ACCELERATOR:
six-month online acceleration program, start - April 27, 2023
IFG Lab. Startup Accelerator is NOT just the usual accelerator like many others. Our acceleration program is focused primarily on the ACCELERATION OF YOUR FUNDRAISING PROCESS. Our goal is to help early-seed startups that have just started or plan to start fundraising for their seed round to do it quickly and effectively.
early-seed stage, post-revenue, fundraising-focused
Our acceleration program is for early-seed, post-revenue startups which have just started or plan to start fundraising for their seed round. We focus on helping startups to do it quickly and effectively.

Working with us for five months, both at online meetings 2-3 times a week and independently with your team, you will fully build a systematic campaign to raise your seed round: prepare materials for investors, prepare and launch e-mail and LinkedIn outreach campaigns, start forming your own warm network with investors. All this will be done according to the various types of methodology used in the best accelerators; for example, 500global, Alchemist, YC, based on the experience of Microsoft, IBM outreach campaigns, and so on (everyone knows that raising a round of investments is a B2B sale).

After five months of working together, a DEMO DAY for international venture investors will be held for the course participants, which will help you both with the round and building a personal network.
Olga Frid, Founder & CEO at IFG Lab.
Eligibility Criteria
  • An operating product bringing in $10K+ MRR
  • An incorporated US/Western Europe/MENA entity
  • A proven product market fit and traction
  • A valuation cap under $12M
  • An allocation of $1,5M in the current seed round
  • Ambition to grow to $100M ARR in 5 years
  • No more than 3 years of operations
  • Perfect English (founders and key team members)
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How it works
1
Send us your request for pre-qualification
At the very beginning, we ask you some questions about your stage and plans for the fundraising: how much you are raising, the time you have for it, etc.; about your current cup table and English level. Our experts will check your current pitch deck.

We will discuss terms and do short due diligence.

The duration of this stage is about one-two weeks.
2
Developing an investor relations strategy
Strategic discussion: we look at your current stage and synchronize our visions, strategy, work structure, expectations from the campaign, and a picture of the result.

During the session, we will propose a five-month action plan since this is the optimal period to do the most important parts of fundraising: asset preparation, creation, and work with the pipeline of investors.

The duration of this stage is 1-2 hours.
3
Creating all the assets for the data-room
At this stage, we will gather all the important information about your team & product, prepare documents, and create all assets for communication with investors.

With the help of our experts and all the templates provided, you'll create or update your data room with a pitch deck, the text of your pitch, a teaser, invest memo, a video pitch, and a money request e-mail to investors.

The duration of this stage is 2 months.
4
Working with pipeline of investors
After we prepare all the assets, we'll start our work with investors. At this stage, we will create and work with a pipeline of investors.

We will:
- create a list of the most relevant investors and funds,
- manage the mailing list,
- build and maintain communication,
- modify and complete presentation materials upon further requests.

The duration of this stage is 3 months.
Value and artefacts that founders receive
  • ONLY practice, NOT theory: our team fully accompanies your fundraising
  • Working with real expert practitioners, investors, accelerator mentors
  • Understanding Venture Investors as your Target Audience
  • Understanding the venture capital ecosystem and how investors make decisions
  • Understanding the right investment strategy
  • Recommendations for working with materials for investors
  • Templates of all necessary documents: presentations, blurbs, letters, etc.
  • Necessary tools for warming up, mailing, networking, how to work with them, and evaluating KPIs
  • Understanding of the investor pipeline management and CRM
  • List of tools for working with a pipeline, correspondence
  • Recommendations for negotiating you will receive directly from a venture investor
  • DEMO DAY for international venture investors
IFG Lab. Demo Day 2022
IFG Lab. Demo Day 2023
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Acceleration program
Session 1
Fundraising as a team work and a project: where to start, what and when to do.
Task: build a plan for our project, engage a team, and start warming up our e-mails for outreach campaigns.
Session 2
Data room: what should be in a data room? It all starts with a Pitch Deck.
Task: check for your project precisely what there is and is not in the data-room.
Session 3
Preparing a pitch deck: a typical structure as any investor wants to see it.
Task: check and rework the pitch deck.
Session 4
Preparing a LinkedIn Campaign: Company Page and Founder Page.
Task: rework LinkedIn according to recommendations.
Session 5
Investor database: where to get information, how to clean and enrich data
Task: give a task to the data preparation manager, start collecting the database
Session 6
Finalizing the Pitch Deck: checking Pitch Decks after reworking
Task: finalize the remaining details and make a video pitch
Session 7
Completing work on data-room materials
Task: prepare a one-pager, blurb, and other materials
Session 8
Checking that everything is ready, collecting a picture of the outreach launch
Task: plan outreach campaigns
Session 9
Proper management of investor CRM
Task: start CRM and enter the first data there
Session 10
Preparation of e-mail content and LinkedIn messages
Task: Prepare all texts for your campaigns
Session 11
Setting up and launching an e-mail campaign
Task: launch a test email campaign
Session 12
Setting up and launching a LinkedIn campaign
Task: launch a test LinkedIn campaign
Session 13
Building a strategic network
Task: create a list of target investors and advisors for the strategic network
Session 14
Results of outreach campaigns, metrics, and conclusions from them
Task: check your metrics and draw conclusions, corrections
Session 15
Communication with investors in the "funnel", selling a meeting / call
Task: go to your first meetings
Session 16
Proper communication with the investor, collecting feedback from investors
Task: get your first feedback from investors
Our experts
  • Olga Frid
    Founder of IFG Lab.
    Boston, New York, Miami, USA
    Entrepreneur, investor, consultant on international business development and working with investments. 15+ years' experience, including about ten years in business development for Microsoft. Fundraising experience in Europe, USA, CIS and MENA. Accelerator Mentor: 500 Global and MassChallenge Boston.

    Harvard PE&VC
  • Kir Rozhkovsky
    Partner at IFG Lab.
    New York, USA
    A serial entrepreneur with more than 17 years of experience Has launched 4 startups, each with a successful exit.

    Has vast experience in business development and fundraising in the USA.

    Has passed 5 accelerators in the USA and Europe with his projects.
  • Constantin Rodha
    Expert on Fundraising & BusDev
    New York, USA
    Entrepreneur with 12+ experience: B2B sales (L'Oreal, Estée Lauder, LVMH); business development & fundraising (France, U.S. CIS, MENA); 2 acceleration programs (Paris, New York); product development & operations. Featured in: Financial Times, Forbes, Le Figaro, Le Monde.

    INSEAD Executive MBA
  • Andrey Rezinkin
    Expert on Fundraising & BusDev
    European region
    Entrepreneur, Angel investor. Member of Angelsdeck Global Ventures. Target areas for venture investments are HRtech, EduTech, and marketplaces.

    Previously consultant on projects of automation of the Treasury of large enterprises.

    Master's Degree in Economics @ HSE University
  • Anna Barysheva
    Manager of fundraising projects at IFG Lab.
    European region
    Involved in the development of innovative projects since 2010.

    Before starting work in IFG Lab., she was developing and launching effective investment outreach campaigns for over 6 years in various startups - from creating a contact base to communicating with investors and receiving investments.
  • Gulia Hintze
    Manager of fundraising projects at IFG Lab.
    Munich Germany
    Marketing and business development expert with more than 10 years of experience in IT.

    Ex-Microsoft B2B Enterprise Marketing.

    Since 2018, has been cooperating with technology startups and helping to bring them to the DACH market.
  • Alexa Mishkur
    Expert on outreach campaigns at IFG Lab..
    Mexico City, Mexico
    More than 10 years in marketing. For the last 4 years, she has been actively studying the subtleties of outreach in the USA and other countries and setting up email/LinkedIn campaigns for these markets.

    Before that, she worked for about 5 years in finance at BNP Paribas Group.
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