As the old African proverb goes, ‘if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together’. This aphorism especially resonates when it comes to startups and investment. Virtually all founders at some point need the support of startup capital. This is true, regardless of the phase your startup is in, so keep in mind, it is never too early to learn.
For example, if you have built a prototype, or have engaged your first customers, then it may be time to start seeking investment. Likewise, if you are at the idea stage, and may not yet be ready for investment, learning how to fundraise will add clarity to how you will achieve your goals.
To this end, on Saturday April 7, 2018 I will be running a 2 hour exclusive mentoring session entitled Deep Dive 1: Getting Investment For Your Startup. After this course, you will know how to:
- Calculate how much you need
- Decided if the time is right to get outside funding
- Differentiate investment from accelerators, angels and VCs
- Interpret the standard items of a term sheet
- Determine your startup’s valuation
- Maximise your price
- Qualify investors
- Approach and communicate with investors
- Assemble a killer presentation deck
- Deliver a confident pitch to investors
The webinar will take place in a Slack channel where you can ask questions during the video broadcast. After the webinar, you will schedule 2 separate 30 minute private mentoring sessions with myself Eric Brotto.
In the first mentoring session we will review the above topics as they relate to your company. I will answer any questions you have plus analyse your deck and your pitch and give you feedback on both. The second session will be to further refine these, giving your delivery a polished effect. After this final meeting, you will have completed the course and you will be confident you can achieve your fundraising goals. Awesome!
As the mentoring is time intensive, I have only 10 spots available. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to up your founder game. Apply here now. The quicker you do, the faster I can get you a response. Forms close 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.