Whether it's your first, or next round, Seed to Series C, the fundraising bootcamp is for you.
Master fundraising and get a better deal.
Malmö Cohort - Oct 2020
Raised €10m (Seed round)
Cph Cohort - Jan 2022
Raised €1.5m (Pre-seed)
Online Cohort - Jun 2021
Raised €17.5m (Series A)
Online Cohort - Mar 2022
Raised €2.3m (Seed round)
London Cohort - Mar 2021
Raised €11.7m & €19.3m
There is cash on offer, but investors are cautious. Valuations are down and less deals are closing. You'll start by understanding how investors think, and their motivations.
Work through the numerous funding options you have for your business. Weigh up the pros and cons of each, and select your preferred way to raise.
Build your narrative away from the product, features & market. Focus on the investor's angle, show you can return the entire VC fund, and how. Show what others don't or can't do, or have missed.
The deck and supporting documents. These are essential. You'll build them together with your cohort, get feedback and guidance from our team, and leave with everything you need. From first contact to term sheet and deal closing.
You need to be able to talk confidently about your numbers. Build your financial storyline - like your company story, but financially focused. Traction, sales, projections - everything. Get your numbers straight and get comfortable talking through them.
Not all investors are equal. We'll help you identify the ones who'll bring more to the to the table than cash, how to avoid time-wasters and detect those who have a secret interest in your company.
Nail your pitch, everytime. No more scripted, acronym-filled, robotic BS. You'll deliver your pitch confidently, naturally and convicingly. We build it with you, then iterate it until you're pitch-perfect.
Getting stumped by a investor question. A founders' nightmare. We'll help you anticipate what they'll ask, and build the answer they'll need to hear.
Negotiating the right deal. Recognise potential pitfalls in an offer, and don't get screwed at the final stage.
Join us online or in-person for live coaching at one of our up-coming cohorts.
Thinking about joining us and want to know more? Register your interest here and we'll send you an info pack and the curriculum.
Seriously, the inside knowledge and experience we got here can't be emulated or gained on some get-rich-quick type of online 'courses' - it takes people with deep insight and rich experience (also experience in failing and making mistakes) to understand this world, and that's who Marcela and Francois are.
Ljubljana cohort - May 2022
You are often told as a founder to beware of paid for services promising funding help. Fundraising Bootcamp is not that. It's THE coaching service you need to reach funding goals. To be honest it's priceless. Fundraising is no longer alien. I now know exactly what to do and have my messaging 100% right.
Online Cohort - June 2022
This was the single most valuable fundraising training I’ve ever had. Despite having raised before, there was so much I learned here that has completely change the way I fundraise. I have the tools, templates and processes to now run the most effective fundraise possible for Vistalworks. I urge all founders to invest time in this programme before they start seriously fundraising.
Tech Nation Cohort - Mar 2021
The Fundraising Bootcamp is for founders who are planning to raise investment from Venture Capital funds and have a company with some traction and mature enough to start thinking about raising investment in a not-so-distant future.
We’re used to having alumni from Seed to Series C on our programme – and highly encourage you to apply regardless of your stage – and they are usually tech or tech-enabled products.
Most founders plan too little time when they go fundraising: unprepared, they deliver poorly, have no time to incorporate feedback and iterate, and end up with no, or bad, term sheets.
In an ideal world, you should join a minimum of 6 months before you plan to close your round. Data shows it takes on average 23 weeks to do so, so in the perfect scenario, you have that sort of runway left.
If you have less than six months, however, you should still join because the Bootcamp will lessen the chances of you screwing up the process. There are shortcuts and we offer you some tools that will definitely save you time, like an investor list with over 4,500 investors with their updated contacts and details.
The content of both cohorts is exactly the same. It's exactly the same curriculum, exactly the same number of hours and exactly the same number of sessions.
The online programme happens in 3 weeks, taking between 2 to 3 hours every day. It's really intense, but you still have some time during the day to run your startup and have a life outside the programme. We run much more online programmes than offline programmes because they’re easier for people from everywhere on the planet to join.
The offline seems more intense simply because it's done in only a week, 8 hours per day. It's the same programme that happens online but packed in a short time, focused on people who prefer to do it in person and/or want and can afford to stop everything else in their lives for a whole week. It is, obviously, location-based.
If you prefer to stop everything for a week to focus on the Fundraising Bootcamp, we suggest you do it in person.
If you can't imagine stopping for a week and would much rather have time to digest what you learned, go through the exercises, discuss everything with your team and come back, we suggest you do it online.
Both programmes are the same. It’s the same curriculum, the same quality and the same outcomes.
Yes. Our online programme is fully live, nothing is pre-recorded.
Yes! The pitch deck gets quite a bit of attention during the programme as we use it as the north star for the rest of your documentation. When you’re able to crystallize what you do and build a good investor proposition in your deck, it's much easier to create the rest of the documentation using the pitch as a base.
During the programme, we help you crystalize the message, find diamonds in the rough and perfect your presentation. You have four sessions with our full attention dedicated to your deck exclusively. We get together in small groups and everyone has their chance to present their decks, ask for suggestions and recommendations from both our co-founders and also from other founders. This all happens live, while you can answer questions and ask further.
Francois teaches all knowledge sessions, all Q&A sessions and some iteration sessions too. He also joins most, if not all of our post-programme catch-up calls, in case you have questions or challenges along the way, and is part of our community of founders – recurrently answering questions over there too.
When you graduate, you will get a list of all the investors on the list and will have a clear methodology on how to qualify, assess and filter your ideal target list. When you send that back to us, we enrich that data with the emails for you.
Founders have ongoing access to our materials, tools and templates.
If you join a cohort and think you’re not getting any value from it, we will refund your money in full. All we ask is that you show up to sessions and put in the time. If you attend the course and still feel like it was not worth your investment, we're happy to refund you – just so you know, nobody has ever asked for their money back so far.
Whether you raise a seed or a larger round, our cost is a rounding error after the comma; Sub 1%. If you raise a million or £50m it will cost you the price for one ticket and you will get everything you need – for life, not for each round.
We also don’t get any % out of your round – what you raise is yours to keep. Our metric of success comes from your round being a success.
We're biased but yes, it does. Most of our alumni have gone to raise anything from £500k to £15mi following their participation in Bootcamp. If you’re not sure about that, check our wall of love or even try to reach out to some of our alumni on LinkedIn.
As a general rule of thumb, and simplifying to the extreme, VC is for you if you are: Ready to scale rapidly, willing to give up equity and dilute your ownership in your company while being willing to play by the rules of VC investors – which means a 10-year marriage you can’t easily divorce. Moreover, ideally, you have found your product-market fit and have some traction (clients, customers, users) to show. If venture capital is not for you, there are other alternative forms of funding you can also consider.
The Fundraising Bootcamp is for you if you are looking to raise capital from VC funds and know that you could run this process more efficiently and with better outcomes than you would on your own.
The programme is likely to help you reduce the pain and the pitfalls of the process, make you raise from investors you actually want and at a better valuation than you would if you set out on your own. We have alumni that have raised money before going through the Bootcamp and first-timers as well.
We don’t. Our pricing structure is super simple and straightforward: we charge a fixed fee for the programme and what you raise is yours to keep. We don’t take any equity of your company and we don’t take a success fee for whatever you raise.
By the end of the programme, you should have your pitch deck either fully ready or close to ready. We focus on the pitch deck as the document that will guide the rest of your documentation.
Most founders tend to struggle to simplify and crystalize their investor proposition, so we make sure you have that starting point ready to then build the rest of your documentation pack.
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