Learn How Startup Funding
Will Change during the Economic Downturn
so that your
Business can Survive and Thrive
with our
Raising Capital in a Down Economy
Startup Coaching Course


  • Do you know you can improve your chances of raising capital during these difficult times by applying our philosophy of "Designing the Perfect Investor"?
  • Do you ever wonder why it seems to hard to find investors and to get their attention?
  • Here's the secret - venture capital firms and angel investors are pretty tightly knit and the "raising capital" game is pretty highly structured - and most entrepreneurs don't know the rules!
  • Let me explain - studies on the startup capital industry have made it clear that VC's and angels who invest in startups usually find their investments through their network, and that occurs in really specific ways.  We help you learn all the hidden rules so you can "master the game" and improve your odds of success.
  • The big question for entrepreneurs is "how do I survive" while the economy is declining and how do make sure I have enough capital to get to the other side?
  • I've been been a serial entrepreneur through multiple boom/bust market cycles, and I've raised millions in capital for my startups, as well as handed out millions to other startups.  And I'm the only entrepreneur who talks about how to get investors for your deal, with insights from both sides of the table.
Raising Capital in a Down Economy - Designing the Perfect Investor™ | Video Coaching (4)
    • Hosted by Nicole Toomey Davis, MBA and CEO.
    • Nicole has raised $3.8 million in outside money
    • She knows how to find investors for startups
    • All new content to focus on the special challenges of Raising Capital in a down economy
    • Identifying ways that the startup capital environment changes when public markets gyrate
    • All of the great content of our Core "Designing the Perfect Investor" course
    • 4½+ Hours of Video
    • Brand new Workbook, summaries and worksheets to help you get ready for today's startup capital market!
    • Videos can be viewed as many times as you want for 18 months

Limited Time! $999.00

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I can't tell you how many mistakes I made when I raised millions for my first startup and I don't want you to make the same mistakes.

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Nicole Toomey Davis, experienced serial entrepreneur, Director and startup coach, hosts 4 ½ hours of video training on how to find investors, engage with them and get your startup funding from investors. Nicole has raised $3.8 million in outside money and knows how to raise money for business, including the ins and outs of angel investors and venture capitalists. Her experience in raising capital for her own startups taught her the basics about raising money from Venture Capital investors who invest in startups - but her experience INVESTING MONEY in many sophisticated startups, taught her the insider secrets of the startup funding industry.

If you have had some initial funding, but you are wondering how to conduct startup fundraising while the economy is struggling and public stock markets are a mess, this coaching is for you!

Among other things, you'll learn:

  • How to find Startup Investors for your Business
  • 5 Changes In Startup Funding in a Down Economy
  • Why “dry powder” means that 30% of the time, a VC probably can't invest in your startup – and will lie and say that they can!
  • Why friends, family and fools are the same thing.
  • How to put together an investor list that includes your Perfect Investors
  • Tricks to find angel investors who are experienced startup investors and who have ties to Venture Capital Investors
  • Why to avoid local investors to avoid “poisoning the well,” even if it scares you.
  • The reason why venture capital firms have a 1000-to-1 advantage against you – and how to turn the tables!

Jeff Hirst Entrepreneur and CEO  "Don't wait to take this course. If you are starting up, this is a great boot camp for preparing your company to raise...The course provided very valuable shortcuts, tips and tricks that I hadn’t heard. I wish I would have taken this course earlier in my process because it would have helped me to be more prepared and more effective in my fundraising efforts. "

Entrepreneurship is difficult enough, and the cost of failure is high. Angel investors and venture capitalists have had plenty of deals in order to gain experience. How will you get experience? An experienced startup coach can teach you how VCs and angels think, what they are looking for in a startup, and how they negotiate.

This course is designed to help level the playing field for entrepreneurs who either are planning to or are considering raising money from investors.

You can find many courses and commentaries from angel and VC investors out there, many of them free. And they can be useful, at least to see what investors say publicly. But, raising money is the negotiation of a lifetime - and you can bet that all of those investors aren't revealing all of their negotiating secrets!

This course gets you behind the scenes with an experienced entrepreneur and startup coach, Nicole Toomey Davis, who has raised millions of dollars from angel and VC investors as well as federal grant funding for multiple startups. The goal is to help you better understand, up front, how the startup money game is played: what motivates investors, secrets only insiders know, and the mistakes you might make that can "poison the well" and kill your deal.

Don't kid yourself, many entrepreneurs fail at startup fundraising, Be Passionateeven if they have a great concept, strong team and are willing work hard. Why? Many times it's because they don't know what they don't know, and they don't know how the game is played. Simply, the don't know how to find investors who invest in startups. Don't let that be you!

People ask why VentureWrench charges for this course - easy - because it based on many millions of dollars of experience, that no one else out there is willing to share with you. If you are serious, this course can save you time, money and aggravation. It may even help you save your company.

For Serious Entrepreneurs, you get 4 1/2 hours of behind the scenes content from an experienced startup coach and entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars for her own companies!

If you complete this course, you will better understand how angel and venture investors work, you will learn how your company fits in the investors' mental landscape, and you will be able to develop all the tools you need, right alongside the tutorials, to begin the fundraising process, including an elevator pitch, executive summary and pitch deck as well as clarity on the need for good financials.