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10 CoursesFinance for Entrepreneurs
- Start-up Equity and Cap Table Basics
- Understanding Performance Based Equity Awards
- Accounting 101: How To Do Basic Accounting In One Hour
- Learn Finance Principles in 1 Hour
- Financial Modeling Using Excel
- The Evolution of a Great Spreadsheet Report - How to Effectively Present Numbers in the Business World
- Creating a Winning Pitch for Venture Capital Investors
- Venture Capital Valuation Analysis Method
- Enterprise Risk Management 101
- The IPO Preparation Process - Preparing a Company to Access the Public Markets
- Discover how to create the key documents and presentation materials required for effective angel/venture fundraising
- Recognize how to utilize your network to engage potential investors
- Identify a framework for presenting your company to investors that will maximize interest and potential for investment
23 Reviews (59 ratings)Reviews
Excellent session, engaging instructor and informative content!!
great info, perhaps a written bio, instead of the background section?
Excellent presentation, easy to follow, perfect detail level, great stories to illustrate points made.
I really enjoyed this presentation. The presenter was clear and easy to follow. I was not too familiar with the topic and feel I learned!
Maybe a little too basic.
excellent content, not just limited to VCs for a start-up. These tips apply for presenting a new project or program to internal executives, bankers and more. suggest you change a few slides and title to ..."a winning pitch for xyz.. so that more people watch this course.
Having gone through this process this advice is spot on!
Good content and well worth the time!
This is an excellent course.
Simple is sophistication, and this presentation achieved that. Very helpful and practical summary.
Great summary to help guide your initial corporate fundraising pitch.
This is very informative and I come away with information that I can put in use. However, this course runs for 79 minutes and should be given more credit hours should be alloted to it.
Good course, interesting to get unbiased thoughts from someone on "the other side of the table." Only downside is that 80 minutes is a bit long to only get 1 credit hour based on the 50 minute hour rule
Course sets a really good example of how business should be approached - whether a start-up or blue chip. It all comes back to fundamentals and mission that every employee should understand.
Thought it was a great course and drove home many of my own views, plus added some "ah-ha's" that enhanced my own approach (I have some fundraising experience as an entrepreneur). Hit all the major points, although might have had a slightly heavier/deeper dive on some of those points. That said, I would recommend the course to new fundraisers as they start their company/idea journey.
should speak about investment process timeline
Very practical and focused on the objective which is fundraising
Basic material and points are common to other advice I have seen, but the emphasis on what's important helps.
Even after 18 years in and around startups and investment cycles, I found this a fresh and memorable overview of the essentials in early stage funding success!
Excellent coverage even though the total listening time for all segments exceeded one hour. This definitely complements other VC related courses offered by Proformative.
This course is super helpful with very applicable insights and document templates to craft a compelling story for potential investors. I am constantly reminding myself: 1) do research before meeting a potential investor; 2) "It is not about me, it is about them." It already has helped me on one meeting with a potential angel investor. I was open and receiving enough for him to spend over an hour and twenty minutes with me to help me to clarify my pitch and story. Thanks, Bruce!
Great content and excellent moving presentation with great "war stories"
Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate finance
Advanced Preparation: None
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