Early Stage Funding

As a founder, you’re always in fundraising mode (whether active or passive). In this course, we’ll teach you how to successfully raise follow-on capital, establish a valuation for your company, build an investor pipeline for your next round, and more.

Jordan Zommick

February 18th, 2016

If you were given substantial money (over $150K) to develop an MVP, money to grow your business, great mentors/coaches, free workspace/food and a... More

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Zac Kline

October 14th, 2014

Does anyone have a solid example of a VC deck for a sales raise that you are willing to share?

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June 23rd, 2016

We are finishing our prototype (self-funded) and considering attracting outside investors and funding. Are there any best practices or set rules around... More

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January 11th, 2016

I have an idea that I am really passionate about.  However, I don't have the money needed to create or market it.  Will early stage investors invest... More

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Patrick Cohen Founder @ Rensix. Connected car accident forensics

October 23rd, 2014

I know that institutional investors usually require that the company they invest in is organized as a C-Corp. However, to keep overhead to a minimum... More

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March 9th, 2015

While we all have heard of investors bootstrapping, I'm wondering if there is an optimal way to contribute capital to your own startup as well.  Specifically,... More

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Edifon Adiakpan

April 3rd, 2016

I have been working on a social app idea for a while. I did some some research and I believe I have validated my idea through a survey and some information... More

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Nickolay Kolev Freelancer at Private

September 5th, 2016

I have a B2B marketing platform. The product is 'done' (as much as it makes sense for this stage) and I am now looking to find business development... More

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Whitney Zhan Founder at UWe Technologies

May 3rd, 2016

The developer team has been briefed. And they are about to kick off the work. We are considering funding for hiring and marketing... More

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Armand Sepulveda Co-Founder & CEO at Dycap Media Solutions, Inc

August 14th, 2016

I've never been one to ask for money and I didn't start a company to raise money, however raising capital is the conversation of the day. It seems... More

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