Designed by Shaw & Co’s funding experts, the Funding Academy’s Day 1 syllabus will deepen your knowledge, capability and confidence to help you get investment ready.
Day 1 – Learning objectives
Day 1 begins with programme orientation, setting expectations and running through the syllabus. A group exercise will help you to get to know your peers and begin making bonds. You will also be exposed to some real-life examples of how not to pitch to investors.
The Funding Landscape module introduces you to the differences between debt and equity fundraising, Seed, Series A, Series B and beyond. The module also covers dilution and transaction considerations as well as exposing you to the different types of investors and their expectations.
The afternoon focuses on the highly interactive Vision For Success module where you will focus on defining and developing your value proposition and vision statement. You will learn about the brain science behind persuasion and how to tell your business story to investors.