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.
Lili Balfour is the founder of Atelier Advisors and Host of Finance for Entrepreneurs.
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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
Lean Finance for Startups - Introduction is an easy-to-follow tutorial on finance for entrepreneurs. All students will learn how to read and understand financial statements as well as develop a revenue model.
"This course is surely a must have for those who want to have a reasonable and reliable financial plan, even if it's just the introduction. I'm going to take the full course." Maksim
"She has a pleasant voice and great organization of the material. The information was put together thoughtfully, there were just places where a little more explanation of terms might have been helpful. Overall I learned some new information and am grateful for the experience." Jai
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.
Our community of entrepreneurs spans several countries and has climbed pass 5,000. We meet on the third Friday of each month for Office Hours on Spreecast and participate in weekly video lessons on YouTube.
View the full version of Lean Finance for Startups here.
Amazing Information by a very professional, talented,, and genius trainer
Unlike a lot of other instructors on udemy, who covers their lectures in fluff (to make it appear like you're getting "more"), Lili will NOT bore or demand more time from you. She gets right to the point and only to the point. As an avid learner, who needs more than 24 hours in a day, I can appreciate that. The only caveat is that she doesn't really address #3 and #5 of what she said was included in the course. Which I'm perfectly fine with and that is the only reason I'm giving this course 4 stars rather than 5.
I got this lecture for free, and would never pay $49 (glad I didn't). You get the same if not more information by looking up Income Statement on investopedia.com
Good overview of financials and great guide to understanding finance.
Great introduction course to lean accounting and finance for a start-up.