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Raising Money for Your Start-Up

Scott Hartley, Venture Capitalist & Author

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8 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Intro & The Funding Landscape

    • 3. Determining your Capital Needs

    • 4. How does an Investor Think?

    • 5. Building your Pitch Deck

    • 6. Thinking about Market Size

    • 7. What's your Company Valuation?

    • 8. Articulating Valuation to Investors


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.





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Scott Hartley

Venture Capitalist & Author

Scott Hartley is a Silicon Valley native, who spent the past decade at Google, Facebook, and as a Partner at a $2 billion Sand Hill Road venture capital firm. He also worked in the Obama White House on innovation policy as a Presidential Innovation Fellow. He's worked with hundreds of founders, and know what it takes to find the right partner, frame your company and pitch, and talk about valuation. Check out his book, The Fuzzy and the Techie, coming April 2017.

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