Silicon Valley Business School

Raising Finance for Startups

This module is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what is involved in raising finance from venture capitalists and other investors. The venture capital business model is introduced, and students learn the process by which investors evaluate investment opportunities. Students learn how venture capital, angel and other forms of investments are negotiated and structured.

Free Course Sections
Below you have free access to some of the learning materials in each section of this course. These are provided for you to educate yourself on the course content. If you want to gain a good understanding, we recommend you watch each video and read all the materials in each section before moving along to the next section.

Raising Finance: When is a Startup Ready to Raise Funding?
Raising Finance: Understanding Venture Investors
Raising Finance: Understanding Angel Investors
Raising Finance: The Startup Business Plan
Raising Finance: Winning an Audience with a Venture Investor
Raising Finance: Pitching to Venture Investors
Raising Finance: Preferred Stock and Investment Terms
Raising Finance: Convertible Notes
Raising Finance: Startup Bonds
Raising Finance: Funding Considerations for Spin-Outs
Raising Finance: Innovation in Incubation & Financing
Raising Finance: Valuation of Startup Businesses in Venture Capital & Other Financings (Raising Finance for Startups)
Raising Finance: Crowdfunding for Startups
Raising Finance: Securities Regulations & Startup Financing
Raising Finance: Raising Finance Via Brokers & Other Intermediaries
Raising Finance: Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
Raising Finance: Expansion Funding
Certificate Course
The Certificate Course covers the same material, but tracks your progress and tests you in each section. Once you have passed all the quizzes in the Certificate Course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

See Certificate Course