Astra Global and Startup Station Webinar
10 Tips on How to Get a Second Investors Meeting
Learn strategies that have worked for hundreds of startups
This webinar has been created by Astra Global, a global business development company specializing in startup funding, and The Startup Station, and education and advisory platform focused on modeling and valuing early-stage ventures.

During webinar, we focus on:

  • What to include in the 2 min pitch to pique investors' interest;
  • Common financial modeling mistakes; and
  • How to target the right investors and how to communicate with them so that you get a response.
As a result, you will get the following materials:

  1. The structure of a 2-minute pitch;
  2. Investor readiness checklist, to check if you have everything ready for fundraising;
  3. Strategies for writing your project summary and the individual analysis of chosen project summaries;
  4. Strategies for how to connect with the right VCs.


Elena Gusakova is the Founder of Astra Global, a global business development company. Prior to career in business development, Elena spent eight years working as a M&A lawyer at private equity funds, leading cross border deals with the total deal amount exceeding $600M. She has a deep understanding of investment processes, investors' main concerns, and is an experienced negotiator. Elena holds EMBA from Columbia and London Business Schools.

Victoria Yampolsky, CFA is the Founder and President of The Startup Station, an education and advisory platform focused on modeling and valuing early-stage ventures. We help you articulate your business case to investors from the financial point of view. More than 1,000 founders have taken The Startup Station's courses to learn the basics of accounting, valuation, financial modeling, and startup financing and more than 100 founders worked with The Startup Station one-on-one across more than 15 industries. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from Cornell University, and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. Victoria is also on the Advisory Board of the Computing and Information Science (CIS) Department of Cornell University.