Haiku Deck co-founders Kevin Leneway and Adam Tratt were nominated for a 2014 Webby.

Haiku Deck reaches 1M downloads, CEO says ‘we’re just at the start of something huge’

Things are rolling at Haiku Deck in the form of a new iPhone app and an impressive milestone. The Seattle-based presentation app maker just crossed the one million download mark, a notable achievement given the company’s series of pivots over the past four years. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by former Cranium executive Adam Tratt, originally… Read More


Startup advice from Haiku Deck CEO: It’s not about the product — it’s how you make people feel

Adam Tratt’s first slide at yesterday’s Seattle Tech Meetup was simple: A picture of himself with the words “Don’t Be Like Me.” No, he wasn’t talking about the Adam Tratt of today, who is running an up-and-coming iPad presentation helper that won GeekWire’s App of the Year. Rather, he was referring to the Adam Tratt who started a… Read More


After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun

Haiku Deck has reeled in $3 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to build out its easy-to-use presentation tools. Trilogy Partnership led the round, with Madrona Venture Group, Founder’s Co-op, entrepreneur Sarah Leary and others also participating. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by former Cranium executive Adam Tratt,… Read More


Our startup’s pivot: Three important lessons we learned

More than any other word, pivot has come to define startup life. Without the pivot, YouTube would have been a dating site, Groupon an app for staging protests, and Instagram a location-based game. Framed in the context of billion-dollar valuations, it’s easy to gloss over just how tricky and uncomfortable it can be to shift… Read More