Raising Capital in a Down Economy - Designing the Perfect Investor
How to Succeed even in a Downturn!
Things have changed dramatically since the pandemic arrived in early 2020. The public equity markets plunged and continue to gyrate. The "end date" of the economic lockdown is unknown, but the pattern of startup investor behavior is pretty well understood by those of us who've skiied the market avalanche before.
Importantly these changes in investor behavior may last 2 to 3 years!
I created this new course, Raising Capital in a Down Economy, building on our unique philosophy of "Designing the Perfect Investor", and adding the latest information on what's happening in venture capital to help you better navigate today's challenges in securing capital for your venture.
This course includes all of the content of our flagship course - Designing the Perfect Investor, as well as additional custom content specifically related to the ways things are different in a down or declining economy, and techniques and strategies to help improve your success!
The purpose of this course is to educate and support you, to help you navigate a funding environment which has become, and we should expect to stay, increasingly treacherous!
The Core Objectives are to help you:
Finally, you will understand how to Design the Perfect Investor for your business, your stage and your industry, and then how to search for, and find, those “perfect investors".
Only you, the entrepreneur and your team can properly prepare yourself and put these ideas and philosophy to work, but if you put what you learn here to work, you will be better prepared for the negotiation of your lifetime - raising money from investors!
Nicole Toomey Davis
Welcome to Raising Capital in a Down Economy - Designing the Perfect Investor
Skiing the (Stock Market) Avalanche
5 Changes In Raising Startup Capital when Stock Markets Plunge!
Introduction Video of Core Content - Designing the Perfect Investor
VentureWrench Workbook Chapters 1-9 - Designing the Perfect Investor
VentureWrench Workbook Chapters 10-bonus - Designing the Perfect Investor
VentureWrench Guide to Investor Capital - More Insights on Investors
How this course can Help You
What Question Will You Answer with This Course?
3 Be In The Market
Where Are YOU In Your Market - SWOT Analysis
Key Customer Benefits Worksheet
Intellectual Property Worksheet
Financial View Worksheet
4 Know Yourself
Worksheet - Know Yourself
Who are Your Big Friends?
Worksheet - Who are Your Big Friends?
Identify Your Theme
Worksheet - Identify Your Theme
Understanding What Drives Angel Investors
Chapter 8 How Venture Capital Firms Work!
The Designer Investor!
Your Designer Investor - Worksheet and Description Pages
Overview of Tools of the Trade
Develop Your Elevator Pitch
Your Turn Elevator Pitch Outline
Elevator PItch Alternative Model Worksheet
Elevate Your Elevator Pitch
Worksheet - Add Wow!
Execute an Amazing Executive Summary
An Example of an Executive Summary
Your Awesome Pitch Deck - Part 1
Your Awesome Pitch Deck - Part 2
Pitch Deck 15 Slide Worksheet
Pitch Deck 10 Slide Worksheet
Pitch Deck 12-20 Slide Canaan Model Worksheet
Tools of the Trade - Finessing your Financials
Dialling for Dollars
Some tricks to find angels
InvestorFind can Help
InvestorFind™ Launch Announcement
Getting to Yes!
Take More More Money than you think you need and other pitfalls
Bonus Content - Alternatives to Investor Financing to Consider
VentureWrench Sources of (other types) of Startup Capital
If you want more help....