Fundraising Case Studies

Venture Finance Academy, Startups fundraising stories

Oliver Zemp

"Brad was tangible, we had open conversations, coaching sessions, I had trust in him because he’s done it, he went through it, he talks from experience, and he has a very huge heritage. You accepted his advice because it worked. It is not a standard class. This is bespoke sessions with him where he focused and adapted his knowledge to my needs."

Founder and CEO of, Oliver Zemp

Raised $1.35M+, Seed

Pacific Diabetes Technologies

Thomas Seidl

"I managed to raise now 1.75 million in the seed round over the last year.  It was long experience but it was a very fulfilling experience.

I would absolutely recommend the Venture Finance Academy to anybody that is a fresh CEO and trying to look for money because it puts everything into perspective and you have access to a comprehensive source of knowledge and expertise, including Brad, who gives just tremendous amount of helpful information and advice."

Thomas Seidl, CEO of Pacific Diabetes Technologies

Raised $1.75M+ Seed


James Berdigans

"I think the most expensive thing in business is the mistakes you make and mistakes in terms of the direction of where you want to bring the company, and the time you waste in going the wrong direction or focusing on the wrong thing. And if you have somebody experienced like Brad, that is huge because it can save you a ton of money. Having the possibility to have the advice from somebody who has been there and done that before is incredibly valuable."

Founder and CEO of Printify, James Berdigans

Raised $45M, Series A


Gregg Albright

"I was fortunate that I've known Brad for a long time. I've known him since he was 20 years old and I've participated with him, watching him work all around the world. He has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs, startups and emerging growth companies raise capital globally."

Gregg Albright, founder and CEO of iPromote

Raised $1M+, Pre-Seed

2021 got a strategic growth investment (8 figures).