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Learn all you need to know about the Fundraising MasterClass

Jan-Frederik VALENTIN, Managing Director at ennea capital partners gives you a detailed insight into our start-up Fundraising MasterClass, outlining the structure & curriculum.

Brief overview of our topics

  • Pre Fundraising

  • Fundraising process

  • Post Fundraising 

Pre fundraising - Building a fundable company

There are quite a few guidelines founders should follow when setting up a company - not all of them are applicable to all start-ups. However, it is crucial to be aware of the correct setup of a company from the very beginning - and of the possible consequences.

It is part of every founder's journey to make painful mistakes - but there are a lot of mistakes that can be avoided. It is often these mistakes that ultimately make it very hard to raise venture capital. 

Our sessions on the pre fundraising phase will cover the following main topics:

Product and market fit

Prior to raising capital from professional investors, a first proof of concept is usually a prerequisite. MasterClass participants will hear the personal stories of experienced founders and will be taught by those who have already gone through that process successfully. 

There are many mistakes that can be avoided and valuable learnings that can save time, money and frustration.

Business building

In this section the founders will get input about how to build a water-proof business model. Based on the business model the most relevant KPIs will be identified and discussed. With industry experts you will have a deep dive into business models such as SaaS or Marketplaces & E-commerce.

Financial planning

A topic many founders at this stage do not give enough attention to is financial planning. There are various aspects that need to be considered when setting up a financial plan. Especially the liquidity planning, as well as the vision of where the company is heading, oftentimes is not clearly reflected.

Assemble a founding team

There are hundreds of questions when setting up a founding team and often there is no universal right or wrong at this early stage. However, there are certain factors that should be considered carefully in order to avoid future problems, such as a clear division of responsibilities/roles, a mutually shared vision and the necessary skill set needed to execute on it.

There must be clarity on how to distribute shares among the founding team and - even though this might seem premature - how to deal with the potential departure of a co-founder.

There is no risk and no cost involved for you in the application process.

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Click on one of the application buttons and fill in your application. We will review your application and get back to you with our feedback within a couple of days.

Online interview

If we deem you/your team to be a good fit to the program, we will invite you to a counselling interview.


After the interview, we will let you know if you and your team are eligible. You then decide whether you want to participate.

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Start-ups about working with us ...

I have benefited immensely from MasterClass, despite my previous experience of multi-million raises for two companies and the 80 angel investments in my books. Content and depth of the program beat my expectations by far!

Cornelius Peter Schmahl
CEO FutureBright GmbH | Angel Investor

By attending the MasterClass we gained a 360° degree view on the topic of fundraising. In Particular, recommendations on how to optimize the structure of very early and very late funding rounds will help us to avoid expensive pitfalls in the future.

Georg Schiffmann
CEO & Co-Founder of exfinity

About ennea capital partners

Established in 2019 in Berlin, in succession to 2016-founded ennea GmbH in Switzerland, ennea capital partners has representation all over Europe serving as advisor and investor for startups and growth companies.

As a leading European investment and advisory platform, we seek high-potential business models. Our experience and unique approach enables excellent results for our portfolio and partners.

What others say about us

As founders and like many other founders out there, we found the world of raising VC capital a confusing and challenging experience, with many people willing to offer the advice but very few with the knowledge required to give it. It was refreshing to work with Anton, Cassian, Simon and the team at Howzat Ennea since they have a deep expertise of the VC world having sat on both sides of the table. The time spent with them provided a huge amount of clarity for us, and I would imagine that it would do the same for many other founders..

Craig & Angus


What are you waiting for? Let’s improve your fundraising-skills!