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Introduction to Venture Capital

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Venture capital firms play an important role in the financial services industry, yet not much is known about them by the average lay person. The venture capital market is made up of private equity firms and venture capitalism is a means of investing capital and helping new business start-ups.

    In this free online course on venture capital, we get an insight into how a company starts off based on available funds, and how they subsequently raise more funds as the company grows so that investments can be made in operations and other areas. Topics discussed include what shares are, how shares are valued, equity versus debt, and types of organisational structures. This free course also examines the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation, if a business should fail.

    This course will be of interest to business professionals and entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about the venture capital market and how it invests in and helps business start-ups and more established businesses grow and expand.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understanding of risks involved in venture capitalist;
    - Examine how companies generate revenue for growth;
    - Understand the terminology used around the stock exchange;
    - Learn the difference between Bankruptcy and Liquidation.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to Venture Capital
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Khan Academy

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 2 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO VENTURE CAPITAL
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Venture Capital
    • In this module learn more about venture capital and capital markets.
    • Raising money for a startup
    • Getting a seed round from a VC
    • Going back to the till: Series B
    • An IPO
    • More on IPOs
    • Equity vs. Debt
    • Bonds vs. Stocks
    • Chapter 7:Bankruptcy Liquidation
    • Chapter 11: Bankruptcy Restructuring
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module
    2
    Introduction to Venture Capital Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Venture Capital and Capital Markets Assessment
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