Raising Startup Capital

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With NovoEd, you can learn from the world's leading institutions and collaborate with students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This online education platform connects millions of students to MOOcs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to provide them with a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Students develop an understanding of the content through worthwhile projects and collaborating with their peers. You can create a learning experience that is entirely suited to your needs and...
With NovoEd, you can learn from the world's leading institutions and collaborate with students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This online education platform connects millions of students to MOOcs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to provide them with a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Students develop an understanding of the content through worthwhile projects and collaborating with their peers. You can create a learning experience that is entirely suited to your needs and preferences by responding to student learning as it happens. You can essentially shape your instruction to make the online classes more effective and productive. Through innovative technology, in-depth academic relationships with peers around the world, and instruction from distinguished professors at top universities, you can become an expert on anything from finance to decision quality.

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Learn from Experienced Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Investors:

 

If you want to raise funding for your startup, you probably already know there is more to it than creating an impressive investment pitch deck. In this course, instructors from the leading venture capital training program, the Kauffman Fellows Program, teach you how to manage the fundraising process--from identifying potential investors, to making your investment pitch, to driving a funding to closure. You learn by doing and will be asked to contact potential investors, and if possible, set up real meetings as part of the assignments. By the end of this course, you should have had one to three meetings with potential investors. While you might not be ready to raise money, these exploratory meetings will greatly enhance your knowledge of how to fundraise successfully. If you are raising capital, you will meet with investors and apply the principles of this cour...

Learn from Experienced Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Investors:

 

If you want to raise funding for your startup, you probably already know there is more to it than creating an impressive investment pitch deck. In this course, instructors from the leading venture capital training program, the Kauffman Fellows Program, teach you how to manage the fundraising process--from identifying potential investors, to making your investment pitch, to driving a funding to closure. You learn by doing and will be asked to contact potential investors, and if possible, set up real meetings as part of the assignments. By the end of this course, you should have had one to three meetings with potential investors. While you might not be ready to raise money, these exploratory meetings will greatly enhance your knowledge of how to fundraise successfully. If you are raising capital, you will meet with investors and apply the principles of this course.

In addition to entrepreneurs who are raising funds or who anticipate raising funds in the near future, this course is also for anyone who works with the venture community, including lawyers, accountants, angel investors, bankers, policy makers, regulators and educators.

In this online course, you will learn what type of investment is best for your startup: venture capital, angel capital, grant funding, friends-and-family funding or self-funding. You will learn from experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors specific strategies for approaching investors and techniques for managing the fundraising process for success. Our goal in this course is for you to become more efficient and effective in raising capital for your startup and to take those all important first steps.

This class focuses on venture capital fundraising in particular as it requires the most sophistication and planning. If you understand how to raise venture capital, you are in good shape for raising capital from other sources.

Through this course you will understand:

  • The goals and investment criteria for venture capitalists, angels, friends and family, and philanthropic organizations.
  • When you should raise funding from each source and the pros / cons of each.
  • How to use your network to get a first real meeting with potential investors
  • How to create forcing functions to drive a funding to closure.
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • How to be more efficient in fundraising by minimizing time spent on low probability funding sources.
  • How to be more effective in fundraising by making the best use of your limited time with investors.

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