The Secrets of Raising Venture Capital
What you'll learn
- To give entrepreneurs more control over their fundraising process.
- To explain less commonly understood aspects of the fundraising process
- To clarify venture math and the implications for founder returns
- To help entrepreneurs understand tactics that will expedite their fundraising process
- Recommended reading: The Fundraising Rules (available on Amazon)
The course is will educate entrepreneurs on the elements of venture capital or angel fundraising that are usually not discussed by investors. By understanding everything from the fundraising process to how VCs do valuation math, you will gain more control over your fundraising process and outcomes. Additionally, I cover critical tactics that will enable you to compel investors to make decisions and take action.
About the Instructor:
The instructor, Mark Peter Davis ("MPD") is a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and the author of The Fundraising Rules. He has raised venture capital, co-founded, incubated or invested in ~50 companies, including Coinbase, MakeSpace, SailThru, Warby Parker and others. MPD currently is the Managing Partner of Interplay, an incubator and investment firm.
In this course he delves into the the venture capital fundraising process sharing color and insights that will give entrepreneurs a better understanding of how to play the game and win.
Who this course is for:
- All entrepreneurs considering raising capital from VCs or angels
Mark Peter Davis ("MPD") is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer and the author of The Fundraising Rules. As both an entrepreneur and investor MPD has successfully raised venture capital and made investments as an angel and a VC in companies such as Coinbase, MakeSpace, SailThru, Warby Parker, Coursehorse, Trustify, UrbanStems, CourseHero and others.
MPD is the founder of Interplay, a NY-based foundry and investment firm started with the idea of re-imaging the core service businesses that startups need to be successful. Foundry companies include: DevSpark, FounderShield, Nomad Financial, Truman James, TwentyPine, Venwise, Varick North, Fulton Waters, Common Legal, Truman James, Piper Crane, and Aced Up.
Prior to Interplay, MPD was a venture capitalist at DFJ Gotham Ventures and High Peaks Venture Partners. Before entering the venture space, he worked at KPMG and Bain. He earned his BA at Duke University and his MBA at Columbia.