Introduction to Venture Capital - Revised
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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 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.Start Course Now
Introduction to Venture Capital
Introduction to Venture Capital - Learning Outcomes
Raising Money For a Startup
Getting a Seed Round from a VC
Going Back to the Till Series B
More on IPOs
Equity vs. Debt
Bonds vs. Stocks
Introduction to Venture Capital - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Explain who Angel Investors are and how they operate
- Discuss how a company goes about raising capital
- Describe the process of pre-money valuations
- Understand how Initial Public Offerings take place
- Explain what an upround and a downround are
- Describe the processes of restructuring and liquidation
- Discuss the role of a Lead Underwriter
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