Get Mentored by Startup Funding Experts

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Felix Wong

Growth Marketer. Entrepreneur. Angel Investor.
Currently investing Seed - Series A startups in APAC and Europe. Happy to assist your fundraising deck, cap table, term sheet, and investment metrics. Previously worked for the largest Seed investor (over 2,200 portfolio companies)

Itay Forer

Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor. YC alumni
I had many different experiences with fundraising, from Angles to VC, to private equity investors. I have raised $20M+ for my previous startup. I learned a few interesting fundraising lessons through my experiences, which I would love to share with you. We can also practice your pitch deck, help decide on the approach and when to go and raise.

Manish Balakrishnan

Startup Fundraising, Growth & Sales Strategy, NoCode, MVP Builds
I have pitched and fundraised at my own startups to the tune of 650K in seed and angel rounds. For the past 3 years I have created pitch deck, pitched in competitions, pitched for VC, Angels and Family Offices for at least 8 of my startups I work with. We have raised on last count between 1.3 Million across these companies. - Getting the right Pitch - Finding the right set of investors - Competing at large conferences and pitch competitions - Finally closing the round, term sheets and cap tables.
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Unlimited startup mentorship for $120/mo

Miguel Trujillo

Fundraising + Sales & Business Development Mentor
I've helped 20+ companies in their fundraising strategies. I am also a business angel myself with active investments in 3 companies (one of them IPOd), and 3 exits (2 failures where I lost all my investment + 1 X1 exit where I got my money back). I have also worked to assist business angels all over Europe, and have some angel friends. Example: I helped one health startup in Spain develp the strategy that made them raise 2M€ in VC money.

Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Products at Seedstars
Fundraising can be an incredibly tedious task while you're already busy scaling your startup. Having run multiple accelerators aimed towards Investment Readiness, I can leverage on my insights from various ecosystems to help you on your fundraising strategy, and lay out action steps for getting towards investment preparedness.

Ari Bencuya

Entrepreneur and Start-up Mentor
I've been a founder who's successfully raised funds and an investor/mentor who's guided companies through funding rounds. Happy to help you walk through your pitch, your approach, and everything in between

How does it works?

Step 1. Browse mentors

Browse through our list of mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.

Step 2. Send session request

Found the perfect startup funding mentor for you? Awesome, time to request a call. Tell them a bit about your situation, choose a time, and get it set on your calendar.

Step 3. Get on 1:1 call

Time for the call, yay! Make sure you show up on time and prepared to make the most out of it. Pro tip: Ask your mentor if it’s ok to record the screen so you can take notes later.

Why talk to a startup funding expert?

If you can build and grow your startup without external funding, then kudos! Keep up the great work!

But for many startups, the reality is that growth isn’t possible without first raising a round of external funding.

  • Maybe your startup is super CAPEX intensive?
  • Maybe you’ve just validated your MVP and taking the next step will require hiring a team of expensive backend developers?
  • Maybe you’ve just hit product-market fit and are ready to invest heavily in growth marketing since you really don’t want to lose your first-mover advantage
  • Or maybe you’re growing so ridiculously fast that you need the extra money to scale your hosting bill?

Whatever the reason, sometimes you need that cold hard cash to survive (and thrive).

When there’s equity and big money on the line, just remember to tread with caution.

Talk things through with experts that have years of experience dealing with startup funding issues first hand.

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Frequently asked questions

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There’s no faster way to ruin friendships than feuding over startup equity.

Being slopping with equity splits is usually the first major mistake most startup founders make. Equity nightmares can be avoided by using equity split calculators and frameworks.

Talk through co-founder equity split scenarios with growth mentors that have years of experience with term sheets.

Getting feedback on how you’re structuring the talking points of your pitch is incredibly valuable, especially if you’ve never pitched to investors before.

Get feedback on your pitch, including structure, content, design, storytelling, and messaging to investors

Even experienced startuppers can benefit by rehearsing their pitch to battle-hardened startup funding mentors.

Many of the mentors on the platform are active investors and can tell you exactly what they like hearing when they are being pitched.

Got an offer on paper?

Congratulations!

It’s an amazing feeling, but don’t let the euphoria of the moment cloud your judgment.

Talk through the details of your funding vehicle (e.g. convertible notes / SAFEs etc.) with an unbiased VC and get the 3rd party feedback you need to confidently put your signature on the dotted line.

We have a very detailed filter system for you to sort the mentors.  Filters like areas of expertise, tools, language, price and industry.

Members can also post a help request and have mentors apply to help if they feel they are a good fit.

Then the third option is to just ask us!  Give it a try right now and ask us on live chat 🙂

Three choices:

  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts

Mentors and mentees are able to set their communication tools in their profile settings.

It is a good idea to connect with the other person once the session is accepted and the details are given. This ensures that the correct details were given and when it is time to start, you can start on time.

Here are some tips on how to get the maximum bang for your time on growth mentor calls.

  • Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
  • Ask your mentor if they’d be cool with you recording your screen with Loom
  • Give contextual information to help paint the picture of your current situation.
  • Growth mentors will be asking you lots of questions, answer them as honest as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question asking. Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
  • Don’t feel pressure, just relax. There’s no right/wrong way to do this. Avoid binary thinking.
  • Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors. Pay attention to metadata.
  • Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to play devil’s advocate and challenge your assumptions.
  • Be friendly and authentic. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).

Yup!  Many of the mentors offer monthly coaching packages for members who want to really dive deep into a specific area.

Each mentor creates their own package so what they offer and the price vary from mentor to mentor.  You can find their coaching info at the top of their profile.

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