Raising Startup Capital

Access to capital can help accelerate product development and sales and influence the trajectory of a business.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

One of the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs is deciding if and when it makes sense to raise outside capital. In today's entrepreneurial environment, there are many funding options and competitive pressures to grow rapidly. Access to capital cannot only help accelerate product development and sales, but in many cases, partnering with the right investors can influence the trajectory of a business.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to determine capital requirements and whether outside funding is appropriate
  • Best practices in identifying and approaching potential investors
  • The pros and cons of raising funds from angels vs funds
  • Discover the methodologies to use in determining valuation and terms
  • Find out the value of accelerators as a source of capital and leverage
  • Learn about the emerging role of online crowd-funding platforms

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is starting a business or interested in starting a business

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Curriculum

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Section 1: Getting Started
Introduction
03:02
To raise or not to raise?
05:47
Section 2: Targeting the Right Investors
The Accelorator Option
10:00
Targeting the right investor
06:31
The Approach
08:19
Section 3: The Dollars and Cents
Multiple funding rounds and dilution
01:46
Valuation
22:09
Acquisition
02:06
Convertible Notes
05:47
Crowdfunding
04:04
Section 4: Wrapping It Up
Final Thoughts
04:22
Thank You.
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General Assembly, Campus for Technology, Design and Entrepreneurship

GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS A GLOBAL NETWORK OF CAMPUSES FOR TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS, AND DESIGN.

At General Assembly, we offer a new model for learning these skills, one that features emerging content taught by top practitioners with real-world experience. Our global network of campuses not only brings people together – it takes advantage of a new kind of learning-by-doing. Through our curriculum, entrepreneurs receive a pragmatic and multi-disciplinary education at the intersection of technology, design, and business. By connecting entrepreneurs, expert instructors, and motivated thinkers, we're cultivating a multi-faceted community of like-minded individuals united by common goals, shared experiences, and the occasional dance party.

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