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Develop a smart fundraising strategy
3h 55min
Fundraising

Develop a smart fundraising strategy

Learn about the process of fundraising, including how to analyse your funding needs and identify different sources of funding. This course explains the pros and cons of investment, awards, grants, crowdfunding and loans and includes interviews with founders about their experiences raising funds from these different sources, plus a 7-part canvas that you can use to analyse your funding needs and identify funding sources.
3h 55min

Learn - core concepts

3min
Fundraising Introduction
3min
A short animated explainer that introduces the topic of fundraising and describes the different types and sources of fun ...

Hear - advice from founders

4min
Laurent Coulot, CEO and Co-Founder of Insolight
4min
Laurent Coulot, CEO & Co-Founder of Insolight, explains their fundraising strategy and offers advice on how to raise ...
7min
7min
Laurent Coulot, CEO & Co-Founder of Insolight, offers his advice on how to raise money from investors and provides a ...
4min
4min
Laurent Coulot, CEO & Co-Founder of Insolight, offers his advice on how to secure grants and provides a few tips and ...
7min
Florent Héroguel, COO & Co-Founder of Bloom Renewables
7min
Florent Héroguel, COO of Bloom Renewables, explains their fundraising strategy and offers advice on how to raise money ...
6min
Daniel Meppiel, CTO & Co-Founder of WeGaw
6min
Daniel Meppiel, CTO of WeGaw, explains their fundraising strategy and offers advice on how to raise money from investors ...
7min
7min
Daniel Meppiel, CTO of WeGaw, offers his advice on how to raise money using equity crowdfunding and provides a few tips ...
7min
7min
Daniel Meppiel, CTO of WeGaw, offers his advice on how to secure grant funding and provides a few tips and lessons learn ...

Explore – optional knowledge from the web

23min
Old Boots
23min
Founder Mikael Thuneberg, who bootsrapped for 7 years until raising investment for his company Supermetrics discusses th ...
3min
Crowdfunding
3min
An introduction to the four main types of crowdfunding: equity-based; debt-based; rewards-based; and donation-based, wit ...
8min
Increasing Piles of Coins
8min
Successful entrepreneur Jay Adelson explains what the different rounds of startup funding are called and why.
7min
7min
Advice from a serial entrepreneur about how to raise seed investment.
15min
Contract Discussion
15min
Convertible notes are a great way for early-stage tech companies to raise capital, but how do they work? Here we provide ...
33min
Money Pie
33min
The top 7 ways that both investors and founders can value an early-stage startup.
10min
Seth Godin
10min
Startup guru Seth Godin explains how nonprofits can use storytelling to spread their mission and raise the funds they ne ...
15min
Contract Signing
15min
Venture capital investment template documentation, including a term sheet, an investment agreement, a shareholders agree ...
11min
11min
Two lawyers share their perspectives of why a Shareholders' Agreement is so important and what key aspects it should inc ...
15min
15min
Learn how to incentivise and motivate team members by using Employee Stock Options.

Apply - tools

45min
Funding Canvas
45min
A 7-part canvas that you can use to assess your funding needs and identify different sources of funding.
5min
Fundraising Glossary
5min
The jargon used by investors and other funders when discussing fundraising can be intimidating, but in fact, there are o ...