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Read some of the testimonials written by founders who joined the Fundraising Bootcamp. Our stuff works, but this time it’s not us saying it.
The Fundraising Bootcamp has been really amazing. It helped us simplify and crystallise our value proposition. It was super intense, but it’s an absolute must for anyone looking to raise a VC round.
It was great to spend a week with the team at Fundraising Bootcamp. It was just what we needed to kickstart our fundraising process. After the course, we had our story in place and were ready to get started. We raised an oversubscribed seed round at a higher valuation than anticipated. Really great outcome from the Bootcamp I would recommend it to all founders!
Francois and Marcela put together a very pragmatic program if you are serious about fundraising. Highly recommended.
I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I have been to many seminars and training sessions before and this was the most expensive one to date. It’s always tough to justify costs when trying to raise funds, but in this case it’s tough to justify not doing this course! I have been involved in fundraising before so I thought I knew things.
This course has leveled me up in a way that I don’t think would have ever happened. It was a truly invaluable experience. The feedback, the honesty, the relentless pursuit of perfection are things I will keep in my tool kit forever. This course will pay me dividends for the rest of my working life.
This course will deliver an incredible ROI. I cant believe how cheap the course actually is.
Knowledge is power. Francois and Marcela are a never ending source of knowledge in the startup and VC world. This knowledge doesn’t just cover their own domain, they quickly understood our business, and were able to adapt their thinking to offer incredible value. was an eye opener and we learn a lot of things.
The bootcamp has been the most informative and helpful programme that I have ever been. Understanding the inner working of the VCs makes so much difference and the tailored approach was very appropriate for us!
By the end of the course you’re given the tools to understand investors and build a relationship with investors.
From my perspective, this bootcamp was like a father that helps his child take off the training wheels from his bike. Before this programme, we had some sort of idea of how fundraising and VCs work (but we still had our training wheels on). Now, after completing it, we have the tools and means necessary to tackle and situation that might appear (training wheels off). Thank you for the help!
I thought this might be useful, but it turned out to be essential.
I’m so pleased we hadn’t yet started raising investment before doing this programme.
Great refresher for fundraising!
Fundraising Bootcamp has been a fantastic resource and basis for our fundraising, going beyond the initial pitch and deep diving into the key details and information you need for success.
Unlike anything else and much better, this was the real deal. I now feel that I understand what I need to do to get my next deal, I am in control.
I found the honest and open advice from Francois very helpful, it makes a huge difference to hear about his personal experience. Great content and great delivery!
I’ve realised that’s getting the right information is great but it is even better when it is delivered in an engaging and entertaining way.
They know how to get you involved.
Simplify, simplify, simplify – moved from “corporate bullshit” to “aha, I get it” and met some great cohorts along the way. Francois and Marcela are fantastic – listened, advised, gave brutal assessments and helped me improve.
They know how to get you involved.
Incredibly useful sessions, really helped us streamline our investor deck and got us match-fit before we started pitching to VC’s.
Fundraising Bootcamp is one of the most intensive workshops I have attended. But it was worth it. A combination of a lot of knowledge and experience of educators and first-hand information about the way investors think. Quite by accident, on the last day of the bootcamp, talking about the bootcamp to one of our big clients, they said that they are interested to invest in our company, and if that happens, I am sure we will be prepared for presentation and that just because of attending Bootcamp we will get between € 200,000 – € 500,000 more for the same share in the company…
Fundraising bootcamp was one of the best and most hands-on educations I’ve ever been to. VC knowledge, presentation energy and business experience that Francois and Marcela deliver, are hard to match. If you plan to raise money for your startup, you don’t want to miss this one.
Fundraising Bootcamp – a knowledge I should have had in the beginning of the journey.
Participating in the Tech Nation APAC Fundraising Bootcamp was a helpful exercise to focus our mind on our fundraising narrative, and supercharge our efforts to prepare for our fundraising journey. Meeting other entrepreneurs and hearing about their business models and pitch tactics was invaluable, and gave me so much more to think about, beyond fundraising!
Raising capital for great ideas is yet another problem that we, Startupers, convince ourselves we’ll figure along the way as all the other challenges we meet. I finally realized that this is a craft that has to be trained well. Thanks to Fundraising Bootcamp, Francois, and Marcela.
The Fundraising Bootcamp has helped us crystalise what services we are building and how we pitch more efficiently to investors. Also, the peer to peer element in the programme has been valuable and we will continue to use the network.
Very instrumental, touch and fun bootcamp that I will recommend to other Start Ups!
Fundraising Bootcamp has already helped turbo charge our fundraising efforts and will no doubt continue to inspire us as we begin our process.
Thank you Francois – I’m less naïve than I was! Some super valuable insights into the game. I’ll always be grateful
Christian Herschend Jacobsen
To keep it short: An Awesome Program!
Fundraising Bootcamp was incredible. I flew from Scotland to Croatia to do the course and it was absolutely worth it. The level of detail and insight totally exceeded my expectations, I would recommend this course to anyone looking to raise! My top tip: do the course before you think you need it, it will totally change the way you plan your next round!
This was genuinely the best and most comprehensive fundraising program I have been on. So many people online run these programs but actually don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. This is hard facts, no bullshit, incredibly engaging, and shines a spotlight on all those areas in the knowledge matrix where you don’t know what you didn’t know.
Hey, start-up founder/executive, if you have to choose ONE workshop on how to improve your chances to take your idea all the way to become a successful company – choose THIS one.
I’ve raised funding many times before both on public markets and private, over £100m, and I thought – “how much different would it be raising from VC’s?”. This bootcamp was invaluable: practical, personalised to you and yes, it is different!
We’re building the next generation of mobile antenna – it’s an extremely complex and advanced technical solution, hard to explain succinctly. The Bootcamp helped me crystallize the value and simplify the message so that it had a strong hook. I can say it worked: we received an incredible 100% hit rate from our 3-minute intros, giving me the meetings I needed. Result: I joined the Fundraising Bootcamp with a plan to raise €1.96mi. We ended up with €3.3mi. Can’t recommend this enough!
Magnus Meyer Harrison
This week has been a cathartic experience; to work at such a high level, feel the hosts and cohorts passion, curiosity and dedication has been a game changer at just the right time
Hands down, the best course you can take in preparing your company for a proper funding round.
Before doing the Fundraising Bootcamp, we “invested” months in learning from open sources & preparing our roadshow, but we failed big time. Although we had amazing reactions about the product and our start-up in general, we lacked one crucial element to close a good deal: VC knowledge – how their minds work, what they are exactly after, the most common traps a start-up could enter, and how to assess them.
For us at FlowOS, this was the most important takeaway from the program, but the entire curricula is extremely practical. The group feedback sessions on our pitch deck: also GOLD.
I totally recommend Fundraising Bootcamp. For first-time fundraisers, it is a must. A crucial time-saver. My only regret is that I didn’t know about it before my first raising roadshow.
The Fundraising Bootcamp hit the mark – providing actionable learnings about different funding sources, which investors are right for our company and how to manage the process to succeed in closing funding – from honing the pitch to how to score meetings with investors.
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It was a really fantastic experience to be part of the Bootcamp. I admit I’m extremely exhausted; when Francois said it would be intense, he really meant it. You know, there’s a lot of things you can learn from books but the knowledge Francois has gathered through years of experience and shared with us is where the value really is.
If you want to fundraise, I advise you, do not do it before you hear what Francois and Marcela have to say and teach. You truly don’t know how much you actually don’t know!
I thought this was going to be all about pitch training. I was really pleasantly surprised and it’s all about investor readiness, which is exactly what everybody needs.
The program is an intense warm up for what is about to hit any founder considering fundraising in the future. It is also a good test to see if your story matches your product and whether you can deliver it succinctly, with clarity and passion. I think this should be a ‘required course’ for anyone going into startup land. Two thumbs up.
The Fundraising Bootcamp was an eye opener and we learned a lot. Forget what you think you know and just be open to accept new information.
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 of the programme. I wish I had known of this programme before – this could have saved me a year of work!
If you think you know about fundraising, you don’t. Stop and take this course. Francois and Marcela will lead you through the highs and lows that all entrepreneurs face and the information and tools that they provide are invaluable. Fundraising involves grit and determination. This course is the Bootcamp you have been looking for – saddle up!
The sessions were extremely practical and I see big improvement in my pitch in a very short period of time!
Fantastic experience. The programme is a really impactful way to skill up and improve your pitch going into fundraising.
Super engaging, informative and a must for those raising finance in the VC world. Great work Francois and Marcela
Great course with excellent insights into the VC World, expertly presented and facilitated.
An excellent event, looking into the minds of the VC world and being better prepared for it. Thank you.
The program exceeded my expectation. I am much better equipped to deal with investors than I was a few weeks ago
I had raised €4m before the programme but I still got tons of actionable advice and insights into the world of VC’s that it would have taken me years to assemble on my own.
The Bootcamp will give you a whole new understanding of how VC think and act. And you will get unique insights and tools for your fundraising process.
Tine Arentsen Willumsen
Above and Beyond
Getting insights about the global fundraising landscape as well as the mindset of VCs are extremely valuable – and so is meeting other fellow Founders with high ambitions!
The Fundraising Bootcamp kicked away the trees and made me realise my wood was a forest. Helped me to see the parts of my pitch that mattered most and how to get those across in the way that VCs want it.
Despite having already raised $20m+ in VC funding, I jumped at the opportunity to work with the Fundraising Bootcamp team because it’s so rare to get genuine, uninterested feedback on your business and how you’ve been telling your story from people who know what they are doing.
Francois, Marcela and the team at FB were incredible, and I got loads of value out of the course. Would recommend to any founder Seed to Series B to invest in doing the course, as well as any angel/early stage investors would get a great return from funding their founders through this to set them up for future fundraising success.
Knowledge + Preparation = Confidence.
When I think back to how I would have approached my fundraise before this bootcamp, I cringe at how unprepared I didn’t even know I was.
This was the single most valuable fundraising training I’ve ever had. Despite being a seasoned entrepreneur and having raised before, there was so much I learned here that will completely change the way I run the processes of fundraising. I feel confident I have the tools, templates and processes to now run the most effective fundraise possible for Vistalworks. I urge all founders to invest time in this programme before they start seriously fundraising.
Even though I had been through several funding experiences previously, the bootcamp taught me things I did not know and made me think of the process in a totally different way. Two key takeaway’s are what’s in it for the investor and not what’s in it for me and control your own process and timescale, don’t dance to their tune.
Despite endless searching online, there is not a single resource or media outlet that is focused on teaching founders how the fundraising game truly works. Fundraising bootcamp does this to an exceptional level. I’d recommend every founder who targets “hard money” to join them. It fast tracks your knowledge better than any book or article can. I’ve made many mistakes along my start-up journey, not committing to Fundraising Bootcamp at the very beginning of our journey is one that will go on the list. It’s a must and the price is 100% justified.
All Street Research/ Sevva AI
The Bootcamp was at the level of the MBA classes in Oxford University and in London Business Schools so I would strongly recommend it.
Great for preparing your fundraising materials ahead of going to market, with super fresh data on which VCs are active and what caveats to look out for. Even with institutional investors already on board, I’d highly recommend it as a way to reduce chances of fundraising poorly.
The Fundraising Bootcamp is a must have resource for anyone looking to understand the fundraising process. Francois has turn the process into an easy to follow blueprint that will help you navigate the murky ocean of VCs to save you time and increase your chances of success.
Fundraising Bootcamp really exceeded my already high expectations! It was an amazing, intense a growing experience that I would recommend it to every startup to be well prepared before opening a round in order to tackle it with a refined strategy.
The program surpassed all expectations: highly valuable content, clear format, great vibes. Highly recommended for all startups (Seed to Series B)!
If you are serious about raising moneys for your business, I highly recommend this programme!
Even though we came with some fundraising background, we still learned a lot in this masterclass. It’s different from other programmes because of the people who are running it (Francois & Marcela) who thrive to make it welcoming and engaging. So if you commit to it you make the best of your time.
Secondly, we enjoyed the community & networking part – just imagine you with the brightest leaders in one room who are in pursuit of their crazy dreams. It’s motivational and fantastic!
The first start-up fundraising programme where I felt that the team passionately wanted to help all attendees and give them the best chance of success.
Fantastic course that will no doubt help us command a much stronger Series B, top team, top tips.
The Fundraising Bootcamp was excellent – learning from the mentors as well as the peers, I took away a lot of hands-on insights.
Francois and Marcela are a great duo! So much to learn from their knowledge and the feedback they provide. Their energy makes the workshops so much more engaging. I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up but they exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend their Fundraising Bootcamp.
If you want to know the ins and outs of fundraise, be sure to join the bootcamp!
Yew Hong Woo
The Fundraising Bootcamp is structured to be practical to give start-ups at all levels the best chance to be successful in fundraising with insider insights, trends, and workings of venture capital’s worlds. Invaluable.
The investment program run by Technation was the most useful program I have ever been on. Filled with useful information and really improved my knowledge of the investment process. Thank you, it was excellent. insider insights, trends, and workings of venture capital’s worlds. Invaluable.
If you are considering, or just want to know as much as you can about the world of investing and VC funds, this is a place for you. 5 days of “real” Bootcamp will require commitment, energy and focus. Even if you think that after the first few days this is not for you that’s where you are mistaken. You will get better each day and by the end realize that you actually have a shot of raising funds and expanding your business.
We learned all the tips and tricks you don’t find anywhere: how to approach, differentiate and sort the investors. Got to meet a lot of promising young entrepreneurs and received feedback that allowed us to get better each day.
Thank you to both Marcela and Francois, thank you for enduring with us even when we didn’t know what to do. Wish you all the best and plenty of luck to our fellow entrepreneurs. Let’s start with the fundraising.
It was an eye opener. Period.
The fundraising bootcamp is intense but well worth your time! I learned so much! Only regret I have is that I did not attend it sooner!
I came to fundraising bootcamp expecting it to be an overpriced Udemy, but it outperformed all of my expectations.
I wish I had participated in this bootcamp a year ago. It will blow your mind and put you in the shoes of the investors and get you fully equipped with both contents and mindset.
Tomas de Souza
I left the bootcamp with an even greater company than when I joined.