Raising money from investors

Get prepared to professionally approach investors to accelerate fundraising. Learn how to start fundraising, which documents to prepare and when to share, how to calculate and challenge your company valuation.

Who is this course for


Startup Founders

You want to raise funds from investors and need to be prepared for upcoming meetings. Before you start the process, you would like to understand the process itself, when to release which information, what to prepare and how to approach investors.


Innovative SMEs​

You would like to get a strategic investor on board and need to be prepared for upcoming meetings.  Before you start the process, you would like to understand the process itself, when to release which information, what to prepare and how to approach strategic investors.


Accelerators & Universities

You are running an entrepreneurship trainings program and need to train your startup participants on raising money from investors to prepare them for fundraising.

What you will learn

How to raise money from investors

  • How and when to start fundraising​
  • Which investors to approach and how to rank them ​
  • Fundraising process from your and investor’s view ​
  • How investors think and decide​
  • Which documents to prepare and when to share​
  • How to calculate and challenge your company valuation​
  • Due diligence elements​

With her growth hacking workshop, Petra provided many new ideas and approaches for sustainable growth strategies. The dialogue between the participants from a wide range of industries and product cycles was also particularly valuable.

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Leonard Weitze

Competence. Experience. Excellence. Full Commitment! Thank you for all the great workshops and the coaching.

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Dudu Gencel


Thanks for your great support!!



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Gabriele Tatzberger

Thank you for the amazing negotiations training today at Startup Wiseguys and the great mentoring session!

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Sigvards Krongorns
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Your trainer for this course

Petra Wolkenstein

Growth and Corporate Finance expert.
2023 winner of the Global Ecosystem Hero award

Petra is a highly accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in strategy and driving business growth. She specializes in providing strategic guidance and expertise in the areas of strategy, M&A, and growth. Petra is also an Investor and General Partner for Africa Startup Wise Guys, actively supporting and nurturing innovative startups in Africa.

With hands-on experience working with startups and investors since 2012, Petra has successfully led funding rounds and sales in diverse industries such as cybersecurity, eCommerce, SaaS and HealthTech. Petra’s extensive expertise, coupled with her proven ability to drive growth and navigate complex business areas, make her a valuable asset in the fields of strategy, M&A, and business development.

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