If you want to get better at startup funding

… you’ll love GrowthMentor.

Get the advice you want to boost your startup funding without paying thousands.

Pitch deck creation and review

Assist with crafting compelling pitch decks and provide feedback to effectively convey your startup's value proposition to investors.

Funding strategy development

Help formulate a tailored funding strategy, identifying the most suitable financing options and stages for your startup's growth

Investor targeting and networking

Offer guidance on identifying and connecting with the right investors, leveraging industry networks and best practices for outreach

Preparing financial projections

Provide support in creating accurate financial forecasts, ensuring your startup's financials are well-structured and investor-ready.

Business model validation

Assist with evaluating and refining your startup's business model to ensure it is sustainable, scalable, and attractive to investors.

Equity and valuation negotiation

Offer insights on negotiating favorable terms for equity and valuation, protecting founder interests and ensuring a fair deal.

Grant and competition opportunities

Help identify potential grant programs, startup competitions, and other non-dilutive funding sources to boost your startup's financial position.

Crowdfunding campaign guidance

Provide advice on planning, launching, and managing a successful crowdfunding campaign to secure funding and validate your product or service.

Term sheet and legal document review

Assist with reviewing and understanding term sheets, shareholder agreements, and other legal documents, ensuring you're well-informed before finalizing a deal.

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"I have had 25 sessions on GrowthMentor so far. The quality and value of 30 min conversations are mind blowing!"
Maruti Agarwal Co-founder & CEO at LatticeAI

Get the inside scoop on what's working in startup funding from operators in the field

If you're looking for a startup funding consultant to do the work for you, we're not the right solution. But if you want 1-on-1 advice that doesn't cost a fortune, lets talk.

What mentors can help you with:
  • Going it alone
  • Not knowing how funding works
  • Finding the right funding option
  • Creating a pitch deck
  • Deciding how much money to ask for
  • Spending wisely once you're funded
  • Knowing when to raise
  • Learning how investors think
  • Proving your scalability

Tap into expert guidance when you need it

Schedule 1-on-1 video meetings with any mentor you choose.

1. Join the Community

Create an account and browse through our community of vetted growth mentors.

2. Schedule a video-call

Found a mentor you like? Click request a session, tell them why you’re reaching out, and book a session via our platform. Most of the mentors offer their time pro-bono.

3. Show up and get 1:1 guidance

When it’s time to show up, simply head over to your Skype, Zoom, Google Meet room of choice and start talking!
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Get unstuck with a mentor

The alternative to dealing with hit or miss consultants
What’s included with Pro Membership?
  • Direct access to schedule 1:1 calls
  • Unlimited calls with mentors listed as FREE
  • Ongoing support from admin with mentor suggestions
  • 70+ hours of exclusive video content
  • Topically themed Mastermind Groups
  • Weekly check-ins with our Accountability Coach
  • Access to Private Slack Community

Frequently Asked Questions

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The best startup funding consultants usually charge between $100-200 per hour. This is out of budget for most founders to spend, so they view it as a “luxury” and just move on without any expert guidance.

The problem is that without guidance from someone with real-world experience, you have to learn the hard way – trial and error.

Risks of learning only through trial and error:

  • You spend too much time reading blog posts and watching courses instead of executing.
  • You become susceptible to the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias where people with limited competence in a given domain greatly overestimate their own knowledge or competence in that domain relative to the performance of their peers.
  • You hit your first few failures and convince yourself that startup funding does not work for your business, missing the opportunity to truly give it a fair shot.

On GrowthMentor it’s easy to get mentored by vetted practitioners to help you get unstuck with whatever challenges you’re currently facing in optimizing your startup funding.

Learn more about how we can help.

Using the tools you already use. Mentors can select between either Sype, Google Meet, or Zoom.

Here are some tips.

  • Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
  • Ask your mentor if they’d be ok 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 openly as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question-asking. Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
  • Don’t feel pressure, just relax.
  • Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors.
  • Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to challenge your assumptions.
  • Be friendly. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).

We have a  filter system for you to sort mentors. Filters by expertise, industry, tools, company, and even language.

If choosing in all of the awesomeness is overwhelming, just ask us for a hand-picked recommendation!

Pros of consultants:

Consultants offer more tangible value than mentors as a significant portion of their contribution comes in via deliverables.

Cons of consultants:

High hourly rates and retainers. The relationship is transactional in nature. Valuable knowledge is locked away in the minds of third parties if you decide to outsource executables.

Pros of mentors:

Mentors are primarily driven by intrinsic values and may be more relatable in terms of roles and responsibilities to you than a consultant.

Cons of mentors:

Mentors do not offer hands-on support. They’re there to guide you, but you have to put in the work to make things happen which will take more time.

Learn more about startup consultants.

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