Program Details

Meet your instructor

Omar Parvez Khan

I have worked with hundreds of founders as a VC, fundraising consultant and a mentor. The founders I have guided and invested in have gone on to raise millions of dollars and are running some of the best-in-class startups in Pakistan. After working with a number of startups as a fundraising consultant and vCFO, I joined Lakson Investments Venture Capital as part of the founding team before moving to High Output Ventures as a Venture Partner. This course is the product of all my learnings and insights into the inner workings of VC.

Course Curriculum

When you’re building a high growth startup and looking for VC funding, you dedicate yourself to a very specific style of conducting business and conducting yourself. If you don’t understand the rules of the game you have decided to play and how different players in this game think, how *you* need to think and what equipment you need to win at this game, you aren’t ready to raise money. This module will show you what sort of companies VCs want to invest in and how you can develop the right mindset to align incentives and get investors on board your big idea.

You go into a meeting or call with a VC, whip out your deck and get into action. You go straight into the problem you’re trying to solve, how the problem is big and how you have the solution to fix it. You talk about your competition and how they are losers, tell them how much money you want and pat yourself on the back for delivering a kick-ass pitch. Except 99 times out of a 100 you don’t get the response you hoped for. What are you doing wrong? Short answer: almost everything. In this module, you’ll transform your pitch, learn how you talk about your company confidently and how you can capture investors’ attention to get them excited about your business.

You go into a meeting or call with a VC, whip out your deck and get into action. You go straight into the problem you’re trying to solve, how the problem is big and how you have the solution to fix it. You talk about your competition and how they are losers, tell them how much money you want and pat yourself on the back for delivering a kick-ass pitch. Except 99 times out of a 100 you don’t get the response you hoped for. What are you doing wrong? Short answer: almost everything. In this module, you’ll transform your pitch, learn how you talk about your company confidently and how you can capture investors’ attention to get them excited about your business.

Obtaining investment interest is just one part of the fundraising process. When it comes time to put pen to paper, a lot of things can, and will, go wrong – especially if you’re not equipped with the basic knowledge of how it all works. Term Sheets, Definitive Agreements, SAFEs, Convertible Notes. What do you need to understand about these documents? Which terms are normal and which ones should you watch out for? What role do these documents play in the overall round? All this, and more, will be answered in this module which will go into great detail about the documents involved in the fundraising process.

When you’re in talks with investors to raise money, they will require further information, data and documentation while they evaluate your startup. Different VCs and Angels have different processes and might focus on different aspects of the company. It can become very difficult to manage everything when multiple investors are involved while also taking care of your business. If you drop the ball during this time, that could mean the death of the deal. In this module, you will learn how to structure your fundraising process and go through the due diligence process in an efficient and smooth manner. We’ll take a look at datarooms, investor questionnaires and checklists, follow-ups, investor updates, creating FOMO and time-boxing the round.

Testimonials

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  • Dr. Sara Khurram

    Founder and CEO Sehat Kahani

    In a long and often lonely journey of raising funds for your venture, you always need a mentor to guide you each step of the way helping you get through one challenge after another with patience and a smile! Omar was that mentor to us! So if you get a hold of him, don't let him go!

  • Irfan Ahmed

    Founder and CEO Baby Planet

    'After working with the Omar and the HOV team, I realized there were gaps in how I approached fundraising and pitching to investors. Now I know exactly how the process works and have seen great results!'

  • Faisal Aftab

    Managing Partner Bitrate VC

    “Omar and I worked together as the founding team of Lakson Venture Capital. Throughout our journey he was a soundboard, a friend and a colleague. Omar is a quick learner, intelligent and has a natural business sense. He has the skill-set to develop complex business models and explain them with ease to founders. I truly believe that Omar will be among the top venture capitalists of Pakistan in the 2020s and I’m proud to have had him as a part of my team.”

  • Muhammad Mustafa

    Founder & CEO Mauqa Online

    "Omar's guidance helped me think so much more strategically about fundraising. It helped me narrow my outreach and have the right conversations with the right people"

  • Nofal Khan

    CEO and Founder Swag Kicks

    'Omar's approach to fundraising is very different from what is taught to most founders. It cuts out the bullshit and helps you focus on exactly what you need to do to secure capital'

  • Asadullah Khan, ACA

    28/07/2021
  • Daniyal Zia

    26/07/2021

    The course was very helpful and Omar was surprisingly very candid. I'm sure he hasn't shared all his tricks with us - fair enough - but he's shared enough to help us raise serious capital with the right terms. I would highly recommend the course to people who are looking to raise funds for the first time.

  • Muhammad Haris Bin Naeem

    25/07/2021

    This course helped me carve out a funding strategy that we can execute on. It wouldn't be simple enough without the deep insights, and learning a practical approach towards VC funding that we have gained from this course. Omar is a real humble person, and tackles each question in detail to braoden our perspective while also correcting any biases.

  • irfan Hilal Ahmed

    21/07/2021

    The course was superbly beyond expectations! And i am confident i am saying this on behalf of all the participants. Mr Omar definitely went beyond what any of us may have expected. The very detailed attention to each and every aspect that he paid was very helpful, very clear and made the learning quite easy. How one may confidently approach, communicate with, and hopefully convince any potential VCs was a great take from the course. It was obvious that Mr Omar understands very well, literally to the level of empathy, what kind of pains, fears, despair and desperation founders of start-ups may feel, and Mr Omar addressed them fabulously. The patience he applied in clarifying each point of each subject and in answering all the questions was a lesson in itself. i would very strongly recommend to anyone and everyone who wishes to genuniely and honestly invest their sweat,blood, time and efforts into building their start-up to attend this course, In Sha Allah. i would strongly also request Omar sb to design and teach another course, regularly, on the "Science" of selling, In Sha Allah i am really happy for getting this opportunity AlhumdoLillah

  • Atif Ashfaq

    18/07/2021

    I thought I knew a lot about dealing with VC. However, still decided to take this course and I realised this had a lot more information than I ever thought. Hats off to you Omar, what a great course you composed. This definitely needs to be converted into a book, and it will be a best seller in this field.

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    Muhammad Taha Hussain

    18/07/2021

    The best course to learn about VC's. The course will help you understand the perspective from both sides of a VC deal. The instructor's insights will help you curate your own unique path to funding. Highly recommended for everyone in startups.

  • Muhammad Ur Rehman

    18/07/2021

    Would highly recommend this course to first time founders

  • Anas Siddiqui

    18/07/2021

    The course was very detailed, comprehensive, and insightful. It gave me a perspective on the VC world like never before! Highly recommended for aspiring founders who want access to Omar's experience and the Pakistani VC community.

  • Abdullah Soomro

    18/07/2021

    I highly recommend this course for its quality content and great delivery by Omar. This is one of the best investments that a founder can make in himself and his startup. There couldn't have been a better person than Omar to conduct this course given his experience of being a VC as well as a consultant to several startups.

  • Muhammad Zia

    18/07/2021

    The content of this course was very unique & I cannot found it anywhere and Omar is very awesome guy who offer me this course

Live,
Cohort-Based
Learning

  • Engagement and interaction

    You will not listen to one-way lectures, rather be in a digital classroom with some of the best experts and class fellows. Class size won’t be massive and you’ll have the floor to yourself to ask questions, debate, share your thoughts and contribute to everyone’s mastery.

  • Transparency and accountability

    Coursework like pop quizzes, short assignments, case studies can really help refresh and reinforce concepts. When everyone’s participating and sharing their ideas, you’ll feel challenged to come up with bigger and better ideas, thus having work to show by the end of the cohort.

  • Community and synergy

    Teamwork makes the dream work. Connect with your classmates, a group of like-minded people working towards the same goals and course outcomes as you. Support, challenge yourself and others, and possibly build lifelong relationships.

  • Results and impact

    Live, cohort-based courses are all about the transformation over a short period of time. This is what you and your cohort work together to achieve. You will come out of this course transformed in many, many ways.

Salient Features

This is not an ordinary course but a masterclass specially designed to help you become successful in the market. Some of the perks include:

Live Classes

All the classes will be conducted live giving you the opportunity to engage with the instructor and fellow course takers.

Replay Available

If for some reason, you missed a lecture, videos will be provided for you to stay up to speed with the class.

Guest Lectures

Meet Successful people who started their journey from content creation. Seek inspiration and learn from their experiences.

Practical Exercises

Clearly designed assignments and goals to build your foundations throughout the class

Networking Opportunities

A Dedicated Slack community to connect with your classmates and instructor

Useful Resources

Get inspiration from the work of your fellows. Find your own tribe of supporters!

Language

The class will have batches in Local language.

Certificate

Certification will be provided to participants.


Fee Structure

Apply now and get free access to the precourse work.

One time fee for the whole master class

FAQs

The live classes for the courses will be conducted on our platform, Airschool, and zoom. Once you enrol, you will get the joining details. Slack channels will be available for after-class conversations and discussion.

Airschool provides learners with a 7-days money-back guarantee. If you feel that the course doesn’t deliver to its expectations or doesn’t teach what it promised, you can apply for a refund within 7-days of enrolling for the course. Mail us at support@airschool.com explaining the reason behind your decision and you will get your money back in 7 working days.

We love improvement and we love when it’s based on our users’ feedback. We expect you to record your constructive comments in our feedback form and these will be used to improve the course for the next batches.

Yes, certificates will be provided.