We believe everyone deserves a fair chance to bring their ideas to life.

Why did we start on this journey?

Headshot of Prezent Founder & CEO Rajat Mishra
Prezent was born out of a simple belief: “Everyone deserves a fair chance to bring their ideas to life.”

When I landed in the United States as a 21-year-old immigrant engineer, I faced a massive challenge—effective business communication. I didn't know then what made business communication great.

With my core engineering work in front of me, I didn't have the time to master the art and science of business communication. I found existing tools inadequate and additional training was expensive. I stood by and watched in awe as my colleagues effectively pitched their ideas and grew their careers powered by great communication.

Throughout my career (management consultant at McKinsey & Company and senior executive at Cisco Systems), I found I was not alone. There are thousands of busy business professionals, who face the same situation I did every single day. They lacked the time or the training needed to create and deliver great business communication, which negatively impacted their work-life balance, the success of their ideas, and the trajectory of their careers.

Business professionals like:

  • The hard-working business operations manager who spends 15 hours a week—mostly in the evenings—building presentations instead of spending time with her family.
  • The finance whiz who received feedback that his promotion was on hold because of the lack of structured storytelling in his presentations.
  • The training leader wondering how she will complete all the presentation documents needed as budgets continue to shrink.
On top of this, I found that alternatives—like management consulting and design agencies—were super expensive and inaccessible.
  • Executives have to shell out $50K+ for a structured storytelling workshop/training with a top-tier management consulting firm.
  • Elite design agencies charge $20K+ for one presentation.
  • Marketing executives find it hard to make sure everyone in the company is compliant and on-brand.
This did not seem fair.

When the pandemic hit in 2020 and the hybrid work-from-home model started, I had a moment of clarity.

What if we could create technology that gives everyone in a business organization the power of structured communication, business understanding, and beautiful, corporate-approved design? That would level the playing field and give hundreds of millions of professionals a fair chance to bring their ideas to life.

From there, I quit my job as a senior executive at Cisco Systems. Prezent was born.

– Rajat Mishra, Founder and CEO

Our values in action

  • Be customer obsessed

    We put our customers first. We seek to deeply understand their needs and exceed their expectations.

  • Act with urgency

    We feel the need for speed. We respond quickly to customers and teammates. We have a bias for action, and we don’t wait for certainty. We take thoughtful risks and improve as we go.

  • Win as a team

    We have each other's back. We act with empathy. We break down silos. We prioritize the success of the team as a whole—over individual gains.

  • Take ownership

    We think and act like owners. We are empowered and responsible to improve the business. We use our judgement, time, and resources wisely to deliver results.

  • Learn with a growth mindset

    We are passionate learners (and un-learners of outdated ways of thinking). We embrace challenges and know all new skills can be mastered with time and effort.

The Prezent journey

Our history

ISO/IEC Certified

Jan

2023

50+ Customers

Dec

Advisory Board established

Nov

GDPR + ISO Certified

Oct

Zoom Ventures investment

Sep

$20M Series A Fundraise

Apr

Leadership team

Mar

2022

20+ Enterprise customers

Dec

$4.3M Seed Fundraise

Aug

First customers,
thank you!

Apr

Founded

Mar

2021

More about our company
We believe everyone deserves a fair chance to bring their ideas to life. We’ve designed and built Prezent for everyone in the organization’s benefit so every person in the company can now have sophisticated business storytelling capabilities—audience empathy, structured storylines, high-end designed templates, expert guides, and contextual learning modules—at their fingertips.

Additionally, Prezent gives everyone the knowledge of their specific audience to ensure their message successfully lands. If everyone in an organization supercharges their business communications activities, then organizations make more informed decisions, move quicker, respond to change faster, and ultimately outpace their business objectives.

They also develop and retain their better talent and become a magnet for the best and brightest in the industry.

Learn more about Prezent.