What you'll learn
Today’s fundraising market is more challenging than ever, but there’s money out there. Deals are getting done. Rounds are being closed, and investors are looking for great founders. You just need to know how to make it happen.
That’s where we come in.
During this 2-day virtual bootcamp, we’ll show you how to tell your story, run an optimal process and close your funding round faster. It’s the same method, strategy and tactics that we’ve used that have helped founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars.
We’ll empower you with knowledge and skills to fundraise with confidence—and that makes all the difference.
Our Ready to Raise coaches have raised over $1 billion in startup investments over the last 20 years. They’ve privately coached thousands of founders and CEOs (helping them raise more than $630 million combined) and secured funding from some of the biggest venture capital funds in the world.
Co-Host of Ready to Raise
Angel has been an angel investor in the US, UK, and Latin America for over 16 years. She invests in inclusive teams that make the world healthier and happier. She founded Angel Club to further her mission to create more economic mobility and equity through entrepreneurship.
As a Bay Area-based female founder and angel investor originally from Detroit, she knows first-hand what the challenges are in the startup ecosystem. She believes in utilizing network effects and community to provide greater access to capital, contacts, and coaching necessary to overcome these challenges. She won the Emerging Fund Manager of the Year award at the 500 Diversity and Inclusion Awards in 2021.
She's been a WIRED Top 100 founder, CEO, & executive of five startups across four continents, where she raised over $30m and which sold for a combined value of over $2b. She sold her last venture to Ford in 2018. She's invested in, served on the boards of, and/or mentored hundreds of startups since the first dotcom boom in the 1990s.
She's served as a BRITS & BAFTA-winning senior executive at Paramount, the BBC, & streaming companies. Angel has served as a tech exec at Amazon and other Fortune 500 companies. She's a Partner in a venture studio working with talented teams and partners building a portfolio valued at over $8b.
Her greatest gift is seeing opportunities invisible to others and connecting the right people and resources at the right time to realize them. Her son, Bronco, might say her real talent is making killer spaghetti.
Co-Host of Ready to Raise
Robbie Crabtree spent the first seven years of his career as a trial lawyer in Dallas, TX where he tried 102 jury trials. He specialized in violent felonies like robberies and murders before moving into the special crimes unit focused on child abuse cases. During his 16 months in that unit he tried cases of child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, and child death cases.
For four years during that time he also coached the national mock trial team at SMU Law School while also teaching Trial Advocacy.
After 7 years as a trial lawyer, he decided to take on a new challenge. He first founded an edtech startup around public speaking for tech company executives and leadership that was acquired by On Deck at the end of 2020.
He then focused entirely on working with founders, CEOs, and executives to transform them into world-class storytellers and fundraisers, launching Competitive Storytelling in 2021. Over the past 2 years, Robbie has trained thousands of these leaders from startups all the way to large public companies to help them become world-class storytellers.
Founders and CEOs that he’s privately coached have raised over $330 million dollars and been backed by the biggest venture capital funds in the world. He's partnered with venture firms like Seven Seven Six and is also a venture partner at Antler.
Robbie is the author of the upcoming book titled "Competitive Storytelling: How to Tell Stories That Win."
Here’s what our members have to say about the Ready to Raise bootcamp:
"In a difficult fundraising environment, who better to turn to than veterans in the ecosystem who have true experience and share all of their insights and tips-and-tricks to help you in all stages of the raising process. From 3 months before you plan to raise and how you can best equip yourself, to an in-depth playbook on how to best execute your pitch and fundraise when you are in the heat of your raise, Angel is an all-star and her Ready to Raise bootcamp is where it is at!"
General Partner, Ekundu Capital
who can benefit
You’re about to kick off initial fundraising for your budding business, and you want to make sure you execute with precision to set yourself up for success from the start.
SERIES A FOUNDERS
You’re ready to leverage your existing foundation and take your fundraising to the next level with insider knowledge that will give you an edge.
ALL OTHER FOUNDERS
No matter what stage of the startup process you’re in, proficient fundraising is an essential skill that will always set you above the competition.
Here’s what you can expect over two days of coaching, workshops and Q&A sessions:
Refine your founder story so it’s strong, clear and specifically optimized for fundraising.
Be fully prepared to meet with investors by understanding investor psychology, how potential deals are analyzed and how you can stand out from the crowd.
Map out your fundraising strategy, from outreach techniques to the nuances of approaching angel versus institutional investors, to the most efficient scheduling methods.