People who take this course become angel investors


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June 10-13, 2024 @ 7-9pm ET
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The goal of this course

Our goal is to get you so well-versed and comfortable with the language and mechanics of angel investing, that you can confidently approach any early stage founder whose company you really believe in, and secure yourself an investment that could change your life, no matter how small your cheque.

What you'll learn

  • After Angel Investing 101, you'll be able to:

    ○ Develop an industry-specific investment thesis
    ○ Understand how Convertible Notes and SAFEs work
    ○ Understand how the Priced Round works (Convertible Preferred Shares)
    ○ Understand how equity in a Company's option plan works
    ○ Persuade a founder to let you invest in their early-stage company

Who this course is for

  • Investors making their first few startup investments

  • Freelancers looking to consult for equity

Course Outline

  • Angel Investing 101 is an 8-hour course, broken down into four 2-hour segments:

  • Session 1: The Basics

    • Foundational Concepts: Private vs Public Co, Accredited Investors, Angel vs VC
    • Angel Mindset: Benefits and Risks in Early Stage Investing
    • Deal Sequencing: Basic patterns in early series of fundraising
    • Key Players in the Venture Ecosystem: Family, Friends, Angels, VC’s, Crowdfunding, Lenders
  • Session 2: Investment Thesis, Deal Sourcing & Due Diligence

    • Investment Thesis Development: Macro & Micro Theses
    • Deal Sourcing: 6 Sources
    • Due Diligence: Investor Decks, 5-Year Forecasts, Data Room
    • Key Investment Resources
  • Session 3: Seed Stage Deals

    • Terms of the Convertible Note
    • Terms of the SAFE
    • Pro Forma Cap Table: Your tool to predict your equity outcome
    • The 7 Drivers of Your Financial Outcome
  • Session 4: Series A Stage Deals, Negotiating Equity As A Consultant & The Exit

    • Terms of the Priced Round (Convertible Preferred Shares)
    • Economics vs Control in a Priced Round
    • How Options Work & How to Negotiate Equity as a Consultant
    • Monitoring Your Investment & The Exit


Taught by someone who's done it

Brooke Harley
Founder & CEO, ClassRebel

Before closing her pre-seed round for Class Rebel, Brooke Harley was an angel investor who raised $32 million for her first venture capital fund. As both an investor and a founder, she has made hundreds of pitches, heard hundreds of pitches, made all of the mistakes and eeked out a few successes.

Prior to Class Rebel, Brooke reported to the C-suite at lululemon for 6 years and prior to lululemon was a corporate attorney.

How it works

Sign up for a LIVE or ON-DEMAND course for only $99 and reap the sweet benefits:

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Class schedule

Attend LIVE via Zoom or buy the freshest on-demand course!
4-day class (2hr sessions) @7-9pm ET
June 10 - 13, 2024
September 23 - 26, 2024

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