What is the value of more efficiently and effectively securing your next round of investment?  How much is it worth to avoid hours of legal help cleaning up for a rookie mistake?  How much less stressed will you be if you understand how to split up founder equity and compensate your first employees and advisors with stock?  These are just a few of the many important topics covered in Founders Academy.


Each course includes a sequenced set of articles to read, videos to watch, optional assignments to complete, and resources to utilize. It’s all online and self-paced so that you can advance at whatever speed makes sense.


Join thousands of Founders Academy graduates that dramatically improved their odds of startup success.  Start with a single course or dive right into the full curriculum at your own pace.  But don’t wait to learn many valuable lessons from a seasoned veteran, active investor and best-selling author.


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Funding the Early Stages

$ Free Course

Per Month
  • Funding the Early Stages
  • Executing a Successful Series A
  • Pitching Your Company
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Launching Your Venture

$ Free Course

Per Month
  • Idea & Business Plan Development
  • Company Formation
  • Initial Pursuit of the Dream
  • The Founding Team

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Growing Your Venture

$ Free Course

Per Month
  • Strategy & Planning Tools
  • Startup Compensation
  • Acquiring New Customers
  • Managing the Sales Function
  • Marketing & Pricing Strategies
  • Securing Strategic Partnerships
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Full Curriculum   Now Free

This full curriculum includes all 13 of the modules shown in the courses above in a logical sequence.

About the Instructor

Gordon Daugherty is a bestselling author, seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor and investor. He has made more than 350 investments in early-stage companies and has been involved with raising more than $80 million in growth and venture capital. From his 28-year career in high tech, Gordon has both an IPO and a $200-million acquisition exit under his belt. Now, Gordon spends 100 percent of his time educating, advising, and investing in startups.