FUNDRAISE ACCELERATOR

by the hosts of The European VC


Understand how Venture Capitalists think,
make decisions & what it means to you.

Apply to the next cohort (14th October 2021)
  • Who it's for

    The program is tailormade for European first-time founders about to raise their pre-seed or seed round.

  • What you'll learn

    Learn how VCs operate and how to optimize your fundraise tactics and toolbox accordingly.

  • What you'll get

    Build and execute on a no-BS fundraise prep that’ll secure you the network & skills needed to close your next round.

Our Methodology

The program is led by the hosts of The European VC & mentored by a community of emerging VCs, combining class-based theory with real-world assignments designed to get you investment ready.

FLAT FEE OF 300€ PER TEAM | NO STRINGS ATTACHED

  • Recorded Sessions

    30+ hours of recorded sessions on VC funding.

  • Live Discussions

    Weekly AMAs & talks VCs and founders.

  • Funding Path

    Assignments designed to get you investment ready.

  • No Happy Ears

    Expect direct feedback from peers and emerging VCs.

  • It's up or out

    We don't want anyone experiencing laggards in the cohorts. If assignments aren't completed, sprints are assigned.

    It's up or out
  • Working groups make the core

    All teams are enrolled in working groups of peers to provide a forum for inspiration, feedback & even co-creation.

    It's up or out

If sprints aren’t completed, ejection from the program will occur.
Refunds will not be made in case of such removal from the program.

Don’t be defined by circumstances.

BE READY.

Cohort kickoff: October 14th 2021.

  • Program structure [week 1 – 4]

    Week 1: Create alignment

    Objectives:
    Create alignment in your team
    Identify key dilemmas & risks
    Join the program community

    Theory:
    The Business of VC 101
    Fundraising for VCs

    Speaker
    To Be Disclosed

  • Week 2: Know your target

    Objectives
    Define your target VC profile
    Identify target VCs
    Identify implications for you

    Theory
    VC investment theses
    Value creation strategies
    Fund operations & decision-making

    Speaker
    Yuri Navarro
    Founding Partner
    Kanata Ventures

    Program structure [week 1 – 4]
  • Program structure [week 1 – 4]

    Week 3: Prove you're VC fit

    Objectives
    Justify your VC outcome
    Define fundraising tactics
    Sketch your fundraising plan

    Theory
    Deal flow creation
    Deal flow evaluation

    Speaker
    Enis Hulla
    General Partner
    500 Startups

  • Week 4: Develop thick skin

    Objectives
    Know what can kill you
    Engage with frenemies
    Prepare for Due Diligence
    Solicit feedback on deck

    Theory
    Acing the first meeting
    Meeting aftermath
    Due diligence

    Speaker
    Cristian Munteanu

    Founding Managing Partner
    Early Game Ventures

    Program structure [week 1 – 4]

1st Funding Path Review

This is the first big progress review.

If you fail to catch up, you will be removed. ❌

If we do not believe your progress will allow you to start raising by the end of the program, you will be assigned an epic sprint to catch up.

  • Program structure [part 2]

    Week 5: Develop your funding path

    Objectives
    Develop Fundraise Strategy
    Build investor pipeline
    Prepare your coalition
    Define your valuation & ask

    Theory
    Valuation models
    Parameters of a VC investment

    No speakers this week, full focus on deck feedback!

  • Week 6: Populate your pipe

    Objectives
    Populate your pipeline
    Refine your ask
    Decide on ESOP need & structure
    Pitch and solicit feedback

    Theory
    More on valuation
    Stock options

    Speakers
    David Citron

    General Partner
    Global Founders Capital

    Program structure [part 2]
  • Program structure [part 2]

    Week 7: Get fundraise ready

    Objectives:
    Solicit feedback on deck
    Evaluate fundraise readiness
    Build out investor pipeline
    Refine fundraise tactics

    Theory
    Convertible notes
    Preferred Stock
    Anti-dilution

    Speaker
    Ryan Floyd
    Co-founding Managing Director
    Storm Ventures

  • Week 8: Plan the Raise

    Objectives:
    Review and adjust your pipeline
    Adjust VC meeting agendas
    Plan and schedule your fundraise

    Theory
    Understanding the VC value add
    Diligencing and fostering VC value add

    Speaker
    Nico Goulet
    Founding Managing Partner
    Adara Ventures

    Program structure [part 2]

Final Funding Path Review

This is the final big progress review.

If you fail to catch up, you will be removed. ❌

We’ll rate your deliverables from 1-5, no threes. If we don’t believe your progress will allow you to start raising by the end of the program, you’ll be assigned an epic sprint to catch up.

  • Program structure [part 3]

    Week 9: Coalition Building

    Objectives
    Develop fundraise resources
    Expand & engage your coalition

    Theory
    VC exit strategies
    Thinking and planning ahead
    IPO vs acquisition

    Speaker
    To Be Disclosed

  • Week 10: Get that money

    Objectives
    Finalize fundraise prep
    Schedule & initiate raise

    Theory
    None. It’s time for action

    Speaker
    To Be Disclosed

    Program structure [part 3]
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