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Get to grips with the basics of funding a start up and understand the process of successful financing rounds. Almost all startups need external financing, but new entrepreneurs rarely have training in fundraising. On this course you will learn the basics of financing a start up, exploring how important financial backing is for success and how to attract and negotiate with investors.
This course is aimed at entrepreneurs who are considering or preparing a financing round. It can also be useful for students of entrepreneurship or management, and to anyone wishing to get a better understanding of the actors, processes and consequences of a financing round.
A general knowledge in business will help, though it is not required.
This course is taught by a French team, but all course resources will be in English or subtitled in English.
- How to identify and convince potential investors?
- How to estimate the financing need and the value of the venture?
- How to negotiate with equity investors?
- How to prepare and succeed in the post-investment phase?
Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management and angel investor. Teaching and research in entrepreneurial finance. Advisor for incubators. Previously worked in corporate finance and in private equity.
Grenoble École de Management is a business school founded in 1984 in Grenoble, France by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Grenoble. The Grenoble École de Management incorporates the Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) (as its internationally focused educational branch), the École Supérieure de Commerce (ESC) (the French branch that offers the traditional Grande École program), and the École de Management des Systèmes d'Information (EMSI) (specializing in Information Systems management).
It has triple accreditation: EQUIS by the EFMD, AMBA, and the AACSB. In 2015, the school is ranked 6th nationwide and its Msc in Management (MIB program) is ranked 15th worldwide according to the Financial Times. Grenoble EM hosts a talent pool of students from various nationalities and cultures. It is situated in the Europole area, next to the World Trade Center of Grenoble.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.