Our weekly webcasts keep you up to date with the world of entrepreneurial finance.
Our suite of courses teaches you everything from financial modeling to pitching investors.
Offered 1/15,3/15, 6/15, and 9/15.
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OVER $200 MILLION RAISED
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30 DAYS OF MENTORING
30 Days of Mentoring was created after teaching over 10,000 entrepreneurs – both analog and digital – around the world.
The material consists of four weekly modules. We build your customer avatar, growth model/equation, competitor/complement landscape, financial model, pitch deck, and investor list together.
At the end of the 30 day period you will have a list of 20 vetted investors who are ideal for your company. I make introductions to investors on a case-by-case basis.
30 Days of Mentoring is a one-on-one mentoring session that’s offered 4 times per year – Jan 15th, Mar 15th, June 15th, and Sept 15th.
The underlying curriculm for this session is Founders’ Masterclass.
[One time investment of $2,497]
Founders’ Masterclass is a 30 day interactive, DIY, course that covers everything an entrepreneur needs to know to build a sustainable company – customer avatar, growth model/equation, competitor/complement landscape, financial model, pitch deck, and investor list.
In Founders’ Masterclass, entrepreneurs work at their own pace yet have unlimited email access to the content creator to clarify material.
This course is ideal for a startup entreprenuer who doesn’t want one-on-one review and feedback* on the exercises laid out in the course.
Entrepreneurs who complete Founders’ Masterclass and decide to upgrade to 30 Days of Mentoring receive a credit for the fee of the course.
*For one-on-one guidance, see 30 Days of Mentoring.
[One time investment of $347]
HOW TO WIN OVER INVESTORS
How to Win Over Investors is a free course designed to teach entrepreneurs the basics of raising capital.
This free course walks you through the mindset of an investor so you know what to expect.
You’ll learn how to present compelling data to get an investor’s interest and get that next meeting.
You’ll learn how to speak in the language investors understand so you can converse intelligently.
You’ll get information on historic data, to allow you to properly benchmark the data you’re presenting.
Don’t waste time making common mistakes millions have made. We’ve listed the tried and true formula for winning over investors time and time again.
READING MAKES YOU SMARTER
We all make mistakes. The goal is to learn not only from our own mistakes, but the mistakes of those who came before us. Ray Dalio is one of the greatest investors of our time. His net worth (depending on market fluctuations) is about $16B. This puts him on the list of the top 25 richest men in America. One of the things I learned from him was how to profit from mistakes.
A common question I get from entrepreneurs is, “How do I know when my startup is about to implode?” It’s an important question and one that needs to be asked often. The answer is not a simple one as it depends on several factors.
When joining or building a company, it is imperative that you understand the laws around equity. As an employee, not understanding how stock options work may leave you with expensive tax bills for worthless stock. As a founder, doling out equity too liberally will leave you with a sliver of the company by the time you exit through an IPO or acquisition.
It’s easy to get excited when you receive your first term sheet. Don’t be easy.
You can’t control your day, but you can always control your attitude.
There has never been a better time for entrepreneurship in the development of new ideas for TV, film and the web.
I like to refer to people who are attracted to flash sales as flashers. They want to get in, get a thrill, and get out. As an entrepreneur building a company, you don’t want flashers, you want fans.
When deciding to sell real estate or a company, you need to understand your position in the current economic cycle. As I’ve written before, there is a natural 8-year economic cycle – 1992, 2000, and 2008 were down years. 2016 will be no different.
Recently, Brian Grazer sat down with Marc Andreeseen to discuss the future of entertainment. You can listen to the full podcast here.