Less than 1% of startups get to VC funding and the road to seed funding is even fiercer. According to Crunchbase, Seed investors are reporting putting in more money into fewer deals. In parallel, Seed investors are investing more follow on money into the deals already invested in, the net effect being fewer smaller earlier stage rounds.
As part of our ongoing commitment to help the early startup scene blossom, we have developed RISING STARS: Get Investor Fit, our world-class seed fundraising training course, designed to stack the odds of successfully raising seed funding back onto the side of the entrepreneur.
Led by experts who have successfully raised seed and series funding, this hybrid in-person and online fundraising course helps entrepreneurs raising capital for the first time, increasing the chances of success whilst avoiding many of the common pitfalls.
Over the course of 6 weeks, through a range of different sessions, you’ll learn the basics of fundraising, how to prepare, and how to find and connect with the right investors, all in a supportive, high-trust environment.
All of this in a condensed 6 week period rather than the 12+ weeks it usually takes founding teams to prepare for their initial fundraising round.
Our workshops will prepare you for a successful seed round both technically - through crafting your story, getting your numbers in order, preparing your pitch and learning how to target the right investors, and mentally - by helping you understand the journey you are about to take on.
On completion of this course, you will:
- Have created an executable fundraising strategy and blueprint
- Completed all the preparation work
- Be ready to start your fundraising campaign
Start date: February 2022
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: £4500 + VAT
(multi-person discount available)
Who the course is for
This programme is aimed at CEOs, founders and leadership teams who are looking to raise seed funding for the first or second time. These are the people whose success or failure in fundraising is critical to securing the future growth of the business.
Often, with both the day-to-day running of the business as well as fundraising, they will have found it difficult to find the time to get the foundations of their fundraising campaign in place and generate the momentum to execute at pace to be able to stack the odds of success in their favour.