Investment Banking and Finance: Venture Capital Fundraising
What you'll learn
- Most Focused Udemy Course on Fundraising for Startups from Venture Capital
- Significantly increase your chances of Fundraising from Venture Capital taught by an Investment Banker with over 30 years experience in the markets
- Develop your understanding of how Venture Capital looks at Business, Finance and Startup Business Strategy and how this influences their investment criteria:
- How to email Venture Capital and Angel Investors
- Startup Fundraising from Angels and Venture Capital; find the right investors, how to approach them, how and how to master the art of Investor Pitching
- How to explain your Business Strategy and Finance requirements through your Business and Financial Plan
- How to manage the Fundraising Process
- Going beyond the Pitch Deck, understand Venture Capital Term Sheets and how to negotiate them
- Discover the potential of Equity Crowdfunding for your business and learn from a CEO how he successfully raised money for his Startup
- Access to Spreadsheet and Presentation software - Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint
- A determination to succeed despite the odds!
- Commitment to following every step of this course - there are no short cuts!
- In the face of everything, a sense of humour :)
Welcome my Investment Banking and Finance Venture Capital Fundraising Masterclass
Are you an Entrepreneur, a Startup Founder or an Adviser?
Does your Business need Capital?
Is Fundraising and Investor Pitching your next step?
Where do you start?
Start Here - this course is designed to take you through the whole process from Planning to finding Investors and then understanding and negotiating a Term Sheet.
Along the way you will learn a lot about your business and even more about the way Investors think!
This Course is my "Centre of Excellence" for all things Startup, Venture Capital Fundraising and Investor Pitching
In this course you will discover and come to understand:
The Key Basics of Startups and Raising Capital
Understand the types of Venture Capital and Angel Investors
How to find the right Investor for your business
How to Present your Business to an Investor
How to put together an Integrated Business and Financial Plan and Pitch Deck
How to deliver a winning Pitch Presentation to Investors
How to Manage the Investment Process
How to Understand Venture Capital Term Sheets and how to negotiate them
Should You Consider Equity Crowdfunding - we discuss it in depth
Video Interview with a Successful Crowdfunding CEO
As we go through the course we will address some important questions:
Is your business right for Venture Capital finance?
What are your equity and non equity financing options?
What are the Pros and Cons of Venture Capital finance?
Do you understand the Stages of Investment?
How should you attract and engage investors?
What should you know about deal structures and the investment process?
What are the key Deal Terms you should be aware of?
Summary - how to to choose the right Venture Capitalist for your business?
This course has over 198 lectures and over thirteen hours of the best content I can put together for you in one place. With nearly 30 years investment banking experience, I have been doing this professionally for longer than I like to admit!
BONUS MINI COURSE: The State of the Venture Capital Market
I was recently invited to attend a seminar held by a leading London Technology Law firm.
At the seminar an expert panel debated the state of the Venture Capital market for early stage, Series A and Series B funding in 2019.
This training summarises many of the key points discussed and I have included my own views, comments and opinions based on 30 years of investment banking experience, 20 of them spent advising technology companies.
The opinions, errors and omissions are mine and mine alone.
Update: June 2020
New Section: Why do Startups Fail?
Check out my check list of 21 reasons why Startups fail. 90% of Startups do fail - can you avoid being one of them?
This training is important if you are an entrepreneur or founder who is looking to raise capital from VCs in the foreseeable future. As we discuss the key questions, the information will help you to position your company for funding and avoid many common mistakes and errors.
Nothing in this course offers financial or legal advice. For this you must go to your own legal and financial advisers.
This is my course to help you beat the odds! I want you to succeed and really look forward to working with you to help you to make a success of your business!
What makes us qualified to teach you?
This is a Finance course taught by a 30+ year, Managing Director level, Investment Banker - from a practical perspective - I also have an MBA (with Distinction).
Over 101,000 students have enrolled in my Udemy courses, this is what one of them said about this course:
" I like the course and the approach of Sir John Colley. I believe I shall be able to achieve what I want through this course. I am looking forward to deeper and great understanding of the subject as this course will help me to make a career in Credit Analysis" R.R. Five Star
I have been teaching on Udemy since 2014 and am fully committed to it. If you have any questions about the content or anything related to any topic, you can reach out with your questions at any time and I always do my best to respond promptly
Don't forget that this course (and all my courses) benefit from Udemy's money back guarantee!
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A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this finance course.
Enroll today and I look forward to seeing you inside the course!
Who this course is for:
- Startup Entrepreneurs who have a Fundraising Requirement for their business
- Any Entrepreneur who is considering Fundraising from Angels or Venture Capital
- Any Startup Owner who needs to discover the art of Investor Pitching
Why are over 100,000 students enrolled in my online courses?
1. I teach with passion from my experience with my students my first priority.
2. My courses will help you to achieve your goals and change your life today.
3. My dedication to teaching! Udemy even named a meeting room after me in their office.
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"Fantastically put together course and content - very informative and lecturer was very knowledgeable and insightful! Highly Recommend for anyone interested in learning the Fundamentals of PE / VC" Aakarsh
"Very helpful, relevant and insightful I am a professional in Investment Banking and I learned a lot about the processes that senior bankers (VP's and MD's) deal with on a regular basis in detail: Section 4 and onwards was what I was looking for before I purchased the course and I feel my needs were met beyond expectations. One could inaccurately be "concerned" because of the short durations of the videos and think that the content is "brief", "light" or "superficially" covered - it definitely isn't: I've never seen videos in which, literally, every second contained information completely relevant and essential to the topic. I frequently paused videos to take notes. Also the attachments provided as guidance are very detailed and insightful." Daniel
About John Colley, MA, MBA
John is a best selling online instructor, investment banker, international speaker and entrepreneur, whose eLearning courses have been featured on Forbes, The Economist and many other professional platforms.
Over a City of London Investment Banking Career of nearly 30 years, John, the Founder of Six Minute Strategist Consulting, has been teaching over 75,000 students on Udemy since 2013.
In his City career John has:
** Floated companies on the London Stock Exchange
** Worked on British Government Privatisations
** Advised on Hostile Takeovers
** Originated a $300m acquisition in the Far East for a European cement company
** Originated deals for Private Equity Firms
** Raised capital for dozens of Technology companies from Start Ups to Mid Sized companies
** In Mergers and Acquisitions, sold public and private companies
** Worked closely with a wide range of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
** Founder and helped managed two Investment Banking Boutiques in London
With two degrees from Cambridge University (Bachelors and Masters), an MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School, John also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (the UK's West Point) as an Army Officer. His MBA Dissertation won the Tallow Chandler's Prize for the Best MBA Dissertation in his graduating year 1993.
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