SketchDeck Raises .7 Million More in Seed Funding

SketchDeck, a two-year-old, on-demand design service for marketing and sales teams, has raised $1.7 million in new funding. The round comes 10 months after the startup raised $500,000 from investors. Backers include Matrix Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Blue Capital, Arnold Capital and Flight VC.The appeal of SketchDeck — which passed through the Y Combinator program in the winter of 2014 — is easy to grasp. The now eight-person, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based outfit works with 100 freelance designers who create everything for customers from slide deck design (to save that last-minute presentation) to complete company rebrands. SketchDeck’s pricing is transparent, too. Right now, most clients pay for explicit tiers of services, shelling out $600 per project on average, says the company. SketchDeck is also trying to nudge more of its 600-plus customers into monthly subscriptions –…


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