The Pitching Masterclass Get Smart - Get Funded


Learn how to get funded

Like many things in life, it's less hard once you know how the game actually works. In around two hours, learn what you need to bring, what investors are looking for, and how to play investor against investor, and make them fear missing out on your round.

Learn how to find and contact investors

In no uncertain terms or fancy language, what are the sources of funding available to you, what are their differences, where do you find investors, which are the best channels to contact them, and how do you contact them.

Learn and master the different types of pitches

Learn the difference between the high-concept pitch, the elevator pitch, and the pitch deck, how they are related, and how to master them all. Learn how to create your compelling pitch deck to send to investors with 13 bulletproof slides in the time it takes to watch a Marvel movie.

Learn at your own pace, in your own way

The Pitching Masterclass includes +2 hours of video content in snackable-sized chunks in a convenient online learning interface, all the +370 slides with extra notes are included as a download for your convenience, and in the slides and in the course you'll also find a list of additional online resources and suggestions for further reading, a complete introduction to startup metrics basics, and AirBnB's first successful pitchdeck as an example.

And it doesn't have to end here - there's more: You can also join the monthly peer-review pitching sessions online or book a private exclusive online session on-demand to get feedback and improve your fundability.

Also in German - Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

German subtitles available! Jetzt mit deutschen Untertiteln! Genieße die neue Welt von KI.

No risk - your money back is guaranteed

If you're not satisfied with my Masterclass for any reason, I offer a 14 days money-back guarantee! Terms & conditions apply.

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Who is behind the Masterclass?

I’m Vidar Andersen and I don’t talk about myself in the third person. I tend to found tech startups to scratch my own itches, and in between I'm doing my part to educate founders and students how to build startups faster and more successfully. And because corporations also keep asking me to help them with their innovation due to my past and present experience, I also founded +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES to address their requests.

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I created the origninal in-person Pitching Masterclass over ten years ago out of a need to help regional founders become better at convincing investors and compete internationally for funding from top tier venture capital - and it has been evolving ever since. I know first hand that as a startup, you have a million problems - and not knowing how to get funded shouldn't be one of them. The Pitching Masterclass contains all the information I wish would have been available to me when I was starting out. Over the last 10 years I've helped over 3.000 startups just like yours pitch investors successfully - as a co-founder, pitch trainer, and moderator (MC) of the monthly Rheinland Pitch - Germany's (and maybe even Europe's) largest startup pitch event, and through my in-person Pitching Masterclasses booked and offered by Corporations, Startup Support Programs (incubators, accelerators, etc), Universities, and Events.

 

I created this online Masterclass to spread the knowledge of how to pitch investors to many more first-time entrepreneurs around the world. My goal is take this to the next level by helping over 100.000 founders over the next years!

 

On my entrepreneurial journeys so far, I've had the fortune to pitch some of the most famous and well-respected startup investors and tech journalists out there and I've been invited to pitch publicly on stage around the world. It's been a roller coaster ride that has taken me from the frontpage of The New York Times, CNN and TechCrunch to helping other founders succeed faster.

Because one of the things I learned from my Silicon Valley mentors is the importance of helping others like you. So I'm sharing from my pitching experience to help you understand what investors are looking for, master your pitch and successfully raise that round - so you can move on to the more important things of building a great product and growing your business.

My presentations on startups and pitching have been featured multiple times internationally by e.g. LinkedIn SlideShare's "Slide of the Day", and Germany's largest business publication "Wirtschafts Woche" named me "one of the most important people in the German startup scene".

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If you still have reservations and doubts about the value and relevance of my Pitching Masterclass for you - I totally get you; There's no shortage of "experts" and "coaches" selling you promises of fast and easy solutions out there (spoiler alert: there are no shortcuts). If in doubt - take a minute to google me. I'll be here waiting. And don't forget the 14 days money back guarantee - this is a risk-free investment.

Because of my previous life between 1997 and 2010 successfully pitching global corporations and GOs for millions of dollars in contracts, I'm also from time to time hired to help with creating their decks and pitching high-stakes development projects - but that's probably not what you came here for.

If you're a startup in or around Germany - you should also apply for the next round of the Rheinland Pitch (Germany's largest startup pitch event)!

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Some People I've Pitched in Person

 

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Some of the people I've pitched in person include Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee, Investor), Don Dodge (Microsoft, Google Ventures), Steve Blank (father of the Lean Startup, Angel Investor), Robert Scoble (Tech Blogger Legend), Lori Greiner (Investor, Shark Tank), Yossi Vardi (Mensch, Legendary Israeli Investor), Mike Butcher (Mr. TechCrunch Europe), Zach Klein (Founder Vimeo, Investor), Ben Parr (Ex Mashable), Robin Wouters (TNW, Tech.eu), John Bradford (TechStars London), Daisuke Minamide (Investor, NTT DoCoMo, CyberAgent Ventures), Lars Hinrichs (Founder XING, Investor), Christian Thaler Wolsky (Investor, Wellington Partners, Paua Ventures), Christoph Janz (Mr. SaaS Metrics, Managing Partner Point Nine Capital), Daniel Waterhouse (Partner, Balderton), Kurt Müller (Partner, Target Partners), Philipp Möhring (SeedCamp, Angel List), Gilad Novik (Investor, Horizon Ventures) and many more.

 

Some Places I've Pitched on Stage

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Some of the places I've been invited to pitch my own startups on stage include South By Southwest (SxSW) in Austin TX, the Web Summit in London, Le Web in Paris, Tech Cocktail in Austin, C'n'B in Cologne, Pirate Summit Cologne, Campus Party Berlin and more.

 

Who is this Masterclass for?

If your experience is anthything like mine, you probably have a million problems right now - and wondering about how to find investors and how to successfully pitch them shouldn't be one of them. I should know. I've been there too. That's why I made the Pitching Masterclass for others to go farther faster and avoid my mistakes.

Let me take a minute to first clarify who this Masterclass is not for: It's not for people looking to improve their sales pitches or learn how to pitch for projects; This Masterclass is only going to provide value to early-stage startups looking to raise a round of financing from startup investors - for pre-seed, seed, to perhaps even series A funding rounds.

 

For Startups

  • You've got a million problems - and how to get funded shouldn't be one
  • Learn how to pitch investors with confidence - and raise that money
  • Get smart, get funded, get on with building your dream
  • No recurring costs. Learn at your own pace. Revisit as often as you want. Free updates forever. +370 slides included with the video Masterclass.
  • With an average of $500K raised in a pre- to seed round, the price of the Masterclass is an insanely cheap investment in your success
  • 14 days money back guarantee

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Happy customers

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For Support Programs

  • Offer even more value for your participants
  • Quality assurance and standardisation of how and what gets pitched
  • Improve outcomes of your program, increase the funding success rate
  • Sensitise first-time founders to the reality of the market
  • Deliver more consistency and quality to your stakeholders like investors and sponsors
  • Access to as many people and for as long as needed. Free updates included in the subscription period.

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For Events

  • Offer more value to your applicants
  • Add more value for your audience and sponsors by improving pitch quality
  • Optionally, vetting and selection (QA) process of applicants
  • Optionally, individual sessions for improvements with accepted applicants
  • Optionally, a professional moderator (MC) for your pitch competition

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For Corporate Innovation

  • Get to YES, secure buy-in for your new innovation ideas
  • Quality assurance and standardisation of how and what gets presented to management
  • Improve the quality and quantity of your greenlit innovation projects
  • An additional CORPORATE-ONLY pitch framework included
  • A complete additional process framework to convince stakeholders
  • In total, an additional +100 slides and +1 hour of video of content

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Colorful visuals paired with coloful language: Who said education can't be entertaining?

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The Masterclass contents

The Pitching Masterclass consists all you need to know condensed down to under two hours of easy to follow videos plus a comprehensive companion slide deck for more details (and so you don't have to take notes).

Here's the table of contents of what it covers:

  1. Who am I
  2. Funding Basics
  3. How to find investors
  4. How to contact investors
  5. The funding game
  6. Sources of financing for startups
  7. What investors are looking for
  8. The three types of pitches:
    1. High-Concept Pitch
    2. Elevator Pitch
    3. Pitch Deck
  9. Addendum: Know your basic startup metrics
  10. Addendum: Suggested reading & pitching tricks
  11. BONUS: Airbnb's first pitch deck (went on to raise over $6B to date)

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This Masterclass is for the early-stage startup entrepreneur who wants to successfully raise money from investors so they can get on with building their vision. Watch anywhere, pick up where you left off at any time, watch as many times you need, free updates forever, +370 slides included. Get smart, get funded.

What they sayA selection of Pitching Masterclass alumni


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Startup Founder

Get smart, get funded: A single user with lifetime access - including free updates - to the Pitching Masterclass and the +370 companion slides. No recurring costs. Learn at your own pace, revisit as often as you want. Perfect for scrappy early-stage startup entrepreneurs.

199 Single user, one-time fee*** 199 Single user, one-time fee*** 199 Single user, one-time fee***

Also available as a gift option (on checkout)!

Support Programs

Online eLearning on demand with unlimited users for startup support programs and their yearly cohorts. A popular choice for companies, universities, accelerators, and incubators. Recurring yearly, cancel at any time, free updates in the subscription period.

TBD Unlimited, recurring annually* TBD Unlimited, recurring annually* TBD Unlimited, recurring annually*

*CORPORATE EDITION also available with additional video content & +100 more slides: get in touch

In-Person

With Vidar Andersen in-person, on-premise or online. One whole interactive day getting to pitch perfect: 20% theory, 80% practice & feedback. Great for events, startup support programs, universities, and corporate innovation programs. Also available as pitch competition MC.

TBD Individualised to your needs** TBD Individualised to your needs** TBD Individualised to your needs**

**Discounts available for GOs & NGOs: get in touch

***VAT included. Charged in Euros or US Dollars - your choice.
Additional local taxes / fees may apply - calculated before checkout.

The Extras

The bare basics, get the +370 slides as a PDF: Hold the mains - just the slides, plz!

When you want maximum feedback on your pitch: Attend a monthly Peer Review

For feedback in private without the wait: Book a private session