About this Course

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Startup CompanyMicrosoft ExcelVenture Capital FinancingVenture CapitalFinance

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Raising Capital from Venture Investors

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Preferred Equity14m
Capitalization Tables Part 16m
Capitalization Tables Part 24m
Capitalization Tables Part 33m
Capitalization Tables Part 46m
1 reading
Capitalization Table Spreadsheet10m
1 practice exercise
Raising Capital from Venture Investors Graded Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Exiting Venture Investments

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Scenario I video and Case 17m
Scenario II video and Case 24m
Scenario III video and Case 35m
Scenario IV video and Case 413m
Wrap-up2m
1 practice exercise
Exiting Venture Investments Graded Quiz24m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Crowdfunding

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to Peer to Peer Lending6m
Peer to Peer Lending: General Setup6m
Issues and Reasons for Platforms to Morph4m
The Advent of Reintermediation6m
Reintermediation and the Entry of Institutions8m
Other Kinds of Crowdfunding2m
Equity Based Crowdfunding9m
Rewards Based Crowdfunding8m
4 readings
Adverse Incentives in Crowdfunding15m
Reintermediation in FinTech: Evidence from Online Lending15m
Kickstarter Projects15m
Spotlight on Crowdfunding15m
1 practice exercise
Crowdfunding Graded Quiz24m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Credit Scoring Through Digital Footprints

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Credit Scoring Using Digital Footprints8m
Defining a "Bare Bones" Digital Footprint11m
Digital Footprints and Credit Bureau Scores10m
Does the Digital Footprint Predict Future Credit Scores?10m
Cases of Companies Using Digital Footprints6m
3 readings
FICO Score15m
On the rise of FinTechs - Credit Scoring using Digital Footprints15m
UltraFICO15m
1 practice exercise
Credit Scoring Through Digital Footprints Graded Quiz20m

Instructors

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Manju Puri

J. B. Fuqua Professor
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
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David Robinson

Professor of Finance and James and Gail Vander Weide Professor
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

About the Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation Specialization

From entrepreneurs to executives, this Specialization provides an opportunity for you to learn how to advance business innovation in your company and gain insights from leading faculty in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In the first course, you will learn how to valuate entrepreneurial ventures—including high-growth startups—using Excel spreadsheet models. You will also learn how to discern between the tradeoffs of different financing strategies: loan investments, venture capital, angel investing, and crowdfunding. The second course will teach you how to manage a startup’s financing strategy, where you will learn how to build capitalization tables (or “cap tables”) in Excel. Cap tables will help you explore different financing strategies for your startup company and determine which financing decisions are best for your entrepreneurial venture. The third course transitions to an analysis of blockchain technologies, where you will learn how to identify opportunities to disrupt and innovate business models using blockchain as well as avoid poorly executed applications of blockchain to business. The fourth course will teach you how to use R programming to calculate the return of a stock portfolio as well as quantify the market risk of that portfolio. This Specialization is also an excellent opportunity for professionals interested in Fuqua’s master’s programs to get an inside look into Fuqua’s faculty expertise and courses....
Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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