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Fundraising is hard. There are rules you need to know that put you in position to attract and close investors. In this class you will learn and practice those rules with a small group of fellow founders. You will leave the class with a new set of slides and actionable advice for how to improve your chances of financing your startup. Seth Goldstein and Stewart Noyce lead the workshop from practical real world experience: Seth has raised over $100m as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and VC; while Stewart has extensive product launch experience, including a reboot of Certicom that led to a $40m+ private placement.



Date: Tuesday, July 31

Time: 9am - 2pm

Location: NODE, 1011 Kearny Street, SF (North Beach)

Size: Limited to 6 Students!

Cost: $400 ($250 for Node Members)

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9-10a: Introduction & Best Practices

  • Seth Goldstein & Stewart Noyce share their experience and lessons learned creating fundable stories for investors.

  • Examples of great investor decks

  • High level strategies for how to connect to investors authentically while also driving their FOMO


10-11a: Situation Analysis

  • Each founder will take a turn sharing his or her current investor presentation

11-1p: New Story Development

  • We will then go around the table and reframe each presentation into a new 5-slide deck: Problem, Solution, Market Opportunity, Team and Investment Terms.

1-2p: Investment Strategy

  • With these new decks in place, we will provide specific and actionable feedback as to who you should be targeting for investment and the the most successful strategy for getting in front of them.


Preparation Before Class: