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create a strategic brand & pitch deck

in 10 minutes

Your Brand is More Than Just a Logo

Get More with Ceemo Beta

Don’t I just need a logo? Founders often think the first & only step to branding their startup is to hire a gig designer or use an AI image generator to create a logo.  $50 max and you’re off to the races! Trust us, we’ve been working with startups for over two decades. We’ve heard this story before.

“Just a logo” is just a mistake. When you create a logo first, you’re missing vital steps, leading to huge expense & liability. Do you know what fonts were used in your logo? Are you aware of font licensing & its expenses? Are you aware AI-generated logos can’t be copyrighted? What about WCAG & ADA accessibility? These mistakes are how startups end up spending an average $30,000 – $50,000 on their foundational marketing!

You deserve expert help on day one. We created Ceemo to create beautiful strategic brands, get founders funded with better pitch decks, and help you avoid these costly, time-consuming marketing mistakes. With the Ceemo Beta, you’ll get a complete strategic brand kit and automatically apply it to custom pitch materials, all in under 10 minutes!

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Meet Ceemo

See more meaning & strategy in your brand with Ceemo! Our simple 5-step quiz helps you examine your top competitors’ logos and choose 3 keywords to define how you want to be perceived by your customers. With that we can generate a complete custom brand book, including:

  • A typographic logo
  • A full color scheme
  • An open-source font suite
  • A unique company identity

Your brand is created using our proprietary algorithms based on psychology, startup strategy, and color theory. Best of all, every brand we generate is fully WCAG & ADA compliant!

The magic doesn’t stop there! Once your brand has been created, Ceemo automatically applies your fonts & colors to our custom pitch deck templates, complete with a mini-guidebook to teach you how to pitch like a pro.

Brands & Pitch Decks are just the beginning!

In 2024, we’re adding instantly branded one-pagers, letterhead, business cards, social media & so much more.

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Brands & Pitch Decks are just the beginning!

In 2024, we’re adding instantly branded one-pagers, letterhead, business cards, social media & so much more.

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A Note from Our Founder

Meet our Founder & CEO, Heather Lawver! Her photo appears as a bubble atop a colorful galaxy. She's a white woman, smiling warmly at the viewer, wearing rainbow-colored glasses. Her hair is reddish brown & excessively curly. Below her photo is a bubble with the words, "We've helped startups raise over $20 million for 100% underrepresented founders".

“It’s like having magic pitch deck fairies!”

Nicole Whalen
Startup Founder & Early Pilot Client

Hi, Founder Friends!

I’m Heather Lawver & I’m excited to welcome you to Ceemo! As a lifelong entrepreneur, I’ve seen time & again how the magic of a seamless brand & pitch deck can make it so much easier to explain who you are, what you do, and why it matters. When you master a strategic, compelling, cohesive story, you increase your odds of making that sale & securing that investment.

I built Ceemo because I want every founder to have an equal shot at startup success.

Each year less than 5% of venture capital is invested in women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ & Disabled founders. The first hurdle we face is the lack of a Friends & Family Round, which means we can’t afford the $30k-$50k average startups spend on early marketing support. If you’re like me, you cobble it together alone & take up to four times as long, making you look slower & less market ready by comparison.

I can’t solve prejudice. I can’t solve bias. But I can solve this!

My team & I created Ceemo to democratize startup marketing & help founders avoid early mistakes that quickly explode into huge costs & liabilities. But before writing any code, we tested & refined our methods with over 300 founders & dozens of top accelerators & universities.

In less than two years, our clients raised over $20 million dollars, going to 100% underrepresented founders in majority Angel & Pre-Seed rounds!

Many of our pilot clients won some of the biggest pitch competitions on the planet, including SXSW, TechCrunch, and CES.

Now we’re automating & scaling that impact, bringing it straight to you. For a limited time with the Ceemo Beta & our exclusive one-on-one support options, my team & I will be right by your side, doing all we can to support you.

Thank you for pouring your heart & soul into new innovations the world desperately needs. We can’t wait to hear about the innovations you’re creating & how we can help you succeed!

A handwritten cursive note that reads, "Thank you! - Heather"

“It’s like having magic pitch deck fairies!”

Nicole Whalen
Startup Founder & Early Pilot Client

What You Get & When

You friend, Ceemo the robot, is popping up out of a grey bubble, excited to share our data room documents with you!

At Beta Launch

  • Your full custom Brand Kit.
  • Typographic wordmark logo.
  • WCAG & ADA compliant color scheme.
  • Open-source font suite.
  • Core 3-keyword company identity.
  • Custom-branded pitch deck template created in Google Slides.
  • Guide to crafting a compelling pitch narrative.
  • Invite to to private Ceemo Galaxy community on Discord.
  • Exclusive optional upgrades for 1:1 expert support & services.
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Version 1.1 Now Live!

  • Full Ceemo Brand Book.
  • Download your logo in 7 of your brand colors as transparent PNG & SVG formats.
  • Easy one-click copy of your color scheme hex codes.
  • Brand identity guide based on your chosen Core Identity keywords.
  • Full WCAG & ADA Accessibility usage guide.
  • Coming Soon: expanding library of educational videos & content.
  • Coming Soon: Regular private live online events to support you.
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Plans for 2024+

  • Access to every feature we release in 2024, despite future paywalls.
  • Additional instantly-branded marketing material templates, like:
    • Executive One-Pagers
    • Letterhead & Business Cards
    • Social Media
    • Restaurant Menus
    • Additional types of Pitch Decks, like leave-behind decks, sales decks, non-profit sponsorship decks, etc.
  • AI-Generated Pitch Narratives
  • And so much more! 
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Ceemo Galaxy

Everyone in the Ceemo Beta will be invited to join the  Ceemo Galaxy community! On our own private, invite-only Discord server, you’ll discover a supportive, encouraging, uplifting community of all your founder peers in the beta cohort, as well as friendly startup experts & everyone on Team Ceemo. Our top priorities: helping you get the absolute most out of your Ceemo experience & ensuring you have what you need to build your own startup success story.

In addition to the supportive startup atmosphere, we’ll also host regular community live-stream events! You’ll learn top startup strategies, hear from leading experts, watch live pitch deck clinics, get all the latest updates on Ceemo development, and maybe – just maybe – even win some exciting prizes!

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a beta-only experience, available for a limited time to all Ceemo Beta members. We hope to see you in Ceemo Galaxy!

Exclusive Beta-Only Expert Support

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“Heather is so good with words, she’s like our own personal ChatGPT.

Mauri Shembeda
Startup Founder & Storytelling Workshop Participant, talking about her experience working with our founder, Heather Lawver.

One-on-One Expert Support

Startup life can feel a lot like a rollercoaster sometimes. The ride’s way more fun with friends! We’ve designed Ceemo Beta to provide you with all the support, expert guidance, and peer community you need to truly thrive as a founder. 

The Ceemo Beta platform provides a solid foundation for your branding & pitching needs. But what if you need or want more help? What if you need some of the upcoming marketing materials that are coming out closer to our public launch? What if you want storytelling help or public speaking coaching? Don’t worry, we got you!

Once you’re a part of the Ceemo Beta, you can choose from a wide menu of service offerings, including:

  • Custom Logo Icon Design
  • Slogans, Blurbs & Pitch Narrative Creation
  • Custom Pitch Graphics & Illustrations
  • Pitch Deck Variations, e.g. 'Leave-Behind' Decks
  • Overall Marketing or Fundraising Strategy
  • Public Speaking Coaching
  • And so much more!

“Heather is so good with words, she’s like our own personal ChatGPT.

Mauri Shembeda
Startup Founder & Storytelling Workshop Participant, talking about her experience working with our founder, Heather Lawver.

A CMO on a Mission

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In 2022, less than 2% of all venture capital dollars invested in the United States went to underrepresented founders. Two percent.

Ceemo was born from a belief that everyone should have an equal shot at writing their own startup success story. It shouldn’t matter where you come from, who you are, who you love, or the circumstances of your physical abilities.

What should matter?

  1. Your ideas.
  2. Your ability to see a better world where a current problem no longer exists, because you came up with a solution.
  3. Finally, your ability to share that vision of a better world with others, to convince them to join you, invest in you, or buy from you.

That ability to share your story, your vision of a better world, to help increase your odds of making that sale or securing that investment; that’s what Ceemo is here to help every founder achieve.

Ceemo exists to make it easier & more affordable for every founder to refine their story & present it, both visually and verbally, through foundational marketing materials. Branding & pitching are two sides of the same storytelling coin, but up until now, they’ve existed in separate silos, leaving it up to founders to try to connect the dots. That’s the problem we’re solving with Ceemo:

  1. Giving founders easier access to meaningful, strategic brands, which are fully WCAG & ADA compliant.
  2. Creating the connective tissue that applies those brands consistently to all of your marketing materials.
  3. Generating pitch decks that are not only beautiful, but help you as a founder to refine your understanding of your own story & tell that story more effectively.

We’re proud to say that during our pilot, we rigorously tested our underlying branding & pitching methodologies with founders from every major demographic of underrepresentation. We helped them raise over $20 million in venture capital in less than two years. Many of them went on to win some of the world’s most prestigious pitch competitions, including SXSW and CES.

Our methods work. Now it’s time to automate & scale so that at long last, we can level the venture capital playing field.

Together we can take a giant leap toward equity in venture capital. Let’s equip founders with the power of beautiful design, epic storytelling, and thoughtfully-applied technology, all to make 2022 the final year of single-digit investment in women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Disabled founders.

A cohort of diverse founders from Halcyon's Opportunity Intensive Program, which we support each year with branding & pitch deck services.
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The Importance of Accessibility

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Accessibility is not only the right thing to do, it’s vitally important for securing the future of your startup.

The second pillar of Ceemo’s mission is the broader awareness & expansion of accessibility throughout the startup landscape.

There’s a huge gap when it comes to understanding accessibility. Not many founders are aware that accessibility regulations affect them. Heck, not many brand designers, marketing creatives, or pitch specialists realize their work needs to take accesibility into consideration! This unfortunate combination creates three key risks for founders.

  1. Best case, your marketing is inaccessible to 20% of your audience, limiting your sales & growth.
  2. Once you learn about compliance, you face huge expenses to remediate your brand, marketing & website, potentially facing an entire re-brand.
  3. Worst case, you get sued. Everyone from small Shopify websites to large companies can – and do – get sued for failing accessibility compliance.

All together this is a significant legal liability & financial risk for startups. But for the disabled? This means they’re simply shut out of huge swaths of our market, our society, and daily life.

At Ceemo, we’re determined to make accessibility easier & more cost-effective for founders, so we can build an economy where accessibility is standard & a broader world where the disabled are fully included throughout society. 

By creating your brand & marketing materials through Ceemo, you’ll be making a powerful statement & commitment to disability accessibility, acceptance, and inclusion. Our disabled founder thanks you for it! 

Ceemo Beta FAQ

How long is my Ceemo beta subscription good for?

As a participant in the Ceemo beta, you'll secure full access to the Ceemo platform until December 31, 2024. The only exception is if you purchase the Big Bang package, then your subscription will be active through December 31, 2025! It's an immense value & a significant discount over our planned launch prices.

How much of a discount is the beta?

Our most affordable package is an over 15% discount off our planned individual founder launch prices for the Pitch Deck package. But keep in mind, you're also getting access to every single startup feature we release throughout 2024! (Or, if you purchase Big Bang, you'll get every feature for two years, until the end of 2025.) Getting every single feature represents an even more significant discount, because that will include features typically only available to our startup ecosystem partners, like accelerators and universities. Which means in total, you'll receive a discount of over 65%!

What do you mean by 'every single feature'?

We mean every. single. feature. If we add something new to Ceemo during your beta subscription, you get it. Period. New marketing materials? All yours. New marketing kit designs? Just click a button. We have a significant & ambitious product roadmap laid out for 2024 & 2025. Trust us when we say, we have big goals for stuff that will go a long way toward making startup life significantly easier, at any stage of the startup lifecycle. And every bit of it will be yours, no matter what paywalls we implement for our public launch or regular users. The way we see it, beta participants are our founding members, our Ceemo OG. You're helping us grow, so naturally we want to help you grow too.

Why are Ceemo pitch decks generated in Google Slides?

We chose Google Slides because they're the most flexible when it comes to APIs, but also the most flexible when it comes to successfully exporting and importing to other pitch design software! With Google Slides, you can export to .pptx, which can then be opened by Power Point, Keynote, and Canva. Between all four of those platforms, those are the top most used presentation softwares in the world. So we figured that way we'd have the vast majority of the market taken care of, making it easy to use for whatever workflow you already prefer. That said, we would love to be able to export templates directly into Canva! If you happen to know anyone in their API department, we'd greatly appreciate a warm intro.

What if I already have some brand elements I like?

If you already have some brand elements you like, but perhaps you don't have a fully brand book, or maybe you aren't sure if they're WCAG/ADA compliant, that's okay, we can still help at Ceemo! 

As of right now, our beta platform sadly we don't have a way for users to enter existing brand elements when preparing their quiz. (We're working on it!) But what we can do is check out your existing brand elements and make recommendations about how to create something similar using the Ceemo Brand Quiz to find either similar or coordinating colors.

If you have a certain logo icon you love, or certain aspects of your logo design you like, but you don't have a full color scheme or font suite, we can help to merge what you love about your current logo with the brand that Ceemo generates for you! To do that, you'll need to purchase either a Lunar or Big Bang package, in order to have enough time with our expert staff to help take care of that for you. It's important to keep in mind, though, that the custom logo icon we create for your by hand won't be downloadable from your Ceemo Brand Book at this point! It'll be a separate file that our team will send to you once it's complete. (Apologies, we're still building out our admin back-end where our team would then be able to add it as an additional asset for you to access right within your Ceemo Brand Book. That'll be yet another feature you'll have access to throughout 2024!)

We hope that helped answer your question! But if you still have any concerns about incorporating existing branding into Ceemo, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our team will be more than happy to help. 

What if I want a custom icon to go with my wordmark logo?

Ceemo Beta participants will have access to an array of exclusive one-on-one optional upgrades, including hands-on design services from the same team of experts who have created Ceemo! 

What other optional upgrades do you offer?

Ceemo Beta participants can access optional one-on-one support services, including:
- Custom logo icon design development.
- Pitch Story Consults, to perfect your pitch narrative.
- Pitch Feedback & Coaching Sessions.
- 2.5hr Pitch Deck Facelift session, where our experts help you craft your pitch narrative, implement your unique story, and craft visuals to go into your Ceemo pitch deck.
- Public Speaking Coaching.
All of these services are priced based on a standard hourly rate, which is then discounted exclusively for Beta founding members.

Do you offer bulk discounts for accelerators or universities to participate in the beta?

Yes, we do! Please reach out to our founder at heather@ceemo.ai to discuss your program's unique size and needs.

What is your refund policy?

If you have not yet completed your brand quiz, you're welcome to contact us for a full refund within 30 days. If you have already completed the brand quiz and generated your brand assets, we do not offer a refund at that point. But please feel free to reach out to us as we are happy to review that on a case by case basis. We do reserve the right to amend that policy going forward.

What happens if there's a service outage?

As a beta participant, we'll ask for your patience & understanding, as we too are a startup! There are bound to be occasional glitches during the beta development process. Of course we will always do our best to offer only the best quality service! But the occasional risk of glitches is part of why we're offering such a significant discount for your participation in the beta. We hope that'll offset any temporary frustration or issues that may arise from the software still being in beta.

What if I run into a technical problem?

You're always welcome to contact Support, or post a message in the Support channel on our Ceemo Galaxy Discord server!

Are you going to sell my data or startup details?

Generally speaking, no! In fact, once your Ceemo pitch deck has been generated and placed in your Google Drive, we no longer have any access to it. So when you start filling in your pitch content, for instance, no one at Ceemo is looking over your shoulder or downloading any details about your startup.
The only time we will see any details about your startup is if you agree to participate in one of our live events, like a live community pitch deck facelift session, or if you share details in our community discord server. Anything you share there, you should share with the understanding that it may become public. But Ceemo certainly won't be selling any of that information.
What data will we collect? Our main goal in building Ceemo is to demolish the statistic that less than 2% of all venture capital reaches underrepresented founders. To that end, we will be tracking some impact data to see if we're successfully increasing the odds of you securing funding or building a sucessful startup. Occasionaly we'll ask our beta participants if they've received any kind of investment, a loan, if you seen an increase in sales; that sort of thing. But your participation in that is always voluntary! That said, if any of your investment information is public record, e.g. on Crunchbase, we'll likely have access to that at some point.
We'll also be tracking basic website stuff, like usage rates, how many marketing materials are generated, which templates and design motifs are most popular, which recommendations are chosen most often, etc. But all of that is collected for the purposes of improving the site & the services we provide, all in furtherance of our underlying mission.
What data will we share/sell? Right now we do have plans to potentially share impact data with our partners at Crunchbase, because they're also heavily invested in our mission to advance equality in venture capital. We're also really excited about the opportunity to see what other ways data might be able to drive insights in branding, marketing, color theory, and overall streamlining/accelerating of the startup & venture capital process. We want to make startup life easier & more efficient for founders, so we're sure as Ceemo continues to grow, the data will offer exciting possibilities to accomplish that goal. We don't know yet what all those possibilities are, so we do reserve the right to explore them as they come up. But rest assured, we'll always be honest, transparent, and open about that through our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and most importantly, in all our dealings directly with you! We sincerely hope we'll earn your trust as a dedicated force for good in the startup ecosystem.
As always, you're welcome to explore our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. But we hope this less legalese explanation will set your mind at ease!

What if I have more questions?

You're always welcome to reach out to us via our Contact page, or directly at hello@ceemo.ai, or via our Ceemo Galaxy Discord server!

Thank you! Hope to hear from you soon! Buh-bye for now!