Investor readiness bootcamp

Bootcamp

Are you exploring a venture capital investment? Join the Investor Readiness Bootcamp for startups and scale-ups. Get coaching from experts and get in touch with the most relevant investors via StartupRoulette.

Last year, Dutch startups and scale-ups raised a record amount of €1.7 billion in investments. An investment can help them grow faster and scale internationally. But not every startup fits the venture capital model or is investor ready.

To prepare you for an investment, we regularly organize an Investor Readiness Bootcamp, sometimes with regional partners. In this bootcamp you learn to look at your company like an investor would, you get tips in an individual coaching session to improve your pitch and investor readiness and we put you in touch with the most relevant investors via StartupRoulette, a monthly online speed dating event.

It’s a unique opportunity for startups and scale-ups that are growing fast and want to explore investment to go even faster. Are you one of those ambitious entrepreneurs?

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Program

On the first day there is a lot of focus on theory and introductory models, and there is the opportunity to get acquainted with other entrepreneurs from. We aim for a small group of 3 to 5 startups and scale-ups, so there is plenty of room for interaction and questions.

The following elements are covered in the presentation:

  • The business model of investors
  • Investor readiness: what do investors pay attention to?
  • Different (venture capital) investors and characteristics;
  • Process from start search to deal closing;
  • Pitch deck and business plan;
  • Financing strategy, tips & tricks.

During the second day, the startups will receive approximately one hour of individual coaching from us based on the pitch deck and the completed Investor Readiness canvas. During this day there is also room for a masterclass in which a topic of your choice (e.g. startup valuations, validation, market research) or a Q&A with an investor.

Entrepreneurs can then join StartupRoulette to informally connect with the most relevant investors (such as angel investors as venture capital funds). StartupRoulette is organized on a monthly basis.

For who

We are looking for (tech) startups and scale-ups that want to raise a (venture capital) investment in the next 6 to 12 months. It does not matter if you have raised funding before.

We select about 5 startups from the applications. We make an assessment whether we can help a startup in such a way that it can raise funding within a year. Traction/monthly turnover is a clear indicator of product-market fit for us, so companies with no turnover are (probably) a bit too early for this edition.

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