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High intensity, action-packed. High pace, hard work.
Run by real pros & actual investors.
Blunt truths, no-BS, not for the faint-hearted.
Learn from real life scenarios, experienced pros and actual investors. See cases, term sheet tips, tools and documents.
Includes your qualified investor list, with verified contact details, your
process tracker & investor pack.
seasoned tech veteran, Francois has been in the industry all his life.
He’s built 8 companies, had the startup-to-NASDAQ IPO joyride, one bankruptcy and everything in-between. He has a network of hundreds of investors globally, is a small angel investor himself and has raised over $200m+ in funding for tech startups.
Francois has years of experience mentoring early-stage startups and is known in equal measure for his BS-free approach and love of wine.
If you want unbeatable business advice, pick his brain.
RealNetworks, Polycom, Symantec, The Cloud Wifi, Speed Ventures.
Co-founder of Speed Ventures, Europe’s first accelerator ($70m, 28 companies, 4 IPOs ).
Now CEO at TMRW, south London’s no1 Tech Workspace.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
"Fundraising is tedious, frustrating and highly unpredictable, but for most CEOs, a must-do.
Getting prepared, building the right storyline, approach and process is critical for a successful process. I have known Francois for 20 years; I can vouch for him, his pitching skills, story-line building and fundraising process, and can recommend him to CEOs preparing for a funding round."
Mia Grosen Jensen
Founder, Canute Program
Embassy of Denmark
"Our programme assists Denmark’s most promising scale-ups to expand internationally.
Francois has assisted several of our cohorts with getting them investor ready. I can vouch for the quality of his work and the amazing results, and can recommend any company to go through his programme."
"We are the world’s largest accelerator, and assist companies from all over the world to grow. We have been using specialist mentors for years, with great success.
Francois’ direct style and approach, BS-free advice and skills in crafting storylines that investors connect with, is refreshing. I strongly recommend using him."
"We struggled raising funds for a long time; a year of failed attempts, doors slammed and disappointments.Francois devised the right message and approach, built the document and assisted me throughout the process.We have now closed two rounds of funding successfully, each with increased valuations."
"The pitch training and investor day was amazing, but the most valuable part to me was the practical experiences, tips and tricks of the trade, the VC knowledge that I learnt. This will fastTrack our funding process massively."
" The highlights video is really good but it catches less than 50% of the true value of the work we did together and my real impressions the programme. I wish I had known of this programme before - this could have saved me a year of work!"
This course is a must for any founder looking to raise VC money. We covered all stages of the process, and I found every element to be informative and brilliantly delivered.
Two items stood out for me: first, the highly focused pitchdeck I left with (and ample opportunity to improve my delivery) and second, I got to really understand the funding process from a VC perspective, which will maximise our chances of getting not just money, but the right investor.
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