Get Investment for Your Startup

A Practical Course for Founders Fundraising for the First Time
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (152 ratings)
7,284 students
Students will understand the investor mentality: what represents an attractive investment opportunity and why. They'll know what they need to have achieved before they fundraise and how to tell a great story to attract the right investor for their startup.
Students will be given key actions to take and documents to complete to help them get ready for investment.
They'll be taught by 2 direct and to-the-point investment readiness experts and mentors, with experience in both fundraising and investing in startups over the last 5 years.


  • You will need a computer screen, and the ability to download, read and amend documents in PDF and microsoft office formats.


You need to raise money to grow your startup and you're considering raising investment, but you're not sure what it really means? Then this course has been created for you.

You know investment is right for you but you don't know what to expect, and you lack confidence because you don’t understand all the jargon and you've heard managing investors can be tricky?

You know you have a great business, but you need help telling a great story about your journey so far and plans going forward?

Our course will get you up to speed in no time, with bit-size videos accompanied by key tasks and actions for you to take.

Who this course is for:

  • Startup founders looking to raise their first investment round from angels, crowdfunding, institutional or corporate investors, or venture capital.
  • Startup founders who want to understand the investor mindset and want to know how to approach the fundraising process and how to communicate with investors in order to maximise their chances of success.

Course content

4 sections11 lectures36m total length
  • Let's get started
  • Introduction: Are you Ready for Investment?


Co-Founder of Five Years Time
Jessica Dick
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 152 Reviews
  • 7,284 Students
  • 1 Course

Jess is our in-house investment expert. Having managed a portfolio of over 30 tech startups for an angel investment fund, she knows what investors look for, and most importantly, why. Jess has mentored 100s of founders in investment readiness and fundraising, sharing her insight into how investors make decisions about the companies they choose to support. She's passionate about demystifying the fundraising process and giving founders the best chances of success.