Artificial Intelligence is Pushing The Cloud's Limits – Here's A Fictional Pitch Deck.
In some weeks, I get inspired to write and design pitch decks for fun. Check it out.
TLDR — Let me tell you what’s below.
☁️ Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are competing over who has the best cloud service, and it is gaining heat.
🌧️ Google lost $166 billion the day before yesterday. That’s equivalent to the market cap of Nike or Disney. Why? Investors freaked out about their lack of cloud growth (even though they exceeded Wall Street’s expectations.)
🌩️ Amazon and Microsoft performed well in cloud services, which lifted up their market cap (At this moment, Amazon is up 7%)
💭 I’ve designed and written a real-content template of a pitch deck for an imaginary company called Mynerva that’s trying to work in between AI and the cloud.
We’ll check it out and Analyse it.
Oh, and you can download it for free (for Paid Subscribers)
AI’s too fast
The idea is simple — The more AI grows, the more it makes sense that the cloud grows because people will use it for AI computing. Computing power when it comes to AI is growing as well; this makes the need for a cloud service that does all the hard work vital.
Investors know this very well. Hence, when Google said a few days ago that they generated $8.4 billion in third-quarter revenue, below the expected $8.6 billion, investors started selling.
Many of them went to Microsoft because they achieved their cloud expectations.
Others waited and then are investing right now in Amazon.
The investment world is cruel. A single freakout wiped out over $200 billion in Google’s market cap. That’s equivalent to the whole market cap of Disney, Nike, Salesforce, McDonald’s, and many others.
But this always happens in tech stocks. They always fall because of an investor freakout and regain their positions when they say they’re working on something great like Gemini (a GPT-4 Google alternative) or Copilot (integrating ChatGPT with MS Office).
There is a fact, though — AI is growing too fast. Hence, companies need to keep up with the cloud demand and grow accordingly.
Putting all of this in mind, I thought of writing a pitch deck for fun about an AI company inspired by Anthropic (the company that Amazon invested over $4 billion in its generative AI, Claude)
I call it a “real-content template” as it’s something in between a generic template and an actual pitch deck of a company like WeWork. So check it out.
Mynerva — AI Cloud Integration
The name was generated by GPT-4; I’ve been experimenting a lot with their APIs to create an AI pitch deck generator that releases decks of high quality rather than the rubbish that exists on the web these days. (I’ll let you know when it’s ready.)
I kept thinking of how creative companies could get when they’re working on the cloud or on AI. But it struck me that AI is a whole world while cloud services are another.
So, this fictional platform aims to be there when one of them is growing faster than the other. When a customer says, “Azure can’t handle our AI platform,” that’s when Mynerva swoops in.
The idea is simply to focus on a certain number of customers and grow alongside them by providing a cloud service integration that uses AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as migrating and shifting when the time is right.
Mynerva is simply an R&D division for those ultra-fast AI-growing startups.
As with any pitch deck, we need to show market facts. I like to start by showing some Mckinsey or Deloitte stats. Since our thesis is that AI is growing too fast, this is what I came up with.
But what’s more vital to me is pure statistical facts. I want to see numbers of how the cloud, since it’s the other end, is performing. The easiest way is to show the revenue of the top 3 cloud service providers.
Revenue is a good piece of information. But is the market hot for a new startup? Are investments increasing?
This is what I always add in any pitch deck - Market validation by showing recent investments, mergers, or acquisitions.
Mynerva as a concept has to be explained graphically. I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase than that it’s focusing on the 1-second delay between the cloud and AI’s growth.
Then, showcasing the unique selling point of Mynerva is critical at this stage. That is the focus on the customer rather than on ultra-fast growth.
Finally, product information has to be mentioned; until this stage, many readers won’t understand what Mynerva is all about.
Then we close this fictional pitch deck with an email that doesn’t exist (But the domain is available somehow, in case you were thinking of a similar product.)
Let me know what you think of this real content template of a pitch deck. If you want to access it, feel free to get it from here.
If you’re a paid subscriber, you could use a coupon code that exists at the bottom of this article to access it for free.
Thank you for reading this, and have a wonderful weekend!
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