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virtual:lab Videos

Videos for founders who want to quickly understand all the elements of the investor-readiness process. The combination of expertise with actionable best-practice recommendations helps you to convince investors that your startup is worth investing in.

Go from understanding to doing

virtual:labs are designed to help you understand how different parts of the  investor-readiness process are related to each other. Each lab focuses on one particular topic and helps you to plan your next steps accordingly.

Avoid common mistakes

In addition to the subject-specific content there are also best-practice recommendations and tips & tricks. This will save you time and help you to avoid common pitfalls.

Make your startup investor-ready

Perfect for getting an overview of the whole investor-readiness process

In this virtual_lab we present and explain a structured process that guides you through all the necessary steps to make your company investor-ready.

Learn what documents you need to prepare, how the different topics relate to each other, where you should start and how long the individual steps and the overall process will take.

  • Strategic alignment (market, product, team)
  • Financial planning & Cash need (scenarios, cash need, KPIs)
  • Company valuation (benchmarks, methods, share)
  • Investor profiling (search profile, ranking, details)
  • Contacting process (timeline, documents, KPIs)

    • Live Q&A session included with every virtual_lab!
    • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
    • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-

Startup Funding: Where to start and what to prepare

Ideal for founders who are ready for action and want to get started with their preparation

With this virtual_lab we focus on the funding process. Where should you start, what kinds of investors are there, how do you find the right one and which documents do you need to prepare in advance so you are ready for every phase of the investor negotiations.

  • Where to start the funding process
  • What does the overall funding process look like
  • Types of investors (Angel, VC, Corporate VC, …)
  • How to find the right investor (how to profile investors)
  • Which documents you need to prepare (from financial plan to investment teaser)
  • The contacting process and the outreach phase

  • Live Q&A session included with every virtual_lab!
  • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
  • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-

The Venture Capital Method

Learn when and how to use the venture capital method for calculating a valuation for your start-up.

Get a deeper understanding of  valuation methods in general and the venture capital method in particular with this virtual_lab.

  • Overview of different valuation methods
  • Why the valuation of a startup is different
  • The Venture Capital Method in detail
  • Necessary inputs and parameters for VCM
  • Using the tool on the platform
  • Understanding and using the results

    • Live Q&A session included with every virtual_lab!
    • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
    • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-

The Risk Factor Summation Method

Learn when and how to use this early stage startup valuation method. 

The RFS method is a useful method for establishing the pre-money valuation of a pre-revenue startup. In this virtual:lab we explain how it works and what inputs you need. Topics in this 21 min video lesson are:

  • Overview of valuation methods (DCF)
  • Why the valuation of a startup is different
  • The Risk Factor Summation Method and the 12 standard risk types
  • Necessary inputs and parameters
  • Using the tool on the key2investors platform
  • Understanding and using the results

    • Live Q&A session included with every virtual_lab!
    • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
    • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-

Your take aways

You’ll have a clear understanding of each topic. This will help you to prioritize your work-load and develop a clear understanding of the next steps.

You’ll get valuable inputs, ready-to-use templates and guides.

Use our checklists to quickly assess where you stand.

Feedback from and exchange with your peers (other startups looking for investors) and experts in our Slack Community

Your benefits

The videos are tightly integrated with the content on the platform which makes reading up on the details super easy.

Full access to all the content on the key2investors.com platform for 14-days included with every virtual_lab.

 Live Q&A session included with every virtual_lab: We hold regular live Q&A sessions about once a month and we invite you to join one of the sessions. Ask anything you want to know!

All the relevant topics

From an overview of the whole process to a deep-dive on specific topics:  The labs cover all the topics from the 5-step investor-readiness process:

  1. Strategic alignment (market, product, team)
  2. Financial planning & Cash need (scenarios, cash need, KPIs)
  3. Startup valuation calculator (benchmarks, methods, share)
  4. Investor profiling (search profile, ranking, details)
  5. Contacting process (timeline, documents, KPIs)

Start getting investor-ready

On key2investors.com you’ll find everything in one place. No need to read yet another startup blog about getting an investor!

  • Benefit from our structured guide based on a proven process
  • Use startup valuation tools and our investor database
  • Create your investment teaser based on our template and guide.
  • Learn with virtual:lab videos
  • Book live Q&A sessions to get answers to all your questions

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