Venture Finance Academy

A startup fundraising coaching program for sophisticated founders and CEOs

The greatest problem faced by startups in their quest for funding is a lack of tailored strategic advice and coaching to pitch, negotiate and close smart money investors

The Venture Finance Academy is a comprehensive coaching program tailored for sophisticated founders and CEOs looking to master the art of pitching, negotiating, and closing deals with smart money investors.

Experience personalized mentorship and coaching for 12 months with our program. We'll evaluate your startup's current status, guide you in becoming investor-ready, and provide a tailored list of top institutional investors suited to your industry, location, and development stage

You won't have to navigate your fundraising journey alone. With us by your side, you'll have a partner who has extensive experience and a proven track record of success in guiding startups worldwide through their fundraising efforts.

Here’s a breakdown of what you will get in the program

Assessment

Complete a detailed Venture Finance Assessment with Brad Furber to determine your current state and address what needs to be done to become truly investor-ready.

Review & Update

Review and Update your pitch and pitch deck, due diligence locker, fundraising strategy, investor prospect list, and investment offer(s).

Customize your Investor Prospect List

Gain access to our extensive Global Venture Finance Directory, featuring over 3,877 sources of capital. Plus, receive personalized consultation to create a tailored list of top institutional investors from one of the largest global proprietary databases.

Expert One-on-One Coaching and Funding Advisor Assistance

Receive 6 hours of personalized coaching with Brad Furber, expertly guiding you through the process of preparing, pitching, negotiating and closing funding deals with third-party investors.

Resources

Unlock the full potential of your fundraising efforts with 12 months access to our Venture Finance PRO Masterclass. Benefit from a wealth of curated resources and proven templates, allowing you to close deals faster and more efficiently, leveraging years of industry research.

Our Brand Promise

If you're facing a venture finance challenge that we can't directly help you with, rest assured that we'll do our best to connect you with the right resources or experts who can.

BONUS Resources

Access to Pitch Coaching Academy online courses (Value 400€)

APPLICATION

Precondition
Before applying it is required that YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED
the Investor Readiness Test.

We reserve the right to cancel any application calls scheduled if you have not previously completed the Venture Finance Masterclass.

TESTIMONIALS


What other startup founder say about working with Aery Advisors and Brad Furber

Printify Inc., headquartered in Riga, Latvia, announced in September 2021 that it successfully closed a $45 Million Series A financing, led by Index Ventures, H&M Group and Virgin Group.

Latvia’s Printify Closes $45 Million Series A Round in September 2021

If you can have somebody experienced like Brad, that is huge because it can save you a ton of money

“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.”

-James Berdigans Founder and CEO of Printify.com

Aery Advisors’ founder Brad Furber has been working with the co-founders of Printify since late 2016. Since that time Brad has participated in multiple financing rounds, including Printify’s Series A round. Over the years, Brad has acted on behalf of Printify in multiple capacities, including as mentor, coach, strategic litigation manager, Series A term sheet negotiator, and outside advisor to counsel Printify going forward in connection with its print on demand platform scale up globally.

ZEMP's product suite enables small and medium businesses to sell across channels, manage operations across all core disciplines, engage with customers, accept payments and ultimately grow their business.

Swiss startup raised $1.3M swiftly in 2021

When I started talking to the first potential investors and they asked "Can I have a look into your data room" and I was prepared. It was a very positive thing. It was much easier to get traction in the market. It was first preparation of 3 months and 4 months of negotiations with investors. All in all, within 7 months we raised 1.3 million dollars.

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.

I would definitely 100% recommend it. I believe there is nothing that cannot be improved so no one has ever got from me a 10, as there is always room to improve, but I would say the experience has been a clear 9 for me.

Founder of Zemp Business Solutions
Lucerne, Switzerland | zemp.io

iPromote, headquartered in San Luis Obisbo, California, provides digital advertising technology and solutions designed to help underserved SMBs access the high growth programmatic digital advertising market in an efficient and cost-effective way. 

Brad helped us raise more than $1M in equity

If I could do it over again, I would compress the time that we spent in the early years and bring in expertise as early as possible to make sure that you're enlisting people that have that explicit knowledge, that “been there, done that" experience, to help guide you move forward.

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.

In July 2021, Cohere Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm made a strategic growth investment (8 figures) in iPromote.

- Gregg Albright, CEO of iPromote

Are you prepared to elevate your fundraising efforts to the next level?