Imaguru Bisiness Angels Academy
Imaguru VC Academy
Learn how to invest into tech startups with top notch international angels and VCs.
Imaguru VC Academy
Learn how to invest into tech startups with top notch international angels and VCs.
What is Imaguru VC Academy?
This is one of the most practical and internationally oriented Russian language platforms for aspiring business angels and VCs. This unique educational platform is developed by the Imaguru Startup HUB team in cooperation with top international angels and venture investors.


The platform is designed for remote self education. The modules include video lectures, articles, cases, document templates, tests and exercises. One can study upon his or her convenience selecting the format that best works for her or him. which is convenient for you. There are also interactive courses for groups. The platform will be updated with new courses for both self-study and learning with opportunities to interact with mentors and investors.
For whom?
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Business angels with no investment experience
Experienced business angels
Startups who want to better understand how investments work from the inside
Venture Capital Investors
VC Fund Managers
BAN Managers
Accelerators' Managers and Partners
Where to begin?
If you are interested in angel investing and plan to invest in startups in the future, or

If you want to understand better the early stage venture capital market, and learn how to find and evaluate promising companies
We suggest you start with the course "Introduction to Business Angel Investing" (in Russian). It consists of 4 modules which will help understand business angels concept and investment approach. The online training involves self study of the material, familiarization with the basic concepts of the proposed modules and verification of the knowledge gained. Among the speakers there are Cyril Golub, partner of the Belarus Business Angels Network Angels Band, John Bradford, Dynamo Ventures partner, Business Angel Firat Isbecer, Maurice Beckand Verwee, Crosspring B.V. partner and others.
Who are business angels? How to Become a Successful Business Angel. Startup life cycle.
An introduction to angel investing
Module 1
How to build a dealflow. Startup Valuation methods.
Where to find startups to invest in
Module 2
How syndicates work. How to choose the right syndicate.
Investing in syndicates. Deal structuring
Module 3
Module 4
Exit. Capitalization
Exit. What you need to know and how to get prepared. Development of a company's sales funnel. Due Diligence exit strategy.
For Experienced Business Angels
For VC Investors
Education in Groups
For Investors' Networks
For Experienced Business Angels
The basics of angel investment. What an investor needs to pay attention to. Understanding of a cap table on an early stage.
Angel Investing in details
Module 1
Investor's Guide
What is the difference between VC investor and a business angel. What is the VC market? How does the economics of a VC fund work?
From Business Angel to VC Investor
Module 2
Fundraising in times of crisis. Formation of a successful venture fund strategy.
Venture Fund Management
Module 3
Investor's Guide is not just a course, but rather a navigator to the venture capital world. Having mastered this guide, you will be able to understand the fundamental differences between angels and venture funds and to systematize your knowledge about VC.

You will be able to master the best practices and look deeper into the main processes of venture financing with the help of our speakers Juha Ruohonen, Superhero, Igor Shoifot, TMT Investment, Vitaly Polekhin, Russian Business Angel Network, Violetta Chekan, 200M manager and Social Innovation Fund and others.
The basics of angel investment. What an investor needs to pay attention to. Understanding of a cap table on an early stage.
Angel Investing in details
Module 1
Investor's Guide
What is the difference between VC investor and a business angel. What is the VC market? How does the economics of a VC fund work?
From Business Angel to VC Investor
Module 2
Fundraising in times of crisis. Formation of a successful venture fund strategy.
Venture Fund Management
Module 3
Investor's Guide is not just a course, but rather a navigator to the venture capital world. Having mastered this guide, you will be able to understand the fundamental differences between angels and venture funds and to systematize your knowledge about VC.

You will be able to master the best practices and look deeper into the main processes of venture financing with the help of our speakers Juha Ruohonen, Superhero, Igor Shoifot, TMT Investment, Vitaly Polekhin, Russian Business Angel Network, Violetta Chekan, 200M manager and Social Innovation Fund and others.
For VC Investors
Relations between the Fund and partners. General practice. Investment ethics. Reporting systems. Business models.
Between the Fund and partners
Module 1
Express Course for VC investors
Relations between the Fund and partners. General practice. Investment ethics. Reporting systems. Business models.
Express Course for VC investors
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Startup dealflow. Valuation. Due diligence.
Startup dealflow and Valuation
Module 2
Limited Partnership Concept. VC Fund Structure. European VC Market. Fund of Funds.
VC funds structure and logic
Module 3
Express Course for VC Investors is a 6-day self-paced course prepared by experienced investors such as Will Cardwell, Partner at Courage Ventures, Open Circle, TechMinsk, Fabian Sepulveda, Partner at Courage Ventures, and Max Gurvits, Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners.

You will enhance your knowledge in portfolio management, reporting to partners, evaluating startups, finding and building a network and other important practical topics.
Relations between the Fund and partners. General practice. Investment ethics. Reporting systems. Business models.
Between the Fund and partners
Module 1
Express Course for VC investors
Relations between the Fund and partners. General practice. Investment ethics. Reporting systems. Business models.
Express Course for VC investors
Coming Soon
Startup dealflow. Valuation. Due diligence.
Startup dealflow and Valuation
Module 2
Limited Partnership Concept. VC Fund Structure. European VC Market. Fund of Funds.
VC funds structure and logic
Module 3
Express Course for VC Investors is a 6-day self-paced course prepared by experienced investors such as Will Cardwell, Partner at Courage Ventures, Open Circle, TechMinsk, Fabian Sepulveda, Partner at Courage Ventures, and Max Gurvits, Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners.

You will enhance your knowledge in portfolio management, reporting to partners, evaluating startups, finding and building a network and other important practical topics.
Education in Groups
What distinguishes a startup company from other companies, according to what cycle they grow. We will ask you to describe the types of companies you are interested in.
Think like a Startup
Day 1
Successful Business Angel
Valuation of startups and carrying out competent due diligence through our own checklists. As a result of completing the course, you will create your own checklist for evaluating a startup.
Do Right Due Diligence
Day 2
The practices and techniques of successful angels, we will define your superpower.
Follow Best Successful Practices
Day 3
If you prefer to study in groups rather than on your own, we suggest you join this 7-day Interactive Distance Learning Course.

It does not imply binding to a specific time of classes, so by combining the learning process with your work and daily activities, despite your working schedule, you can master new skills and build a successful business angel profile during the week.

Every day during this week you will unlock video lectures, interesting articles, case studies, complete tasks and receive feedback from the mentors of the program. On the day 7 of the program, you will build your successful business angel profile, which will become your navigator in successful investments.
Day 4
Build Successful Dealflow
Where to find startups, what tools to use to build and manage your dealflow.
What distinguishes a startup company from other companies, according to what cycle they grow. We will ask you to describe the types of companies you are interested in.
Think like a Startup
Day 1
Successful Business Angel
Valuation of startups and carrying out competent due diligence through our own checklists. As a result of completing the course, you will create your own checklist for evaluating a startup.
Do Right Due Diligence
Day 2
The practices and techniques of successful angels, we will define your superpower.
Follow Best Successful Practices
Day 3
If you prefer to study in groups rather than on your own, we suggest you join this 7-day Interactive Distance Learning Course.

It does not imply binding to a specific time of classes, so by combining the learning process with your work and daily activities, despite your working schedule, you can master new skills and build a successful business angel profile during the week.

Every day during this week you will unlock video lectures, interesting articles, case studies, complete tasks and receive feedback from the mentors of the program. On the day 7 of the program, you will build your successful business angel profile, which will become your navigator in successful investments.
Day 4
Build Successful Dealflow
Where to find startups, what tools to use to build and manage your dealflow.
For Investors' Networks Managers
The course for those who plan managing a network or a group of investors and for those who have conceived to improve their skills of successful investing in startups.

The course is built on the practice and cases of successful BANs and their leaders. Among the speakers of the course are Kirill Golub and Valery Ostrinsky, Angels Band (Belarus), Olga Afanasyeva, UVCA (Ukraine), Vitaly Polekhin (Russia), Marcel Dridge, Entrepreneur Avenue SAS (France) and others.

We recommend to complete the Introduction to Business Angel Investing Course before you start this course.
The angel investment model and its management. Hybrid financing models How to start a career in the world of venture capital investments.
Introduction
Module 1
Course for Investors' Networks Managers
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Monitoring of BAN work. How to valuate startups at BAN. Building a startup portfolio which helps BAN be successful.
Building Processes in BAN
Module 2
Demystifying Return On Investment (IRR) and best practices for the Board. Analysis of profit from angel investments.
Return on Investment and Reporting
Module 3
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Module 4
BANs Cases
Angel network insights. Angel network management experience. How Angel's investments have changed in the post-Covid period.
The course for those who plan managing a network or a group of business angels and for those who have conceived to improve their skills of successful investing in startups.

The course is built on the practice and cases of successful BANs and their leaders. Among the speakers of the course are Kirill Golub and Valery Ostrinsky, Angels Band (Belarus), Olga Afanasyeva, UVCA (Ukraine), Vitaly Polekhin (Russia), Marcel Dridge, Entrepreneur Avenue SAS (France) and others.

We recommend to complete the Introduction to Business Angel Investing Course before you start this course.
The angel investment model and its management. Hybrid financing models How to start a career in the world of venture capital investments.
Introduction
Module 1
Course for Investors' Networks Managers
Coming Soon
Monitoring of BAN work. How to valuate startups at BAN. Building a startup portfolio which helps BAN be successful.
Building Processes in BAN
Module 2
Demystifying Return On Investment (IRR) and best practices for the Board. Analysis of profit from angel investments.
Return on Investment and Reporting
Module 3
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Module 4
BANs Cases
Angel network insights. Angel network management experience. How Angel's investments have changed in the post-Covid period.
Our Experts
Tania Marinich
Founder and CEO at Belbiz Group, including Imaguru, TechMinsk
Will Cardwell
Partner at Courage Venture, Open Circle, TechMinsk
Cyril Golub
Business Angel, Angels Band
Jon Bradford
Partner at Dynamo Partners, cofounder at f6s.com
Igor Ryabenkyi
Partner at AltaIR
Max Gurvits
Partner Vitosha Venture Partners
Juha Ruohonen
Partner at Superhero
Vitaly Polekhin
President at Investoro
Fabian Sepulveda
Partner at Courage Ventures
Can Saracoglu
Partner Seedstars Capital
Marcel Dridge
Head at Entrepreneur Avenue SAS
Kate Seledets
Senior Associate at 500 Startups
About Us
Imaguru Business Angels Academy was created by Imaguru startup hub, the rapidly growing Startup HUB in Europe, with the help of mentors and experts from Imaguru network.

More than 120 people have already graduated from the Academy programs, they completed trainings for the basics and advanced knowledge, as well as intensive bootcamps with the participation of international experts such as Will Cardwell, partner of Courage Ventures, Open Circle, TechMinsk, Maurice Beckand Verwee, partner at Crosspring, Max Gurvits, partner at Vitosha Venture Partners, Can Saracoglu, partner at Seedstars URU Capital, investor in FriendlyData and other experts.

Most of the graduates of our programs have become members of Belarusian Business Angels Network Angels Band.
Imaguru is the core startup hub for the Belarusian ecosystem, no matter where our startups are located geographically. Imaguru Startup HUB is a partner of Google for Startups with offices in European cities.

Imaguru helped create 300+ startups in Belarus. Among them are Splitmetrics, MSQRD, PingFin, DEIP, TrackDuck, which formed and made their first prototype at hackathons in Imaguru, GiveAway, which won the startup competition in Imaguru, Onesoil and 80days.me, whose founders were accelerated at TechMinsk, and many other talented startup company from Belarus.

Imaguru startups were accepted in many accelerators of the world, such as Startup Sauna, Rocket Start, 500 Startups, Y Combinator.
Imaguru created the first venture fund and equity accelerator in Belarus, called TechMinsk.
How It All Started
Among them there were Angels Band leaders and first VC investors in Belarus. Overall Imaguru educated more than 120 people with 8 courses.
From the very beginning, the network consisted of 15 business angels. In a few years the network grew to 90 people.
2016. Belarusian BAN was Initiated
In 2015 Imaguru organized the first ever in Belarus educational course for business angels run by Angels Lab (USA). That was how the idea of the Belarus business angel network started. Among those who initiated BBAN were Tania Marinich, Valery Ostrinsky, Cyril Golub, Kirill Voloshin, Anton Dmitriev, Alexander Chekan, Vadim Nareiko and other experts. During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 a network of Belarusian business angels BBAN was initiated. Later on it was transformed into the Belarusian Association of Business Angels Angels Band.
2017. Imaguru gave start to first graduates of Imaguru Business Angels Academy
2018. Association of Belarus Business Angels was officially registered
2021. Imaguru Business Angels Academy goes online
to make business angels investing education available for a wider range of potential and experienced business angels.
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Practical Tools and Experience Oriented
The World's Best Practicing Investors and Angels
Variety of Content and Examples
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