Fundraise Advisory

 GrowthPath Partners is a strategic advisory firm focused on servicing early-stage and high growth technology companies with fundraising (venture capital / private equity) and mergers & acquisitions.

Each type of business requires a different type of advisory with different paths to funding and tools to use along the way.

Early Stage Startup

Seeking VC Funding

Venture Capital (VC) investment firms focus on Early-Stage startups. VC funding is rarely exchanged for more than a 50% stake in a company, instead, VC’s receive notes that will come due upon Seed or Series funding valuation.  Early-stage Venture Capital funding focuses on companies who are gaining traction in a market, have a concept but need funding to see it out, and have some level of proof of concept but not a long track record of success upon which to base their fundraise ask.

Finding the right VC firms to pitch to is an integral element to address as you prepare to raise capital. GrowthPath Partners works with early-stage startups to prepare them for VC funding in the pre-valuation stage as well as those who have a valuation and are ready to raise institutional money in a Seed Series A round.

High-Growth

Seeking PE Funding

Private Equity (PE) investment firms invest in companies in High-Growth stages who are also in more traditional industries. When PE firms come in and invest they take a 50% or greater stake with the goal of rectifying inefficiencies or amplifying strengths they see in a company and then, ultimately either selling their stake to other investors or taking that company to an IPO (Initial Public Offering).

While the model of the Leveraged Buyout from a Private Equity Firm was the standard in the industry starting in the 1980s, the role of Private Equity has shifted, especially as the tech startup has dominated the investment capital world encouraging more traditional PE firms to see the value and likelihood of success in younger markets.

Steps to Funding

  • Step One

    Discovery Process & Gap Analysis

    Perform an audit of your financials and processes. Address inefficiencies and areas of weakness. Be ready for tough questions. Perform an audit of financials to create a gap analysis to address market share and growth potential. If the potential market is large enough, there is a greater upside for an investor.

  • Step Two

    Financial Model & Pitch Deck

    Material creation: building financial models, business plans and integrating those into a compelling pitch deck.

  • Step Three

    Investor List

    Sourcing the right investors for your unique situation, funding amount

  • Step Four

    Road Show Management

    Prepping for investor meetings, setting up investor meetings, iterating pitch and deck material, ensuring we are effective throughout the whole process.

  • Step One

    1

    Discovery Process & Gap Analysis

    Perform an audit of your financials and processes. Address inefficiencies and areas of weakness. Be ready for tough questions. Perform an audit of financials to create a gap analysis to address market share and growth potential. If the potential market is large enough, there is a greater upside for an investor.

  • Step Two

    2

    Financial Model & Pitch Deck

    Material creation: building financial models, business plans and integrating those into a compelling pitch deck.

  • Step Three

    3

    Investor List

    Sourcing the right investors for your unique situation, funding amount

  • Step Four

    4

    Road Show Management

    Prepping for investor meetings, setting up investor meetings, iterating pitch and deck material, ensuring we are effective throughout the whole process.

How we work

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Financial and cultural audit to determine fundraise readiness. Identify problems, brainstorm solutions, align with goals, recommend strategic partners where necessary.

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Pitch deck creation starts with a deep understanding of the financial model and business plan and ends with design and presentation coaching.

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Identify the right VC and Private Equity investors for your market, company size, and fundraise needs. Through GPP you have access to PitchBook’s class-A fundraise resources.

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Post pitch session reconfiguration and addressing of any issues – we guide through the acquisition of funding.

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Financial and cultural audit to determine fundraise readiness. Identify problems, brainstorm solutions, align with goals, recommend strategic partners where necessary.

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Pitch deck creation starts with a deep understanding of the financial model and business plan and ends with design and presentation coaching.

3

Identify the right VC and Private Equity investors for your market, company size, and fundraise needs. Through GPP you have access to PitchBook’s class-A fundraise resources.

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Post pitch session reconfiguration and addressing of any issues – we guide through the acquisition of funding.

Lifting the veil off the fundraise process.  

Engagements with GPP start with our audit of your current financial health, this starts with a 2 hour onboarding session in which we gain access to the required software and records.  After that, our team takes 4 weeks of discovery with weekly 1 hour meetings during which we create a comprehensive map of your strengths and weaknesses.  In weeks 6 – 10 we facilitate the correction of areas of problem and start to build the pitch deck around your financials, business model, market share, and projections. Week 11 – 12 is fundraise discovery time during which time we identify the right investment options for your value prop. Weeks 13 – 16 are pitch meetings and follow-up coaching and iteration and between 15 and 20 weeks from start funding is obtained.

We are paid on a retainer, not on a performance basis because performance-based fundraise advisory is actually illegal [SITE]. Engagements start at $20K and range up to $50K depending on the scope of finance repairs needed in the audit stage.

Results vary from company to company, we do not guarantee funding acquisition, if anyone else does, they’re lying to you.

Interested in working with us?

Contact us today to learn more about how we at GrowthPath Partners can support you and your company’s fundraise needs.

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