Join Tracy Chadwell, the founding partner of 1843 Capital, an early-stage, technology venture firm, as she shares what female founders need to know to successfully raise money for a new venture. Tracy outlines the challenges that female entrepreneurs are up against, including common misconceptions about female-founded companies. Then, she highlights strategies and tools that can help founders clearly establish the market opportunity at hand and their company's potential value. Learn how to effectively share your company's story, craft an executive summary, show your company's financial viability in your pitch deck, and more.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: The Female Funding Gap
    • Introduction: Tracy Chadwell
    • Lesson 1: The Gender Divide Is Real!
    • Lesson 2: Misconceptions about Female Companies
    • Lesson 3: What Women Founders Need to Know
  • 2
    Chapter 2: Founder Introspection
    • Lesson 1: Ask Yourself – What is the Market Opportunity?
    • Lesson 2: What Do You Need to Raise Money?
    • Lesson 3: The Path to Seeking Dollars
    • Lesson 4: Finding the Right Investor
    • Lesson 5: Questions to Help Get You There - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 3
    Chapter 3: How to Ask - Three No’s to a Yes!
    • Lesson 1: Removing Fear from the Ask
    • Lesson 2: Know Your Audience
    • Lesson 3: Know Yourself / Creating a Value Resume
    • Lesson 4: No Doesn’t Mean No (Forever)
    • Lesson 5: Tip Sheet - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 4
    Chapter 4: Tools that Get You to Yes!
    • Lesson 1: LinkedIn – a Valuable Funding Tool
    • Lesson 2: Crunchbase for You
    • Link to Crunchbase
    • Lesson 3: Spreadsheets as a Tool
    • Lesson 4: Tools of the Trade - Link
    • Lesson 5: Tip Sheet - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 5
    Chapter 5: What Investors Look For
    • Lesson 1: Building Your Story - Your Value Proposition
    • Lesson 2: Questions Based on Your Story & Values
    • Lesson 3: Metrics of Success & Stages of Funding
    • Lesson 4: Questions Based on Stages of Funding
    • Lesson 5: Balance for Passion Versus Listening
  • 6
    Chapter 6: Telling Your Story
    • Lesson 1: Elements and Order of a Strong Deck
    • Lesson 2: Questions Based on Telling Your Story - The Deck - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 3: Your Executive Summary
    • Lesson 4: Tip Sheet - Getting the Meeting & Your Executive Summary - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 5: Business Plan Template - Your Deck - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 7
    Chapter 7: Financials That Get You to Yes
    • Lesson 1: Creating Financial Projections
    • Lesson 2: Showing Financial Viability in the Deck
    • Lesson 3: Detailed Financials - YES!
    • Lesson 4: Tip Sheet - Financial Projections & Statement - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 8
    Chapter 8: The Due Diligence Process
    • Lesson 1: Steps after Gaining Interest
    • Lesson 2: Tip Sheet - The Due Diligence Process - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 9
    Chapter 9: Get Started!
    • Lesson 1: Execute & Share Your Ideas!