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Learn how to raise millions of dollars for your pre-seed or seed.

Further Faster’s Ready to Raise intensive is an action-oriented 8 week, virtual program designed for early-stage, female founders. The program prepares you with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully raise the dollars you need to achieve your goals.

What you get after 8 weeks:

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1 | A Great Pitch Deck

Tell the story properly, and convincingly. Your deck isn't your business plan, it's an invitation for upside.

2 | Group of Female Founder Friends

It's harder than we'd like to find peers who are raising pre-seed money. Let's solve our problems together.

3 | Investor Data Room

Have the right files before your investor asks for them. Create an organized and transparent data room.

4 | Pitch Script

Saying the right thing makes a difference when you only have a few seconds to make an impression.

5 | Targeted Investor List

Assemble a list of investors and angels who are looking for companies just like yours.

6 | Fundraising Road Map

Your roadshow schedule, contact list, and timeline is crucial when you're first starting to raise.

7 | Revenue Model & Allocation Schedule

Define your revenue targets, return horizons, and how you'll be using the capital clearly.

8 | A Real Pitch With A Real Investor

We'll introduce you to an investor who has a thesis matching your vision/ approach. We'll be in the room pitching with you, ready to support during or after as necessary.

Starting
June 7th:

In combination with weekly 1:1 office hours, templates, and guides, the program below will culminate in an active pitch with VC and Angel Investor interested in your deal.

Week 1: Goals + Foundations
Week 2: Investor Communications

Weeks 1 & 2

Narrative &
Prospecting

Figure out what drives the venture investor you're approaching and tell them a compelling, data-backed story.

Weeks 3-5

Revenue Model
& Deck

Back your story up with numbers, and a step-by-step presentation that's easy to follow.

Week 3: Deck & Script
Week 4: Financials and Data Room
Week 5: Pitch Practice
Week 6: Building Your Universe
Week 7: Mini Shark Tank
Week 8: Fundraising Ops

Weeks 6-8

Active Pitching

Through a series of assessments, interviews, workshops, and pitches we get to know the most promising founders on a deep personal and professional level.

More hands-on than an accelerator

Collaborative. Tactical. Actionable. And Fast.

Before founders invest in first hires or design and development partners, we help prove out big market opportunities and gain undeniable product-market-fit.
Raising capital is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.

Venture Capital can feel inaccessible and unobtainable, but we break down the language of VC and the process of raising a round confidently.

Receive real feedback from real investors before your raise.

Get in front of real investors in a low pressure environment to get their real feedback as you prepare your deck and pitch.

Raise a round with guidance from people who’ve done it before.

We’ve collectively raised $43M, and we have a network of founders and investors who’ve done it too. Together we’ll guide you through the ins and outs of preparing to fundraise.

Our Track Record

$43M

Millions
Raised

9

Companies
Founded

12

Acceleration
Partners

35

Companies Supported Since 2020

Starting June 7th

Submit Application By
May 27th

Tamara Shriver, Tend
Testimonial

"Working together built my confidence as a founder. I am more trusting of my intuition and process and have research and experience to back it up."

Tamara Shriver, Tend
Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective
Testimonial

"You helped me incorporate more humanity into my work - an important realization which has been incorporated into how I lead. My team whole heartedly trusts your team and is eager to be vulnerable and honest when Ellie is around."

Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective
Dana Ball, Executive Director, Three Lakes Foundation
Testimonial

"Working with FF validated my theory that we can be more strategic and impactful by taking the time to drill down and develop a thesis for investment. The project illuminated challenges that seriously impacted our original intent, changed our strategy and saved us time and money."

Dana Ball, Executive Director, Three Lakes Foundation
Zachary Ratliff, CEO, Proof In Recovery
Testimonial

"Being a founder is grueling and lonely. Unlike a typical 9-5, you don't have a boss evaluating your day-to-day work and without that feedback loop it's easy to feel lost. Further Faster has helped keep me positive, connect with the Chicago startup community, and gain confidence in my founding vision through customer validation. They have also built a human focused culture at their company that I plan to emulate."

Zachary Ratliff, CEO, Proof In Recovery

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Are there scholarships or assistance available?

Yes, a limited number of scholarship’s are available on an as-needed, first-come-first-serve basis. Please email Lizzie@furtherfaster.design for information and qualification criteria.

What is the application process for Ready-to-Raise?

Companies interested in participating in the bootcamp program must complete an application and interview call. Once companies have been accepted in the program, they must submit a 50% non refundable deposit to secure their spot and the remaining 50% must be submitted one week prior to the first session.

What does the Ready-to-Raise bootcamp cost?

The cost of this program is $5,000 but we are offering the program at a discounted rate for our first cohort at $3,600 per company. Each company can have up to two team members participate in the bootcamp, but the CEO must be an active participant.

Who is the Ready-to-Raise bootcamp for?

This workshop is ideal for companies led by first time founders, second time founders who haven’t raised capital previously, or second time founders who need a fundraising refresher. The teams are preparing to raise a pre-seed or seed round. They have an early product and have been working on their startup for at least six months.

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