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Who is this Masterclass for

Entrepreneurs, Startup Mentors, Students, anyone who wants to learn directly from Investors about What They Look For before Investing!

  • You are starting your funding journey and want to learn more about what Investors look for before investing in you.

  • You have started targeting Investors, yet something is missing and you are not talking to the right people.

  • You want to apply to Techstars for one of their programs and possibly funding and want to get insider insights to prepare better.

  • You are curious about what key do's and don'ts you should take into account, before contacting investors.

  • You support or mentor entrepreneurs and want to gift this Masterclass to your entrepreneurs, to help them progress faster re funding.

How This MasterClass Will Help You

  • Get Key Information about Techstars   who they are, how they are set up and who they invest in.
  • Understand What  Techstars looks for in startups that apply - so you can make sure they are a good potential choice for your startup before applying/contacting them
  • Learn How to approach an investor Key tips from Nicole on what you need to do!
  • Get Advice about Seed VCs - the pros and cons of having them as investors.
  • Know how much equity to give up each round so you don't give up too much!
  • When is the best time to fundraise? to help you plan your fundraising campaign
  • What she looks for in the first meeting - so you can prepare for it
  • Key Things she wants to see in the Pitch Deck - make sure you get this right!
  • How to ask for feedback from Investors

What People Say About this Masterclass

Rated 4.6 /5 by Participants!

"Great organization. This was my first Masterclass with Global Invest Her and plan to join in the future! Amazing work!! Keep on! Thank you!"

Vanessa Matthews

Founder of Word of Mouth, Berlin, Germany

"What I learned most is that building relationships with investors is really about the basics of sales."

Claire Chang

Techmoi International Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan

"I think many female founders here need to have more encouragement & help. It is good to have this Masterclass series to talk about different angles from investors' insights."

Lucilla Crosta

Edulai EdTech startup, Italy

"This Masterclass taught me that it is key to start building a relationship with a potential investor as soon as possible. I am learning that this is key in everything in business, like when we build our network. I was not aware that this was valid also for potential investors."

Angie Carrillo

OpenExO Ambassador, San Francisco, USA

"I really liked the questions. I related to a lot of them, even though I didn't ask any. I really liked the advice especially about feedback from VCs."

What's Included

  • Exclusive Insights

    Nicole shares key insights into how she and other investors think, how to approach investors, how much equity to give up and so much more!

  • Flexible Learning

    We know you're busy! Building a business and learning to pitch for funding at the same time is tough. You can take the online program at your own pace, on-demand to fit best into your schedule. Access anytime.

  • Short Impactful Videos

    Where you see Nicole sharing her wisdom in key snapshots and hear participants questions that are also helpful to you.

Bonus Material

Sign up now, to get these extra bonuses!

  • Nicole's Top 10 Funding Tips

    Easy to read pdf with all of Nicole's key funding tips in one place, so you can take a look before you have your next investor meeting! (Value $20)

  • Video Interview with Nicole

    Get to know Nicole better and how her mind works thanks to this cool video interview by Tech Scene. Carpool Karaoke for Investors!

  • Actionable Worksheet

    You get a downloadable Worksheet where you can take notes, reflect on what you've learned, plan how you'll adapt your pitch and start re-working your investor strategy with your new insights.

Masterclass Content

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    • Nicole Glaros Masterclass Worksheet - to download and capture your notes on

    • Nicole's Top 10 Funding Tips for You

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    • BONUS: Techstars 'Master your Pitch' video series by Nicole Glaros

    • Funding Calendar: Keep track of your next Funding Actions (Printable)

    • Bonus: TechScenes video interview with Nicole - like Carpool Karaoke for Startups!

    • Bonus: Mark Suster article: Lines and Dots (mentioned by Nicole on video)

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    • Congrats! Here's What's Next ...

    • Before you go...


Hosted by Anne Ravanona

Chief Investment Strategy Officer, Techstars, Techstars

Nicole Glaros

Nicole got her entrepreneurial start in the 4th grade, orchestrating cousins into theatrical plays and charging neighbors admission. From there, she founded 3 startups which is the source of her passion for helping grow startups. Since then, she's spent over 15 years working with and funding early-stage web software companies. Most recently, she's the Chief Product Officer at Techstars ( and was a key catalyst in growing the organization from 2 people to a global powerhouse with 18 offices worldwide, events in over 500+ cities, and a market cap of over $5B with $265M under management. She's an expert in growing global organizations, building startup ecosystems, working with early stage startups, venture capital, and more. She sits on boards, has invested in over 90 companies, was named one of the "Coolest People in New York Tech" by Business Insider, Marie Claire named her one of the "NewGuard", and Entrepreneur Magazine called her "One of the 7 most powerful women to watch". Nicole graduated with her Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Florida, likes to do at least one philanthropic thing annually, and shares the wonderment of parenthood with the love of her life, Mark. In her free time, you’ll find Nicole speaking in public at large events like SXSW and WebSummit, on her bike, on a trail, or on the slopes, hanging with her big fat greek family, traveling to some exotic destination, or generally making a fool of herself to entertain others (like boxing!). Specialties: technology seed-stage companies, operations, public speaking and community relations, growth strategies, fundraising, venture capital, pitch for capital Learn more Discover more about Nicole on her blog( and follow her on Twitter @nglaros (

Founder Global Invest Her Speaker & Woman's Advocate

Anne Ravanona

I’m passionate about closing the $1Trillion Funding Gap for women entrepreneurs. I directly advise several startups on their funding strategy, work with accelerators, government bodies to help them support female founders and have been a judge on several pitch competitions. I also consult with corporates on gender diversity. During my 25 year career, I have successfully pitched and won global multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies and international organisations (pitching mostly to men!). As a woman's advocate, I speak internationally at tech and startup conferences on this topic to raise awareness about unconscious bias and the challenges for female founders raising funds, including at TEDx. I write for the Huffington Post, Medium, Linked In about Trailblazing Women (entrepreneurs, investors and leaders) and the global funding ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.

Only $147 (value $297)

Get inside the head of a real investor, so you can better pitch future investors!

  • $97.00

    Investor Masterclass with Nicole Glaros (Techstars


  • How many times can I access my Masterclass?

    You have unlimited access to your Masterclass for a maximum of 12 Months from your date of purchase.

  • Should I complete the Lessons in sequence?

    We have organised the videos so you can learn in sequence, as each video builds on the previous part of the conversation, so we recommend you watch them in sequence. However, you can print the documents and watch the bonuses at any time!

  • What's included in the Masterclass?

    Each Investor Masterclass, has short videos, a worksheet, their Top 10 Tips and other cool bonuses, so you can really get to know the investor and learn more about how investors think - directly from them!

  • Can I contact the Investor directly?

    Where the investor publicly shares their email address, we provide it too, so you can contact them. Remember though, that every interaction counts and do your homework on researching them and making sure they invest in your sector/stage before reaching out!

Only $147 (value $297)

Get investor-ready faster, with these insider insights!

  • $97.00

    Investor Masterclass with Nicole Glaros (Techstars)

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Finding the right investor and learning how to approach them are key skills when raising money.

This Masterclass is about improving your ability to target and approach investors quickly and effectively.

Because, quite simply, if you can convince key investors to invest in you, you can get access to more resources you need to grow your business.

This Masterclass gives you a powerful toolkit, full of actionable key tips you can use to tailor your search for the right investor.

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