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Tell Your Startup Success Story with Ceemo Beta

Want exclusive early access to Ceemo’s branding & pitching platform? Join the beta with this limited time offer to secure a one-year subscription, guaranteed access to every feature we release in 2024, and so much more!

Throughout the beta, you’ll receive support & encouragement from the Ceemo Galaxy discord community, filled with our team at Ceemo & your peers in the beta cohort. Select packages also come with 1:1 support & services, like custom logo icon design & pitch deck services.

Think of the Ceemo Beta as an accelerator for the rest of us. Except we take zero equity, there are no applications, and no gate-keepers. You are already accepted! Sign up today & get the support you deserve to build the startup of your dreams.

Pre-Sales Start Now! Buy your package & you’ll be sure to get access to Ceemo on day one!

Ceemo Beta Packages

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Meet Ceemo

  • A simple 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.
Coming in 2024, we’ll be adding additional marketing materials, like one-pagers, letterhead, business cards, menus, social media templates, and so much more. As a Ceemo Private Beta cohort member, all of it will be at your fingertips throughout 2024, at no extra cost!

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What You Get & When

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At Beta Launch

  • 5-step Brand Quiz to create a meaningful custom brand
  • USee your top 3 competitors' logos in Crunchbase
  • Choose 3 keywords to guide the meaning behind your brand.
  • Custom Typographic Logo in your brand's headline font.
  • Custom color scheme that's fully WCAG & ADA compliant.
  • Open-source Font Suite with Headline & Bulk Text fonts.
  • Full Accessibility Guide to maintain WCAG & ADA compliance.
  • Custom-branded Pitch Deck template in Google Slides.
  • Full Pitching Guidebook based on our proven methods
  • Exclusive invite to Ceemo Galaxy community on discord.
  • Invites to live virtual events & workshops to grow & network
  • Access to a growing library of educational resources
  • With some packages, get expert help from our Founder & team to perfect your brand & pitch deck.

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Coming Soon

  • DEC 2023: Full Ceemo Brand Book
  • DEC 2023: Download your logo in 5 different brand colors.
  • DEC 2023: Easy one-click copy of all your color scheme hex codes
  • DEC 2023: Brand Identity guide based on your chosen keywords.
  • 2024: Expanding library of instant custom-branded marketing materials, including:
  • h2024: Executive One-Pagers
  • i2024: Letterhead & Business Cards
  • 2024: Social Media Templates
  • 2024: Restaurant Menus
  • 2024: Email-style Pitch Deck Templates
  • 2024: Pitch Deck Templates tailored to the unique needs of each fundraising round.
  • Beyond 2024: AI-Generated Pitch Narratives.
  • Beyond 2024: Website & App Design Systems

All About Beta Services

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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.

Expert Pitch Story Consults

A good pitch deck is a lot like riding a roller coaster. When you get on a roller coaster, you know the first hill is the steepest. As you throw your hands in the air & descend in a rush, you know the momentum will carry you through the rest of that exhilarating ride!

Your pitch deck is exactly the same. The opening of your pitch needs to be so powerful that it hooks the audience, giving you the momentum to carry your audience through all the “boring” statistics, graphs, and figures at the end.

That’s why your “Problem/Solution” narrative is so important! Good thing for you, we’ve refined pitch decks into a storytelling science. In fact, that’s what we’re be building at Ceemo in 2024: a pitch deck narrative engine based on our proprietary story arc IP and powered by artificial intelligence.

But you can benefit from our expertise right now, as part of the Ceemo Beta! Select packages – Rocket, Solar & Big Bang – include two 30-minute Pitch Deck Story Consults, where you’ll meet with our team on Zoom to solve your company’s storytelling challenges. (Who knows, you might even get help from our founder!)

Consults will take place on set days of the week, on a first-come, first-served basis. All throughout 2024, you can choose whichever availability best suits your schedule. It’s a great way to ensure your Ceemo pitch deck is not only beautiful, but also deeply compelling & impactful!

“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.

Custom Logo Icon

The Ceemo Beta platform automatically generates a beautiful custom typographic logo using your new brand’s ‘Headline‘ font. When it comes to logos, that part is known as the “wordmark“.

Every package includes a full Ceemo Brand Book, complete with color scheme, font suite, and wordmark logo!

But what if you want a logo icon too? We do have plans to develop a logo icon generator for Ceemo. But in the meantime, we want to make sure our Beta customers get the help they need! Our expert team can create a beautiful, custom logo icon that fits in seamlessly with your Ceemo generated brand. So if you’d like a little extra sparkle for your Ceemo brand, check out our ‘Lunar’ and ‘Big Bang’ packages!

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The Ceemo Beta creates your unique custom wordmark.

Our team can create your logo icon!

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“It’s like magic pitch deck fairies fly in & create your deck for you as you watch!”

Nicole Whalen
Startup Founder & Pitch Deck Facelift Client

What’s a Pitch Deck Facelift?

Our experts have been creating award-winning pitch decks for nearly a decade & have refined it to a speedy science! We used to only do Pitch Deck Facelifts for our leading accelerator & university partners. In fact, we’ve even had facelift clients go on to win major pitch competitions.

Now – with ‘Solar’ and ‘Big Bang’ Ceemo beta packages – you can finally access this top notch personalized pitch support!

Pitch Deck Facelifts are 2.5 hour Zoom sessions where you & 1-2 members of our team collaborate on your deck in real time. You tell us about your business, the story you want to tell, and we’ll handle curating, creating, and compiling all the graphics, design, and visual layout. It’s the perfect way to get your Ceemo pitch deck ready for primetime!

Pitch Deck Facelifts will be available on set days of the week, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Full scheduling terms will be coming soon. Who knows, if you’re lucky, you may even get a Facelift session with our Founder, Heather Lawver! She’s helped underrepresented founders raise over $20 million in the past two years. She could be helping you next!

Act fast, because these will only be available to a limited number of beta participants!

“It’s like magic pitch deck fairies fly in & create your deck for you as you watch!”

Nicole Whalen
Pitch Deck Facelift Client

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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!

Want to be ready on day one? Click the button to set up your free Discord account now!

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!

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.

Ceemo can’t solve bias. We can’t solve prejudice. But we can help solve access to foundational marketing.

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 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.

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The Importance of Accessibility

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

There’s a huge gap in the market when it comes to understanding accessibility. Not many founders are aware it affects 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. In the best case scenario, if your marketing isn’t accessible it means up to 20% of the population can’t be reached by your marketing. That massively limits your market size & sales potential!
  2. Once you do find out you need to be in compliance, it can be exceedingly expensive to remediate your brand, marketing materials, and website. It could even mean a complete re-brand!
  3. In the worst case scenario, you discover this issue when you’re sued. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are. Everyone from a small Shopify website to a massive conglomerate can – and do – get sued for failing to meet accessibility requirements.

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

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

What do we mean by accessibility? When most people think of the Americans with Disabilities Act, they think of handicap parking spots, ramps leading up to buildings, or automatic door openers. Yes, all of those things are about accessibility! But it goes so far beyond that.

A few years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the Internet has become such a significant part of our economic landscape & daily life, that it’s akin to physical storefronts & public buildings. As such, it’s under the purview of the Americans with Disabilities Act to regulate how accessible these digital public spaces are. As such there are now legal requirements around how your branding, marketing, websites, and overall materials need to be created & maintained in order to ensure you remain compliant with regulation and are accessible to the disabled.

How do these regulations affect your branding? The biggest component relates to color contrast. It’s vitally important that there’s enough contrast between your text or design elements, and the background behind it, to ensure it’s readable for as many people as possible, including those with vision impairments. There are mathematical ratios for contrast that must be met for different design & layout scenarios, like text size.

We’ve painstakingly incorporated all of those contrast requirements into each & every aspect of the Ceemo branding generation & application system. Every brand we generate is fully WCAG & ADA compliant. Every pitch deck we generate applies colors in ways to maintain that compliance. We also publish a handy Accessibility Guide, to ensure you can continue to use & apply your branding in other ways, while still maintaining compliance. That way you can rest easy, knowing the foundation of your marketing was created to ensure the widest possible population can engage with your marketing, interact with your message, and hopefully, become your customer or investor.

There are other aspects of WCAG & ADA compliance that have to do with things like alt tags, to describe any visual design elements, or ensuring your PDFs and websites are accessible to screen readers for the blind. Rest assured, at Ceemo we’re working on incorporating each and every part of those requirements in our system as we expand to generate additional marketing materials. Because we want you to have the best chance of success selling to the widest possible market, we want you to be protected against lawsuits, and most of all, we want to build a world where the disabled are able to engage with all the innovations coming out of the amazing startups you’re building.

Accessibility deserves to be the industry standard. But it’s up to us to make that happen, one startup at a time.

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You can create a big impact as part of the Ceemo beta.

We purposefully designed the Ceemo Beta program to include opportunities for you, as founders, to not only get your own branding & marketing needs taken care of, but to also meaningfully contribute to our underlying missions.

As described above, not only does the Big Bang package get you absolutely everything you need from our expert team to brand & pitch your company, it also means you’ll sponsor a Ceemo subscription for an underrepresented founder or non-profit.

What that means in detail is that when you subscribe, another founder will get a free Launch package, all thanks to you. That includes all the regular features, including a full year on the platform, every feature we release in 2024, and an invitation to join the Ceemo Discord.

Selection of the sponsored underrepresented founder or non-profit will be up to the Ceemo Team. Our decision will be based on a variety of criteria, including the social impact of the venture, the needs of the founder, and the potential for significant change.

If you purchase a Big Bang package, we welcome your nomination of specific founder(s) or non-profit(s) that you feel are deserving of a sponsored subscription! We will happily consider them, are excited to learn more about their ventures, but sadly cannot guarantee that they’ll be chosen. There are a limited number of sponsorships available and already a significant wait list of interested founders. For that reason, Ceemo reserves the right to determine final selections at our discretion.

Thank you very much for considering sponsoring a subscription & helping us to continue advancing our dual missions of equality in venture capital and advancing accessibility!

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!