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Raising Venture Capital - The 4 Essential Documents

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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14 Videos (1h 14m)
    • Course Introduction

    • Instructor Introduction

    • Introduction to Investor Documents and the VC Process

    • Business Plan Part 1

    • Business Plan Part 2

    • Business Plan Part 3

    • Business Plan Part 4

    • Business Plan Part 5

    • Business Plan Part 6

    • 1 Page Executive Summary

    • Financial Model

    • Investor Presentation

    • Term Sheets and Valuations

    • Course Conclusion


About This Class

Learn the 4 documents you'll need to successfully raise capital from venture capitalists and angel investors

** New Course for 2018! **

As someone who has helped startup companies raise venture capital, I know that raising venture capital for your company can be a long and frustrating process.  Part of the problem is entrepreneurs do not know how to properly approach venture capital firms.  There are standard primary documents every start up company should have which venture capitalists are looking to see.  Learn from someone who has been through the process and successfully raised capital for several companies. 

In this course we will review these 4 documents in detail.  I will show you how the proper presentation, what information should be included, what should not be included, and how to properly present these to investors.  As well I've added in some extra special tips and tricks on the best way to successfully obtain venture capital for your business!

What We Do In The Course:  

  • Review & examine an investor quality business plan
  • Review & examine a 1 page executive summary
  • Review and examine a 5 year financial model & budget 
  • Review an investor presentation / pitch deck
  • Give you tips and tricks on how to best approach investors
  • And Much More!
  • At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, venture capital and angel investors.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA





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