Fundraising 101

Learn the art & the science, led by someone who’s done it.

After raising money and deploying capital from her first $32 million fund, Campfire Capital, Brooke Harley realized that Ivy League students were being specifically groomed and taught to raise money for their ideas.

This training should be available to anyone who wants to learn, at an accessible price.

Register for $249

Fundraising 101 is a 6-class course

Taking students through both strategy and deal mechanics for raising capital for your startup.


Live Dates & Location

Attend in person or by video conference.

New York, New York.

    Next Class:

  • May 18 & 19, 2019 – 9-2pm ET (Vegan Edition)

Upcoming NYC Classes:

  • June 1 & 2, 2019 – 10-4pm ET
  • June 8 & 9, 2019 – 10-4pm ET
  • June 15 & 16, 2019 – 10-4pm ET
  • June 22-23, 2019 – 10-4pm ET
  • June 29-30, 2019 – 10-4pm ET
  • Register Now


    Session 1

    Intro to the Basics

    • Purpose of the Course
    • Professor Introduction
    • Key Resources
    • The Cap Table
    • The Players
    • The Sequencing
    • The Basics: Convertible Debt, SAFE, Equity, Venture Debt, Traditional Debt

    Session 2

    Alternatives to Traditional Fundraising

    • Quick Refresh: Session 1
    • Business Grants
    • Product Crowdfunding
    • Pre Order Campaigns
    • Equity Crowdfunding
    • Hitting The Fundraising Trail: Some Golden Rules
    • Pitch Process & Materials

    Session 3

    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

    Session 4

    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

    Session 5

    Selecting Investors & Negotiation Tactics

    • How VC Firms Work
    • Strategic Investors: Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)
    • Strategic Investors: Industry Angels
    • Negotiation Tactics
    • Selecting Investors

    Session 6

    Managing Investor Relationships & the Exit

    • Now You’re a Money Manager
    • Investor Relations: Best Practices
    • The Exit: Acquisitions & IPO

    Success Stories

    Our easy step-by-step courses have helped founders successfully secure their funding.


    Might miss a class? Need a refresher?

    Come back any time.

    Once you are registered for a course, you can come back as many times as you like. Just check the calendar and hop back on with us, whether in person or by video conference.

    Check out our class calendar for current course offerings and dates.

    Learn the Art & Science of Raising Funds

    Attend in person or by video conference.

    Register Now & Scale Your Business