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06/02/2024  -  06/02/2024  |  9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM  EDT

Guide to Raising Institutional Private Capital

The Guide to Raising Institutional Private Capital is a comprehensive course designed to teach biotech CEOs and CFOs of companies that have already raised a Series A and are preparing for a Series B or later on the most effective strategies for approaching institutional investors. The goal is to maximize the chances of successfully completing a significant private financing round.  Leveraging Locust Walk’s proven experience, participants will learn how to effectively position the company’s story, strategy, and value proposition for institutional investors. The course covers essential topics, including accurately calculating financing needs and use of proceeds, identifying appropriate institutional investors to target as a lead or syndicate member, understanding valuation methodologies for financings, dissecting the various components of a financing term sheet and their interactions, and cap table modeling.

Topics covered in the Guide to Raising Institutional Private Capital course include:

  • Portfolio & Financing Strategy and Company Positioning
  • Use of Proceeds and Budgeting
  • Investor Identification and Syndicate Composition
  • Materials Creation
  • Valuation Methodologies for Financings
  • Financing Term Sheet Review
  • Venture Financing Math and Modeling

The Guide to Raising Institutional Private Capital course will be held in-person on Sunday, June 2, 2024, in San Diego, Calif. 

Interested in only registering for an in-person course in San Diego? For course-only registration instructions, email:

Instructors (click to view bios)



  • Strategic Positioning: Optimize company narrative for investor appeal
  • Financial Mastery: Gain crucial financial insights for fundraising success
  • Investor Targeting: Identify ideal investors for strategic partnerships

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2024 Guide to Raising Institutional Private Capital
Course Price:
$1,200 USD
BIO Member Price:
$960 USD
Course Length:
One-day (June 2, 2024: San Diego, Calif.)
Course Level:
Completion Period:
June 2, 2024
Course Format:
In Person

Certificate Requirements

  • Attend the entire in-person course
  • Complete course evaluation within two weeks of the course end date
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