How To Raise Your First Round Of Investment

A Step By Step Guide

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In this course, you’re going to learn how to raise your first round of investment to grow your business. With step-by-step guides, templates and workbooks you’re going to transform your relationship with money, finances and even spreadsheets! By the end of the course, you’ll feel empowered and excited. You will be armed with a new skill set and ready to raise investment.

You will have everything you need in place, from a killer slide deck and pitch, to a financial model you actually understand. You will be ready to approach investors with confidence. You will learn how to maintain momentum throughout your campaign so that you close your investment round with the best chance of success.

After taking this course you will have:

  • Identified and overcome the challenges that have been holding you back from successfully raising investment
  • Learnt how to overcome your limiting beliefs that have been stopping you from raising the money you need and desire
  • A real understanding of the different types of investment and what type of investment is right for you
  • Developed the ability to build pitch decks that ensure you stand out from the crowd
  • Have a complete understanding of financials, how to build a financial model and how to translate that model confidently to keen investors.
  • Learnt how to identify, approach and secure a Lead Investor
  • Develop a detailed understanding of UK Tax Relief
  • Know how to build and execute an Investment Marketing Campaign
  • The skill to maintain hype and momentum throughout your investment raise
  • The expertise to successfully close a round and issue investment shares
  • The power to building strong relationships with your investors

And much more…

This course is NOT:

  • A get rich quick scheme
  • A guarantee of raising investment – Anyone who guarantees you success can’t. SO BEWARE!
  • Magic - you have to take action and implement the strategies taught

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Your Instructor

Helena Murphy
Helena Murphy

Hello! I’m Helena, Co-Founder of The Guide to Growth, and an Investment and Growth Expert. I have 11 years experience as an entrepreneur and working with other business owners to scale sustainable and profitable businesses.

I work directly with entrepreneurs like you, coaching them on how best to hit their growth goals. I’ve worked across a vast range of industries from fast-moving consumer goods and retail, to blockchain and technology apps, successfully raising 12 rounds of investment along the way for both myself and other businesses.

I consult some of the biggest corporations, banks and accountancy firms in the world on how to run their startup accelerators. I know what it is like to fail, I know what it it is like to succeed and I know what it’s like to be where you are right now.

I want more than anything for you to succeed too, which is why I’m so passionate about The Growth Course. I know it’s difficult to cut through all of the noise and information out there which is why we’ve created this course that's packed with real insights, step-by-step how-to guides, and templates that you can start using in your business straight away to accelerate the growth of your business.

What you will learn:

Module One : Laying the Foundations

In this first module we’ll be getting your house in order. We’ll establish what your goals are and big vision is for your business. We’ll take a close look at all of the pros and cons of each of the routes to investment, demystifying what they all mean and decide which kind of investment is right for you and your business.

Module Two : Investment Pack

In module two you’ll develop the skills to create your investment pack. This is what you will use to pitch to investors. You’ll learn how to create a killer slide deck that captures the attention of investors and ensures your business stands out from the crowd. You’ll also learn how to create and understand a financial model, we’ll work through your numbers step-by-step and develop a set of assumptions to back up your pitch.

Module Three : Pre Launch

In Module Three, you will learn how to make sure you have everything in place and ready prior to launch. You’ll learn how to find a Lead Investor and why you need one on board. We’ll also work through the legal aspects of raising investment and you’ll receive guidance on the tax relief associated with your fundraise.

Module Four : Launch

In Module Four, you will be taught how to successfully launch your investment round and how to maintain momentum throughout.

Module Five : Round Closure

You will learn how to close a round professionally, protecting you and your business. You’ll also learn how to build relationships with your investors and how to implement effective systems for managing those relationships.


You will learn about how to access and interact with all the necessary resources needed to raise investment successfully and for now and future rounds. You’ll receive guidance in how to find a suitable legal team and accountant to help you with your round as well as access to my little black book of investment funds.


To help you on your journey to raising investment, you'll also receive access to some exclusive bonuses. These are some helpful aids I have included that I have used myself to personally raise millions in investment for myself and my clients.

  • Financial Model Template - This downloadable financial model template comes with step-by-step how-to instructions to create your own financial model that you can confidently communicate with investors. Perfect for those of you who hate spreadsheets - I’ve has done all the heavy lifting for you and it is completely customisable to your business.
  • Business Breakthrough Template - Your Business Breakthrough template is designed to unlock your big growth plans for your business and help you organise your thoughts on one page. This is how all slide decks and business plans should start!
  • Investment Timeline Calendar - Your investment timeline calendar is a what-to-do-when guideline that will keep you on track and map out a realistic timeframe to close your funding round. This is essential if you are going to fundraise successfully whilst still running the day-to-day operations of your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on the 4th of December 2018 when the content is released and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund as long as you haven't accessed the materials and downloaded any content.

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