Raising venture capital is easier with a perfect pitch deck. On a recent webinar, Carta CEO Henry Ward walked us through his series A and series E decks, which have helped him raise $448 million and reach a $1.7 billion valuation. Ward shared some important lessons he learned during the fundraising process, including the importance of including a 'domino chart' and having 'message-market fit.' Click here for more BI Prime stories. Carta was conceived over lunch at a Thai restaurant. CEO Henry Ward was there with Manu Kumar, an investor at the venture-capital firm K9 Ventures.