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The Investor Readiness Course.

Gain insights into launching a startup and preparing the materials for fundraising.

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Learning outcomes

Gain the fundamental skills to prepare for fundraising.

Learn how to design a business plan from an idea.

Develop compelling investor pitch materials.

Skills you will gain

Market Trends Analysis
Competitive Landscape
Business Model
Investor Pitch
Product Roadmap
Product Roadmap
Customer Validation
Market Trends Analysis
Story Telling
Market Trends Analysis
Financial Model
Market Trends Analysis
Data Room
Term Sheets

About the course

This is a highly interactive format with mini lectures, role plays and vibrant group discussions.

Participants will take back knowledge of the startup ecosystem, how entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs develop a business and how they think.

Equally valuable for startups as well as new businesses to be formed within large enterprises.

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8 sessions




Live sessions with Instructors (virtual or in person)

Who should attend


Working professionals interested in launching a startup or looking to spin off a company from a parent company.


People in the Innovation and R&D space looking to launch a new business or service line within their larger company.

Course Syllabus

Startup Ecosystem Overview

Understand the lifecycle of a startup, investors, accelerators and how large corporations are engaging with the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Silicon Valley mindset in building a startup

Learn the key building blocks for setting up a company, the difference between a startup and other new businesses, key ingredients to help increase probability of success.

Developing the idea

This session is focused on exploring the problem statement and market opportunity. What is the problem that is worthy of building a company vs. a feature of a product.  We will dive into approaches for solving the problem and competitive differentiators.

Product plan

Understand what the existing journey map entails vs. the journey map with the proposed solution.  We will also cover the competitive landscape and product differentiators.

Developing the business case

In this session we dive into what it will take to build the product, team composition, costs, potential business models, etc.

Scaling the business

Learn how to develop a plan for growth, projections and a multi-year financial plan.

Term sheet elements

This session is focused on the key elements covered in an agreement between the founders and the investors.

Investor pitch

This final session is focused on bringing all the work together, story telling and presenting the final investor pitch.


Anish Srivastava

Founder & CEO Vinaj Ventures. Builder and investor. Results driven entrepreneurial executive with 20+ years of experience split between startups and Fortune 500 corporate venture and innovation.  

Passionate about solving business problems, building digital solutions and investing in startups.

Ian Myles

A native of Scotland and having started professional life in Industrial Design & Technology, Ian has lived & worked in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley.

With a proven track record in commercially viable innovation across industries, he has much international experience with start-ups and Fortune 500 Companies.



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