Venture Financing

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Startup Funding Stages

A company goes through several funding stages as it moves from formation to exit. This course takes a look at each of them and their impact on a company and its founders.

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Raising Venture Capital

A look at how emerging companies raise venture capital, from finding and pitching investors to closing a deal.

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Venture Capital Firms

This course describes how VC firms are structured, who works at them and how they make investment decisions.

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Convertible Debt Financings

Convertible debt financings are a common alternative to priced equity rounds. This course explains convertible debt financings and their most common form, convertible notes. It also describes alternatives to notes, such as SAFEs and KISSes.

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Advice on Raising Venture Capital

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group on the issues founders should consider when raising venture capital for the first time, including when to raise money, picking the right venture partner and how to think about the economic and control rights at stake.