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

(231 ratings)

Über diesen Kurs

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


von 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

von 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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von Owojaiye oloruntoba samuel

May 14, 2019

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

von Raul Nunez

Apr 26, 2019

At times, I sensed the material "too dry".

von Álesson Rocha Silva

Feb 24, 2019


von Guillermo Diaz Granados

Feb 06, 2019

This is a great course that I recommend for any person who wanted to learn the basis how to create an Startup and their funding process

von Simon Ludwigs

Nov 21, 2018

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

von Jungmin Ko

Oct 23, 2018


von Aires Marques

Oct 15, 2018

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

von John LeBlanc

Sep 07, 2018


von Mark Volchkov

Jul 21, 2018

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

von Adeyemi Arigbede

Jul 07, 2018

the calculations are not so clear