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Posted by Prepare 4 VC on Saturday, September 9, 2017
Prepare 4 VC was founded by Jason Kraus in order to help startups raise capital from the investor’s perspective. Jason Kraus holds a MSc in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College and a BA in Economics and Math from Colgate University. Prior to starting Prepare 4 VC, he worked as an associate for the venture arm as a small a family office focusing on early stage venture capital, and as both an intern and screening committee member for the Boston Harbor Angels.
During these experiences on the investor side, Jason realized that there are many great companies out there that have success selling to clients, but do not know the right approach to pitch to investors (it is a much different sales process). He began doing consulting on his own for startups, and then started Prepare 4 VC to grow and expand the business. Prepare 4 VC helps entrepreneurs create business plans, financial projections, slide deck presentations and investor pitches to get the funding they need to bring their company to the next level.
Jason is actively involved in the investment community through his roles at Equity Venture Partners and the EQx Fund, and as a member of the Boston Harbor Angels. He leads the Boston Chapter of one of the largest Startup Networking organizations, StartupGrind and was recently voted one of the Most Influential Entrepreneurs of 2018
Very organized from start to finish. Great at listening before giving any feedback. Practical tools to help client/business map their journey very strategically and cost effectively. Every follow-up meeting revisits 'homework' assignment agreed upon during previous session. Successive sessions significantly build up to a (visible) whole new level. Valuable professional and honest insight. Affordable...yes, very affordable! Goes above and beyond the basic 'clockwork' and is willing to go on field/market exploration trips with client, something that gives the client extra confidence. At the end of tenure, the relationship with client continues with check-ins on progress, supplemented with a 'how else can we support you?' approach. I highly recommend #Prepare4VC even for already established business folks that need to refresh their insight and strategies. It is time and (other) resources well spent!
- Florence Mugenyi, Founder of NationJC
Jason's firm has performed in a professional and experienced manner, dealing with all issues in a straight forward direct way. When a question needed more time to answer, they where right back with it. We have been very happy with the work delivered and all revisions met our specifications. 59 Souls Inc. will be using Jason and his firm again. They come highly recommended and stand apart from the norm.
- Daniel Johnson, CEO/Founder: 59Souls
"EquityVP through Jason Kraus, [with Prepare 4 VC], provides excellent services aimed at matching investors and companies seeking funding."- Chris Mutti, CEO and Founder of FoodPhone
"Jason was wonderful to work with and met our timeline for a quick turnaround"
- Boby DiMeo, Founder: Short Par 4, Perfect Rating on Upwork.com
"Perfect 10. Very good"
- Jarred Kessler, CEO: EasyKnock Perfect Rating on Upwork.com
"Jason has been advising and consulting with TRUSTIN Medical for several months now. I am very satisfied with all of the assistance that Jason has provided for us during that period of time. I would highly recommend Jason to any one who is in need of a stellar start-up consultant." Hyman Brenner, Founder: Trustin
“Jason is professional, very knowledgeable in his field of entrepreneurial start up businesses and adds total value with this experience. I highly recommend him. He is worth his weight in gold.”
- Nancy Shone, CEO: Pingster