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The one-of-a-kind fundraising & pitching coaching based on a lot of mistakes as founder, plus experiences as VC and executive at companies like:
"The FUNDRAISING COUP is the most comprehensive and impactful coaching program for every founder who wants to successfully raise venture capital."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The only fundraising skills program of its kind
A leading presentation skills framework
Everything you learn in the FundraisingCOUP Course has been thoroughly tested for years. No theoretical blah blah.
Fundraising COUP optimizes for learning impact. You’ll get what you’ll need to turn into an outstanding fundraiser – without overwhelming you.
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.