Silicon Valley Business School
Management Maneuvers—Fundraising
Raising Funds from Investors

Raising money for your startup is not a black art, a magic trick or a secret gift that’s bestowed on the chosen few. Successful fundraising is not restricted to the educated, the young, the beautiful, the cool or the famous. It’s a process that takes planning, hard work and more than a little luck.

Fundraising doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a gestation period of around 9 months. The process of raising a round of funding, selling your company or having a baby all take around the same length of time. All three processes are kicked off in a similar way—with the creation of a ‘team’, they then go through several distinct phases and, after one or more ‘near-death’ experiences, they all conclude with some form of painful, stressful event.

SVBS Learning Materials Related to this Maneuver ~ From SVBS Online Courses::

  • Raising Finance: The Startup Business Plan
  • Raising Finance: When is a Startup Ready to Raise Funding?
  • Raising Finance: Understanding Venture Investors
  • Raising Finance: Understanding Angel Investors
  • Raising Finance: Expansion Funding
  • Raising Finance: Securities Regulations & Startup Financing
  • Raising Finance: Valuation of Startup Businesses in Venture Capital & Other Financings (Raising Finance for Startups)
  • Raising Finance: Raising Finance Via Brokers & Other Intermediaries
  • Raising Finance: Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
  • Raising Finance: Pitching to Venture Investors
  • Raising Finance: Preferred Stock and Investment Terms
  • Raising Finance: Convertible Notes
  • Raising Finance: Startup Bonds
  • Raising Finance: Funding Considerations for Spin-Outs
  • Raising Finance: Innovation in Incubation & Financing
  • Raising Finance: Crowdfunding for Startups
  • Raising Finance: Winning an Audience with a Venture Investor