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Funded


The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Your First Round. A book by Katherine Hague, published by O'Reilly Media.

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Funded


The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Your First Round. A book by Katherine Hague, published by O'Reilly Media.

GET THE BOOK

 

Entrepreneurs often struggle to raise their first round of financing, and even those who do raise funds often make mistakes early on. Funded uses real-life case studies to explain key startup financing concepts that are generally misunderstood. You’ll learn how the process really works—and how these deals are successfully completed.

 
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WHY FUNDED?


WHY FUNDED?


This book expertly navigates the ins and outs of launching and building up an early stage company. I will be highly recommending The Funded as a must read to any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur.
— Roger Chabra, Rho Canada Ventures

ABOUT THE BOOK

Funded is a crash course in venture capital. Don’t waste time raising money the hard way. In this book we will prepare you to raise money for your startup using real-life examples, templates, and hands-on interactive exercises.

You’ll learn best practices from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. You’ll save hours of trial and error (and failed pitches) and hit the fundraising trail with confidence!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katherine Hague is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. She founded ShopLocket, an ecommerce platform for hardware entrepreneurs acquired in early 2014. Today she runs Female Funders, a global network of female investors and entrepreneurs, and is the CEO of Locks & Mane, a rapidly expanding beauty brand - and one of her first angel investments.

Katherine was recently named one of the Women to Watch in Wearables, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and one of Flare’s Sixty Under 30. She has been quoted in the New York Times on fashion tech and recently interviewed for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Find Katherine online at @KatherineHague or at katherinehague.com.

 

Check Our Funded on the O'Reilly Podcast: How to raise seed funding

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Downloads


Funded comes packed with checklists, and guides to get you going. Here you can download all of the online resources that we walk through in the book.  

Downloads


Funded comes packed with checklists, and guides to get you going. Here you can download all of the online resources that we walk through in the book.  

Scorecard Method

EXERCISE

This template walks you through an example of a Scorecard Method calculation and provides a worksheet for you to do your own. 

STANDARDIZED DOCS

TEMPLATES

This template walks you through an example of a Scorecard Method calculation and provides a worksheet for you to do your own. 

 

Cap Table 

SAMPLE

Download this sample 

 
 

Due DILIGENCE CHECKLIST

SAMPLE

Here you can download to two sample due diligence checklists prepared by the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) of Canada and by the Tacoma Angel Network.

TERM SHEET

SAMPLE

This sample term sheet, prepared by Dan Rosen for Alliance of Angel includes a great walk through of a standard format and terms.

 

Hiring Plan 

SAMPLE

This is a sample hiring plan, showing employees and compensation. 

 
 

 

INVESTOR FUNNEL

TEMPLATE

Coming Soon

FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS

TEMPLATE

Coming Soon

 
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PITCH DECKS


Check out these sample pitch decks and get inspiration for your own round. Note that decks are the property of their creators, and have previously been shared publicly online. They have been included for learning purposes.

PITCH DECKS


Check out these sample pitch decks and get inspiration for your own round. Note that decks are the property of their creators, and have previously been shared publicly online. They have been included for learning purposes.

 
 
 
 
 
 

#ASKANINVESTOR

Have questions? Check out more advice from Funded's Katherine Hague in her weekly Q&A series on BetaKit. Submit questions to askandinvestor@betakit.com