** According to Business Insider: "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **
This course willteach you everything you need to know about raising money from anyone, including venture capital firms from an award winning business school professor, venture capitalist, entrepreneur and author including:
...and much more.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in raising money, starting companies and advising companies including work experience at Goldman Sachs and founding several companies. He has raised over $1bn. He has an MBA in finance from Columbia University and he is an award winning business school professor and frequent guest lecturer at Stanford and Berkeley. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and he is a partner at a prominent venture capital firm. Chris has written numerous articles in VentureBeat, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch, Pulse as well as an interview on venture capital on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster.
Biography. I have raised over $1bn in my career with work experience at Goldman Sachs, a few hedge funds, companies I have started and also as a venture capitalist, which is my current profession. I am also an award winning graduate school finance and management professor.
Course overview. At the end of this course you will know how to get meetings with the right people and how to present with the right money raising content. The goal of this course is to materially increase your chances of raising money from high net worth investors, venture capital firms and corporations.
Relationships are more important than product knowledge. Learn how to leverage your university, graduate school and high school in order to get investor meetings with people you have never met before.
People from similar backgrounds really want to help you! You need to ask for help. Ask and you shall receive.
Networking with people that worked at the same company you used to work for is a worthwhile money raising networking strategy.
Quiz covering networking best practices.
Part 2 of a 3 part series on how to give incredible investor presentations.
Part 3 of a 3 part series on how to give incredible investor presentations.
Less is more. Simple secrets on what high net worth investors, venture capitalists and strategic investors like to see in your investor presentation.
Quiz on various investor presentation topics.
As a venture capitalist, I see hundreds of presentations each year. Learn what most venture capital firms are looking for when deciding whether or not to invest in a company.
Strategic/corporate investors have different investment objectives than venture capital or high net worth investors.
High net worth investors require a different investor pitch approach.
Quiz covering some of the most important qualities that investors are looking for.
Networking never ends : )
Turning a weakness into a strength; how to deal with "no" from an investor.
Marc Zuckerberg wasn't experienced when he launched Facebook. What can you do to have investors take you more seriously? How can you give investors comfort that you and your team have enough experience to succeed?
Part 1 of a 2 part series on crucial legal issues to consider when raising money.
Part 2 of a 2 part series on crucial legal issues to consider when raising money.
Venture capital only exists in the US because of Sputnik. Learn the fascinating history of the VC sector and why so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs 'think different'.
I have met with Bill Gates and many other successful entrepreneurs. Learn the 3 things all incredibly successful entrepreneurs have in common.
Questions covering various topics from Section 6.
Congratulations on finishing the course! Please send me a message if I can help you with your goals. Thanks!
Free course on how to Teach on Udemy called "40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course (Save Time & Money)":
This free course will help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.
Topics we will cover include:
I will be making an annual free course like this one every November that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won't have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder).
** Chris teaches full-time on Udemy; he is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course," which has been purchased by more than 100,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.** He has also published 29 other courses on Udemy.
** According to Business Insider "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **
Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."
Chris is also the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures, which has 3 areas of focus:
1: Online Business Education & Self Development Courses through his subsidiary Udemy publishing platform called "Complete Business Education,"
2: Education Charities and
3: Edtech Venture Capital.
In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.
Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students.
He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.
He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).
Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.
Chris Haroun's goals are:
1: Access: To help make education accessible and affordable to every person in every country (and without firewalls) by investing in disruptive edTech companies through his company (Haroun Education Ventures).
2: Give: If you work for a charity, Chris is more than happy to give you all of his online business and self development courses for free to every employee at every charity in the world; simply send him a LinkedIn message and he will send you coupons for all of his courses at 100% off.
3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"
Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : )