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The Fundraising Founder OS

5 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Efficiently fundraise for your startup with investors you love.

Hosted by

Gian Seehra

I have been a part of $300m worth of VC funding as a VC, founder and advisor.

Course overview

Build a fundraising operating system that gets you more term sheets.

Over the last decade, I’ve learnt a lot about what it takes to fundraise for startups and invest well as a VC.

During this time I have been searching to find the secret sauce to making fundraising more successful.

And you know what?

There's a proven and tested method by:

1. Building the right relationships through a structured network

2. Telling a clear and concise narrative that makes investors excited by what you are building

3. Having the right frameworks, processes and preparation before you launch and as you go through your fundraise

The real secret to having a more successful fundraise for your startup is to create an Operating System for how you tackle your fundraise.

So you can:

- Make your fundraise seamless

- Meet investors you would love to work with

- Speak to them with clarity

- Show them why they should invest into you

All so you can get an oversubscribed round for your start-up.

With the types of investors that will not just give you money, but also help you succeed.

Who is this course for


You are a pre-seed to Series B founder looking to fundraise in the next 3-18+ months.


You want a tried and true fundraising system so you can create a more successful fundraise.


You want to create a competitive round with the types of investors who will help you grow and scale your startup.

What you’ll get out of this course

Examine why investors think the way they do

You have to know how investors think and how you should communicate why your start-up is something they should invest into.

You'll create a knowledge book of why investors think the way they do, and how you can communicate with them to make them excited by you.

Speak with clarity on your own influential narrative

Fundraising is about being clear, confident and consistent about why and what you are building your company for.

You'll synthesize a narrative that makes investors want to invest into you by delving into your deeper why, the stories of your customers and your vision.

Build a functioning network with 100+ warm connections to investors

Fundraising is all about perception. Getting multiple warm connections into an investor is the best way to make that perception the highest.

By the end of this course you will have a functioning CRM of connectors, founders and investors for when you launch your fundraise.

Create a repeatable fundraising process for every single fundraise you ever do.

You will develop your preparation, launch timeline and fundraising strategy that will give you the highest chance of successfully fundraising.

You will use this for every single fundraise you do in the future.

What people are saying

        Gian's advice in this course has been extremely useful and not the kind of advice you can simply find googling around. He shares inside tips that founders and even VCs themselves are unaware of. Knowing more of the psychology behind fundraising has made a big difference for us getting funding for our fundraise. This allowed us to raise €500k.
Sana Al-Badri

Sana Al-Badri

Co-founder, Sage Fund
        Gian knows his stuff! Despite having fundraised multiple times before for my own businesses and supporting others - what I have learnt has been a game changer. His hands-on experience has given me invaluable insight, not only into the mindset of an investor and the process, but critically the importance of discipline and structure.
Vishal Amin

Vishal Amin

Co-founder, Until
        Gian has a fantastic ability to spot unusually talented entrepreneurs and has the rare position of having been on both sides of the pitch! I worked with Gian looking at thousands of opportunities and many of the key principles in the course reflect how the venture capital world operates and the questions an investor is thinking, but wouldn't say!
Will Gibbs

Will Gibbs

Partner, Octopus Ventures
        It felt like we were trying to attract funds blindfolded. We had no real concept of a system or proper method. That is, until we were introduced to Gian. He guided us through his successful formula so investors have a sense of competition. He revamped our narrative and finally it feels like it communicates what we have to offer. We are grateful.
Maryon Stewart

Maryon Stewart

Co-Founder, Femmar

Meet your instructor

Gian Seehra

Gian Seehra

I started my career as a serial founder.

However I failed to fundraise for my first 3 startups.

This was a frustrating experience and I spent a long time trying to understand why I failed.

I applied these learnings to my next two companies where we raised $16,000,000.

I then joined Octopus Ventures, one of Europe's largest Venture Capital firms, as a VC.

During my 3 years at Octopus I was a part of $150,000,000+ in venture capital funding from pre-seed to series B companies.​

This allowed me to see the other side of the coin in fundraising.

Then, in 2020, I decided to leave my VC job as I had the itch to be a founder again.

And now I have spent the last 2 years trying to solve how to make a structured process to fundraising for technology founders.

The founders I have helped have gone on to raise $130,000,000 through this process.

And I can help you build yours.

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Course syllabus


Mindset & the foundations of fundraising

In the first week, we establish the foundations of fundraising and working on the mindset of how you think about yourself as a founder, your company and your fundraise.

We will also tackle two main fundraising concerns:

  • How/why do investors think the way they do
  • How do you communicate with them


Creating your influential narrative

In the second week, we’ll break down the two most important steps to influence investors - how to keep investors interested and how to influence them to want to invest into your story and vision.

We’ll cover:

  • How to build a pitch deck that makes investor want to meet you
  • How to talk about your founder origin and company vision


Targeting and meeting the right investors for you

In the third week, we’ll focus on building a functioning network before you launch your fundraise.

We’ll cover:

  • How to leverage technology to find and add credited investors
  • How to leverage your existing networks to find warm connections
  • How to create an investor CRM to start the fundraising process


Creating your fundraise playbook

In the last week, we’ll build your fundraising playbook to make sure you have the best launch and process to secure your term sheet.

We’ll cover:

  • How to build momentum with your fundraise
  • How to master your first and second meetings with investors
  • How to run a tight fundraising process to make sure you get term sheets

Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • June 5th 2023 - June 30th 2023

    A 4-week course

    Each session will involve interactive lectures and breakout groups. Most of the coursework will be done during class.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT

    Tuesday 6th

    Thursday 8th

    Tuesday 13th

    Thursday 15th

    Tuesday 20th

    Thursday 22nd

    Tuesday 27th

  • Weekly projects

    2-4 hours per week

    Videos, exercises and frameworks to prepare you for the week ahead.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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