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    Magic: The Gathering – General Strategies for Playing With Control Decks – CBR – Comic Book Resources - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    In Magic: The Gathering, control decks are reactive and favor the long game. Here are some tips for winning with a control deck.

    InMagic: The Gathering, there are several broad strategic archetypes, including aggro, midrange, tempo, combo and control. And while the lattermost of those may be the slowest, it's perhaps the strongest. Control decks are usually centered around Blue mana, which in turn is rooted in counterspells, altering time, seeing into the future, and crafting elaborate plans. This makes Blue tailor-made for control deck shells, and White and Black make for excellent support, with Red or Green sometimes joining in the fun.

    Here are some tips for making the most of a control deck.

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    Blue will likely be your central color, and it gives you counterspells, card draw spells and effects,as well asa few finishers. Two-mana counterspells are vital, with Mana Leak, Remand and the classic Counterspell being staples. Some three-mana counterspells might also be used, such as Dissolve (scry 1) and Render Silent, which also costs White mana but can preventopponentsfrom casting any further spells that turn. Absorb also adds White mana to Blue in its cost,allowing players togain 3 life in the process.Sideboards may contain more specific counterspells, such as Counterflux for control mirrors (it can't be countered), Spell Snare (counters 2-drop spells) and Dispel (counters any instant for just one Blue mana). Manaless counterspells like Force of Negation in Modern or Force of Will in Legacy will also work.

    Removal spells for control are based on Red, Black and White. Some of those include Path to Exile/Swords to Plowshares, Fatal Push, Mortify, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Unmake and Terminate. These spells can hit most creatures and help deal with creaturesplayerswere too late to counter or didn't want to counter. Board wipes are also a great emergency option that can generate huge card advantage, since opponents may lose several cardwhile you lose just one. Wrath of God, Damnation, Fumigate and Supreme Verdict are all solid options.

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    Control decks are reactive, tending to rely on counterspells and/orremoval in the first few turns. However, avoid "dead" turns where you don't end up casting any reactive spells like these. If that situation happens, you'll want some backup, non-reactive spells, such as Think Twice, to give you something to do. If you're running Blue, White and Black, you can cast Esper Charm during these dead turns to draw cards or make your opponent discard them. Snapcaster Mage is also an option, as is Sphinx's Revelation.

    Black mana gives you the power of hand control, so you can see which cards your opponent has ahead of time and get rid of the most problematic ones. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek and Duress are common options.

    Finally, be sure to include finishers: Cards that are powerful and win you the game. You'll only have a few, since one or two can go a long way, and you don't want an opening hand that's packed with them. Good examples include Celestial Colonnade, Jace the Mind Sculptor, therling, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Batterskull and any of the two-color Niv-Mizzet creatures.

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    A major aspect of playing control is discretion. You won't counter every spell or remove every creature, since you don't have the sheer card power for that. Instead, you must know what is and isn't a vital threat, saving your removal/counters for cards that you can't handle. This is why control is also known as a "permission" strategy. You may, for example, let a 2/2 creature enter the battlefield but say no to a 3/3 that shows up the next turn. This is especially important against combo decks, which can win the game out of nowhere with just the right cards. Countering just the right spell can keep your opponent on the defensive, and they won't have much to do if their combo is locked away. Patience is key, and the early game is about surviving, not establishing dominance. Instead, the goal is to keep your opponent from establishing dominance.

    Meta-knowledge is also essential for playing control, since this is a reactive deck. Your spells and sideboard should be tailor-made to the local meta of your chosen format and/or local game store, since not all control-oriented card are "jack of all trades." If there's a lot of artifacts in your meta, include cards like Steel Sabotage or Stony Silence in the sideboard, and if graveyard-oriented decks are common, go for cards like Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void, though bear in mind they may hurt your graveyard, too.

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    On Deck – The Tribune – Ironton Tribune - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    K of C 1405 to conductbenefit golf outingThe Knights of Columbus No. 1405 Watterson Council will conduct its annual three-man golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 1, at River Bend Golf Club.Players must be amateurs as defined by the USGA. Entry deadline is July 27 and entry fee is $60 per player. Entry fee includes cart, lunch, and cash prizes for first and second place.Sign-in starts at 7 a.m. and shotgun start is at 8 a.m.To enter or for more information, contact Chris at (740) 464-9845 or Jim at (740) 442-0537.

    Marshall cancels allof its summer campsHUNTINGTON, W.Va. Marshall Athletics has canceled the remainder of its summer sports camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced on Monday.Refunds for those camps will be processed by the method of payment. Payments made by credit card will show as a credit on the card. Checks will be processed for those who paid by check. Please allow up to four weeks for processing.

    Annual Slamfest softballtournament July 11-12The 9th Annual River Cities Slamfest slow-pitch softball tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, at St. Clouds Commons complex in Huntington, WV.The tournaments will 3-game guarantee format. The mens tournament will be the 11th and the co-ed tournament on the 12th. The entry fees will be $150.00 if paid the day of the tournament or $125.00 if paid in full by July 9th.Teams will hit their own Classic M softballs. Home runs will be one per game with the option of purchasing a band for unlimited home runs by a designated hitter for $15 per game.First place will receive a trophy and second place a sponsor plaque. If a tournament has at least eight teams, then the winners of that tournament will receive shirts. There will be bracket party on Thursday night, July 9, for a live draft.For more information call (304)417-4265 or (606)624-8878.

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    Captain Sandy Explains What Happens When a Charter Guest Leaves the Yacht Right Before Departure – Bravo - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Most of the time, the Below Deck yacht is out cruising on the high seas to give charter guests the luxury vacation of a lifetime. But once in a while, the boat is stuck at the dock when weather just doesn't permit it to set sail.

    That was the case for the start of the third charter of Season 5 of Below Deck Mediterranean, which was featured in the June 29 episode. But things were looking up on the morning of the second day of the charter when Captain Sandy Yawn prepared to take The Wellington out to sea.

    Unfortunately, third stew Jessica More didn't seem to get the memo that the yacht was about to depart, and she told a charter guest that she could take a walk on the dock. Thankfully, the crew saw the charter guest walking down the dockbefore The Wellington left.

    But what if no one had noticed the charter guest was gone, and the yacht had left the dock? Well, that would never have happened, according to Captain Sandy. "Got some [questions] about the charter guest that left the yacht for a run," she tweeted on June 30. "We always do a head count before we leave the dock. [Haven't] left anyone behind."

    The charter guest made it back to the boat safely, and this just ended up being a "whoopsie," as Jessica said during the episode. However, The Wellingtonlost itswindow of opportunity due to the delay. The wind started picking up, making it so the yacht couldn't leave the dock, after all.

    We'll have to wait and see how the rest of this charter fares in the next episode of Below Deck Med, but judging from the below preview, staying at the dock seems to be the least of the crew's worries.

    Want more Below Deck Med? New episodes air every Monday at 9/8c or catch up on the entire seriesthrough the Bravo app.

    Check out a sneak peek, below.

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    The free observation decks at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building are reopening today – Time Out - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has announced it will reopen its two free observation decks from today, July 1. To curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, both the south and north decks will have reduced opening hours, operating daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

    Note that some services are temporarily suspended, including souvenir stamps, the Tokyo Future Travel Scope VR attraction, the north decks souvenir shop and caf, as well as playing the Omoide Piano designed by Yayoi Kusama (luckily, taking photos of the piano is still allowed).

    Upon arrival, youll have to scan a QR code belonging to the Tokyo Covid-19 Tracing System, created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Similar to Osakas contact tracing system, there is no need to download an app simply register your email address, and if a fellow visitor is later found to have been infected, you will be notified by email.

    The observation decks will also implement the following new safety measures:

    Before you head out to enjoy stunning aerial views of Tokyo, be sure to read our guide on going out safely in Tokyo.

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    The Potential Impact Of Coronavirus (Covid-19) For Front End Of The Flooring & Decks Adhesives Market : Recent Industry Trends And Projected… - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    ‘Below Deck Med’: Why Bugsy Changed Her Mind About Working With Hannah, Being a Second Stew, And Having a Boatmance – Decider - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Bugsy is back! Below Deck Mediterranean viewers learned last week that Christine Bugsy Drake would be returning to the Bravo series for the first time since her Season 2 debut. And while the viewers seem excited, bosun Malia White and Captain Sandy are definitely excited, chief stew Hannah Ferrier isneutral?

    Decider jumped on the phone with Bugsy last week, where shes currently working on a charter boat in the Bahamas to hear all about her return to the show. Here, she tells us why she never thought shed work as a second stew again, and the only reason she agreed to it this time including why she had hope for working with Hannah again. Plus, she teases a potential boatmance on the way and explains the weirdest item shes ever used as table decor.

    DECIDER: How does it feel to be back?

    It feels surreal but really exciting. I cant believe its been three seasons. But yeah, it feels really good to be back. Im really excited about it.

    Tell me a little bit about your first reaction when you got the call from Captain Sandy. What were you thinking and what were your first questions for her about joining the boat?

    I was caught off guard completely, hearing from Captain Sandy. Id just finished [another] stint and was just taking a little bit of a break before I got on another boat. The call came at pretty much the perfect time. When I first got the call from her, I was a little bit apprehensive. I wasnt really sure what position she was calling me in for. My questions for her were: What position am I coming to fulfill? She mentioned it was a second stew position, and my first thoughts were: am I going to be working under Hannah again? Which was kind of a thing for me, because Id always said after last season, Im done with Hannah. I would never take another second stew position. It was something Id tried and tested and obviously didnt work for me in that case. It was definitely a big no-no. But Sandy is somebody I really respect, and I kind of felt, well you know what, why not? Ive got the time to do it. Might as well help her out, shes in a bind. Maybe its a shot at redemption for my relationship with Hannah. Maybe we can turn things around. I tried to look at it in a positive light.

    How long were you on the boat before that positive light started to dim, would you say?

    I mean, I try to keep it at least for a charter, I dont turn too negative. This time around, I took the whole idea of it in a more humble approach, let me put it that way. I tried to put my ego aside. I had to keep reaffirming, in my mind, that I wasnt coming there for Hannah. I think that helped with keeping it positive and light.

    How does working with Captain Sandy compare to some of the other captains that youve worked with? And what do you like about working with her?

    Sandys the first and only woman captain Ive ever worked with. Theres a sense of comfort, in terms of working for a woman. We are the same sort of species. [Laughs] I dont know what better way to put it. Because they can understand you a lot better than a male captain can. I just know what Sandy expects. It takes a really good leader to voice exactly what you expect, what your standard is. I think it makes the job a lot easier. Theres no guessing.

    Was there anything you were determined to do differently this time around?

    Definitely. Its been three years, Ive matured and grown myself a lot. Ive gotten to know myself a lot better. Coming back onto the show, I was a lot more open to just being who I am. Just enjoying it, instead of trying to guard myself and guard any of my flaws. This time, I was just like, Take me as I am.

    Im guessing you watched this past episode when Sandy lets everybody know youre going to be coming on the boat. What was your reaction to seeing Hannahs non-reaction to the news?

    I mean, I wasnt surprised at all. Definitely wasnt surprised. It was actually pretty humorous for me, Im not going to lie.

    Was there anything that gave you hope that maybe your working relationship this time would be different?

    Yeah. The time thats passed, I was hoping that we could let bygones be bygones. As I said, coming in with a more humble approach. In my mind, I was like, Im not even coming for the second stew position. Im just coming to support and to help this team, whatever they need. I think that was the mental approach I had with it. It wasnt to do with any position, it was just more where I could come in and help out.

    That is a very mature way of framing it. We see in the preview that Hannah is showing you where the stuff to make all the table decorations is. We know she doesnt like doing that, but it seems like you actually really like it. Were you thinking, let me at it, leave me alone and let me decorate the tables?

    For sure. Im just like, why not use your strengths where you can, you know? I know she doesnt like to set up tables. I thought, this is a good way for us to manage our working relationship. We just have clear lines of who does what. If this is something Im super passionate about, its going to make me happier within the team and its going to help me uplift and strengthen the team on that front. Just by showing me that, and giving me the cupboard full of decorations gives me the hope that maybe things will work better between us.

    Whats a task on the boat that you actually do not like doing?

    Probably making beds. I dont mind it, but its probably my worst task on the boat.

    What is the strangest item youve ever used to decorate a table?

    Probably a propeller off of a smaller tender.

    Oh, thats interesting! Was it appreciated, did the guests like it?

    Super appreciated. It was really fun. It was like, Where on earth did you find this? It was an old propeller found in a dumpyard. It had been bent and broken, so they werent able to use it on the tender anymore. So I just snatched it out of the trash and used it. Recycled table decor!

    One mans trash is another womans table decorations.

    Exactly, exactly. I love that, actually.

    How about third stew Jess, did you guys get along? Did you work well together?

    Meeting Jess for the first time, shes a sweet girl. I feel like Hannahs really got her in her pocket. Again, I have my reservations about whats being said about me to her. I kind of feel that her mind might be warped in the sense of not really knowing who I am. We got along fine. And like I said, I wasnt there to make friends. I was just there to come and help.

    It was nice to hear that you and Malia had stayed close friends, maybe even gotten closer since the last time you guys worked together. What is your friendship like?

    Its been an incredible friendship that weve kept going since we first worked together. Its a funny story, my sister ended up working with Malia shortly after Malia and I worked together. My sister and I are very close, and it made all of us pretty close. We had a lot of Skype chats and Whatsapp chats when we were on the boat. Weve always kept in contact. Malia knows my family, I know most of her family. We just had a very strong friendship, ever since we first worked together. Its just continued.

    We only got a quick glimpse of you last week, but hows the reception been from viewers so far?

    Im honestly so surprised by the positive feedback Ive had. The show has become a lot bigger since I first did it. There are people who are still catching up on the series itself, but Ive been really surprised at the good feedback Ive had from viewers. Im very excited to see the rest of the season.

    Is theres anything you can tease, something to look forward to, or that youre excited for people to see this season?

    Theres a lot to see this season. I think its probably going to be one of the craziest seasons in the whole franchise history. Theres just so many exciting things you never know whats around the corner. Things that even blew my mind. Id say, for me, theres a lot of growth in my character this season. I think also, an interesting thing for me is Im a lot more open to romance on a boat. Open to that, if anythings going to come from that. Trying to balance work and romance, which is something Ive always been against. But Im being kind of open to it this season.

    What changed your mind to being open toit?

    Ive come on as a second stew, a lot less responsibility. I thought, why not have a little bit of fun with it?

    I know youre currently on a boat in the Bahamas. How is the yachting industry right now? Is it back to normal? Is it weird? Are there new procedures?

    The yachting industry has definitely taken quite a big hit. Im fortunate enough to still be employed because a lot of boats have laid off crew. Theres no use in having them when everything was going down with COVID. But I think were very hyper-aware at the moment. Just in the Bahamas here, were getting tested regularly because were a charter boat. Having guests come and go, weve got to get tested every now and then just to make sure the crew are still good. Being on a yacht, youve got a heightened sense of hygiene and protocol, but its taken to the next level right now. Everythings being wiped down constantly. Were just trying to keep on top of everything. Its definitely a weird time for the industry, in terms of reopening ports and where the boats can travel. Its interesting, well have to see what happens.

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    ‘Below Deck Med’: Bugsy Drake Teases a Boatmance This Season – Showbiz Cheat Sheet - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Deckhand Alex Radcliffe from Below Deck Mediterranean instantly had his eye on second stew Christine Bugsy Drake.

    Previews hint that the two get cozy in the jacuzzi, but also Drake teased that viewers may see her having a boatmance this season. An interesting thing for me is Im a lotmore open to romanceon a boat, she dished with Decider.

    Open to that, if anythings going to come from that, she hinted. Trying to balance work and romance, which is something Ive always been against. But Im being kind of open to it this season.

    Theres a lot to see this season. I think its probably going to be one of the craziest seasons in the whole franchise history, she said. Theres just so many exciting things you never know whats around the corner. Things that even blew my mind. Id say, for me, theres a lot of growth in my character this season.

    Drake isnt the only stew hooking up with a deckhand. Third stew Jessica More and deckhand Robert Westergaard didnt waste much time before they hooked up. The two seem smitten with each other, but Westergaard shared hes also involved with someone else on land.

    Needless to say, their boatmance seems to remain out at sea. More and Westergaard dont follow each other on Instagram. Plus More describes the romance as being intense. They always say dont screw the crew, she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

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    I like to figure people out, she said because Westergaard was very mysterious at first. It really drew me to him because I just found it intriguing him being quiet. And he always looked like there was a lot of things going on in his head. So I think just my curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to figure out what was going on.

    Drake told Decider she was done with Ferrier after season 2. I was caught off guard completely, hearing from Captain Sandy, she admits. Id just finished [another] stint and was just taking a little bit of a break before I got on another boat. The call came at pretty much the perfect time. When I first got the call from her, I was a little bit apprehensive. I wasnt really sure what position she was calling me in for.

    My questions for her were: What position am I coming to fulfill? She mentioned it was a second stew position, and my first thoughts were: am I going to be working under Hannah again? Which was kind of a thing for me, because Id always said after last season, Im done with Hannah, Drake added.

    Also, I would never take another second stew position, she said. It was something Id tried and tested and obviously didnt work for me in that case. It was definitely a big no-no. But Sandy is somebody I really respect, and I kind of felt, well you know what, why not? Ive got the time to do it. Might as well help her out, shes in a bind. Maybe its a shot at redemption for my relationship with Hannah. Maybe we can turn things around. I tried to look at it in a positive light.

    So far, so good when Drake initially returns. But how long will that last? I mean, I try to keep it at least for a charter, I dont turn too negative, Drake said. This time around, I took the whole idea of it in a more humble approach, let me put it that way. She added, I tried to put my ego aside. I had to keep reaffirming, in my mind, that I wasnt coming there for Hannah. I think that helped with keeping it positive and light.

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    The My Therapy Cards Deck Focuses on Mental Health for Women of Color – Allure - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    After watching the ways that the mental health system often lets disenfranchised people slip through the cracks, Ebony Butler, a Black licensed psychologist and food relationship strategist, decided to take matters into her own hands. She has always seen it as her mission to provide quality mental health care to Black women and other marginalized communities, and recently, she created My Therapy Cards, the first self-exploration card deck made specifically for women of color.

    Throughout Butlers career, shes seen evidence of the many barriers within the mental health system that often prevent people from getting the quality mental health care they need. Therapy can be expensive, which immediately keeps those who are the most marginalized from receiving care. State guidelines often only allow therapists to practice medicine within the state where they were licensed, and a lower percentage of psychiatrists accept insurance than other health care providers. Given all of these barriers, Butler wanted to create an easy and accessible option for women of color to take care of themselves and pay attention to their mental health.

    One of the main things that the deck asks is, what sorts of qualities do you have that you want to tap into so you can evolve into your best self? Butler tells Allure. It asks those kinds of empowering questions that are about giving you a voice and giving you agency. Other modalities in mental health often gloss over those things, or they will place blame on marginalized communities, but these cards give marginalized communities a voice instead.

    My Therapy Cards includes original prompts to allow people to check in with themselves regularly, gives users the option to join a private Facebook group to go through the experience with others, and allows people to practice self-care and self-reflection in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Butler spoke with Allure about the process of making the cards and why she felt it was important to create a therapy card deck specifically for women of color.

    ALLURE: What was your inspiration for making the cards, and why did you want to create this specific deck?

    EBONY BUTLER: The deck was really born out of a need that I saw in the mental health industry, which does not do a great job of making mental health services accessible to marginalized and disenfranchised people. I created the deck out of questions that I frequently ask with my clients, so you can have questions posed to you that are going to be helpful and help you gain some insight and self reflection on your own mental health. I wanted to use the deck to allow people to do that self-exploration work. Hopefully, this deck can also erase the mental health stigma within the Black community: if people arent ready to go therapy, this is something people can do by themselves within the comfort of their own home, and it can be a helpful first step.

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    Outdoor Deck Boxes Market Emerging Trends, Business Opportunities, Segmentation, Production Values, Supply-Demand, Brand Shares and Forecast 2020-2027… - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    The pitch deck UNest used to raise its $9 million Series A – Business Insider - July 1, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Millennials aren't kids anymore. In fact, many have kids of their own. And UNest, founded by Ksenia Yudina, is targeting this cohort of new parents with a savings app.

    UNest started as a college savings app, offering 529 college savings plans. Since its launch in 2018, the fintech has broadened its scope to include general savings accounts for kids.

    "The feedback that we've heard from our existing users is that they don't want to save just for education," Yudina said. "They want to invest in their kids' futures, but be able to save for their first car or a down payment on a home."

    Los Angeles-based UNest, which extended its seed round in January, announced a $9 million Series A on June 16 led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis.

    As UNest has expanded its product offerings, its userbase has continued to grow, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic during which many parents are spending more time with their kids. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. The funding will be used to invest in more marketing and brand awareness as UNest looks to grow its userbase, Yudina said.

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    "The concern that most companies seem to have going into the pandemic is that there would be a lot of down rounds," Peter Mansfield, chief marketing officer at UNest, told Business Insider.

    Given the economic volatility over the past few months, it's easy for founders to feel a bit bearish, Mansfield said. Instead, UNest was able to leverage the growth it had already experienced, resulting in a "a very big up round," he added.

    "We're at a really fortunate spot because we didn't really need to raise," Mansfield said. "That probably gave us more confidence than the average bear to be able to go in there with our heads held high asking for a valuation that we thought was eminently fair."

    While UNest's pitch deck itself has gone through a number of iterations, there are other factors to successful fundraising.

    "Fundraising is all about relationship building," said Yudina. "You have to get in front of them, you have to show your energy and drive, and prove why you're the right person to solve this problem."

    "The pitch deck follows. It's kind of like marketing materials, it's post-fact," Yudina said.

    Part of UNest's confidence came from building out an experienced team after its seed round, Yudina said. While Yudina had prior experience as a financial advisor at Capital Group's American Funds, she didn't have experience at a fintech. Mansfield led marketing in the early days of Marqeta, and Mike Van Kempen, UNest's chief operating officer, joined UNest last year from Acorns.

    "We built a super strong team with actual experience in fintech," said Yudina, "and that's what investors like."

    And proving you can deliver on product development and user acquisition is key when fundraising, Yudina said. For example, UNest launched with an iOS app, promising investors to build out an Android app, which it launched in February.

    Here's the pitch deck UNest used to win over investors and raise its Series A.

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    The pitch deck UNest used to raise its $9 million Series A - Business Insider

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