Fundraising 101

Learn the language and mechanics of raising money to successfully secure your Seed and Series A rounds for only $99.

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The goal of Fundraising 101

Our goal is to get you so well-versed and so comfortable with the language and mechanics of raising money that a VC would be impressed by your fluency and confidence. If you can effortlessly talk deal terms, you're more likely to raise more money, on better terms, so you can build something that matters.
 

What you'll Learn

After Fundraising 101, you Will Be Able To:


Find the right investors and that warm intro for a meeting.

Include the right things in your pitch deck and 5-year forecast.

Navigate a technical conversation on 3 venture deal types: Convertible Notes, SAFEs and Priced Rounds.

Identify the 7 Key Deal Terms to focus on to keep as much equity and control in your company as possible.

Push the deal to closing and start building.

 
 

Taught by someone who's done it

Before closing her pre-seed round for Class Rebel, Brooke Harley was an angel investor who raised $32 million for her first venture capital fund. As both an investor and a founder, she has made hundreds of pitches, heard hundreds of pitches, made all of the mistakes and eeked out a few successes.

Prior to Class Rebel, Brooke reported to the C-suite at lululemon for 6 years and prior to lululemon was a corporate attorney.


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Course Outline

Fundraising 101 is an 8-hour course, broken down into four 2-hour segments:

session 1

The Basics


Foundational Concepts: Debt vs Equity, Cap Table, Angel vs VC
Deal Sequencing: basic patterns in early series of fundraising
Key Players in the Venture Ecosystem: Family, Friends, Angels, VC’s, Crowdfunding, Lenders
Key Resources: To build relationships, to stay current in your industry, to learn how to find investors and raise

session 2

Preparing For Your Raise


Tapping Alternative Sources of Capital: Grants, Loans, Crowdfunding, Pre-Sale Campaigns
Founder Mindset: What to expect while raising money
Prep Before You Step: Investor Target List, Pitch Deck, 5-Year Forecast, Data Room
Timeline: The Pitch Process

session 3

Seed Stage Fundraising


Terms of the Convertible Note
Terms of the SAFE
Pro Forma Cap Table: Your tool to predict your equity outcome
The 7 Drivers of Your Financial Outcome

Session 4

Series A Stage Fundraising


Terms of the Priced Round (Convertible Preferred Shares)
Economics vs Control in a Priced Round
How Employee Stock Options Plans Work
Managing Investor Relations & The Exit

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Success Stories

Our courses have helped founders successfully prepare for their raises and secure funding, including raising up to $3m+ seed rounds from Silicon Valley firms.

 
Fundraising 101 is an absolute must for anyone who wants to raise money for their business. I can’t overstate the positive impact Class Rebel had on Casca’s fundraise strategy and how I look at venture capital.

Braden Parker

Co-Founder & CEO
Casca Footwear

 
I credit the successful fundraising of LIVEKINDLY Media to Brooke Harley. Honestly I cannot recommend this course more for anyone looking to get their startup funded – I know I’ll be taking a refresher in the new year.

Jodi Monelle

Founder & CEO
LIVEKINDLY Media

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Class Schedule

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May 10-13, 2021

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June 7-10, 2021

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July 14-17, 2021

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