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.
I have nothing against funding. I have scores of friends who are investors and I respect their work.
But my heart belongs to entrepreneurs who are capable of doing the heavy lifting of extensive validation. That’s where we can add the most value and that’s why we are in the trenches with those true entrepreneurs every day.
This course is designed to help such entrepreneurs understand the thought process of post-seed and pre-Series A investors.