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FAQ

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!

Ceemo General FAQ

How is Ceemo related to Perfectly Pitched Inc?

Ceemo.ai is developed by Perfectly Pitched Inc, our parent company! They launched in 2021 as a consultancy, supporting early stage entrepreneurs with their branding, marketing, and pitch decks. After helping minority-led startups raise over $10 million in their first year, our founder realized she was doing something uniquely effective at overcoming the biases that keep less than 2% of venture capital from reaching underrepresented founders. Naturally she couldn’t help but think how to make that impact venture scalable! Ceemo is the result of that effort. 

What all can the Ceemo platform do today?

As of October 2023, the Ceemo platform offers a 5-step quiz where you start with step 1, telling us your company name, a few details about your industry & where you are in the startup lifecycle. 

In step 2, you can search for your top 3 Competitors via our API integration with Crunchbase! Right now it shows you the logos of your top three competitors. We’re hard at work completing an exciting algorithm that’ll decipher the branding trends among your top competitors, and within recent investments in your industry as a whole. We were really hoping to have this available on day one, but we want to make sure it’s truly ready for primetime before releasing it. 

In step 3, we do the same thing, but with your Dream Investors! In the search fields, you can find various investors within Crunchbase’s database. Once our algorithms are live, we’ll trawl their portfolios to look for branding trends there too, and take all that data to infuse your brand with added meaning & strategy. 

In step 4, you get to tell us how you want to be perceived by your customers! Choose three keywords, putting them in order from most important to least important. These perceptions will then drive the creation of your brand! 

Finally, in step 5, you’ll see what our smart algorithms have recommended for your Typographic Logo, Color Scheme, open-source Font Suite, and Marketing Kit! You can get granular and change up any of these individual elements, refining them to suit your tastes while still fitting your unique strategies. You can see the next recommendations in each of your brand elements, selecting your color, fonts, and marketing kits independently until you create something uniquely you!

Your marketing kit is a unique theme of design motifs that decorate your pitch deck, and soon, your other marketing materials as well! 

Once you’ve created a brand you love, Ceemo will save it to your profile and deposit you in your Asset Library. Right now you can use your branding to create a beautiful, customized pitch deck template in about a minute! Our pitch deck templates are generated in Google Slides and come with over 40 slides to suit nearly any product type, business model, or team size, all automatically generated in your fonts & colors. Your Ceemo pitch deck also comes with a full guide to how to fill your template in with all of your own content & create your own unique story, all based on the same methodologies we used to help founders raise over $20 million during our pilot phase! 

Finally, the other great thing about Ceemo is that we’ve created your brand and your assets to be fully WCAG & ADA compliant. That means all of your colors will pass various contrast requirements, ensuring they’re visible for the vast majority of people, despite vision impairments like color blindness. This is a great way to ensure your message is reaching the widest possible audience and helping you to avoid significant liabilities that many founders — and designers! — aren’t even aware of. 

That’s what Ceemo can do for you at launch! Keep reading to see what’s coming soon.

What features are coming soon?

The first thing coming up – before December 2024, according to our current development schedule – is a full Ceemo Brand Book! That’s the main hub for your brand, where you can:

  • Download your Logo in 5 different brand colors
  • Copy all of your Color Scheme’s hex codes
  • Download your Headline & Bulk Text Fonts from our friends at Google Fonts
  • Review your core Brand Keywords
  • Review your Accessibility Guide, about how to use your fonts & colors to maintain WCAG & ADA accessibility no matter where or how you use your brand! 

We really wanted to have this available at launch, but again, we also wanted to make sure it was fully featured and ready for you to get maximum value out of. We’re hard at work to ensure we can get it to you ASAP!

After that, our next development goals are:

  • Fully integrating Crunchbase data analysis into the Brand Quiz 
  • Adding additional automatically branded marketing materials, like one-pagers, letterhead, business cards, social media templates, and more!

We don’t have estimates yet of when we hope to launch those features, but stay tuned! We’ll do our best to keep our community updated all along the way. 

What do you have planned for the platform going forward?

We have huge plans for Ceemo going forward! We want to explore additional marketing materials and applications for our color scheme application system. Here are a few other marketing materials on our horizon:

  • Menus
  • Website & App Design Systems for Figma prototyping
  • Investment stage-specific Pitch Decks tailored to Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, and beyond
  • Emailable “Leave Behind” Pitch Decks
  • Non-Profit Sponsorship Decks
  • Sales Decks
  • Brochures
  • Envelopes
  • Email Signatures
  • Partnerships with website creators, for instant site branding
  • And so much more!

We’re also raising our seed round right now in order to fuel the development of our own proprietary AI pitch narrative feature! If you’re interested in learning more about joining our seed round, click here.

What's the mission behind Ceemo?

Here at Ceemo, we’re dedicated to making early stage startup marketing easier & more cost-effective than ever. Why? Because we believe that’s one of the very first barriers that sets underrepresented founders behind. 

For founders who get a Friends & Family round, they spend an average of $30,000-$50,000 on branding, marketing materials, and pitch decks. If you don’t get that Friends & Family round, though, you’re more likely to struggle trying to cobble those things together yourself. That can take up to four times as long, making you seem slower, less market ready, and less competitive by comparison. That starts you out ten steps behind on day one! It’s no wonder then that less than 2% of venture capital reaches women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled founders. 

And every bit of that is just plain wrong. 

We can’t solve the prejudices and biases that contribute to that atrocious disparity in funding. But we can use technology thoughtfully to overcome the structural inequality in access to foundational marketing materials.

That’s why we created Ceemo. We’re not looking to replace human creativity. We just to make it easier for you to get from zero to one! We want you to have an easier time launching your startup and securing funding, so that you can afford to hire marketing professionals faster.

Ceemo will be there with you every step of the way, as your friendly automated CMO. Our goal is to ensure that we grow right alongside your startup, giving you everything you need on day 1, day 10, day 100, and beyond. As your startup grows, your marketing needs will change and evolve. Ceemo will be right there, offering you new templates, new guidance, and new possibilities, tailored to each stage of your startup. We’re your partner in all things startup storytelling.

How can I help with your underlying mission?

Thanks for asking! First & foremost, please spread the word! Tell everyone you know who’s either a startup founder or looking to launch their own startup about the Ceemo beta. 

Second, if you work with or know of any early stage startup accelerators or university-based entrepreneurship programs, please send them our way too! We can tailor Ceemo Beta packages to support their programming needs. 

Third, we’re raising our own seed round right now! If you know any Angel, Pre-Seed, or Seed investors who are passionate about leveling the venture capital playing field, B2B SaaS, and the power of AI/ML, please send them to our Investor page!

Fourth, we’d love any and all introductions you could offer to connect us with the following companies:

  • Canva’s API Beta Program
  • Google Workspace
  • Adobe
  • Squarespace or Wix
  • Moo.com or VistaPrint.com

Finally, if you’re an investor, please do everything you can to fight for equality in venture capital! Invest in women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled founders. We routinely produce better results, despite getting by on less than anyone else in the industry. Every financial advisor talks about the importance diversifying your portfolio. Diversify yours by diversifying the founders you invest in. We’ll all be better off if you do, and I bet you’ll make more money too

What's your connection with Techstars?

We’re a proud Techstars portfolio company, as part of the 2023 Techstars Atlanta powered by J.P. Morgan cohort led by Melissa Pegus. 

What's your connection with the Halcyon Incubator?

Our founder was a fellow in the very first cohort of Washington DC’s Halcyon Incubator way back in 2014! Perfectly Pitched was launched when Halcyon offered to hire Heather in 2021 to support their Opportunity Intensive program with their branding & pitch decks. We’re proud to be part of the Halcyon family, both as an alumni and a partner!

Is Ceemo led by an underrepresented founder?

Yes, proudly so! Our founder, Heather Lawver, is a female, LGBTQ+, and disabled founder. You can learn more about her and the rest of our team on the About page. 

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