Investment capital isn’t just for tech startups. Discover the right kind of investors & capital for your creative company and vision.
Raising capital is a creative process. Creators are poised to dominate the next wave of growth companies.
Creators building growth brands
Creative founders ready to scale-up
Impact and social change leaders
Understand Types of Capital and become comfortable speaking about startups and finance
Learn Which Numbers Matter to investors and how you calculate and present numbers clearly and simply
Gain Insight into Investors’ Perspectives and how they evaluate possible investments, grants, loans, and entrepreneurial teams
Pitch decks can make or break you capital raise effort. Build a dynamic, compelling pitch deck that excites investors
Alice is a pioneering champion of the creator economy and ardent supporter of creative visionaries building weird and wonderful companies. In 2013 Alice launched the world’s first startup accelerator for creatives and has since invested in 28 creative companies now valued at $400 million.
As first-check investor in companies including Meow Wolf, Embodied Labs, and ViaVii, she mentored founders who share her vision for equitable wealth creation. Her book, Creative Economy Entrepreneurs: From Startup to Success is used by entrepreneurs, accelerators and universities on five continents. Her journey from social justice activist to creator economy financier is bound by the common theme of building economic systems that value all humans equally.
Investors can be an invaluable part of your team or drive you to despair— and maybe out of business. Being able to identify and attract the “right” type of money requires understanding sources and types of capital, and values and goals different investors work towards.
The numbers that shape your business model and will convince anyone that your company will be a great investment are straightforward. Using simple math and a few spreadsheets you will discover and define the most essential numbers investors want to dig deep on:
It may surprise you to hear this but, you are not the only hero of your startups’ story! At least, not if you want to raise money from investors, peer lenders, or other types of backers. Anyone helping you grow your creative business wants to be a hero, too. And that’s a good thing— we all need an Obi-wan Kanobi or fellow fighters in the Rebellion.
You now have insight into investors’ priorities, a handle on the necessary numbers, and are shaping a knock-out pitch. It's time to put it all into action. Establish your goals, timeline, team roles, and draft a target list of potential investors.
No boring videos, no lengthy lectures. Instead, experiential learning through case studies, hands-on activities, and self-reflection.
Connect with other creators in breakout groups, class discussions, and in our online community.