📹  Online Course

How to fundraise and build your pitch deck

KNOWN FROM

STARTUP FUNDRAISING 101

I will guide you through your fundraise

Why does this startup fundraising course exist

MY MOTIVATION

Why does this course exist?

When I was first raising money for one of my startups I had no clue what I was doing. I had just graduated from university and had never been in contact with an investor before nor did I know how to persuade them or negotiate a term sheet.

As a result, I built a poor pitch deck and ended up without any funding. But a lot has changed since then. I raised millions of dollars myself, invested in companies all around the globe and with BaseTemplates, I have helped hundreds of founders with their fundraising.

This course is my way of sharing everything I know around fundraising & pitch decks so that you don't make the same mistakes I did.

2h VIDEO & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL 

What you can expect?

In the course I will guide you through every step that is necessary to raise money for your startup.

Firstly, you will learn how investors tick and what a regular fundraising process looks like. After that you will prepare for your fundraising material and find out how to research investors. Then you will learn how to build a compelling pitch deck (a step by step guide for every single slide). Finally you will get my unique insights on how to run a successful fundraising process.

What you can expect from this pitch deck course
About Maximilian Fleitmann

ABOUT ME

Passionate founder & fundraiser

I am Max Fleitmann and after building my first internet projects when I was 13, entrepreneurship had me. I am passionate about building companies together with amazing people and, especially, everything related to fundraising & pitch decks.

I raised millions of dollars for my own companies

Investor in >15 companies worldwide

I have seen thousands of pitch decks

I have helped hundreds of founders raise money as the CEO of BaseTemplates

My fundraising content is regularly featured on websites like Inc, Producthunt & Co.

KEY FEATURES

Who is this course for?

First Time Founder

First Time Founders

You are raising money for the first time and want to get an overview on what steps you need to take, how to find investors and how to craft a good pitch deck?

Experienced Founder

Experienced Founders

Your company has already existed for some time or it's your second one. And now you want to take the next step and improve your fundraising?

Student

Students

You are working on your first business projects or need to create a pitch deck for a business class? With this course you learn all the basics you need to consider.

YOUR RESULTS

What you will learn in this course

Understanding and finding investors

Understanding and finding investors

You will be able to research investors that suit your startup and be able to understand how they make an investment decision.

Preparing your fundraising materials

Preparing your fundraising materials

You will know exactly what kind of materials (pitch deck, financial model etc.) you need for raising money and how to prepare them in advance.

Building a compelling pitch deck

Building a compelling pitch deck

You will be able to build a compelling pitch deck for your business that is based on best-practices and a ton of real life experience.

Running a structured and successful process

Running a structured & successfull process

You will find out how to structure and run your very own fundraising process and become informed of the common pitfalls so that you can avoid them.

TESTIMONIALS

But what do others think?

Dan Siepen
Founder of It's Fun Doing Marketing

Max is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the VC landscape and fundraising. He's helped with some awesome advice around pitch deck creation, as well as information about Europe VC. In addition, his content is exceptional. I'm excited to be part of this course.

Tristan Niewöhner
Founder @ Persomatch

When it comes to startup fundraising Max is the go-to guy. He has a deep understanding of both the investor and the operator sides and helped us design a great pitch deck. And with that we found the right investor for our business.

Eike Diestelkamp
Founder @ Betriebsmittelhelden

This course is one reason why we massively oversubscribed our seed round. Max's unique insights helped us a lot to understand, what it takes to build a great pitch deck and convince investors of our idea.

Frederik Fleck
Partner @ Richmond View Ventures

There is so much to learn about raising money from investors. Max is really sharing the best practices in this course and I can totally recommend it to every early-stage founder

Alex Borowski
Co-Founder Tokenstreet

The videos around the structure and the design of the pitch deck are excellent. They were full of valuable advice, and we could quickly implement them into our deck. Total recommendation

Chris Strobl
Founder of Stealth Startup

I raised venture funding in Silicon Valley before and never felt completely confident with building a deck. The course helped me go through it, step by step. The course felt more like a coach, or consultant I could go to all the time when I wanted to optimize a slide.

Jasvir Dhillon
Head of Community @ Refactoring | Ex-Founder

Max has personally helped me learn plenty. This is going to be a resource saver for those new to the game, especially if you are a non-tech founder. The price is barely anything compared to the time and real money new founders lose to learn what the course would cover, coming via the exper

Dan Siepen
Founder of It's Fun Doing Marketing

Max is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the VC landscape and fundraising. He's helped with some awesome advice around pitch deck creation, as well as information about Europe VC. In addition, his content is exceptional. I'm excited to be part of this course.

Tristan Niewöhner
Founder @ Persomatch

When it comes to startup fundraising Max is the go-to guy. He has a deep understanding of both the investor and the operator sides and helped us design a great pitch deck. And with that we found the right investor for our business.

Eike Diestelkamp
Founder @ Betriebsmittelhelden

This course is one reason why we massively oversubscribed our seed round. Max's unique insights helped us a lot to understand, what it takes to build a great pitch deck and convince investors of our idea.

Frederik Fleck
Partner @ Richmond View Ventures

There is so much to learn about raising money from investors. Max is really sharing the best practices in this course and I can totally recommend it to every early-stage founder

Alex Borowski
Co-Founder Tokenstreet

The videos around the structure and the design of the pitch deck are excellent. They were full of valuable advice, and we could quickly implement them into our deck. Total recommendation

Chris Strobl
Founder of Stealth Startup

I raised venture funding in Silicon Valley before and never felt completely confident with building a deck. The course helped me go through it, step by step. The course felt more like a coach, or consultant I could go to all the time when I wanted to optimize a slide.

Jasvir Dhillon
Head of Community @ Refactoring | Ex-Founder

Max has personally helped me learn plenty. This is going to be a resource saver for those new to the game, especially if you are a non-tech founder. The price is barely anything compared to the time and real money new founders lose to learn what the course would cover, coming via the exper

COURSE CONTENT

What's inside the course?

Chapter 1 - Introduction

In the introduction we will take a look at how this course is structured and how investors think and work. Besides that we will talk about some of the most common fundraising problems.

Videos:

  • Why this course? What’s in this course?
  • What does a fundraising journey look like?
  • Types of Investors & Understanding them
  • Am I Fundraising ready? Should I Raise?

Chapter 2 - Prepare for your fundraise

Fundraising is not something you can just start and instantly have the money flowing in. You have to get yourself and your business ready for it. In the second chapter, we will cover all the basics for your fundraising preparation.

Videos:

  • Setup your Investor CRM
  • How to find and research Investors
  • Prepare your fundraising materials
  • How to mentally prepare for your fundraise

Chapter 3 - How to build your pitch deck

The third and biggest part of the course is dedicated to your pitch deck. We will take a detailed look at every single slide and all the common pitfalls so that you can avoid them.

Videos:

  • What is a pitch deck? What do I include?
  • 8 Pitch Deck Tips
  • How to prepare & start with the building
  • Title Slide
  • Company Purpose Slide
  • Problem Slide
  • Solution Slide
  • Product Slide
  • Market Slide
  • Competition Slide
  • Traction Slide
  • Financials Slide
  • Team Slide
  • The Ask Slide
  • Other Slides
  • Contact Slide

Chapter 4 - Running the Process

It is very important that you as the founder are actively running the whole process. In the fourth chapter, we will cover all the basics for that. You will learn how to cold outreach to investors, meet with them, and finally close the deal.

Videos:

  • How to build your network & get intros
  • How to cold outreach to investors
  • Meeting with investors
  • Handling rejection
  • Common Fundraising Problems
  • Getting a term sheet
  • Closing the Deal

Chapter 5- Additional Material

In addition to all the video content you'll get a bunch of other things that will help you in your fundraising process.

Downloads:

  • 100+ real investor questions
  • Notion Fundraising CRM
  • Fundraising Checklist

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ONLINE COURSE

Ready to start your fundraising?

COURSE ACCESS
$179
31 Videos (2h+)
Fundraising Checklist
Notion Fundraising CRM
Additional Resources
BUY Access

FAQ

Let's answer some questions

Do I need any preliminary knowledge before starting the course?

No. I was in your exact shoes some years ago and I have created the course in a way that I would have enjoyed it back then.

I will start with the basics and then go into detail so that all of the viewers will get the most out of it.

Can my co-founders also access the course if I enroll?

Yeah. No worries. Just give them your login data and you are good to go.

How long will I have access to the course modules? And how long will the course take?

You have unlimited access to all materials and videos. The videos are around 2h in watch time. You can decide how quickly you want to watch them.

Is the course only for founders who want to take investors on board?

No. It is also for everyone who wants to understand the whole venture world a little better or who just wants to create a good looking pitch deck for their company.

For example if you want to win over partners, present your company on stage or just to put your own thinking into a proven framework.

Is this course targeted at a specific stage?

Not specifically. But of course the course makes most sense in the earliest stages of your company (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series-A). After that you should be familiar with the fundraising process and building of your deck.

Is there a refund policy?

No. As this is a digital product you have access to all videos and materials right away. That's why we can't provide a refund.

I have another question.

You can always write us an email to hi@basetemplates.com and we will come back to you as quickly as possible.

by MaxFleit
by MaxFleit