Post-Seed and Pre-Series A VCs On Startups w Sramana Mitra
What you'll learn
- Case studies of how Post-Seed and Pre-Series A Investors think about and analyze startups.
- Case studies of how VCs define Post-Seed investment thesis.
- Case studies of how VCs decide what checks to write and what to pass on.
- Case studies of how VCs formulate pre-Series A investment thesis.
- Due Diligence frameworks for Venture Capital funding.
- Hoe Venture Capitalists think about Post-Seed and Pre-Series A funding.
The 1Mby1M Methodology is based on case studies. In this course, Sramana Mitra shares the tribal knowledge of tech entrepreneurs by giving students the rare seat at the table with the entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders who provide the most instructive perspectives on how to build a thriving business. Through these conversations, students gain access to case studies exploring the alleys of entrepreneurship. Sramana’s synthesis of key learnings and incisive analysis add great depth to each discussion.
Raising money is a low probability game. You need to understand how investors think to be able to raise money successfully for your startup.
During this course, I will be teaching how post-seed and pre-Series A investors think about and analyze startups. We will have in-depth conversations around startups with several real world investors.
Designed for tech entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in the post-seed and pre-Series A stages of financing startups, this course provides insights into the minds of several investors operating in this space for many years in their own words.
As you may have already learned in my courses, the early stage investment ecosystem has fragmented, it’s no longer just seed and Series A. The seed part has fragmented into a 5-stage process, spanning pre-seed, seed, post-seed, pre-Series A, small Series A, big Series A.
In this course, we will do a deep dive into the post-seed and pre-Series A investment eco-system and talk to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.
If you want introductions to Angels and VCs, a fundable and validated business is a must.
A fundable business with warm introductions is the fastest way to get funded. We can introduce you to angels and VCs, if your idea is fundable and validated. Sadly, less than 1% of businesses are fundable. What that means is more than 99% of the entrepreneurs waste their energy on pitching their unfundable businesses to investors. Hugely unproductive and unhealthy.
There is a reason why savvy entrepreneurs have been using the Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later strategy.
Generation after generation of entrepreneurs have used bootstrapping to get to a fundable stage, so they can call the shots at the negotiation table with their potential investors.
This course is designed to help such entrepreneurs understand the thought process of post-seed and pre-Series A investors.
The 1Mby1M courses are all heavily based on interview-based case studies on Innovation, Business Models, Go To Market Strategies, Validation Principles, and various other nuances of an entrepreneur's journey. We offer extensive opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn the lessons from the trenches from successful entrepreneurs who have done it before and Investors who support their ambition.
Who this course is for:
- Technology entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with an interest in Post-Seed and Pre-Series A financing.
Sramana Mitra is Founder and CEO of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015, Sramana was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Influencers, alongside Bill Gates and Richard Branson.