New Venture Finance
Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs

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This course is for aspiring or active entrepreneurs who wants to understand how to secure funding for their company.

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Taught by
Michael R. Pratt
Lecturer of Technology Entrepreneurship
and 12 more instructors

Offered by
University of Maryland, College Park

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New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs

>This course 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’?

Always lots of questions around this sub and on /r/Entrepreneur on this topic, one that is critical to success in every business and yet cashflow management is often overlooked by entrepreneurs.

I've no affiliation to this course (I'll be taking it myself) but I hope it will be helpful to the community at large.