Get Investor Fit

A hands-on course to help you succeed in your first seed funding round.

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Get Investor Fit

Less than 1% of startups get to VC funding and the road to seed funding is even fiercer. According to Crunchbase, Seed investors are reporting putting in more money into fewer deals. In parallel, Seed investors are investing more follow on money into the deals already invested in, the net effect being fewer smaller earlier stage rounds.

As part of our ongoing commitment to help the early startup scene blossom, we have developed RISING STARS: Get Investor Fit, our world-class seed fundraising training course, designed to stack the odds of successfully raising seed funding back onto the side of the entrepreneur.

Led by experts who have successfully raised seed and series funding, this hybrid in-person and online fundraising course helps entrepreneurs raising capital for the first time, increasing the chances of success whilst avoiding many of the common pitfalls.

Over the course of 6 weeks, through a range of different sessions, you’ll learn the basics of fundraising, how to prepare, and how to find and connect with the right investors, all in a supportive, high-trust environment.

All of this in a condensed 4 week period rather than the 12+ weeks it usually takes founding teams to prepare for their initial fundraising round.

Companies such as Shopping.com, eBay, Criteo, and numerous others whom we have helped to launch into new markets, hire teams, find market fit, achieve commercial success, raise significant rounds, and help these companies over-deliver on their aspirations.

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Start date:

10th January 2022

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Location:

In-person and online hybrid format. A fully online option is also available

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Duration:

6 weeks

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Cost

£4,500 +VAT (per company)

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    What does it
    involve?

    Delivered in person and live online over 6 weeks, we will cover 5 key areas:

    • Learning the fundamentals of seed funding

    • Creating your investment assets

    • Producing a financial forecast and knowing your numbers with confidence

    • Designing a campaign strategy and identifying potential investors

    • Making a perfect pitch. Pitch demo day. Wrap up.

    Depending on the preparation work already completed pre/during the course, there will be around 4 days of follow up work to complete in-between each session supported by coaching to ensure you don’t get stuck.

    Who is it for?

    This programme is aimed at CEOs, founders and leadership teams who are looking to raise seed funding for the first or second time. These are the people whose success or failure in fundraising is critical to securing the future growth of the business.

    This programme is aimed at CEOs, founders and leadership teams who are looking to raise seed funding for the first or second time. These are the people whose success or failure in fundraising is critical to securing the future growth of the business.

    How will you
    benefit?

    • End to end learning on all aspects of seed funding

    • Teaching and discussion with leaders with fundraising experience

    • Time to focus on your own areas of fundraising preparation

    • Peer support and fundraising-coach to help with your own live fundraising issues

    • Personal action plan to guide you as you start your fundraising journey

    • Full access to Tech Nation Alumni Network on completion

    How much does it cost?

    Our aim is to help startups develop fundraising campaigns at pace because that will unlock growth faster.

    1 company: £4,500 + VAT

    Included:

    • 1 seat for in-person and online
    • 1 additional seat for online only

     

    For more information please contact us by emailing [email protected] for more information.

    Due to demand, a £500 deposit is needed to confirm your place, with full payment needing to be made before the Onboarding session.

    Who’s involved…

    You’ll hear from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in UK tech, who have done it and been there before. They all run some of the most successful UK tech companies and some have even invested in them. They all have extensive experience when it comes to the fundraising landscape. More to be confirmed soon…

    Casandra Smith

    Casandra Smith

    CEO of Comi

    Casandra Smith

    Casandra Smith

    CEO of Comi

    Casandra Smith

    Casandra Smith

    CEO of Comi

    Casandra Smith

    Casandra Smith

    CEO of Comi

    What’s involved?

    Digital Access

    Our Advance learning modules will guide you through each week of the course.Access to all the live sessions via the learning modules
    Connect with your sub-group for coaching sessions, and for peer-to-peer activities and networking.

    Programm Format

    Our Advance learning modules will guide you through each week of the course.Access to all the live sessions via the learning modules
    Connect with your sub-group for coaching sessions, and for peer-to-peer activities and networking.

    Your community

    Our Advance learning modules will guide you through each week of the course.Access to all the live sessions via the learning modules
    Connect with your sub-group for coaching sessions, and for peer-to-peer activities and networking.

    Course leadership

    Our Advance learning modules will guide you through each week of the course.Access to all the live sessions via the learning modules
    Connect with your sub-group for coaching sessions, and for peer-to-peer activities and networking.

    Don’t just take our word for it…

    “Many people don’t realise that fundraising is a full-time job in itself, on top of all the many other day to day priorities an early-stage startup CEO faces. RISING STARS: Get Investor Fit is an invaluable way of accelerating your fundraising preparations and put you in a place where you can pull the trigger and immediately start your fundraising campaign upon programme completion. It is a great way to learn in a much more condensed way rather than spending at least twice as long trying to figure things out myself when I could be focusing on other important things.
    Casandra Smith
    CEO of Comi