Founder to Funder
is our dedicated coaching program for first-time founders. It leverages the insights of experienced, serial founders across all aspects of capital raising and investor relationship management. This 1:1 coaching is designed as a precursor to funding preparation and campaign execution, for each funding round.
When planning new funding rounds, we find that serial founders are often much more advanced in their state of readiness compared to first-time founders. We consistently see this from investment scorecards completed during dozens of 'Investment Analysis' projects. These scorecards are very similar to what VC funds use in Investment Committee meetings when making their final investment decision.
Coaching is focused on areas where serial founders regularly demonstrate higher levels of preparedness in each new fundraising cycle:
1. They have typically developed a much clearer VISION of the economic outcomes they are seeking. They operate with a clearer mental roadmap of the major milestones that will get them there.
2. They are resolutely focused on VALUE CREATION. They engineer the development of business model to maximise enterprise value creation at each round, not just to delight customers.
3. They have a deeper understanding of INVESTOR RELATIONSHIPS and how to navigate them when things don't go according to plan. As a result, they are savvier in managing these relationships, especially in the context of the board.Founder to Funder
reveals how experienced founders develop this clearer vision, how they maximise value creation using key milestones, and how they foster effective investor relations. Duet helps first-time founders work out how to apply this knowledge in their own setting.
It's like having your own personal startup accelerator.For more on this see our detailed blog post here