Just wanted to confess on this blog that my startup, SlideShare has now officially lost its bootstrapping (aka financial virginity) status. And we have entered into a serious relationship with one of those big venture firms in Silicon Valley. This was not an impulsive decision; the marriage was preceded by a courtship that lasted a couple of months- horoscopes were matched (Indian style), the (technology) pundits were consulted and each party tried to woo the other with candle-lit dinners, chocolates, long midnight serenades etc. Here’s hoping this relationship blossoms into a life-long partnership for the benefit of the extended family (the slideshare community).
And if you are bored of reading drab press releases announcing funding news (like I am), check out the slide deck below. This is a makeover that our design team gave to the official press release. It is based on a very popular presentation style on slideshare that has almost achieved cult status now!