Finta's Fundraising Academy

4.9

(5 ratings)

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5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

A tactical fundraising master-class on Venture Capital that provides you with the knowledge, tools, and work environment to accelerate.

Previously with

Founder Institute
NYC Innovation Collective
Verizon
TMX Group

Course overview

Launch your Fundraise with Momentum!

Welcome to Finta's Fundraising Academy! In this comprehensive course, you will learn the ins and outs of fundraising, from the fundamentals of venture capital to the nitty-gritty of due diligence, prospecting investors, and running a strong deal outreach process. You will also gain invaluable insights from the perspective of investors themselves. Join us and learn how to accelerate your company to achieve your fundraising goals!

Who is this course for

01

Founders who are devoted to closing a Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, or Series B round as soon as possible.

02

General Partners looking to close numerous family office conversations with potential limited partners.

03

Fundraisers who are looking to execute a streamlined process, while tapping into powerful CRM automation.

What you’ll get out of this course

Fundraise Like an Expert

With our first module, Fundraising Masterclass, we will prepare you for all things Venture Capital. By honing in on key definitions, fair market valuations, and concepts, we develop a framework to run a strong fundraising workflow from start to finish.

Core Fundraising Materials

Develop the foundation of your campaign; you will learn how to create a compelling:


  • Pitch Deck & Narrative
  • Essential Data Room
  • Accurate Financial Model


Clarifying your funding needs and objectives.

Strong Target Investor List

We cover developing and improving a proven system of investor prospecting.


  • 150 Target Investors
  • Researched Warm Intro Pathways


You will learn about tiered outreach strategies so you can confidently close deals with the right investors.

Process Driven Investor Outreach

Putting everything together, you will be fully prepared to run a full scale fundraising campaign:


  • Launch your investor outreach campaign
  • Email scripts for every stage of the investor funnel.
  • Start investor meetings


So you can can get back to running your company!

Year of Finta Pro

Unleash the power of Finta's fundraising copilot!


  • A free year of Finta Pro.


Craft perfect email scripts effortlessly, discover your ideal investor matches, enrich contacts with ease, and more - all at your fingertips, a $648 value.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

9 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

23 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    May 15—May 19

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • May

      15

      Finta Academy: Session 1 - Fundraising Fundamentals

      Wed, May 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Fundraising Fundamentals

  • Week 2

    May 20—May 26

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • May

      22

      Finta Academy: Session 2 - Deals & Due Diligence

      Wed, May 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Due Diligence Deep Dive

  • Week 3

    May 27—Jun 2

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • May

      29

      Finta Academy: Session 3 - Prospecting The Right Investors

      Wed, May 29, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Prospecting Investors

  • Week 4

    Jun 3—Jun 9

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jun

      5

      Finta Academy: Session 4 - Investor Outreach

      Wed, Jun 5, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Deal Outreach

  • Week 5

    Jun 10—Jun 12

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Investor Perspective

  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • Capstone: Investor's Perspective

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Meet your instructors

Kevin Siskar

Kevin Siskar

Co-Founder & CEO - Finta

Meet Kevin Siskar, the pre-seed investor at Firehouse Ventures and CEO and Co-Founder of Finta. He's invested in over 160 early-stage tech companies and helped lead numerous startup accelerators.


Kevin hosts the Ambition Today podcast and co-founded the NYC Innovation Collective. He's been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur. You can read more about Kevin here.

Reid Hamilton

Reid Hamilton

Managing Director - Founder Institute New York

Reid Hamilton is the Managing Director at Founder Institute-NY and is the Executive Director of the NYC Innovation Collective. Previously, he led Verizon’s 5G Studio at Newlab and the 5G Development Hub in Montreal. Reid frequently consults for startups and venture programs around the globe on finance and fundraising.


Before venturing into the startup ecosystem, Reid spent over a decade in investment and strategic advisory roles, helping public and private companies with fundraising, partnerships, and M&A


He received his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in 2019 and his Bachelor’s in Environmental Economics from Western Washington University.

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Course schedule

1-3 hours per week
  • Wednesday Meetings

    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

    Weekly on Wednesday we will meet together live on zoom.

  • Weekly Projects

    2 hours per week

    Accelerate your raise with actionable weekly projects that directly impact the success of your round. All organized in the Finta platform for full organization, automation, and a streamlined workflow.

Free resource

Finta Fundraising Playbook

We're thrilled to unveil Finta’s comprehensive Fundraising Guide for venture capital. Built on the collective wisdom garnered from thousands of companies, this guide breaks down the fundraising process into three main phases. Don't miss out on this invaluable resource—download your free copy below!


We get it—fundraising can be a daunting task. That's why we've reimagined our latest Fundraising Playbook to focus on the "how-to" of fundraising. With Finta as your fundraising copilot, you'll navigate the funding landscape with unparalleled

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other founders 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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