École Polytechnique

How to finance your venture ?

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Michel Fleuriet
Philippe Tibi

Instructors: Michel Fleuriet


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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
11 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 6 modules in this course

Welcome! This first week will help you understanding the different types of financial documents and the information each contains with one goal in mind: make more informed decisions about your venture.

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5 videos5 quizzes

In this module you will learn: How does your venture create wealth? What is a business plan? What is wealth? What are the main financial metrics of wealth creation? How does your venture create cash? What is the Burn rate? Why should you finance your venture through equity? And why not debt?

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6 videos7 quizzes

Understand that growth and size do influence market power and cash flows/profits as a consequence

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1 video1 quiz

Understand the details of the relation between the entrepreneur and the financier, private equity in the first stages, then the public market at the time of the IPO. Understand the expectations, the documentation and the basis of price discovery

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2 videos2 quizzes

Understand via real life examples the respective objectives of the entrepreneur and the financiers. Examine the trade off between ownership and growth and get an understanding of the different stages of investment.

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2 videos2 quizzes

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1 peer review


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3.9 (9 ratings)
Michel Fleuriet
École Polytechnique
1 Course6,019 learners
Philippe Tibi
École Polytechnique
1 Course6,019 learners

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