Most founders don't know how to tell their story or get the investor to understand the problem they're solving. Don't make the mistake of thinking investors are your target consumer.
Unfortunately, many founders lack the network or connections to the right investors for their stage/needs. A cold email list and a pretty pitch deck won't solve your problems.
Where to Begin
It's hard to know how to structure a concise pitch or deck for investors. Many lack the balance of quality vs. quantity and proper organization of info. Building your deck before crafting your pitch is also a major mistake.
HOW WE GET FOUNDERS FUNDED FASTER
We help USA-based, pre-seed to seed stage startups raise capital.
Our virtual course, community, and connections help you build a pitch and pitch deck, as well as learn investor psyche, how to prepare for a relationship, & more.
After we approve your fundraising materials, we DIRECTLY match you with INVESTORS in your industry.YES, COUNT ME IN
By the Numbers
With our extensive combined startup, fundraising, financial, due diligence, & investor experiences - we provide both the founder and investor perspective to our coaching.
Total grants and venture capital raised by founders we support (and counting!). From grants to investor checks - our founders keep 100% of what they raise while working with us.
From workshops to education to private & group coaching - it is our mission to spend every moment we can to support founders who deserve to get funded faster.
WHO WE ARE
Kat + Katie
Work directly with and get feedback from a serial entrepreneur, Kat Weaver from the founder perspective, and Active Angel Investor, Katie Dunn, from the investor perspective.
Kat is the pitch and story-telling expert. She won 22 of 23 pitches to fund the first company she started out of her college dorm and successfully exited 6 years later.
Katie worked for over 25 years in commercial real estate finance and has done deals in every major market in the US, which led her to become an expert in finance, due diligence, and screening of people and businesses.READ OUR STORIES
"We are so grateful for Kat & Katie. We had no idea how to pitch & they helped us win an $85k grant for our business while we're in the midst of our capital raise."
- Founders of the Guilty Grape
"I never got what I needed from accelerators. Thanks to Kat & Katie, I just secured my first $100,000 investor check by trusting their methods."
- Founder of All Yall's Foods
"We could not have had the confidence or preparation without Kat & Katie who helped us secure our recent $250,000 strategic investor check."
- Founders of HikerKind
The #1 mistake we hear from founders is that they wish they started fundraising with us sooner.
We review applicants on a rolling basis so don’t wait!
STEP 1: APPLICATION
The application should take you less than 3-minutes to complete. We ask for some basic information about you and your startup.
STEP 2: INTERVIEW
During a 30-minute zoom interview, we dive deeper into your needs, experience, and stage. We will also ask you to give a brief walk-through of any traction or pitfalls you might have experienced while thinking of or working towards raising capital.APPLY HERE
What We're Not:
We're Not an Accelerator
Our program doesn't kick you out after a certain amount of weeks. We work with you until we help you get funded. We also won't pair you with a ton of mentors which has the potential to yield conflicting advice.
We're Not Broker-Dealers
We won’t take a success fee or a percentage of your raise - legally we cannot since we're not registered brokers (and don't work with anyone who tells you otherwise!).
We're Not Micro-Managers
We know you’re running a business and have life pressures, so you work at your own pace. You tap us in when you need us through the online community or on the weekly coaching calls.
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