Lili Balfour is the founder of Atelier Advisors and author of Master the Finance Game.
Lili spent over 15 years in investment banking (technology and healthcare) and investment management before creating Atelier Advisors, a firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to early-stage companies. To date, she has helped over 100 early-stage companies raise over $200 million.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Lili Balfour has advised over 100 companies, who have gone on to raise over $200 million from investors around the world. She is the author of Master the Finance Game, a Wall Street Journal Guest Mentor, a contributor at Fox Business News, a blogger for The Huffington Post, a guest contributor for HuffPost Live and a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Learn everything you need to know to grow revenue, to increase profitability, and to secure capital for $197. This course includes a downloadable financial model and cap table with step-by-step instructions, as well as a list of active investors who have recently raised funds.
“I've previously spent more than a thousand bucks on business financial consultations which didn't even explain 10% of what this course covers in less than two hours. You get to know real life metrics and milestones that your company must achieve to survive and prosper.” Oleg
“A must for start ups. This is the first course I finished on Udemy! This course covers a lot and Lili was able to condense it to the essential, important things everyone going into a start up should know. A very big bonus is the downloadable excel spreadsheet that contains pretty much everything you need to understand financially when starting a business. Highly recommend.” Mic
“Es un buen curso, Lili sabe mucho sobre el tema, pero quisiera haber tenido mas énfasis en el modelo financiero.” Mateo
Lili Balfour spent over 20 years in investment management and investment banking in Silicon Valley and NYC before founding Atelier Advisors in 2007. Her goal is to provide investment banking services to early-stage companies, which are typically ignored by investment banks. Over the past seven years, she has advised over 100 startups on their funding strategy. She has coached established brands (Bag, Borrow, or Steal, Visual IQ, Alpha Theory, Derivix, Erin Fetherston, and Peeled Snacks) and pre-revenue startups looking for seed capital via crowd funding.
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This course was disappointing. The content was at a pretty basic level, and each lecture was very short. The quizzes are a waste of time -- 1 question each with extremely obvious answers (anyone could answer them without even watching the lectures). And for some of the topics, there was just a PDF that was uploaded rather than a video lecture.
The beauty of this program is in the simplicity that the concepts are taught. Lili does a fantastic job of walking the student through the concepts at a pace that is challenging which leads to a sense of accomplishment once the course has been finished. Highly recommended to anyone looking to increase their financial expertise.
Great course! Although I already knew some of the basics, the instructor goes beyond these without giving information overload and I still managed to glean a lot of useful information and resources from this course. It's a good course for beginners and intermediate level entrepreneurs. Might also be an eye opener for those who think that they are advanced too.
The instructor does a good job of introducing us to financial statements, business metrics, the key aspects of pitching to investors and of crowdfunding, etc. Particularly useful is the downloadable financial spreadsheet containing the common statements an entrepreneur needs to understand the key drivers for their business growth. The instructor also responds very promptly to student questions. A willingness to plug in your own numbers into the spreadsheet, change them, and then see how they affect the rest of the statements would make for optimal learning.
Excellent course! Basic/introductory in providing information, but gave you plenty to chew on and followup on. Went beyond basics without totally flooding the student with the material. Would highly recommend this course to beginning entrepreneur.