Fundraising Masterclass

Fundraising in Challenging Times: The Big Picture

During this masterclass with a small group of participants, we will focus on the considerations and approaches on how to determine your best fundraising strategy and the challenges of fundraising in the currently unfavorable economic times. We will discuss the various options you have for fundraising (e.g. financial vs. strategic investors, alternatives to VCs) and as well as what makes a larger round more complex than smaller rounds. You will also be able to share and spar on your own fundraising challenges with our Masters and the other participants. And because we want to make this masterclass as practical as possible, you will have the option to share your pitchdeck with us beforehand to receive personalized feedback during the session.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the current landscape and options for determining your fundraising strategy
  • To understand the key success factors for raising a larger funding round
  • To understand your company’s challenges for achieving a successful fundraise
  • To virtually connect to and learn from like minded entrepreneurs also on a path to fundraising

For who? This masterclass is for Founders / Leaders who are planning to raise €1-20 mln in funding for your company in (the near) future.

The masterclass will be in English and is limited to 10 participants to ensure personal interaction. It will be facilitated by our Masters Duke Urbanik, Marc Mogalle and Tessa de Flines (read profiles below). The participant list will be shared with you before the session.

When: Tuesday 18 October, 16.00-18.00 CET

Where: Online using Zoom

Price: €95 per person, excl. VAT



Masters of Scale is a global community of serial entrepreneurs and experts – Masters – with a shared passion for high-impact entrepreneurship. Through 1-on-1 tailormade end-to-end support and personal matching with Masters, we support you in your fundraising journey while helping solve challenges along the way.

Duke Urbanik has started, grown and exited a multitude of companies. Since 2010, he has been an Entrepreneur in Residence at YES!Delft and coached hundreds of start-ups and scale-ups. As Duke has met with more than 1000 companies, he has built a broad coaching experience and is fully competent in the IT and hightech sector. Duke is co-founder of Masters of Scale.

Marc Mogalle has ten years of experience as a venture capitalist and worked for Innotech VC, Finlab AG and AIG Sustainable Investment Group. In 2011, Marc co-founded Zapitano, a social TV platform. Besides that, Marc acted as Venture Partner for Finlab AG and Heliad Equity Partners and was a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and TU Berlin. In 2014, Marc founded Business Buddies GmbH, which supports young founders in their set-up, strategy development and financing. Marc is a Master at Masters of Scale.

Tessa de Flines made the step to entrepreneurship several years ago after a long career in large multinational corporations in various senior roles. She is specialized in introducing and implementing processes, structure and planning in scaling companies as well as helping companies to approach fundraising like a project. She is also part of an angel investor syndicate that focuses on pre-seed and seed rounds. Tessa is co-founder of Masters of Scale.

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