Designing the Perfect Investor-Raise Money for your Startup

Designing the Perfect Investor - Raising Money for your Startup

Your Entrepreneur Instructor Nicole Toomey Davis
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Nicole Toomey Davis
Nicole Toomey Davis
President & CEO, Enclavix, LLC, Co-Creator of, Successful Fundraiser, and Serial Entrepreneur

About the Instructor

Nicole Toomey Davis is President & CEO of Enclavix, LLC, creators of, a free online application that uses artificial intelligence to curate the most useful resources for entrepreneurs. 

Ms. Davis is a serial entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars from angel and VC investors as well as over $1.2 million in funding from the NSF SBIR program.  She has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and spent 6 years running a grant funding program for the State of Utah to help bring to market some of the state's most advanced technologies. Ms. Davis blogs at

This course is an extension of a presentation she has been asked to give to many groups of entrepreneurs to help level the playing field with investors! Ms. Davis holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a published author, with both textbook contributions and press articles to her credit, and is frequently called upon to speak at industry events and has been recognized by her peers with many industry awards.
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This course, is designed to help level the playing field for entrepreneurs who either are planning to or are considering raising money from investors. 

If you are raising money for your startup for the first time, you are at a huge disadvantage! Investors see dozens, even hundreds, of pitches a year, you know only about your deal and maybe a few of your friends' deals.  

You can find many courses and commentaries from angel and VC investors out there, many of them free.  And they can be useful, at least to see what investors say publicly.  But, raising money is the negotiation of a lifetime - and you can bet that all of those investors aren't revealing all of their negotiating secrets online!  

This course gets you behind the scenes with an experienced entrepreneur and mentor so you better understand, up front, how the startup money game is played:  what motivates investors, some of the secrets only insiders know, and the ways you can "poison the well" and kill your deal. 

Don't kid yourself, many entrepreneurs fail in their attempts to raise capital, even if they have a great concept, strong team and are willing work hard.  Why? Many times it's because they don't know what they don't know, and they don't know how the game is played.  Don't let that be you!

People ask why VentureWrench charges for this course - easy - because we only want serious entrepreneurs to take it.  But if you are serious, this course can save you time, money and aggravation.  It may even help you save your company.

For Serious Entrepreneurs who sign up during our Launch Period, the course price is $200 off  the regular price!  For the discounted price of only $150, you get 4 1/2 hours of behind the scenes content from an experienced entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars!  After the launch period, the course will go back to its regular $350 price.

If you complete this course, you will better understand how angel and venture investors work, you will learn how your company fits in the investors' mental landscape, and you will be able to develop all the tools you need, right alongside the tutorials, to begin the fundraising process, including an elevator pitch, executive summary and pitch deck as well as clarity on the need for good financials.

Course Contents

20 Videos
3 PDFs
4.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1 Introduction to Designing the Perfect Investor
Chapter 2 - How This Course can Help you Raise Money for your Startup
Chapter 4 Know Thyself
Chapter 5 Who are your Big Friends?
Chapter 6 Identify Your Theme
Chapter 7 Understanding What Drives Angel Investors
Chapter 8 How Venture Capital Firms Work
Chapter 9 The Designer Investor!
Chapter 10 Explain Yourself - Overview of Tools of the Trade
Chapter 11 Tools of the Trade - Develop Your Basic Elevator Pitch
Chapter 12 Tools of the Trade - Elevate your Elevator Pitch!
Chapter 13 Tools of the Trade - Execute an Amazing Executive Summary
Chapter 14 Tools of the Trade - Batter Up for an Awesome Pitch Deck
Chapter 15 Finessing Your Financials
Chapter 16 Dialing for Dollars
Chapter 17 Getting to Yes! from Investors
Chapter 18 Take More Money Than You Think You Need and Other PItfalls
Bonus Content - Some Alternatives to Raising Money from Investors