How To Navigate And Understand Venture Capital

Find out what is the right source of investment for you and your business
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Financing the creation and/or expansion of a business is a daunting and confusing prospect for many entrepreneurs. Most of the specialised press gives such a large focus on venture capital that many entrepreneurs don't even know about alternative ways to fund their dreams, let alone which one is the most efficient for their situation. Unlike what most people think, Venture Capital is the most expensive money in the world and loans are the cheapest (cheaper than your own savings), so when to choose what and why?

This course aims to help entrepreneurs explore all the possible sources of capital available and discuss which one is best for each situation.

7 Ways to raise money for your business

  • Comprehensive list of all sources where you can get capital for your business
  • Discussion on advantages and disadvantages of each source
  • Examples of companies that used alternative sources
  • Bonus method

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 10 lectures and over 30 minutes of content. It's designed for entrepreneurs and business men, regardless of experience level, who wishes to know alternative sources they can use to finance their business.

By the end of this course you will be able to identify what is the best source of capital for your specific situation. With these lessons, you'll find that you're able to consider alternatives routes to your objectives and have multiple options on how to execute those objectives.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a business or business idea

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will know all possible ways you can finance your business and which is the best way given the situation you are in

Who is the target audience?

  • startups
  • entrepreneurs
  • business owners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What investment sources exist, how and when to use them
The first investors in most businesses
Coaches of the next generation
Professional Investors
The cheapest source of capital
Everyone's money
The best source of capital
Many times forgotten source of capital

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Instructor Biography

Pedro Santos, Serial entrepreneur & author

I'm a serial entrepreneur and have built venture backed and non venture backed companies. Now founder and CEO of darwinLabs. I'm also a co-founder and ex-director of Beta-i, a non profit organization that has the mission of fostering entrepreneurship.

I'm an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, with a Bsc in Computer Science.

I'm the author of "European Founders at Work"

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