Raising Money for Your Start-Up | Scott Hartley | Skillshare

Raising Money for Your Start-Up

Scott Hartley, Venture Capitalist & Author

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8 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:48
    • 2. Intro & The Funding Landscape

      7:15
    • 3. Determining your Capital Needs

      8:44
    • 4. How does an Investor Think?

      10:24
    • 5. Building your Pitch Deck

      7:23
    • 6. Thinking about Market Size

      11:06
    • 7. What's your Company Valuation?

      9:00
    • 8. Articulating Valuation to Investors

      7:38

About This Class

This class is for any entrepreneur thinking about the next steps of their business, and what it takes to scale.

What You'll Learn

  • Introduction and the Funding Landscape. What venture capital is, and whether your business needs it
  • Determing your Capital Needs. How to calculate your market size, burn rate, runway, capital need, unit economics, life-time value of a customer, and all the criteria are for how investors evaluate deals.
  • Building Your Pitch Deck. The best way to frame your investor pitch.
  • Articulating Valutation to Investors. How to put all of the pieces together to communicate and calculate our pre-money and post-money valuation.

What You'll Do


By the end of the course, you will know how to pitch to investors, how to calculate your pre-money and post-money valuation, and how to raise seed, angel, or growth venture capital.

Class projects will highlight building a pitch deck to address investor evaluation criteria, calculating your burn rate, runway, market size, unit economics, and pre-money valuations.

Deliverable. You will create a pitch deck to pitch to potential investors.

Description. You will walk through your pitch including: your hypothesis, burn rate,  runway, and why you need to raise money today.You will know the parameters around the implied pre-money and post-money valuation, and how to articulate your needs and what it means for valuation. 

Specs. By the end of the class, you'll have a pitch deck and a pitch.