PITCH. RAISE. DISRUPT.

Your fundraising success directly impacts your startup’s trajectory. Book now Iskender Dirik’s FUNDRAISING COUP course and turn into an outstanding fundraiser.

Your coach: Iskender Dirik

Hey,

As a founder I’ve made all fundraising mistakes you should avoid. As a VC, I’ve seen thousands of startup pitches – and believe me, there are only a few that stand out.

My name is Iskender Dirik. I’m a VC, an Entrepreneur, and a Tech Executive. I was Managing Director at Samsung NEXT Ventures, I was Managing Director at Microsoft ScaleUp, I was Managing Director at Bauer Venture Partners – a 100m Euro fund, and I’m Venture Partner for EQT Ventures, one of the largest VC Funds in Europe.

I was also a Member of the Management Board at C3 Creative Code and Content, a leading Content Marketing and Storytelling Agency. I’m the Founder of the COUP Movement, a leading masterclass to hone your presentation skills.

I know what it takes to be an outstanding fundraiser – both from a Founder as well as from a VC perspective. But also from the perspective of someone teaching storytelling and presentation skills.

I’ve seen too many brilliant minds with amazing ideas that were not able to convince VCs of their ideas. Too many brilliant minds that were not able to disrupt, because they were not able to secure the required funds.

I want to stop that, now. I don’t want to see entrepreneurs like you wasting their potential, anymore.

I’ve combined my 20 years of experience in the tech world as entrepreneur, VC, and executive with my passion for creativity, storytelling, and pitching skills – and developed the most effective Fundraising Framework in the world: The FundraisingCOUP.

The FundraisingCOUP will transform you into an outstanding fundraiser, enabling you to disrupt.

The FUNDRAISING COUP is the most comprehensive and impactful course 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:

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

  • 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.

TESTIMONIALS

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

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THE FUNDRAISING COUP ONLINE MASTERCLASS

You'll lose if you don't master the art of pitching. Your startup and your ideas will never succeed. Pitching is the key to your success if you’re working on a startup that requires Venture Capital.

As a master in pitching, 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 raise much more money:
One pitch can change the trajectory of your company – and life. Your pitching and fundraising skills heavily influence your startups’ success. Just one great pitch can bring you millions of dollars.
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.

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.

BONUS: EMBARRASSING VIDEOS OF ISKENDER

Years ago, I produced and shot a short movie under the title: “YET ANOTHER VC PITCH”. But nobody has ever seen it – it was too embarrassing to me to publish it publicly. But I decided to show some vulnerability: Every FundraisingCOUP member will be guided through the Online Masterclass with chapters from the video and will get access to the full short movie. Embarrassing.

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

Iskender Dirik

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Executive
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:

PITCH. RAISE. DISRUPT. NOW:

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