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Investment Banking: Venture Capital Fundraising for Startups

Level 7 Endorsed Advanced Diploma | 180 CPD Points | Exam & Full Tutor Support Included | 24x7 Access

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600 hours · Self-paced
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180 CPD hours / points
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This course is developed by industry experts and is packed with several insightful modules to give you a proper understanding of Investment Banking: Venture Capital Fundraising for Startups and allow you to accelerate your career.

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This online training course is designed by industry experts and will give you an in-depth understanding of this topic. The Investment Banking: Venture Capital Fundraising for Startups course features easy-to-digest modules that break down each topic and ensure all our students receive an unrivalled and thorough learning experience.

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Course Curriculum:

Here is a curriculum breakdown of the course:

Section 01: Welcome to the Course!

  • Welcome to this Course on Capital Raising for Entrepreneurs

Section 02: Let’s Get Started Right Away

  • What types of investors are out there?
  • What is the difference between Venture Capital and Private Equity?
  • What stage is your business at?
  • How Much Money Should You Raise?
  • What is the Difference between a Pre Money and Post Money Valuation

Section 03: An introduction to Startups

  • Startup Essentials - Markets
  • Startup Essentials - Profits
  • Startup Essentials - Business Plan
  • Startup Essentials - Capital
  • Startup Essentials - Value
  • Startup Essentials - Investors
  • Section Text Summary PDF for Download

Section 04: Do You Really Understand Venture Capitalists?

  • Do You Really Understand Venture Capitalists?
  • Do You Match Their Criteria?
  • Four Key Questions to Ask?
  • Understanding the Investment Process

Section 05: How to Understand If You Are Talking to the Right Investor

  • Introduction: Understanding Your VCs; A Case Study
  • What Type Of Investor Are You Talking To?
  • What is their Ideal Investment Size?
  • What Stage Do They Invest At?
  • What Part Does Geography Play?
  • What is meant by Style and Structure?
  • What is meant by Key Investment Criteria?
  • Section Summary: Do You Understand VCs?

Section 06: Looking at Things from the VC Point of View

  • What Factors are important to VCs?
  • Considering Valuation from the VC Perspective
  • How do Investors value a Startup?
  • How do Investors Value a Series an Investment?
  • How do VCs look at your Market?
  • Why is Exit Strategy important to VCs?
  • Why are Barriers to Entry important?
  • How do VCs consider your Competition?

Section 07: What Questions Should You Ask Venture Capital?

  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Overview
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 1 - Fund Profile
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 2 - Investment Style
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 3 - Deal Flow
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 4 - Process
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 5 - Structure
  • 36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 6 - Value Added
  • Key Questions That You Can Expect a VC to Ask You

Section 08: How to Email Venture Capital and Angel Investors

  • How to Write an Introductory Email to an Investor
  • The Power of Forwardable Emails
  • How NOT to email investors
  • How to Find an Investors Email Address (if you don't have it)

Section 09: What You Need to Know to Present Your Business to Investors

  • How to Deliver a 60 Second Pitch
  • The Sixteen Magic Words Investors Want to Hear from You
  • How to Write a One Pager for a VC
  • Top Tips on Preparing to Pitch Investors
  • How to prepare a Pitch Deck for an Investor
  • How to Prepare a Business Plan and Executive Summary
  • How to Prepare a Financing Strategy
  • Key Elements of the Financial Plan

Section 10: Startup Fundraising and Pitching

  • Startup Fundraising - Getting Started
  • 19 Reasons VCs May Say No
  • Communicating Your Vision
  • The Business Plan; Overview and Communication
  • Business Plan Core Contents
  • The Financial Plan
  • Pitching Your Business
  • The Pitching Process and Investor Returns
  • Post Mortems
  • What are Investors looking for?

Section 11: How to Deliver Winning Presentation to Investors

  • What do Investors Want?
  • Outline Presentation Checklist
  • What is TAM, SAM and SOM and why are they important?
  • AIDA - Why Pitching VCs Is Like Buying a Car!
  • Selling Your Pitch
  • Pitching to Win!
  • How to Run the Meeting
  • Outline Management Presentation
  • Defending Your Plan
  • ACTIVITY: Create Your Own Presentation

Section 12: Managing the Fundraising Process

  • How do Venture Capitalists Source Deals?
  • How to find Angel Investors
  • How to Find Venture Capital Investors
  • BONUS: How to Find a Venture Capital Investor for Your Tech Company
  • What Happens Next? The Investment Process
  • How to Manage the Investment Process

Section 13: Venture Capital Term Sheets

  • What is a Term Sheet Part 1
  • What is a Term Sheet Part 2
  • Key Concepts in Term Sheets
  • What is a Term Sheet Trying to Achieve?
  • 26 Key Components in VC Term Sheets 1 -5
  • 26 Key Components in VC Term Sheets 6 - 10
  • 26 Key Components in VC Term Sheets 11 - 15
  • 26 Key Components in VC Term Sheets 16 - 20
  • 26 Key Components in VC Term Sheets 21 - 26

Section 14: Equity Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

  • What is Crowdfunding?
  • The Advantages of Equity Crowdfunding for the Investor
  • The Disadvantages of Crowdfunding for the Investor

Section 15: How to Evaluate a Crowdfunding Opportunity?

  • Introduction to How to Evaluate a Crowdfunding Opportunity
  • The Key Data You Need To Know For Any Opportunity
  • You must take a look at the Management's Commitment!
  • Product Market
  • So, how unique is this product?
  • What is the Competition like?

Section 16: Introduction with Andrew Monk, CEO iolight about his Crowdfunding Experience

  • Introduction
  • Why did you go for Equity Crowdfunding?
  • What did you do early on to ensure success?
  • How did you go about lining up your 25%
  • Did you set about trying to collect email addresses?
  • Let’s have the Investor Conversation

Section 17: Summary and Wrap Up

  • Course Summary and Wrap Up

How is the Course assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and acknowledgement for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Investment Banking: Venture Capital Fundraising for Startups course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. The hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £129
  • International: £129 + £10 (postal charge) = £139

After successfully completing this course, you will qualify for the CPD certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued expert development. Certificate is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in this topic
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and being over the age of 16.

Career path

This course will help you procure a job in the relevant field and will allow you to advance your career. Many job roles will be available for you to explore after completing this course. This also increases your competency to be eligible for promotions at work.

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