"As a first-time founder, pitching your company is incredibly daunting. For me, the Foundation Course boiled the art of the pitch down into concise, consumable parts that I used to raise over $1,800,000 in my seed round."
Param Shah, Founder and CEO
This course is an efficient way to develop the three types of investor pitches you need to be successful:
1. “Elevator Pitch” (introduction/teaser)
2. “Read Me Pitch” (investment summary or executive summary)
3. “Listen to Me Pitch” (slide deck or pitch deck)
By the end of this course, you will have an effective version of each and be able to adapt them to different investor audiences and as your business changes in the future.
Testimonials ($78+ million raised)
Just the CEOs who have volunteered testimonials for our website have collectively raised over $78 million for their businesses. This excludes many other CEOs so the actual number is higher.
Why Does This Course Get Great Results?
In addition to what was discussed above, you stop at certain points in the course to get feedback from a mentor/adviser on drafts you create. Combining your self-study effort with valuable feedback at the right times, dramatically improves results. The course leads you through how to do this at the right time, and in the right way, so it is efficient for you and your mentor/instructor.
“It allowed me to raise my first $25,000 and then continue to raise my angel round.”
Winston Frazer, CEO and Founder
Without this course
Creating the three types of investor pitches above requires communicating 20-25 aspects/concepts about your business that investors care about (different than what your customers care about). You need to learn, organize and distill these concepts in a way that makes sense to investors.
The problem is that other learning resources are fragmented and unorganized. Therefore, many CEOs spend 6-18 months struggling to develop an effective pitch to investors and the opportunity cost of time (both for the CEO and business) is extremely high.
With this course
We take you on a "learning journey" that we believe is the fastest way to create an effective pitch to investors.
You will learn concepts and work through them in the right order so you don't waste time. As you watch video lessons, you will use templates/examples and follow step-by-step instructions to accelerate your learning process.
» Challenge #1: You need to communicate effectively with investors.
For each company they invest in, angel groups evaluate 40 companies, and venture capital firms evaluate 100+ companies.
» Challenge #2: Fundraising cannot be delegated or outsourced.
The founder/CEO is the only person who can raise capital for your business.
» Challenge #3: You have a high opportunity cost of time.
The time you spend fundraising is time that you could be spending on improving your product, driving new sales, and/or hiring employees.
» Challenge #4: Your business has an opportunity cost of time.
Many CEOs spend 6-18 months trying to create an effective pitch to investors by trial and error.
1. How to communicate effectively with investors and improve the odds of raising capital.
2. How to quickly and efficiently craft the investor pitches you need and minimize your opportunity cost of time.
3. Specific presentation skills for pitching investors.
4. How to "speak the language" of your investor audience.
5. Ways to practice and avoid costly mistakes.
“Pitch Creator is a wonderful resource. It has been meaningful in our $1.0+ million round of investment and presentations we’ve given across the country.”
Carolyn Yarina, CEO and Co-Founder
Sisu Global Health
The course consists of ~1.5 hours (92 minutes) of video lessons plus templates, examples and e-books on certain topics.
How long you spend working through the course depends on where you are starting from and how much you want to improve. You can complete the course in a weekend, but most people take multiple weeks because they get feedback from multiple mentors/instructors (as described in the course).
When you purchase the course for $29.99, you will receive a 6-month license ($5/month). Most people take 4-8 weeks to complete the course because they get feedback from multiple mentors/advisors. However, it depends on where you are starting from and how much you want to improve.
After doing a "dry run" and/or real investor meetings, you will be able to revisit specific topics, video lessons, and templates/examples included in the course.
Many CEOs/entrepreneurs have used this course to secure their first commitment from investors. Some have gone on to raise millions for their businesses.
If you do nothing other than use this course to raise your first $25,000 commitment from investors, your return on investment would be 424 times the cost of this course, or 42,273%!
"Pitch Creator helped me professionalize my investor presentation. I knew my business and industry well but did not know how to communicate it effectively to investors."
Michael Keeler, CEO & Founder
1. Other learning materials concentrate on the slide deck. The Foundation Course improves your odds of getting an investment by teaching you how to develop all three investor pitches you will need to be successful.
2. Other learning resources are not curated for learning efficiency. We believe the Foundation Course is the fastest way to create an effective pitch to investors.
3. Most other learning resources focus only on startups. Our course can be used by small/traditional companies with defined business models as well as startups looking to disrupt large markets with new business models.
"I reviewed Pitch Creator’s online Foundation Course and I was floored. This is an amazing course and I currently incorporate it in the curriculum of all of my Entrepreneurial Finance classes both in-person and online!"
Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Finance
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
The course includes ~1.5 hours (92 minutes) of video lessons, templates, examples and e-books. It consists of the following:
1. Introduction: 13 minutes of video instruction.
2. "Read Me Pitch" (Investment Summary): 41 minutes of video instruction and templates.
3. Basic Presentation Skills: 8 minutes of video instruction.
4. Listen to Me Pitch (Slide Deck): 28 minutes of video, templates, examples, tips for practicing, and other resources.
5. Elevator Pitch (Summary/Teaser): 10-page e-book.
Optional Deep Dive: Advanced Slide Deck: 15-page e-book, example slides and slide decks.
Appendix: Pitch Creator resources and reading for further study.
Video Lesson Previews
“I purchased the Foundation Course and completed it. Very impressed with the content, flow, and ideas presented.”
Josh Smith, Dean, School of Education
Loyola University Maryland
Jason Tagler founded Pitch Creator in 2014 to create jobs in the Baltimore area by helping entrepreneurs learn how to communicate with investors and raise capital for their businesses. Since then, Pitch Creator has expanded to online courses used by entrepreneurs/CEOs, colleges/universities, accelerators, investors, and others.
Mr. Tagler has 14 years of experience investing in private companies as a growth-equity (late-stage venture capital) investor and has seen over 1,400 founder/CEO pitches. Prior to that, as an investment banker he helped CEOs prepare their pitch to investors for initial public offerings (IPO) or sale transactions (M&A).
If you work through the course and put in the time to get feedback from your mentors/instructors, we are confident you will get more value out of this course than an hour with a pitch coach (usually $100 to $300 per hour or more).
If you do this and do not feel that this course offered at least as much value as an hour with a pitch coach then we will refund your money.
Send us an email at support@PitchCreator.com within 60 days of purchase and include the following: 1) your explanation about how this course fell short on delivering value relative to an hour session with a pitch coach (so we can improve); and 2) your "Read Me Pitch" and "Listen to Me Pitch" attached to the email.
» Does the Foundation Course compete with the Business Model Canvas?
No, our Foundation Course does not compete with Business Model Canvas (and its many derivatives). The Business Model Canvas is a visual chart for business models and if you have completed one, it is great preparation work for the Investment Summary section of our Foundation Course.
» How long do I have access to the course?
The Foundation Course is $29.99 for a 6-month subscription (or $5/month). Most people take 4-8 weeks to complete the course including feedback from mentors/advisers. The 6-month subscription gives you time to complete the course, download the templates and ebooks and review sections of the course (if needed) after you have started pitching investors.
» What if I am unhappy with the course?
See our 60-day, money-back guarantee above.