Be smarter than Venture Capitalists.
After taking the Mastering The Fundraising Game certification, which covers the lay of the fundraising, we encourage you to enroll in the Advanced Fundraising certification, which teaches the key elements of the financing round, what the post-financing looks like, and how to master the issues ahead for follow-on financing and beyond.
You'll learn how to design and articulate a killer vision, how to develop a clear competitive advantage, and how to perfectly value your company.
All of this is especially important to grasp if you're targeting sophisticated institutional investors, venture capitalists, or super angels. These people get approached by hundreds, possibly thousands of founders each week. You have to be on the top of your game when you receive an opportunity to speak with them. How will you stand out and capture their attention?
Alejandro Cremades is the author of the best-selling book The Art of Startup Fundraising. Alejandro currently leads the vision and execution for Onevest as its Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. The Onevest ecosystem supports founders and investors in building successful ventures from formation (via CoFoundersLab) to financing (via 1000 Angels).
Over the course of the past years, Alejandro has helped as an ‘angel’ fund over 100 startups and has raised millions from angels and venture capital investors online and offline for his own ventures. In his current role he spends a lot of time teaching investors and entrepreneurs exactly what to look for in a ‘fundable’ startup, and how to structure investment opportunities to make them a win/win for everyone.
Alejandro guest lectures at NYU Stern School of Business and The Wharton Business School. Alejandro has been included in the Top 30 Under 30 lists of Vanity Fair, Entrepreneur Magazine, and GQ Magazine. Alejandro has also been involved with the JOBS Act since inception. He was invited to the White House and the US House of Representatives to provide his stands on the new regulatory changes.