Value for Startups

Virtual platform for growing startups who are considering or currently navigating raising early stage investor capital

  • Be in the best possible position to generate investors' interest and funding

  • Find answers to questions with training, resources, and services

  • Free account to get started with included training and resources

  • As you grow, invest in added training and services customized to meet your needs

Testimonials

Adding Value for Startups

Expert Advice

Bruce Borenstein, President & CEO, Conduction Labs

“Great working with Michael. Not one of those “I’m smarter than you guys” that unfortunately many coaches are. His advice was well received and actionable. I highly recommend Michael and Brain Gain, LLC to any entrepreneurs who want expert advice on their fundraising activities.”

Highly Recommend the Pitch Coaching

Kirthika Parmeswaran, Founder & CEO, Vital Start Health

"It was a pleasure working with Michael and getting to the bottom of an effective pitch for investment. I was impressed with Michael's quick grasp of the subject and the help he provided with structuring the pitch aptly to highlight my company’s unique value. I highly recommend Brain Gain, LLC’s pitch coaching services."

Exceeded Our Expectations

Ryan Harris, Founder & CEO, Noodigs

“What we ended up receiving from Brain Gain, LLC far exceeded our expectations and helped us capitalize on opportunities that we didn't even know existed… In addition to pitch deck consulting, Michael and his team forced us to think our product in a different light - from the view of not only the customer, but the investor. They helped us to align our goals with those of the investment community and truly understand our competitive advantage and differentiator.”

Pitch Drill Adds Value to Startup

Joshua Hoffman, Founder & CEO GamePlan

"It’s always difficult to take a step back and look at the presentation objectively so having someone external come in is so important to understanding what information our audience is understanding or needs more clarification. I would definitely recommend the service, especially to entrepreneurs who are just beginning the fundraising process."

Training

Right information at the right time

  • Angel Fundraising for Startups- Part 1 and Part 2 (On-Demand)

  • Open Q&A Session- Monthly, live & virtual session included with a free account

  • Open Pitch Drill- Monthly, live & virtual session included with a free account

Resources

Leverage the YourBridge community & learn about investors

  • YourBridge Community Forum- Included with a free account

  • Directory of Funding Sources- Included with a free account

Services

Customized to your individual needs

  • Assessment- Determine current readiness and areas to improve before moving forward with potential investors

  • Technical Assistance- Investor pitch development and coaching; improvements to the pitch deck, business plan, pro forma financials, fundraising strategy & deal terms; and compelling storytelling & messaging

  • Pitch Drill- practice your pitch, roll play answering angel questions, & get feedback

Why use YourBridge?

Because raising early stage investor capital is tough, you have a lot riding on the success of your startup, and we have solutions

Committed to Startups

Michael Gildea, Founder and CEO

• Extensive work in the angel and startup communities • Former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Angel Network- state-wide trade association of active angel groups • Angel pitch development and coaching for startups • Due diligence on startups • Angel and entrepreneur education • Management of angel groups and initiatives • Startup judge for numerous events hosted by economic development, higher education and angel groups • Founder and CEO of a fintech startup

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