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New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs, University of Maryland, College Park

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225 ratings
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About this Course

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’? With this course, students experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland's master's degree in technology entrepreneurship, an innovative 100% online program. Learn more at http://mte.umd.edu/landing....

Top reviews

By MM

May 10, 2016

I learned a lot about the finances of a startup, how to create a balance sheet, raise fund, evaluate a company, allocate stocks, etc...\n\nI highly recommend this course

By ST

Apr 04, 2016

A very good course. It gives a very good insights into the finance required for start-ups. This course is a must for all the future entrepreneurs.

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By Simon Ludwigs

Nov 21, 2018

For beginner really good, but sound could be improved a bit.

By Jungmin Ko

Oct 23, 2018

good

By Aires Marques

Oct 15, 2018

Excellent material. Somehow a little boring and therefore won't get the 5 star.

By John LeBlanc

Sep 07, 2018

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By Mark Volchkov

Jul 21, 2018

Highly recommended for anyone who is thinking of starting their own venture!

By Adeyemi Arigbede

Jul 07, 2018

the calculations are not so clear

By Anurag Anil Deherkar

Apr 21, 2018

I would rate this course a solid 4. It will be of tremendous help for me as I intend to be an entrepreneur one day and start my own company. The course is well packaged with the video lectures and the suggested readings. Just lovely!

By Owojaiye oloruntoba samuel

Jan 19, 2018

wonderful course.. it truly helped to redirect my thoughts with changing realities and business dynamics

By Michael Pfeiffer

Dec 28, 2017

Helpful and interesting. Easily the best part of the course are the interviews with people.

By Moureen Caroline O

Aug 11, 2017

There's so much I learnt that I total had no idea...I highly recommend this course for everyone who loves entrepreneurship