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Startup Fundraising Trainings

Our online courses are for founders who want to understand fundraising fast. Learn about the fundraising process and get investor ready.

Go from understanding to doing

Startup Academy online courses help you understand the investor readiness process. Each online course explains one topic so you can plan your next steps.

We combine these elements to help you convince investors. So that your startup is worth investing in.

  • Expertise from 20 years of mergers & acquisitions projects,
  • Easy-to-use templates,
  • Actionable tips & tricks
  • Best-practice examples help you avoid common mistakes in the fundraising process

Get answers to your questions in regular live Q&A sessions

We hold regular live Q&A sessions online. They happen about once a month. Get answers to all your questions while you are preparing your fundraising.

Startup Academy Online Course

Startup Fundraising: Where to start and what to prepare

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

In this video we focus on the fundraising process. Where should you start? What kinds of investors are there? How do you find the right one? Which documents do you need to prepare in advance? How to be ready for every phase of the investor negotiations?

  • Where to start the fundraising process?
  • What does the fundraising process look like?
  • Types of investors and when are they suitable (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)?
  • How do the contacting process and the outreach phase work?

  • Live Q&A session included with every startup academy online course!
  • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
  • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-
Startup Academy Online Course

How to get investor ready

Perfect for getting an overview of the whole fundraising process

In this video we present and explain a structured investor readiness process. It guides you through all the necessary steps to make your company ready for fundraising.
Learn which documents you need to prepare. How the different topics relate to each other. Where you should start. How long the individual steps and the 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 startup academy online course!
  • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
  • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-
Startup Valuation Course Online

The Venture Capital Method

Learn when and how to use the venture capital valuation calculator. Calculate a pre money valuation for your startup.

Get a deeper understanding of valuation methods for startups. Learn to use the venture capital valuation method with this online valuation training.

  • 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
  • How to use the Venture Capital Valuation calculator on the platform to calculate your own valuation
  • Understanding and using the results

  • Live Q&A session included with every startup valuation course!
  • 14-days full access to the key2investors.com platform
  • Introductory offer for a short time only: € 49.-
Startup Valuation Course Online

The Risk Factor Summation Method

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

The Risk Factor Summation Valuation method calculates a pre money valuation for a pre revenue startup. In this virtual:lab we explain how it works and what inputs you need. Topics in this 21 min online course are:

  • Overview of valuation methods (Discounted Cash Flow)
  • 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 startup valuation course!
  • 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 automated checks 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 startup online courses 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 startup academy online course.

 Live Q&A session included with every online startup training: 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!

Your trainer: 20+ years mergers & acquisitions expert

Petra Wolkenstein has been negotiating and calculating valuations for targets in Eastern Europe for more than 10 years. She has experience as an M&A manager in the Telecoms industry. Since 2012 she has been supporting and negotiating investor deals for startups in ASG and CEE with her experts company Konsultori. Her knowledge and experience is basis for our online courses which are held by her. She is also your reference person in the online Q&A sessions.

Find out more about Petra on her LinkedIn or on Konsultori.

Petra Wolkenstein

All the relevant topics for successful fundraising

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 startup academy online courses
  • Book live Q&A sessions to get answers to all your questions
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