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Based on 30+ years' experience working with hundreds of successful startups and emerging growth ventures globally, including screening several thousands of potential venture finance deals, we have created and professionally produced a Venture Finance Masterclass video course that, together with our PDF Ebook, will enable you to answer questions such as:
Venture Finance Masterclass
4 powerful venture finance lessons
that will connect you with your target investors
THE FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF VENTURE FINANCE
The first video is about understanding the foundational knowledge of venture finance: the different kinds of options available to create value and build your business.
Without sufficient resources, your business cannot attract, retain and motivate the best people to work for or with you. More money will allow you to invest in the things that make a business valuable: innovation, product and service design, sales and marketing, customer service and even general and administrative.
- Become well versed in how to get access to the resources you need.
- Learn whether you should offer common stock or if it's better to offer convertible debt for investors.
- Know which securities options are the most attractive to the kind of investors that you seek to attract.
- Know the difference between a SAFE and a SAFT and how it can change your future investments.
- See examples of when you should raise money by offering a revenue-backed note.
- Be equipped with knowledge about the three basic forms of equity financing for fast deal closing.
- Know different types of securities and instruments that you can offer to prospective investors
- Learn how to negotiate the key economic terms with bigger-ticket investors, which will work for your startup long-term.
- Learn how can you incentivize and compensate employees, contractors and advisors through equity compensation plans.
The first lesson explains it all.
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PUT YOUR STARTUP'S "HOUSE IN ORDER"
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Learn the essentials of preparing your business properly for investment, including business, financial and legal due diligence matters.
Asking third parties to invest in your business is a bit like inviting someone to come stay in your home. It’s important to make sure you have things neat and tidy – that there’s no piles of dirty laundry, or broken glass on the floor, or, God forbid, unflushed toilets. Ugh…
If you are successful at convincing a prospective investor that your venture is an attractive opportunity, that is only the first step: you still need to get through the due diligence stage.
- Discover 3 ways to do your tech startup due diligence process that will increase your odds of convincing investors to say YES.
- Get real world examples of exactly what investors are looking for in legal, financial and business matters.
- Learn from real startup examples what usually goes wrong so you can avoid it.
The second video gives you the essential information on getting your house in order.
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If I hadn't had Brad's coaching, I'd be nowhere close to over halfway subscribed in a 1.35 million dollar pre-seed round for a pre-revenue company
If you do not get your house in order as Brad teaches, you shouldn't go out and raise money.
What I really learned was that the process and the system of getting your house in order is everything. He has an entire tool kit to help you do that in the venture finance course. What he teaches is critical.
-Samuel P. N. Coo, CEO & Founder of SanityDesk.com
VENTURE FINANCE OFFER(S)
Learn what an investor-centric offer looks like to get your next investment round.
Most startup founders are familiar with the concept of “product/market fit” and it’s the same concept matching your business to an investor.
- Uncover how to avoid raising legal costs when it comes to putting your venture finance offer and contract together.
- Learn what finance source(s) will be best suited to your startup (e.g., FFF, crowdfunding, state sponsored entrepreneur funds, accelerators and incubators, angels, micro-VC, corporate venture capital, or traditional VC firms). Choosing the wrong source could complicate future finance rounds.
- Discover which geographic region you should choose (e.g. Silicon Valley, London, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai) and why this matters to your investors.
- Prepare yourself to pitch to different types of investors in different circumstances. There's no "one size fits all."
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MARKET THE OFFER(S)
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Learn the contents of the essential toolkit to help you find, approach and close your tech venture finance offering(s).
- Find out where the fish (investors) are.
- Learn whether it is a good idea to employ a “fish (investor) finder?”
- Discover if you have professional advisors that are experienced in the art and if they they can help you to move forward on this journey.
- Find out why and how to form an advisory board.
- Uncover the fastest way to approach investors.
- Learn how to navigate the corporate and securities laws that regulate how and where you may go hunting and fishing for investors.
- Learn how you can attract any particular investor in the world if you know who he or she is.
All these topics and more are covered in the fourth video.
WHEN YOU FINISH THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR ADVISORS TO REVIEW
YOUR TECH STARTUP FINANCE PLAN AND DISCOVER HOW WE CAN HELP YOU ON YOUR FUNDRAISING JOURNEY
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If you can have somebody experienced like Brad, that is huge because it can save you a ton of money
My advice for all founders: it doesn't matter if it's Brad or anyone else, try to have a mentor that can guide you. And Brad is a really good one.
At the beginning, he was giving us advice on the KISS notes and some things were unclear to us. Obviously, we didn't have that much money that we could get top-notch San Francisco lawyers to explain it to us for $500 an hour. So having Brad on our side and going through those little things that are important at the time, was very, very helpful.
-James Berdigans and Artis Kehris, Founders of Printify.com
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Watch the four Venture Finance Masterclass videos and in just two hours you’ll go through a crash course. This is information that will save you thousands in the money-raising process.
Every tech startup founder who wants third-party capital should have this fundamental knowledge of what they need to prepare to get the money they need.
In reality, just 1 in 200 founders really knows these secrets – and that’s why they get funded. Be the founder who knows these secrets.
It’s one thing to hear and see the information, but smart entrepreneurs like to have it written for handy reference.
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MEET BRAD FURBER
Founder of Aery Advisors
I’m Brad Furber. I’m a seed investor, company advisor, entrepreneur and lawyer who’s been working closely with funders, intermediaries, founders and visionary entrepreneurs just like you during my entire professional career.
I’ve been a strategic mentor, advisor and angel investor in 50+ tech startups, 15 of which have already achieved an exit or liquidity event. I served as President and CEO of a bootstrapped and profitable consumer Internet software + services global tech startup, co-founder of an innovative law firm for startups and emerging growth companies, and founding business leader of a cross-faculty innovation centre at one of the world’s top 50 research intensive universities.
I’ve been engaged to advise on more than 150 angel and venture capital financings, more than 50 mergers and acquisitions, and 10+ public offerings.
Over the past ten years, I’ve lived and worked in four countries – the USA, Denmark, Australia and now Switzerland. I understand that each region and each jurisdiction has its own unique culture and way of doing deals. I’ve seen first hand what’s worked and what hasn’t. Venture finance is not one size fits all. It requires empathy, design thinking, legal, financial and marketing know-how, strategy, persistence and true grit.
That is what I am sharing in this course.
I spoke to a startup founder with a $400K investment from a local investor. He was planning to spend it all to generate $200K revenue. I suggested it might be smarter to spend some of it, say $15K, on a compelling venture finance offer that could improve his balance sheet by $1M or more. That’s what I’m talking about – building foundations and capabilities, and selling your dream to investors who can help you innovate, compete and grow.
I want to help you help yourself – by sharing access to knowledge, expertise and networks that will enable you to meet and exceed your venture finance goals and objectives.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you follow the steps taught in this course, then you will have the foundational knowledge, organizational structure, toolkit and, most importantly, the mindset to design an offer that will enable you to target the right sources of capital with the right types of offers to dramatically improve your prospects for success.
The PRO course consists of approximately 4.6 hours of video content, which is split up into 41+ individual lesson videos that you can watch and re-watch at any time. In addition to the lesson videos, the course has a downloadable PDF workbook that you can use to supplement the videos, as well as access to a number of downloadable forms and agreements to help you learn, plan and execute.
Course is condenced into 2 hours and four video lessons.
If you desire to interact with other students, you can do that through a closed online community, or group, that will enable participants to ask questions, provide feedback, share war stories and otherwise collaborate with one another. One of our core purposes is to facilitate knowledge exchange within trustworthy, credible and professional environments – with a view towards enabling all participants to learn, share and network.
The Venture Finance Masterclass is designed to be taken individually. If you do desire to view this within a group setting, then we ask that you respect our terms and conditions, including paying separately for each individual who is going through the course. We ask that students do not copy or redistribute the materials in any way.
We believe you will start experiencing the benefits of this course on day one. We encourage you to go through the course in the order it has been designed, as each step builds upon the knowledge and preparation of the prior step(s).
You can choose the Masterclass Premium version, which has a one-hour strategic venture finance call with Brad Furber.
On this call I’ll review your current state, objectively assess and challenge your offer from the perspective of a real investor and outline next steps to accelerate your venture finance journey.
After that call, we can talk about the Venture Finance Academy and if you’re ready for it.
You can view classes on any internet-enabled device, on any modern browser.
There are suggested exercises, tasks and steps – but no assignments are required.
You can review the course materials at any time. If you desire to interact with other students, you can do that through a closed online community, or group, that will enable participants to ask questions, provide feedback, share war stories and otherwise collaborate with one another. One of our core purposes is to facilitate knowledge exchange, within a trustworthy, credible and professional environments – with a view towards enabling all participants to learn, share and network.
Also you have one free 30-min. venture finance discovery call with one of our advisors. Please book it in advance. On this call you can discuss next steps to accelerate your venture finance journey.
You can take courses anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
No, the videos are not downloadable – but they are available in your account at any time, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.
We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.
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