Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsRaising funds is a necessary step for most startups. It makes it possible to finance an entrepreneurial project and to get it up and running more quickly. But it makes for a long and complex process, especially when it is the first time.
Skip to 0 minutes and 24 secondsIn addition, the world of fundraising is evolving. New actors, like accelerators and crowdfunding platforms, have appeared over the years.
Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsThe objective of this four-week course is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to master the fundraising process.
Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsWe will address four topics: - Who accompanies and finances startups, what their decision making process is, and how they select projects, - How to prepare a financial plan to estimate the financing needs, fundraising requirements, and value of your company this being necessary to determine the dilution in case you open the equity to new investors - How founders can negotiate agreements effectively with their investors over successive rounds of financing - and finally, how to succeed in the post-investment phase, since raising funds is not an end in itself, but a way to make your project succeed. Plus, taking on new investors will have a profound impact on the control and governance of the business.
Skip to 1 minute and 33 secondsEspecially since some shareholders, like business angels and venture capital funds, will want to exit, or resell their holdings, after a few years. This course has been designed for entrepreneurs who are considering or already planning a financing round. It is also appropriate for students studying entrepreneurship and anyone who would like to learn more about the actors, processes, and consequences involved in raising funds. I have created this course, as Professor at Grenoble Ã‰cole de Management, and as Business Angel, in order to present you with practical, concrete information from my own experience as well as from the academic literature on entrepreneurial finance. The course includes case studies from entrepreneurs and startup investors as well as many examples and exercises.
Skip to 2 minutes and 12 secondsItâ€™s time to take action: join me on FutureLearn and get ready to prepare your next financing round¦