Pulling back the curtain on fundraising.

Raising money is not a question of luck or network, it is above all a question of process. Unfortunately, few people know the magic formula. As startup entrepreneurs and investors both in Europe and Silicon Valley, we have accumulated an immense experience when it comes to fundraising. 100% of the startups we've referred to investors after our program ended up raising money. It's time to share our secrets with you. 

Fundraising Secrets Revealed is a five-day course on fundraising strategies, tools and tactics for founders and CEO who want to learn the art of fundraising in Silicon Valley and raise money with world-class investors. This program combines masterclasses, experiences and practical workshops. You will work hand-to-hand with The Refiners partners and its network of world-class investors and entrepreneurs. 

What will we cover?

Our program provides answers to key questions for startup CEOs and founders so they can assess their fundability, learn the rules of fundraising, build a plan to raise money efficiently and get introduced to world-class investors.


Learn how to assess
your fundability


Learn how to create the best fundraising materials

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Learn how to engage the best investors for your startup


Learn how to manage the fundraising from start to close

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Test your pitch with world-class investors & entrepreneurs


Get exclusive introductions to targeted investors*

*At the end of the program, The Refiners will assess your readiness for investor introductions. If we consider you are ready and what you are doing is of interest, we will introduce your startup to our investor network.


Program Overview

Day 1

Assess your fundability

9:00-9:30  | Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-10:30 | Participant intro and program overview

10:30-12:30  | What investors value the most in startups

12:30-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 | Introduction to the Fundability Matrix

3:00-5:00 | Worksessions: Apply the Fundability Matrix to your startup and present the results

5:00-6:00 | Break

6:00-8:00 | Entrepreneur Story: learn from the best

Day 2

Create your fundraising materials

9:00-9:30 | Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-11:00 | How to build a powerful pitch deck and elevator pitch

11:00-12:30 | Fine tune your business plan and cap table

12:30-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 | Building the appropriate materials before fundraising

3:00-5:00 | Work-sessions: Build your pitch materials

5:00-6:00 | Break

6:00-7:00 | Get your story straight and sounding great

8:00-10:00 | Dinner and Investor Keynote 

Day 3

Discover the best qualified investors for your startup

9:00-9:30 | Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-11:00 | How to build your investor funnel and define your investor target

11:00-12:30 | What do you need to know and ask investors

12:30-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 | How to get connected, write emails and ask for intros

3:00-5:00 | Work-Sessions: Put in place your tracking system

5:00-6:00 | Break

6:00-8:00 | Mixer / Networking with entrepreneurs

Day 4

Drive your fundraising to a happy-end

9:00-9:30 | Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-11:00 | How to run investors’ meetings

11:00-12:30 | Tips & Hacks for closing

12:30-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 | Legal, understand term sheets, key points to negotiate

3:00-5:00 | Work-Sessions: Investor Grill, prepare to the top 60 questions

Day 5

Test your fundraising strategy with real investors

9:00-9:30 | Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-12:30 | Pitch your startup or business to Silicon Valley investors

12:30-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-5:00 | Pitch your startup or business to Silicon Valley investors

5:00-7:00 | Break

7:00-9:00 | Let's Party!!!


Who should attend? 

This is not about theoretical learning nor visiting cool startups and creating overnight connections. Our program uses a learning approach learned through our own startups who raised millions of dollars! Participants continually refine their fundraising strategy with the help of our partners and experienced Silicon Valley players.

June 11 - June 15, 2018

The Refiners San Francisco offices

Who should apply:
This course is designed for ambitious CEOs and founders with a drive to learn and looking to raise funds.

General Admission (only 40 seats) $3,475.00* 
Early Bird (only 10 seats) $2,490.00*
Fledgling (startups who raised less than $500k) $2,190.00*

*Lodging and travel not included. Lunch will be provided.

Why The Refiners?

Our acceleration program is famous for helping startups successfully take off in Silicon Valley. We have built deep relationships with the most exciting tech investors in Silicon Valley and Europe. Our startups have raised millions of dollars through out our Seed Fund Program. The "Fundraising Secrets Revealed" program was born because the thousands of entrepreneurs we met asked us if we were willing to share our "fundraising secret sauce" with them even if we didn't invest in their startups. Our goal at The Refiners is to equip entrepreneurs with the mindset and skills to navigate through the labyrinthian complexity of raising money. We leverage the best resources available in the Silicon Valley's business ecosystem and embrace our mission to develop leaders who challenge the status quo; whose drive is an inspiration to others, and seek to redefine the rules of the game.

Located in San Francisco

The Refiners program takes place in the heart of San Francisco, the epicenter of one of the most economically and culturally thriving places in the world. Our location and network within this business ecosystem provides direct access to the most exciting and cutting-edge ideas and people in the digital space. This gives participants firsthand exposure to some of the most innovative ways of thinking and practical applications happening in Silicon Valley today.


Want to know more?

We are here to answer all the questions you may have. Please provide your contact information here and we'll get back to you in less than 48 hours. Our call will consist of an in-depth rundown of how the Fundraising Program works and move you forward in our application process. Thank you and talk to you soon.

Pierre, Geraldine, and Carlos – The Refiners

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