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Introduction to Venture Capital Course


Introduction to Venture Capital
Introduction to Venture Capital

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Course Description

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.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 29 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Venture Capital
Course #: 439
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 15 June 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Andrés Enrique Matos
    Andrés Enrique Matos Thailand Main concepts and dynamics are clarified in a fun way. Good introduction 2016-07-24 16:07:11
  • Utkarsh Maurya
    Utkarsh Maurya India The course was informative. The instructor is brilliant. 2016-06-07 10:06:25
  • Joe Trodden
    Joe Trodden United Kingdom Really clear - excellent starter course. 2016-04-28 12:04:12
  • Philips Frank
    Philips Frank United States of America Excellent introductory module on venture capital. 2015-09-16 11:09:22
  • Geo James
    Geo James India The course is really great and it gives us deep knowledge of Venture capital. 2015-08-28 18:08:51
  • Mesmer Adoni
    Mesmer Adoni United States of America awesome course that gives a lot of information. 2014-12-19 08:12:51
  • Henok Aregay
    Henok Aregay Ethiopia wow, its really helpful, starting now i will recommend my friends to take this course. 2014-11-19 21:11:22
  • Imran Rathore
    Imran Rathore Pakistan Good learning experience! :) 2014-11-08 21:11:53
  • Matthew Seaux
    Matthew Seaux United States of America In-depth and informative. 2014-10-21 05:10:26
  • Ebenezer Agorhom
    Ebenezer Agorhom Ghana Very educative and fun 2014-10-07 15:10:49
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