After raising money and deploying capital from my first US$32m fund, Campfire, I realized that Ivy League students were being specifically groomed for, and taught how, to raise money for their ideas. But this education should be available to anyone who wants it, at an accessible price.
WELCOME TO THE REBELLION!
Fundraising 101 is a 6-class course that takes students through both strategy and mechanics for raising venture capital for your start up. Syllabus below! Students have the option to attend in person, OR by video conference.
New York: Dec 1 & 2 2018, 10-3pm EST Register Now!
Vancouver, Canada: Jan 7-23, 2019 - Mon & Wed Evenings, 7-830 PST Register Now!
Intro to the Basics
Purpose of the Course
The Cap Table
The Basics: Convertible Debt, SAFE, Equity, Venture Debt, Traditional Debt
Alternatives to traditional fundraising
Quick Refresh: Session 1
Pre Order Campaigns
Hitting The Fundraising Trail: Some Golden Rules
Pitch Process & Materials
seed stage fundraising
Quick Refresh: Session 2
Convertible Debt: Key Terms & Conversion Mechanics
SAFEs: Key Terms
Advantages vs. Disadvantages: Equity, Convertible Debt, SAFEs
Pre-Closing: Legal Diligence & The Data Room
Series A Stage Fundraising
Quick Refresh: Session 3
Stock Option Pools
Convertible Preferred Shares: Key Terms – Economics
Convertible Preffered Shares: Key Terms - Control
Venture Debt: Key Terms
selecting investors & Negotiation tactics
How VC Firms Work
Strategic Investors: Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)
Strategic Investors: Industry Angels
managing investor relationships & The exit
Now You’re a Money Manager
Investor Relations: Best Practices
The Exit: Acquisitions & IPO