Raising Your First Round of Startup Funding

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Raising Your First Round of Startup Funding

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Not sure why you're not getting responses from investors? Wondering if your investor pitch is effective?

From 1 July 2016, there will be significant changes in tax deductions for startup investing as a result of the federal government's “ideas boom”. This is great news for startup founders but only if you have the right tools and knowledge to take advantage of the increased access to capital.

For most of us, thinking like an investor does not come naturally. There's more to pitching an investor than being clear and concise. It requires that you “think” like an investor and understand how they assess “risk” and derive “value”.

Takeaways

Students will learn:

  • When should you raise funding and how an investor values your business.
  • Where to find the best investors for your startup and how to pitch them.
  • Avoid the major turn offs that land most pitch decks and cold emails in the trash bin.
  • How to follow up and keep in touch with your investor without being intrusive.

Prereqs & Preparation

This session is great for entrepreneurs and founders looking to raise their very first round of funding for their early stage startup company.

No preparation is needed for this workshop. However, if any founders already have an investor pitch deck or cold approach emails they are happy to share with the class, this is welcome and encouraged.

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