13 Courses On Raising Seed Funding In India

I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

Risk tolerance in Indian professionals has risen significantly. It is no longer a goal to seek fat salaries at multinational firms. Finally, in India, like in the US, the idea of creating something new entices people, even if it means entertaining a high chance of failure.

Take this course if you want to learn from some impressive Indian success case studies.

  1. Entrepreneurship Case Studies from India with Sramana Mitra

There is a lot of startup financing activity in the country. Money is pouring in. The following course will help you better understand Indian startup funding. You’ll hear from real-world Indian investors who are actively looking to invest in fundable startups.

2. How Investors Think About Startups in India with Sramana Mitra

Another important development is a growing number of Indian Unicorns. In the first nine months of 2021, India saw a record number of new unicorns. Sixty six were counted in the country according to Nasscom. This course highlights the strategies that have been successfully used in building Unicorn companies worldwide.

3. How To Build Unicorn Tech Startups with Sramana Mitra

If you decide to build a large company, especially a Unicorn, it will help if you understand seed funding in all of its complexities. The following course can help to further your knowledge on the subject.

4. How Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra

As an Indian based in Silicon Valley, I’m frequently asked if I can introduce a startup to Angels or VCs, both in India and the US, and it’s fine; however the reality is less than 1% of businesses are fundable.

What that means is more than 99% of the entrepreneurs waste their energy on pitching their unfundable businesses to investors. That is hugely unproductive.

I have nothing against funding. I have scores of friends in India and worldwide who are investors and I have made successful connections between founders and their funders.

That said, I can only do that when a business is validated and reaches the stage of being fundable, which usually means bootstrapping first.

The following six courses will help you grasp bootstrapping, which is a proven approach for a tech company until it has validated its product with paying customers. Study various types of bootstrapping and combine them to your liking. Choose those that are the most suitable for you. Apply the right methodology where it makes sense.

5. Bootstrapping a Startup with Services with Sramana Mitra

6. Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later with Sramana Mitra

7. Bootstrapping a Startup with a Paycheck with Sramana Mitra

8. How to Bootstrap Startups by Piggybacking with Sramana Mitra

9. How to Bootstrap a Startup to Exit with Sramana Mitra

10. How To Succeed As A Solo Entrepreneur with Sramana Mitra

And finally, If you really want to save a lot of time during fundraising, learn how investors think so that you may connect with them in the style and language they understand.

11. Alternatives to Unicorn Chasing Investors with Sramana Mitra

12. How Pre-Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra

13. How Seed Investors Think About Deep Tech with Sramana Mitra

All of the above courses are based on The 1Mby1M Methodology. We offer this collection as a consolidation of tribal knowledge from successful tech entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders that can’t be found anywhere else. By taking these courses, you can gain instructive perspectives on how to build a thriving business methodically, step by step, instead of shooting from the hip and reinventing the wheel.

If you have any specific question, come and see me at a 1Mby1M free roundtable.

P.S. We’re looking to partner with community leaders who write blogs, teach and mentor entrepreneurs, and help support startup ecosystems in every corner of the world, no matter how small or how remote. I have written about my own journey building startup ecosystems around the world, and how you can draw from my lessons from the trenches. If you’re interested in partnering with 1Mby1M, please consider joining our ambassador program.

Looking For Some Hands-On Advice?

For entrepreneurs who want to discuss their specific businesses with me, I’m very happy to assess your situation during my free online 1Mby1M Roundtables, held almost every week. You can also check out our free Bootstrapping Course, our Udemy courses, YouTube channel, podcast interviews with VCs and Founders.

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