Self-Paced Online Course: Raising Finance for Startups

Study Hours: 12

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.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the objectives and concerns of venture capital and angel investors.
  • Negotiate the key terms of a preferred stock financing investment.
  • Appreciate what investors look for when evaluating startup ventures for potential financing.
  • Negotiate the key provisions of a convertible note financing.
  • Navigate a startup venture through the process of raising finance from angel and/or venture capital investors.

Course Sections

The course is organized into the following sections:

  • Raising Finance: When is a Startup Ready to Raise Funding?
  • Raising Finance: Understanding Venture Investors
  • Raising Finance: Understanding Angel Investors
  • 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 Financing (Raising Finance for Startups)
  • Raising Finance: Crowdfunding for Startups
  • Raising Finance: Raising Finance Via Brokers & Other Intermediaries
  • Raising Finance: Securities Regulations & Startup Financing
  • Raising Finance: The Startup Business Plan
  • Raising Finance: Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
  • Raising Finance: Expansion Funding

Course Information:
Study Hours: 12

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