Journey was conceived, built, and funded all while we were mid pandemic in late 2020/early 2021.
Jason Calacanis recently tweeted that the new standard for fundraising was "LZR" or "Loom, Zoom, Room"
I agree with Jason in that one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that the future will be more async and that's a net positive for investors and entrepreneurs.
Investors can see more deals and entrepreneurs can have more at-bats. However, I think the real story is entrepreneurs have more available mediums to tell their story. Gone are the days of relying on a static pitch deck + live pitch.
Perhaps it's the same few pieces of content - google slides, YouTube video, notion document- but the intro video is different for every investor. Boom, that's your pitch deck.
Sahil from Gumroad used a Zoom video, a Clubhouse recording, a Google slide deck, a live Google sheet, and link to invest via Republic. He raised $5MM in a few days.
We're not all Sahil, but the standard for fundraising is that it will be more async and we're excited to play a role in facilitating this movement at Journey by allowing founders to package up their story across any content type to help them best tell their story and get funded.