Follow the predictable steps the best fundraisers take to:
✅ Connect with the right investors (build and grow a network EVEN WITH LIMITED CONTACTS)
✅ Construct a narrative that excites VCs
✅ Launch a fundraise that closes quickly
✅ Overcome obstacles in tough markets
Honestly? Yes I do.
I've dedicated a lot to be great at this. Here's the story.
Right before my last startup sold, my co-founder Tim and I were talking about what was next. I honestly had no idea. After 5 grueling years running 2 venture-backed startups with multiple pivots, I was unsure of myself.
Having been a founder, I didn't know how I could work at a company again but lacked confidence that I had any expertise or helpful insights around which to build another business.
Tim and I on the fundraising trail
Growing facial hair in solidarity before a product launch
Tim asked, “What about fundraising? You’re great at that.”
While I knew the game from my days as a VC and had successfully closed millions from top tier investors, my immediate reaction was “Yeah maybe…but no one needs that help. A lot of people know how to do it…”
Tim’s response? “No way, dude. Tons of people need this help and it’s impossible for most people.”
So then I just put my head down and built a thriving business helping founders learn to fundraise. Ha. No... not even close.
Even with Tim's vote of confidence. I didn't think I was special and didn't think enough people needed my help to make it a business. Instead, I started working on small software product ideas. But on the side...
With some throwaway time, I did decide to carve out a sliver of time to put some rigor around my own approach to fundraising. It was more of a hobby. Something to build back my confidence working on something I knew I was good at.
The first thing I did was put my thoughts down on paper. I mapped out all the moving parts of a fundraise.
It was a time consuming process and the video to the left was only one of the sessions!
You'll notice my use of notecards...an effective tool I recommend even in my course (you'll hear more about that later).
After building some momentum, I wanted to start helping founders and get feedback on what could be improved. That meant producing free products that would help founders stay organized and embrace important concepts. I learned SO much from this...
Building my free Fundraise Management Tool
Illustrating Fundraising Concepts
After releasing multiple free tools, writing months of a weekly newsletter, and illustrating dozens of concepts, I partnered with Silicon Valley Bank to host a super successful program for founders based on my philosophies.
Fundraise with Confidence was born.
After 7 cohorts, 100's of founders, and 10's of millions raised. I'm excited to take in my next group of founders.
Everyone says I need to build a list of investors. But who...and how?
I barely got my last raise done. I wasted so much time and felt uncertain the whole time. I want to do it better and with supportive people around me.
There's a big opportunity here - I know it! But my deck isn't leading to many meetings and the response to my pitch isn't very positive.
I know what I know and I know what I don't know. I want someone I trust to show me the way.
Do not enroll for this program if you are:
A SHORTCUT SEEKER: Fundraising is hard work. FWC doesn’t remove work. FWC makes things more effective and efficient. We help you do the RIGHT work.
TRYING TO BUY INTROS: You are not buying intros by joining FWC. You will learn the best processes for networking and accessing high quality intros. You may even receive some awesome intros from the FWC network, but this is not pay-to-play access to introductions.
IN NEED OF A QUICK FIX: If you’re in the middle of a fundraise that is not going well, FWC is not your band-aid. FWC is designed to prepare founders for a great future fundraise.
We follow a 5 module course and incorporate exercises / homework so that you learn and PRODUCE.
Founders will spend $5k on a deck design, $10k on swag, $15k on throwaway PR and hesitate to spend on coaching, guidance, and support.
If the math is hard for you, consider the value below
If this program improves your chances of closing $1M by just 5%, the expected value is $50k.
FWC will have far greater impact than 5% and we hope to see you raise many millions.
How do you value your time and your mental health?
The struggle for many founders is not knowing. The mind waste endless time spinning in circles trying to determine if you're fundraising the right way.
Time Saved and Peace of Mind knowing you've outsourced the approach to a proven program is... Priceless.
You could pull all this together yourself. Here's the back of the envelope math:
• 1 junior employee ($8k/month)
• 1 expert consultant ($20-40k/month)
• 1 paid community like On Deck ($3k)
• 1 advisor (1% equity)
(not to mention time to source it all...)
$30k + 1% of your company
Different founders will come to the program with different . I promise progress and results.
This isn't just about pulling out what I know and putting it on paper. It's been a process to find out what are the hardest
Active participation is essential to acquire a handle on fundraising. Video lectures will provide the foundation to leverage office hours, and for the live cohort -> small group practice sessions, live discussions, pitch practice, and deliverable-based homework. In addition, I won't just be speaking at you. I will engage with the class, explain the most pressing and tricky questions, and stimulate the cohort to advance together.
Joining a community of founders who are in the same battle will be priceless. All FWC members o expand your network and get valuable feedback on the content you produce. The most successful entrepreneurs turn fundraising into a team-based sport, and FWC aims to help you establish your first teammates.
Even if you know how to fundraise, finding the time to do the necessary work while running your company can be near impossible. FWC adds structure and community to drive accountability to this work-intensive process. If that’s not enough, one of our most popular elements is study hall sessions to get the work done together.
Don't expect just theory and principles. Step-by-step processes, email templates, CRM system guides, and data scraping systems are just a few of the superchargers FWC delivers to its students.
Your comprehensive guide to essential fundraising knowledge and skills. Flex is self-guided with a live kick-off meeting and fits any schedule.
Guides - 75+ videos across 5 modules walking you through the soup to nuts of elite fundraising
Templates / Tools - Email templates, Investor Databases, CRM templates, and more
Adamant Community & Events- 6 month subscription
75+ Video Lectures, Exercises, and Templates/Tools PLUS...
Live Class - 5 weeks of live classes along a cohort of peers with Jason teaching the concepts and running exercises to drive results
Deck Feedback - Submit your deck for written notes and feedback
Organized Networking - Structured connections with founders in your cohort to expand your network
Pitch Practice - Group sessions organized for pitch practice and team feedback
Adamant Community & Events - 12 month subscription
*Completion Bonus - Complete a 5 task challenge to receive $500 back at the end of the course
Everything in Premium plus...
Unicorn Time - Add on small group time at the end of every live session JUST for unicorns
1:1 Coaching Call - An hour long call with Jason (Strategy + Pitch Coaching)
Investor Matching - Our team will run the time-intensive investor research process to add at least 100 investors to your target list, identify connections from your network to those investors, and give you a customized system for intro requests
2 Film Reviews- Coaching call where Jason reviews recorded investor calls
Post-Program Mastermind - Strategy + Accountability Mastermind with Jason + Unicorn founders for additional 4 weeks
Data Room Prep - Personalized feedback and guidance
Adamant Community & Events - Lifetime subscription🦸
Dinner with Jason - Hosted in LA / SF / Austin / Miami/ Seattle / NYC / São Paulo / CDMX
($500 voucher to travel to LA)
If you go through the program thoughtfully…if you actually watch the lectures, go to study hall, do the exercises, follow the guidance, and you still are not 100% satisfied... I will refund your money.
You just have to send me an email, show me you did the work, and tell me what happened. To clarify, this is not a guarantee that you will raise money (see FAQs).
Why the guarantee?
Three main things
First - I believe in the program. I don't think you'll like it, I think you'll love it. I'm happy to add this guarantee to help founders make a good decision
Second - the quality of the community is so important. If anyone does not do the work and isn't committed to being a positive member of the community, I want to give them their money back.
Third - You’ll grow tremendously whether or not you raise. I love pushing people to fully engage in fundraise prep because I know the effort is not throwaway work regardless of outcome. You are prepping yourself and your company to be better for investors but the improvement goes beyond just fundraising.
You have 30 days from payment to request a refund (net of costs)
Hi. I'm your instructor, Jason Yeh
Fundraising truly sucks. Making it suck less for founders through FWC is so rewarding because I know the struggle well.
As a formal and informal advisor to startups, I've helped companies raise over $250MM in capital. While I was an investor at Greycroft Partners, I evaluated over 1000 pitches and was a part of 50+ investments. Afterwards, I became a founder myself and led fundraises twice. The last was for my company Tape which sold to Hustle in 2020.
Combining those experiences with my love of teaching to help founders has been one of the best experiences of my life. I hope to help you in some small way soon!