Building viable business models

Startup FundRaise: 3 Critical Steps towards Success

The most critical need while scaling up a startup, is the availability of adequate and timely funding.

While it is true that startup funding has gone up multifold in the last few years, it is equally true that only a small percentage of startups actually manage to raise early stage funding.

Any endeavour succeeds only if it is done with adequate thought and preparation. So, no surprise that getting investors to fund an early stage startup definitely needs a lot of thought and planning.

Mani Padmanabhan, Finance Leader & Virtual CFO, with over 3 decades of experience in Finance Management, has put together this very focused program on three critical aspects, which every startup needs to address, during fund raise.

The three aspects are
  1. Business Modelling 
  2. Valuations
  3. Pitch Deck

About the Program

This learning video program consists of 4 sessions. The total duration of the program is 40 mins. The first session is a preview session as an introduction to the program. The sessions will help founders and early stage business managers plan their communication strategy for the fund raise.
Watch this short Intro Video where the Facilitator explains what to expect from the program .

Meet the Facilitator 

Mani Padmanabhan, a multi sector finance and people leader, with experience in large corporates and as an advisor for startups early stage businesses, brings his long experience and understanding of finance management to design this program. To know more about Mani, please see his profile shared at the end of this page.

Learning Video Content

(4 Session(s) | 40 minute(s) )
  • Startup FundRaise

About the trainer

Co-Founder, Vanman MA(

Mani Padmanabhan is a Partner with CFO Bridge LLC and is the Co Founder of Vanman Management Advisors Pvt Ltd. He is also advisor to Protiviti India and ME; and is associated with InfinumGrowth as a Advisor & Coach. Mani is a CA, CWA, CFE and certified IP. He is a Finance and People leader with 2.5 decades of multi…

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Program features


  • This Price is inclusive of GST


The program comprises of 4 sessions of learning videos which are  to be completed by the participant.

How to Enroll:

  • First time visitors, please click on the "create an account" tab at the top of any page and create your log in id and password.
  • Next, click on the "Enroll Now" tab to enroll for the program.
  • If you are an Existing User, directly click on the "Enroll Now" button. Key in your Login ID or Email and the Password to enroll.

Live, Online, Follow up Session for clarifications

  • This program comes with the added benefit of a 1 hour live  group session conducted online by Mani Padmanabhan .
  • All participants will receive invites for this session.


  • On completion of all the 4 video sessions please do submit your feedback including any particular aspect you would like to know more about in the live, interactive session.