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Intermediate Level

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Valuation (Finance)Startup CompanyCash Flow AnalysisEntrepreneurshipFinance

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

The Basics of Valuation

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 47 min)
5 videos
Determining Cash Flows11m
Time Value of Money10m
Obtaining the Discount Rate13m
Comparables Valuation8m
1 practice exercise
Introduction and the Basics of Valuation Graded Quiz10m
1 hour to complete

Building your First Excel Valuation Model

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Income Statement: Revenues6m
Income Statement: Other Items5m
Income Statement: Depreciation9m
Income Statement: Complete the Calcs4m
Income Statement: Working Capital6m
Income Statement: Free Cash Flows7m
Assumption of Future Growth5m
Present Value of Cash Flows5m
Market Value of Assets4m
1 reading
Kale and Kombucha10m
1 practice exercise
Building your First Excel Valuation Model Graded Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Valuation of High-growth Startups

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
Adding Probability of Failure3m
Interpreting Business Plans6m
Adjusting Discount Rates12m
1 practice exercise
Valuation of High-growth Startups Graded Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Venture Capital Overview

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 67 min)
9 videos
Understanding Debt7m
Venture Capital9m
What is a VC Investor? VC Funds7m
How VCs Value Businesses7m
The VC Method8m
Term Sheets5m
Option Pool5m
Understanding Anti-Dilution7m
10 practice exercises
Introduction to Financing Options for Entrepreneurial Ventures4m
Understanding Debt8m
Venture Capital8m
VC Funds6m
How Do VCs Value Businesses8m
The VC Method14m
Term Sheets8m
Option Pool8m
Understanding Anti-Dilution6m
Venture Capital Overview Graded Quiz24m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Angel Investor Overview

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min)
5 videos
Angel Securities3m
Angel Term Sheets5m
Capped Conversion Price5m
Course Conclusion56s
5 practice exercises
Angel Investors4m
Angel Securities4m
Angel Term Sheets4m
Capped Conversion Prices4m
Angel Investor Overview Graded Quiz20m

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

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