To say that getting investment for a startup is difficult would be a vast understatement. Less than 1% of startups raise angel or venture capital. And of that small group, not even half manage to raise a second round.
So what makes that select group of businesses stand out from the rest?
One thing’s for sure… It requires a lot more than wowing investors with exciting technology or a great idea. Beyond a good pitch, you need to show that you’re building a strong company with the potential to grow at the rate investors are looking for. They want to see that you have a strategic plan to reach milestones and the team to make it happen. Thinking through every step of the process — from the first email, to due diligence, to an eventual exit — will give you the competitive edge you need to seal the deal.
This 2-day workshop, led by Mark Schwartz, PhD, covers everything you need to know about securing investment to grow your startup company. It draws from his extensive career as an investor, serial entrepreneur and business leader who has scaled startups through profitable liquidation events. He brings you to the other side of the table to look at fundraising from an investor’s point of view. Over the course of two days, you’ll get access to information and materials that will support a successful fundraising campaign.