This New Venture Finance - Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Maryland is for aspiring or active entrepreneurs who wants to understand how to secure funding for their company. This course will demystify key financing concepts to give entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs a guide to secure funding.
Examine the many financing options available to get your new venture funded. Learn the basics of finance, valuations, dilution and non-dilutive funding sources. Understand capital structure for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. Develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes that limit the effectiveness of the pitch, and how to ‘get to the close’.
Key questions answered within the course include:
- When to raise outside capital?
- What kind of investors invest by stage and where to find them?
- What are your fundraising options?
- What are the key components of the term sheet?
- How to perform company valuations?
- How to pitch to investors?
- What techniques help the entrepreneur ‘get to the close’?
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- The Early Stage Investment Landscape
- Sources of Capital for the Early Stage Company
- Getting Funded – Steps in the Funding Process
- Pitching Investors and Closing the Round
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- 1 months
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DisciplinesEntrepreneurship Finance View 153 other Short Courses in Finance in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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