How to Raise Capital for Startups

As you can imagine, I receive tons of emails from people who all seem to have one question on their mind; how can I raise capital for my startup? People see capital being raised all around them from Venture Capitalists like Dave McClure, and Ron Conway. They want to know the secrets to fundraising for their company. Unfortunately, I’m only one person. I can’t help everyone.

Also, the only thing you get from me is my opinion. Certainly there is plenty of other great advice out there. So I went out looking for an affordable way to close this knowledge gap. And I wanted you to hear it from the big guns.

Austin Startup has partnered with Udemy to provide you with an amazing deal on one of their online courses: “Raising Capital for Startups“. The AustinStartup community gets it at 60% off or $39 (retail price $99) till Friday, July 1st.

It features some of the biggest brands in raising capital – Dave McClure (who funds like 200 companies a year), Naval Ravikant (who sees about 2,000 deals a year) and Jay Jamison (who invests in startups for a living). Oh, and don’t forget Adeo Ressi – this man could easily write a book on raising venture capital.

Each of these fundraising gurus tells you how they did it and the secrets they employed. The course gives you everything you need to know “Before You Raise Money”, including “How to Write a Killer Pitchdeck”, and how to “Get Meetings with Angels and VC’s”. There’s even a lawyer from one of the top venture law firms in the world to explain the legal terminology in those ever so elusive term sheets. The course has 7 lectures, 45 minutes each, plus bonus material like sample e-mails sent to real VC’s.

So if you think there’s a chance you may ever want to hit up investors for cash, definitely check out “Raising Capital for Startups.”

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About Bryan Menell

Bryan is the Managing Editor for AustinStartup and the CEO of Mahana. He is a co-founder of Capital Factory, an investor and advisor, and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour with his wife.


  1. Bryan, no doubt there is something to be said for watching professionally done videos of talks by people like Jay and Adeo – $39 is less than Sunday brunch for 2 at ZTejas.

    But you’re being too modest by not plugging your own Capital Factory’s Youtube channel videos – at – which are free and, as McClure would say, provide a $#!+load of great advice, resources, and sample pitches by guys like Mike Mapales Jr., Ash Maurya (outstanding talk on lean startup!) and, in fact, Naval and McClure (F-bombs included).