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Want to learn how to raise money

These founders did.

Betsy Web

"I’ve pitched before, but I wanted more insight on what happens next in a fundraising process. The insights, resources, and tools were really helpful, and now I feel much more confident and capable."

 

 

Honistly.

Betsy Tong
CEO and Co-Founder

honistly.com

 

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"I did not feel confident about raising capital for my business. Period. I was very reluctant to begin the fundraising process. Now I feel confident and equipped to approach raising capital with precision, focus, and a knowledgeable understanding of what is required of me."

VarCity

Justin Lott
Founder & CEO
varcity.com

Keaton Web

"Before this class, I felt nervous and confused about fundraising. Now I have a great set of tools I can continue to utilize as we get closer to fundraising. Team EqCo obviously cares deeply about what they are doing and have really made it a wonderful experience!"

MovementX Physical Therapy

Dr. Keaton Ray
COO + Co-Founder
movement-x.com

Sakina Web

"I felt very inept at raising capital, and I did not understand the process or the language. Now I feel more confident about raising capital! I'm a lot more comfortable speaking the language of fundraising and the components of my company that make it an opportunity for investors."

Black Ash Cannabis

Sakina O'Uhuru
CEO + Co-Founder

blackashcannabis.com

 

Theresa Web

"I was learning about fundraising one step at a time, and this class was the perfect next step. Now I feel like I have the framework and the tools I need to move forward with my raise. All of the essentials were there, and Team EqCo made it easy to ask and receive extra support quickly."

Women's Crypto Playground

Theresa Hoang
Founder & CEO

womenscryptoplayground.com

Charlotte Web

"Prior to this course, I had no idea how the fundraising process worked other than I'd heard it was "grueling." Now I'm excited to start fundraising! I feel empowered to drive the process rather than allowing it to drive me. This class has provided a roadmap to success, and I feel like the veil of fundraising has been lifted and I understand the terminology and financials needed to succeed."

Perch

Charlotte Chipperfield
Founder and CEO

Randy Web

"I come from a very blue-collar background and was completely tech/business illiterate. Now that I understand fundraising foundations, I feel comfortable and confident in opening a seed round. This class made it much easier to wrap my head around taking the right steps to a successful raise. 

This was one of my favorite startup classes I've taken to date. It was very interactive and we always had something to work on. Plus the support from Team EqCo and others in the class is top-notch!"

HelpMe App

Randy Herman
Founder & CEO
helpmeintl.com

 

Marie Web (1)

"I knew I needed to raise capital but I didn't know how much I needed to raise and I didn't have a system in place to do so. Now I feel much better equipped. The most helpful and interesting parts of the class were the more nuanced pieces: investor mindset, etiquette, scripts, do's and don'ts.

Having this roadmap and language in my back pocket makes me feel so much more confident that I can articulate the value of my proposition to all parties without feeling like I need to try to impress or convince someone of what I'm offering."

Uncivilized Skincare

Marie Bush
Founder & CEO

Karen Web

"This class is empowering because it demystifies fundraising - it was the professional highlight of my summer! The virtual classroom and access to help were flawless and abundant, Thank you for making it so accessible and convenient."

SAML, Inc.

Karen Bevels
Founder and CEO

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"As a corporate lawyer with years of business law experience, I did not initially believe we needed much in the way of fundraising advice. With this cogent, simple and highly effective guidance we became fully prepared for a successful capital raise. Having this deep understanding of the nuances and strategy of how to communicate with, and present to, your target investors, the likelihood of success for your raise increases exponentially."

Real Cannabis Co.

Derek Mays
Founder & CEO
realcannabisco.com

 

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"The most important thing I learned is that founders like me - those not typically seen as founder-types - are entitled to capital. It's a complete reframing of the mindset I had when I first started my company. I now realize I've put in the work to build a product that meets market needs and delights my customer. As a result, I deserve access to every tool available to scale my business, especially capital."

AllGo

Rebecca Alexander,
Founder & CEO
canweallgo.com

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"I was not confident in my ability to raise capital. I did not know how deals were structured and felt I'd be at the mercy of investors. Now I feel confident that I can raise capital when the time is right. One of the most important things I learned from the class was how to evaluate the timing of when you are ready to raise funds. I got more value from this class than any other startup class, group, bootcamp, etc. that I've done. and probably more than all of them put together - and I've done a lot of them!"

Cardsmith

Monica Borrell,
Founder and CEO
cardsmith.co

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"I now feel more confident because I learned about the investor mindset and the common language used within the investment world. But most important I felt knowledgeable enough to have that conversation and clearly articulate our raise components/benefits (i.e. CAP table, financial model, etc.). I am forever grateful for this transformative training!"

Spectrum CannaLabs

Sarita L. Evans, JD
Co-Founder and CFO
www.spectrumcl.com

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"I now have a good grasp on how raising capital works, and how to get it done in an efficient way that prioritizes my needs as a founder. I feel empowered through knowledge. The most important thing I learned is that while the deck may be stacked against female and non binary founders, there is a way to work the system to your advantage."

Salty

Claire Fitzsimmons,
Founder and CEO
saltyworld.net

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"This training gave me a deep understanding of raising early-stage dollars — both for the big picture as well as in the small details — and gave me the confidence to open the first round for my new startup. Every founder needs to know this information and Sara and her team make it easy and enjoyable to learn!"

VIDA: Make Life/Work

Melanie Marconi
Founder & CEO
vidacoworking.com

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"We walked away with a clear vision and understanding of the route required to become raise-ready. We had a clear path between how most angels were viewing our investment offering in its current state and the changes we needed to make in order to get our investment package to approval status."

Green Labs

Jordan McAulay,
Cofounder & Chief Revenue Officer
greenlabsllc.com

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"I now feel more confident and solid about the information needed to start a conversation. I know that I control the narrative, the participants, and drive the process. I am the subject matter expert creating an opportunity for potential investors and educating them on why they should invest in my company."

Osanyin

Shiree Dyson,
Co-Founder & COO
osanyinllc.com

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"We walked away with a clear vision and understanding of the route required to become raise-ready. We had a clear path between how most angels were viewing our investment offering in its current state and the changes we needed to make in order to get our investment package to approval status."

Little Sous, Inc.

Kelly Montoya,
Founder and CEO
mylittlesous.com

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"The most important thing I learned is evolving our company narrative to be better reflective of where we are, in order to justify our raise position with new potential investors. Now I feel confident to tell my business's story differently so it connects better with the stage of investors I'm working with."

Society Nine

Lynn Le,
Founder & CEO
societynine.com

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"In a very short time, I went from having zero knowledge on how to raise money for my company to building a successful raise based on her methodology. This work with underrepresented communities is needed and invaluable."

The People’s Dispensary

Christine de la Rosa
CEO + National Co-Founder
mytpd.com 

 

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"Learning strategies around bringing value to your business and the investor is eye-opening. I wish I'd known all this sooner. This training demystifies the process of a raise, saving me time and improving my results."

Dye Candy

Kathryn Madison
Founder and CEO
www.dyecandy.com

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"This masterclass has flipped a switch for me. Real-world insights on fundraising are a part of it, but it’s so much more. This training has allowed me to mature from the ‘scrappy entrepreneur’ of a startup, to the professional CEO of a business. The beauty of the transformation was that it came from being more of who I am, with skill – rather than adapting to ‘fit in’. That’s a solid foundation for whatever challenge I choose to take on next."

SoMo

Prabha Rathinasabapathy
Founder & CEO
somolondon.com

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"Through this training, I learned that smart companies succeed when they have a long-term strategic fundraising model and a clear view as to the type of investors required to ensure they grow thoughtfully. I now realize that opening a fundraising round and taking investment isn't about cash, it's about relationships - equitable relationships. It's also about from this moment in time to the finish line and all the benchmark moments in between."

Caregiven

Candice Smith,
Founder + CEO
caregiven.co

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"When it came to fundraising, we resented the whole system and didn't want to play games. Now we actually understand better how to play the game on my terms. We feel empowered to raise capital our way. Building a capital network and interest in our company is a skillset, and I feel better armed with the tools to do so."

De Las Mias

Sada Naegelin, Cofounder and CEO
Ana Matiella, Cofounder and Content Director
delasmias.com

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"We feel much more confident now that we have received the tools to fundraise successfully. Learning how to build our pro forma, understanding our assumptions that will play into our financial forecasts and knowing we have control over the fundraising process has changed our outlook in raising capital."

SaF App

Shahrzad Vossoughi + Yalda Moshiri
Co-Founders
thesafapp.com

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"Since taking this course, I feel empowered with the knowledge I need to not only how to raise capital but how to do it in a way that will serve my company and it's investors the best. I now understand the investor mindset. I also have an active understanding of option for equity breakdown for current and future raises, so I can choose investment partners that will best suit their long-term goals."

Voxapod, Inc.

Amanda Wilson
Founder & CEO
voxapod.com

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"The masterclass blew me away - I wish I’d known all of this sooner! Now we have the structure and process we need to present something professional and informative to our potential investors."

Left Coast Financial Solutions

Casey Nye-Herrington,
Cofounder + CEO