Raise Seed and Series A Capital

Learn the art of capital raising and how over 1,000 entrepreneurs raised capital for their businesses.
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  • Video 5 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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Entrepreneurs - Learn everything you need to know about Seed, Angel and Venture Capital: how they work and how to use them for capital raising. Hear from the mouths of venture capitalists themselves what traits they look for in entrepreneurs, and learn how to negotiate a term sheet while maintaining a fair share of equity. This capital raising course is a **MUST HAVE!!!**

Learn from the following well-known venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs:

Jason Nazar: Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc.com

Alex Tabatabai: Co-founder of Fernbank Partners

Rick Smith: Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures

Ari Mir: CEO of Lunch Money

Brett Brewer: Chairman of Ad Knowledge

Wil Schroter: CEO and Founder of Virtucon Ventures

Ryan Scott: Founder and CEO of Causecast

Dave Travers: Partner at Rustic Canyon Venture Capital Partners

Eytan Elbaz: Former Head of Domain Channel at Google

Jay Samit:  CEO of Social Vibe

Ivan Nikkhoo: Managing Director of Simer & Associates

Josh Brooks:  Founder of Post Card on the Run

Babette Pepaj:  Founder and CEO of Bake Space

Benjamin Kuo:  Founder of SoCalTech

Matt Edelman: CEO of ThisNext Inc.

David Young: Partner at DLA Piper

Kyle C. Murphy: Advisor at Anedot

Taylor McPartland: Co-founder and President at FilmBreak

Brian Garrett: Co-founder of CrossCut Ventures

In this capital raising course the speakers above will walk you through:

1  Overview

2  So You've Got an Idea!

3  Understanding Risk and Reward

4  Planning, Prepping & Pitching for capital raising

5  Relationship Management

6  Private Equity vs. Venture Capital

7  Capital Raising and Term Sheets

8  Understanding Macro & Micro

Along with the HD videos, we have also included high quality attorney drafted agreements and business templates, such as:

●  Cash Subordinated Loan Agreement

●  Convertible Promissory Note

●  Drag Along or Tag Along Clause for Shareholder Agreement

●  Investment Agreement

●  Investor Rights Agreement

●  Sample Term Sheet

●  Strategic Planning Template

●  Term Sheet for Private Equity Financing

●  Shareholder’s Agreement

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Disclaimer: ALL INFORMATION AND FORMS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING AS TO THEIR LEGAL EFFECT AND COMPLETENESS. They are for guidance and should be modified to meet your needs and the laws of your state. Use at your own risk. Docstoc and anyone who participated in providing or modifying any form is not creating or entering into an Attorney-Client relationship. Docstoc does not provide legal advice. The information and forms are not a substitute for the advice of your own attorney. 

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Curriculum

Section 1: Overview
Raise Seed and Series A Capital
01:21
Is Your Business Fit For Venture Capital
01:59
Determining The Intrinsic Value Of Your Business
02:44
Treat Your Business Like An Investment Fund
01:42
How To Value A Venture Backed Business
02:19
Section 2: So You've Got an Idea!
Tips For Vetting Your Idea
02:56
How To Start A Company: Settling On An Idea
01:57
So You've Got A Great Idea For A Business, What Next?
06:28
When To Raise Capital For A Startup
02:22
5 Tips To Kickstart A Startup
02:02
How Do You Fund Your Business Before Investment
02:06
Business Plan Template
17 pages
Section 3: Understanding Risk and Reward
Investment Tips For Entrepreneurs
02:18
6 Financial Pitfalls That Can Ruin Your Business
03:42
4 Things Angel Investors Look For In An Investment Opportunity
01:43
A Couple Tips To Understanding Future Cash Flows
04:40
Cash Flow Statement
1 page
Section 4: Planning, Prepping & Pitching
The Best Format For A Business Plan
01:16
6 Business Plan Mistakes That Will Turn Off Investors
02:39
3 Elements For A Perfect Elevator Pitch
02:05
Pitch Your Product Tips For Using Video In Your Pitch
01:34
Checklist For A Company To Seek Growth Capital
03:12
5 Funding Sources For A Startup
01:35
How To Start A Company Build A Support Network
02:19
16 pages
Fill-in-the-Blank Template that Will Walk You through Building a Strategic Plan for Your Organization.
4 pages
Start-up Capitalization Planning and Forecasting is essential for any business start-up. Every new business start-up has expenses it must pay to get the business up- and-running.
Section 5: Relationship Management
How To Raise Money For First Time Entrepreneurs
02:13
How To Raise Money From Family And Friends
02:37
The Top 3 Qualities Angel Investors Look For In Entrepreneurs
01:40
Building Personal Relationships With Investors
01:07
Keys To Raising Money For Business
01:08
Common Pitfalls That Turn Off Investors
02:04
3 Tips For Successful Communication With Investors
01:55
How To Gain The Trust Of Investors
02:10
Choosing The Right Type Of Investor
02:23
How A CEOs Negotiating Style Informs Investors
01:57
Raising Money From Professional Investors
02:04
How To Get To Know An Investor Before Meeting Them
01:11
How To Get A Meeting With An Angel Investment Group
01:08
Know Your Investor
01:12
21 pages
This attorney drafted Shareholders’ Agreement contemplates the financial relationship between a Venture Capital funding organization and a Corporation. This Agreement details the terms and conditions of the relationship between the parties, defines the ownership interests, and accounts for contingencies that may arise, including IPOs and VC participation as Board Members.
17 pages
Make the rights and responsibilities of your investors clear from the start with this professional-quality Investor Rights Agreement. This attorney-drafted document covers many different subjects, including investor information rights, registration rights, contractual “rights of first offer” or “pre-emptive” rights (i.e, the right to purchase securities in subsequent equity financing conducted by the Company), and various post-closing covenants of the Company. Customizable to fit your unique situation.
2 pages
This is a share subscription for a non-accredited investor who subscribes for a certain number of shares in the capital stock of a company. The subscription provides that the investor understands the risks of his/her/its investment by the subscribing of the shares and that the company has made no representations to the investor as to the financial growth of the company.
Section 6: Private Equity vs. Venture Capital
The Difference Between Private Equity And Venture Capital
02:27
What A Private Equity Investor Looks For In A Company
01:36
Raising Growth Capital: Team
01:40
Raising Growth Capital: Traction
01:31
Raising Growth Capital: Addressable Target Market
01:42
Raising Growth Capital: Scalablity
01:41
Raising Growth Capital: Monetization Mechanism
01:38
Raising Growth Capital: Defendibility Of IP
01:15
Is Your Business Fit For Venture Capital
01:59
4 Tips To Keep In Mind When Looking For Your First Round Of Venture Capital
02:29
Goals In New Businesses And Startups Venture Capitalist
01:26
Top 3 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look For In A Company
02:08
4 pages
A non-binding agreement setting forth the materials terms of an agreement to be entered into.
Section 7: Capital Raising and Term Sheets
Entrepreneurs Using Debt And Leverage
02:29
Why To Use Convertible Debt Over Priced Round For Initial Investments
01:27
Tips From A VC Negotiating A Term Sheet
02:42
The Most Important Points In A VC Term Sheet
04:28
Key Issues In VC Term Sheets: Valuation
02:21
Key Issues In VC Term Sheets: Liquidation Preferences
01:57
Key Issues In VC Term Sheets: Protective Provisions
02:19
Key Issues In VC Term Sheets: Anti Dilution
02:00
Key Issues In VC Term Sheets: Drag Along
02:06
Structuring Financing For Startups
02:03
Structuring A Board Of Directors
02:23
How A CEOs Negotiating Style Informs Investors
01:57
8 pages
This document creates a cash-subordinated loan agreement. It may be used by a borrower or a lender who wishes to create such a document. The terms of this document may be modified, to allow for a one-time lump-sum repayment or for installment payments, and to allow certain types of early repayments.
4 pages
Convert your loans into cash easily with this Convertible Promissory Note.
1 page
This clause is commonly used to assure that if the majority shareholder sells his stake, minority holders are forced to join the deal.
Definitions Of Key Terms In A Term Sheet
2 pages
2 pages
A term sheet lays out the general conditions to conduct a sale transaction between a purchasing and selling party.
Section 8: Understanding Macro & Micro Environment
What Is A Business Incubator
01:35
What Is A Business Accelerator
01:02
The Difference Between Business Accelarators And Incubators
01:22
Should I Reinvest Or Distribute My Profits
01:43
8 pages
An Investment Agreement in an agreement between a company and an investor for the sale of shares in the capital stock of the company to the investor for a certain amount of money.

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    • Keli Rae

    Answers so many startup financing questions!

    It's hard to learn about this outside of an accelerator mentorship, thanks!

    • Ulugbek Kasimov

    Very detailed course

    I am so glad I found this course on Udemy, it totally prepared me on how to approach investors for my start up company

    • Robert Clegg

    Great Overview

    Great overview of the process. Doc's included are a nice addition so you can see what you are dealing with. If you haven't raised money yet, section 7 is key which tells you about convertible debt. If you are past that phase needing these terms negotiated, you should probably have a law firm already with you on this - but this is great to review so you don't spend a lot of legal time getting educated. What's missing is failure interviews! It would be great to hear stories of "unsuccessful" entrepreneurs and what happened in following rounds.

    • TImothy Grammer

    Good advice and excellent sample documents

    Very good advice given in brief (1-5 minute) segments covering a wide range of topics on funding your business idea. Excellent sample documents are available for downloading. The advice segments are a compilation of short videos collected by DocStoc and they all have the same music intro and ending...gets a little repetitive and slightly annoying when viewing many videos back to back. Also slightly disturbing is that many of the videos have the speaker looking off camera so you feel they aren't talking to you but to someone sitting next to you. However, these small annoyances are outweighed by the good advice given by each presenter and the very helpful documents.

    • Grayson Marshall

    Very Informative

    After having been around the VC world but not in it this was a tremendous help as I go to expand this business. Thank you.

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