Leverage my expertise as a VC to raise capital from top-tier investors

...with less stress and less declines, in a shorter time on much better terms.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Impress investors with your pitch

  • Develop an intriguing storyline

  • Create high-performing FOMO

  • Run a highly-effective process

  • Bring a lot of money home

Join the club of the best VC fundraisers and get an unfair advantage in fundraising now:

WATCH HOW THE FUNDRAISINGCOUP HELPED THIS FOUNDER TO RAISE €20m ONLY 2.5 MONTHS AFTER JOINING THE PROGRAM:

"The FUNDRAISING COUP is the most comprehensive and impactful coaching program for every founder who wants to successfully raise venture capital."

Jörg Binnenbrücker
Partner at Capnamic Ventures

Enjoy a coaching from a VC that will…

Help you to understand VCs better, reveal insights you never heard of; and...

Provide you with secret tricks that will enable you to fundraise better than 99% of the startups out there.

THE FUNDRAISING COUP TRANSFORMS YOU INTO THE MOST AMAZING FUNDRAISER AND A MASTER OF PITCHING:

ISKENDER TRAINING LEADING VC FUNDS & THEIR PORTFOLIO STARTUPS:

YOUR ACCESS INTO THE MINDSET AND PSYCHOLOGY OF VENTURE CAPITALISTS

As a founder, VCs were a mysterious species to me. When I pitched to them, I had no idea about how they think, what they like, what they don’t like, what they are looking for, how they decide, etc. Looking back after having turned into a VC myself, I was beyond naive and wasted a lot of opportunities in my founder life.

The FundraisingCOUP is here to save you from making the same mistakes.

I’ll reveal for you unique insights about the mindset and psychology of Venture Capitalists – from the perspective of a Venture Capitalist.

I’ll provide you with secret tricks, knowing how we VCs think, act, and decide.

My insights and tricks will help you to succeed on that one big goal: Raise the funds you need in minimum time and the maximum outcome.

THE MODULES: A PEEK INSIDE THE CONTENT OF THE FUNDRAISING COUP ONLINE MASTERCLASS

01

FOR BEGINNERS: VENTURE CAPITAL PRIMER

  • How Venture Capital Works
  • Roles in VC Funds
  • Financing Types
  • Fund Characteristics
  • Multi vs. Single LP VCs

02

PREPARATION

  • When And How Much To Raise
  • Fundraising Team
  • Existing Investors
  • Connecting with VCs

03

FOCUS TOPIC: PITCHING

  • Mindset / Psychology / Neuroscience
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Pitch Deck as Handout
  • Pitch Deck for Spoken Presentation
  • Delivery of Spoken Presentation
  • Remote Pitches
  • Secret Weapon :)
  • COUP Storytelling Plot

04

PROCESS

  • Managing The Process
  • Questions To Ask
  • FOMO & FOLS
  • Secret Tactic(s) :)
  • “No” – Dealing with Declines

05

CLOSING

  • Termsheet Terms
  • Valuation
  • Picking Your VC
  • Due Diligence

06

AFTER ROUND

  • Board Meetings
  • Secret Tactic(s) :)

ASK, LEARN, AND PRACTICE IN LIVE CALLS

FundraisingCOUP Members get access to regular group calls. These live video calls are your opportunity to ask Iskender your questions, to learn from others, and practice to apply the FundraisingCOUP Framework with exercises and virtual presentations. The group calls are your safe environment to hone your skills and test your pitch in front of Iskender – a real VC – and a real audience!

Perfectionate your elevator pitch, deck, and delivery even before you kick off your fundraise and talk to the first VC. A unique program and opportunity.

EVEN VERY EXPERIENCED FOUNDERS TOP THEIR GAME WITH THE FUNDRAISING COUP:

Share of funding stages the FundraisingCOUP Framework was initially used for.

Listen to Iskender’s conversation with Johannes Salmisaari, Founder of Droppe, who raised 4m € after joining the FundraisingCOUP Program:

Invaluable program. Before entering the FundraisingCOUP, we wanted to raise a €12m Series A. After 2.5 months into the program, we got several offers from top VCs and raised an oversubscribed €20m round. Many VCs said our pitch was the best they have ever seen.

Malte Kosub
Co-Founder/CEO Parloa
Michael Pleuger

Michael Pleuger, Co-Founder of Akirolabs and former Senior Partner at Roland Berger and KPMG, successfully raised a €4.3m (€2.3m Seed Extension + €2m from Seed Round) after joining the FundraisingCOUP Program. In one of the weekly group calls, he stated unsolicitedly:

“I’m super excited to see that we get approached by one VC after another. It’s amazing. After we struggled to be able to raise money for years, now they are throwing money after us, and it’s really super cool, even top VCs like (Name of Top-Tier SaaS VC). It’s amazing. Investors are approaching us. I love it. I like fundraising since I’m in this program.”

Christoph Flöthman

After raising their successful €4.3m round, Christoph Flöthman, Co-Founder of Akirolabs, sent the following mail unsolicitedly to Iskender:

“Dear Iskender, We want to thank you again for our great time at the FundraisingCOUP. We learned an incredible amount and had a lot of fun. Thank you also for your open ear and tips “offline”, which were incredibly helpful.We reviewed the time internally and came up with Iskender’s FundraisingCOUP Triple-C Success Factors in a consulting-like manner - feel free to steal them:

C - Community: It was really incredible how many good ideas were generated by all participants in the Weekly Call. Even with solid, VC-ready pitches, the presenter is bombarded with new ideas within 30 minutes, which takes the pitch to a whole new level. The community leverage is truly unique compared to online sources, YouTube, or 1on1 coaching sessions

C - Content: The content’s breadth and depth is really impressive. Especially the FOMO concept and your link to science/psychology we didn’t know yet, but make the difference because you understand WHY you use the methods, and you become convinced that they MUST work.

C - Craftsmanship: The whole program is really perfectly implemented. The Circle Tool, the structure of the Weekly Call, the Notion Second Brain. But what stands out is the Netflix-like production quality in terms of video and storytelling. It feels like watching a show instead of studying. And that really makes life easier. ”

Hi Iskender, (...) By the way, I do remember you and your feedback very well. I have had hundreds of interactions with VCs and there are only four people I remember out of all them. You are one of them. I really appreciate the time you took to give me feedback, it gave me a whole new perspective on how you -professional investors- think. Some bits of the feedback were hard to read but necessary. Thank you.

David Padilla
An email from David Padilla, CEO & Co-Founder Kenjo, to Iskender

Fundraising is definitely way less fun than building and growing a company, but it’s an important part of every VC-backed, fast growing startup. The FundraisingCOUP will turn you into a successful fundraiser – and will bring you fun while doing it.

Christian Piechnick
CEO & Co-Founder Wandelbots

Iskender combines profound knowledge and first-hand experience in the tech and VC world with outstanding creativity and storytelling skills. I can’t imagine a better lecturer to up your fundraising game.

Mattias Protzmann
Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Statista

You want to raise Venture Capital? Just go through the Fundraising COUP course. That’s all you need to understand how we VCs think – and how you can convince us to write a check.

Thomas Preuß
Partner Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

The Fundraising COUP course is unique: It saves you an unbelievable amount of time as it packages everything you need to raise your VC round in one compact course format. And it is delivered by a practising VC who has worked for some of the biggest tech companies of the world. The Fundraising COUP course will turn you into a great fundraiser, even if you’ve a highly technical background. I have known Iskender for many years and can’t appreciate his mentorship enough.

Marc Vontobel
CTO-turned-CEO & Co-Founder Starmind
WATCH THE VIDEO AND LEARN MORE FROM ISKENDER:
Iskender is (very!) probably the only expert in the world that is a venture capitalist AND has developed a pitching and presentation skills framework!

Iskender was featured in media outlets like:

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THE FUNDRAISINGCOUP PrOGRAM

You will get access to all the "behind-the-scenes" information Iskender has learned in his >20 years in the Venture Capital and startup world. You’ll gain invaluable insights into investors' minds. You will know exactly what to say and do, when to say and do it, and how to say and do it to get investors invested in your company. On top of that, you will get direct support in your challenges and answers to all of your fundraising-related questions, so you don't have to walk this challenging path alone.

As a master in fundraising, you’ll convince investors of your startup and ideas, and achieve much more.

You and your startup will always be remembered for being outstanding.

You will not only wow investors, but be much more confident – and have a lot of fun every time you pitch.

You’ll be equipped to raise your dream round...
...with less stress and fewer declines, in a shorter time on much better terms.
There are many more benefits, like:

Join once, learn forever: Become a better and better fundraiser thanks to a lifetime access to the FundraisingCOUP framework, videos, and other materials.

Attend exclusive online sessions with top VCs and successful founders that will help you on your journey.

Join the FundraisingCOUP Community: Learn from others entrepreneurs, get valuable feedback, exchange experiences with fellow fundraisers.

Get access to exclusive office hours with top VCs like:
Sebastian Blum
Partner Greenfield One
Daria Saharova
Partner World Fund
Herbert Mangesius
Partner Vsquared Ventures
Itxaso del Palacio
Partner Notion Capital
Thomas Preuß
Partner DTCP
Ashley Lundström
Partner EQT Ventures
There is no Masterclass package like this on the whole planet:
Fundraising skills + Presentation skills
Iskender is the founder of COUP, a masterclass and coaching program that helps everyone to turn into an outstanding presenter. You have the unique opportunity to get the package that will make you an outstanding fundraiser AND presenter:

The only fundraising skills program of its kind

A leading presentation skills framework

This is what you WON’t get (sorry!):

Bullshit.

Everything you learn in the FundraisingCOUP Course has been thoroughly tested for years. No theoretical blah blah.

Too much information.

Fundraising COUP optimizes for learning impact. You’ll get what you’ll need to turn into an outstanding fundraiser – without overwhelming you.

Boring lectures.

FundraisingCOUP is built on the core principles of edutainment. You’ll learn better and more because you’ll be engaged and have a lot of fun.

LET ME HELP YOU TO TURN INTO AN OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISER AND MASTER OF PITCHING

Iskender
Dirik

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Executive
Partner
Venture Partner
Senior Advisor
Managing Director Samsung NEXT Ventures
Managing Director Microsoft ScaleUp
Managing Director
General Manager
Angel Investor and Founder of (far too) many startups
By the way – this is an event I hosted to help top-notch VCs to negotiate better:
And here is a workshop I hosted to train 100 founders in presenting and pitching:

and here is the 🤝 deal:
SAVE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET

FundrasingCOUP is a commercial service. We help you to raise money, and you compensate us for our fundraising program and services in the good old way: with 💵 cash.
We don’t touch your most valuable asset: your 📈 shares.

With our help, you ❌ won’t need to participate in accelerators or work with advisors that promise fundraising help and want your precious shares for it;  
with our help, you ❌ won’t need to work with expensive investment banking boutiques.

We’ll stay in the background and be your 👥 hidden fundraising coach, enabler, and advisor, while saving you a lot of money in the short and long term.

We’re here to enable you 🫵 , the founder, to fundraise like a rockstar 🤘 – not only for your next round, but all the fundraising rounds in your founder’s life.

The FundraisingCOUP will quickly turn into one of the best investments 💸 you’ve ever done.

We only work with founders that are super serious – about a partnership, their startup, and a professional fundraising approach.
So, are you ready for one of the best investments in your founder’s life? 🤝

PITCH. RAISE. DISRUPT. NOW:

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