Learn Fundraising for Business in 2 Hours

Learn Fundraising for Business in 2 Hours-updated
27
Sep

Every business needs money to run but not all of us have enough of it. Thus, raising funds is a vital aspect to start, grow or even to sustain a business. This course covers the key ingredients of how to raise funds for your company. You will learn how to increase your chance of getting funded, especially by angel investors or venture capitalists. You will also discover the varieties of funds that you could tap, some you might never have thought of. And learn the process of fundraising in a 7-step process that is easy to follow.

The instructor received over 7 investment offers throughout his career as an entrepreneur and pitched to hundreds of investors in Asia, US and UK. Here he shares the details that only a person who went through the phases of raising funds could offer.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to use the 7-step approach when looking for investment.
  • Know the common misunderstandings about fundraising.
  • Discover the different sources of funds and how difficult to obtain them.
  • Remember the dos and don’ts when seeking investment.
  • Understand what motivates investors to invest – it’s not just for money, you know.
  • Know the difference between angel investor and venture capitalist and their respective characteristics – the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Discover how to protect your business private information from dishonest investors – NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) may not work.
  • Know what investors look for in a company and their different investment appetites.
  • Find out when is the best time to raise funds and how to increase your chances of getting one.

 

Requirements

  • No experience is required.
  • No existing business or business idea is required, however, it is recommended.
  • Persistence and ability to accept rejections is an added advantage to you.

 

Updates

  • Nov 10, 2018: Common FAQs from Investors.
  • Oct 21, 2018: Added lesson – What to Say to An Investor.

 

Note: This is an evolving course thus more lessons will be added later.

Course Content

Total learning: 34 lessons Time: 2 hours

Instructor

Melvin Wong is the Founder of Kodorra. He's an award-winning entrepreneur with global business experience in 17 countries covering U.S, Europe, Asia and South America. Melvin sold his online sports games company to an American/Japanese company in Los Angeles.

Having been a speaker, mentor and judge at numerous entrepreneurship events and competitions, Melvin embodies the “pay it forward” principle where he finds time to educate and assist upcoming entrepreneurs and professionals to be all they can be.

  

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  • thestory25

    Inspiration Journey

    I had the privilege to be mentored by Melvin and this course is a great extension of the advice he gave me on pitching and business plan writing
  • Thomas Hardison

    Very useful and simple

    Probably the most insightful course about raising funds that I ever took. So that's what really drove investors to invest and now I know their characteristics. I like the long list of sources of financing too!

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