How to Invest in Startups [Official Course]
Our Mission: Teach and Inspire You to Begin Investing in Startups
Want to learn how to invest in America’s next top startups? We will teach you everything you need to know about venture capital, angel investing, and the terms of the Deal.
To help entrepreneurs and founders build the next billion-dollar companies; to help investors profit by early investing in future IPOs and founders like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and J.K Rowling. This investing course, and our company, Angel Kings, will help you get to the next level. Whether you’ve got a business idea you want to pursue, or you’ve got the money to invest, we’ll guide you through every step of startups, until you’re ready to IPO.
“The most comprehensive course about investing in startups. Built for founders and investors, wanting to create great companies for future generations.”
About the Course on Investing in Startups:
In this comprehensive 4-week boot camp, entrepreneurs and founders (like you) will learn how to create the next big-company – the next billion-dollar empire – while early-stage investors will get inside access to learn how to invest in the next big IPOs and future billion-dollar companies.
Official Course “How to Invest in Startups” Instructions
In order to receive your official course certificate and letter of recommendation, you must complete the following weekly instructions.
You can complete this course at your own pace, faster or slower, whichever you choose.
For founders, you must complete these lessons to receive your certificate.
For investors, we highly recommend you also complete these instructions, but you’re free to simply watch and learn from the videos.
All questions within these lessons are located in the Course Overview document.
Week 1: How to Invest in the Next Billion-Dollar Founders & Future Icons (People)
Read Part 1 of our bestselling book, Kings Over Aces. If you haven’t received your exclusive signed copy, let us know by emailing [email protected]
Review and take notes on Part 1 of videos. You should watch these videos over the course of 3 to 5 days and re-review at least two times to understand the fundamentals of startup investing.
Visit our Startup Rankings site (http://angelkings.com/startup-rankings), and choose your favorite startup.
Based on the startup you’ve chosen, answer questions from the course syllabus on Part 1: People.
Complete Part 1 Quiz.
Week 2: The “Product Hunt”: Which products become billion-dollar empires… and why? (Products)
Read Part 2 of Kings Over Aces focusing on Top Startups.
Review videos and take notes on Part 2. Use examples from the startup company you’ve chosen.
Select a startup from the past that has failed (examples from the book) and explain why in 500 words or less you believe they weren’t able to succeed. What would you have done differently? Include in the quiz below.
Answer all questions from Part 2 of the course syllabus and complete the Quiz.
Week 3: How to Build a Scalable Process & Startup Traction to Become a Billion-Dollar Company & The Startup Financials: How to Best Understand the Economics and Control of the Term Sheet Deal.
Read the the remainder of Kings Over Aces.
Download an official “Term Sheet” located at http://angelkings.com/term-sheet.
Scenario: complete the term sheet filling in all relevant information on a convertible note based on the startup you chose in Part 1/Week 1. Upload this term sheet using the form below.
Complete the Quiz on Part 3 & 4 below.
Week 4: Bonus Section – Top Resources to Help Founders Build Profitable Startups & Our Investors Generate Profits.
Re-review videos in Part 2 & 3. You should watch these at least two times and be able to demonstrate full knowledge when asked.
Find the best pitch deck (online) you’ve ever seen… (it could be yours) and email us with reasons why you believe this company will succeed, what things stand out the most in the pitch deck, and what’s missing…if anything.
***Once you’ve completed the course and submitted all quizzes for review, you’ll receive your certificate and letter of recommendation within 48 hours.***
You’ll also receive a 30-minute business plan review from Ross Blankenship that will be scheduled upon completion of the course.