Fundraising Bootcamp with
A 2-week WhatsApp based fundraising bootcamp leading to an online demo day & fundraising for select startups from the cohort
Guided by Shanti Mohan, co-founder of LetsVenture
LetsVenture is India's most active investment platform for startups to fundraise across stages. Shanti Mohan, who is the co-founder of LetsVenture will be hosting a fundraising bootcamp for early stage founders.
The bootcamp will help founders to go through a 2-week program where they prepare for the fundraising process with experts. This program will lead to a demo day for all startups and fundraising for select startups.
Who is it for
Early stage startups - POC / Beta stage / Early traction
Startups looking to raise their first external investment of INR 50 lakh - 1 cr
What you get
Handholding to create an effective pitch deck
Strategies and nuances of fundraising
Actionable guide on storytelling & pitching better to investor
Confidence to startup founders about their pitch deck & their approach to the fundraising process
Online demo day with angel investors
Select startup will fundraise INR 50 lakh -1 cr
Duration: 2 weeks
Starting Date: 23rd September
Intake: 10 startups per cohort
About the guides
Shanti Mohan is the co-founder & CEO of LetsVenture; her second startup, after a deep tech networking startup in the Valley. She is an angel investor & her areas of expertise include consumer internet, embedded technology and enterprise (Trell, OnlineRTI, Aureus Analytics, DonateKart). Shanti's passion for startups, straight-speak & tough love make her a good guide & sounding board for founders.
Saswat heads the startup curation team at LetsVenture. He is a SRCC alum & has been associated with startups throughout his professional journey (OYO, StashFin). In the last two years at LetsVenture, he has reviewed over 10,000 early stage startups & interacted one-on one with several thousand. This experience plus his grip on strategy & operations makes Saswat a great friend & guide to startup founders in their fundraising journey.
Sunitha has overseen 200+ startup investments at LetsVenture & is a maven at everything to do with deal structuring, managing investor relations and fundraising. There is no term sheet that she's not seen or no nuance that escapes her keen eye. Prior to LV, Sunitha was with VC fund Aavishkar and in another, life long ago with Infosys!
Vivek was part of the early team at Naukri.com (InfoEdge) and in his last stint he led corporate development at InfoEdge with investments in Zomato, Policy Bazaar and Canva. Vivek's angel portfolio includes startups like Zomato, Cashify, Jaypore. Vivek's operational experience & never-say-die attitude makes him a great mentor to startups.
Nimesh heads up LV's growth stage investment platform - LetsVenture Plus & joined LV after a long & all encompassing career at Kotak Mahindra Bank - where is last stint was Head of Investor Relations. Nimesh has been the founder of a micro finance company and an avid angel investor in tech startups for many years now. A career banker and his deep networks make Nimesh a good problem solver for founders.
What you will do as part of the program
Task 1: Market sizing & defining the competition landscape
Task 3: Understand the "angel investor psyche" - what will investors look for before they write the first cheque
Task 5: Online Demo Day
Task 2: Arrive at the answer to the big question: How much do I need to raise?
Task 4: Create a pitch deck and concept note and refine, refine, refine. Start working on the pitch
Task 6: Select startups go on to fundraise
What you will get out of this bootcamp?
Curated resources for all tasks
Get the right resources to get your tasks done in the best possible way
Join sessions to get an overview of the topic from your guide
Request to book 1-1
Based on your progress, you can book up to two
1-on-1 sessions with us
Peer to peer chat group on WhatsApp
You can chat with your peers who are working on the same project
Guides will provide targeted feedback on all your submissions
Showcase your work
By end of the bootcamp, you
will have a demo day to
showcase your startup
What founders say about LetsVenture
“Raising your first round is one of the biggest challenges in the journey of an entrepreneur. LetsVenture brings down the entry barrier to connecting with the right people for your first cheque."
Pulkit Agarwal, Co-founder, Trell
“The commitment and energy that LetsVenture brought on board was awesome. It’s rare to find someone who is as passionate as you are about fundraising for your company.”
Tanmay Jain, Founder & CEO, Infeedo
Disclaimer: LetsVenture Technologies Pvt Ltd is NOT a stock exchange recognised by the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) under the Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956. The securities offered by any company registered on letsventure.com (“Platform”) are not traded on any stock exchange recognised by SEBI. The discretion to invest in startups rests solely with investors on the Platform and as such LetsVenture does not invest in startups directly