Case Studies and Testimonials
Fundraising stories and testimonials
Fundraising stories and testimonials
"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 Zemp.io, Oliver Zemp
Raised $1.35M+, Seed
"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
"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
"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).
“I can highly recommend Brad and his team at Aery Advisors. My business partner and I hired Brad as an advisor when we first began our fundraising process. This proved to be an excellent decision, and Brad's valuable advice really helped us to be better prepared in the way we approached investors. His experience with fundraising and his thoughtful insights helped us make key strategic decisions that changed the course of our fundraising journey. Additionally, this saved us time we would have inevitably lost in trying to learn everything ourselves through trial and error. Furthermore, Brad and his team are extremely professional, kind, and genuinely want to see you succeed. They were always available to us with any questions we had over the course of the year, and we are so grateful for their support. I highly recommend using Aery Advisors if you're planning a round of capital!
Thank you again for all of your support, it's made a real difference for us!”
-Mariek Anselme Cofounder, A.M.A Selection
General Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz
As a partner, adviser, and friend, Brad is fantastic on all counts. I met him as a forward-thinking client (Xeriton under Brad became our first client), became the beneficiary of his valuable advice, business ideas, and introductions, and have emerged as one of his biggest fans...even though he is one of very few people who has out-negotiated me every time! ;) He's quite the poker player. If you have a startup or even an established business, you should get Brad involved sooner rather than later.
VP of Legal at Highspot
If you get a chance to work with Brad, take it. For almost four years I had the privilege of working with Brad and learned a tremendous amount about resolving complex legal issues and running a business strategically and with a vision. I also valued Brad’s professionalism and friendship and enjoyed collaborating with him on a daily basis. Brad hired me when I was a young lawyer, and in addition to being an outstanding manager, he also was an excellent mentor, leader and advisor, providing a solid foundation for me to succeed in my future endeavors.
Investor Network Builder, Founder and Mentor
I had the pleasure of working with Brad in Copenhagen as a founder, investor, and mentor. He brought the ‘Term Sheet Battle’ concept with him from the US West Coast, where he staged a mock term sheet negotiation between a startup and an investor. The local ecosystem loved the program so much that it has spawned a host of imitators in the Nordic startup scene. Brad worked with a number of startups either as founder, interim CEO, advisor, investor, and mentor.
The Fundraising Masterclass met expectations. Outstanding. Most valuable insights and deep knowledge.
The Startup Fundraising concept covered were very high level.
United States HereafterLegacy.ai (HaL)
One of the most insightful videos I've seen on raising capital.
Bloody good stuff, thanks for making this.
Shuttle Planet, Founder & CEO
I had found that the short course is perfectly structured and it certainly delivers a lot of value to investment-seeking start-ups. I will - and did already - recommend the course to others.
Founder at CoObeya
“I found the webinar very useful to learn what the whole marketplace entails. We are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and we are looking for opportunities to gain more traction in the U.S”
Investor Relations, Norway
“Very refreshing! I work with companies listed on Nasdaq First North and this is a new avenue that's opened up. I am always interested in working in new directions because you always have to be ready to re-evaluate or rethink”