts back that up.
Analyst Daniel Ives, managing director of equity research at Wall Street analyst firm Wedbush Securities, told Insider on Friday that “there’s $200 billion up for grabs in the next five years in cloud security.”
“We have the right product in the right market at the right time,” Hubbard told Insider last week. “The problem has come to us.” 
The company says it has seen revenue triple each of the past two years as more businesses build and run applications on the major cloud platforms. The company did not disclose revenue or specific valuation, but says the latter is above $1 billion. 
PitchBook shows the funding round was the largest in the cybersecurity industry for the past year, and the 22nd largest in all US industries over that span. 
It could have been even larger, Hubbard said. “There was an incredible amount of interest. There are going to be some people who feel left out.” 
Mike Speiser, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, compared the startup to his firm’s runaway success investment Snowflake, which has rocketed to a market cap of some $76 billion after its September IPO. 
Here’s the pitch deck Lacework used to land the mammoth funding round. Some slides with customer and competitive data have been removed by the company to protect proprietary information.

Here's the pitch deck finance startup Clark used to persuade Chinese tech giant Tencent to lead its $85 million round

Summary List PlacementFrankfurt-based Insurtech startup Clark has raised €69 million ($85 million) in fresh funding led by Chinese tech giant Tencent. 
Clark offers digital insurance management options allowing users to see their insurance choices in one place and helps to identify better offers through its platform. The German startup has 300,000 customers in Germany and Austria and is aiming for a million in the next three years, the company said. 
Founded in 2015, Clark’s offering is part of a bevy of insurtech disruptors in Germany competing to digitize the country’s predominantly paper-based policy offerings. 
The Series C funding was led by Tencent alongside existing investors including Portag3 Ventures, White Star Capital and Yabeo. The company declined to comment on valuation. 
“We wanted to raise last April but the stock market had collapsed and we thought maybe it would be ridiculous, so we waited until the markets calmed down again,” Christopher Oster, Clark cofounder and CEO, told Insider in an interview. “Tencent are one of the most successful investors out there, they compliment our existing investors, and they allow us an insight into the Chinese tech landscape which is not always the easiest to get a view on from the outside.”
Clark picked up the funding process remotely in September and closed the round in the week leading up to Christmas 2020. “We exceeded our plan for 2020 and will use this funding to continue growing our product and services into 2021,” Oster added.
Check out Clark’s pitch deck below:SEE ALSO: Fintech startups like Revolut and Luno are seeing a boom in demand from consumers rushing to invest in cryptocurrencies amid major bitcoin interest
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