If you are planning to raise capital for your business, you will need all the help you can get. The fundraising game is tough!
- Only 10% of founders successfully fundraise
- Over 65% of companies fail in the first 4 years due to lack of financing
Shocker right? Not only do you need an appealing business, a strong network and the courage to put yourself out there to successfully raise capital, but you need to know how the game works most importantly.
May I suggest something that can help?
Mastering The Fundraising Game online certification course is open for registration here.
You will learn everything you need to know to successfully fundraise.
Here’s a breakdown by topics to give you an idea of what to expect during the 3-week online course:
1st Coaching Session: The Preparation
- Different fundraising sources
- Crowdfunding and regulations around it
- Angel investors and angel groups
- How Venture Capital works with their structure and investment thesis
- Valuations and how to determine your company’s value
- The due diligence process
- What investors look for in companies
- Most common questions you will be asked
- Funding vehicles: Convertible Notes vs. Equity Rounds
- Understanding the key terminology in fundraising
- Pros and cons when fundraising
- The fundraising timeline from A to Z
- Where to find investors
- Reasons why you will be rejected by investors
- Most common mistakes to avoid when raising capital
- Qualities of successful founders at fundraising
- Steps to follow when you have 6 months left of cash and need to raise more capital.
2nd Coaching Session: The Pitch
- The deal flow funnel of institutional investors
- Crafting a killer elevator pitch
- Presenting in person
- Putting together the pitch deck that will land you millions
- Which slides matter the most based on data
- Understanding the 18 to 24 month plan
3rd Coaching Session: The Closing
- Due diligence from A to Z
- Explaining examples of convertible notes and safe notes
- Term Sheets
- The different pieces involved in an equity round of financing
- Mistakes with convertible notes and equity rounds
- Best tools to use during fundraising
- The power of urgency when fundraising
- Typical emails you would send in the process of raising capital
- All the players involved in your fundraising described
- Next steps once the financing round is closed
- Red flags that will tell you he/she is not the right investor for your company
Once you finish the course you will receive your own diploma. For additional details, click below.