Entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and new technologies are propelling businesses and opening doors for astute entrepreneurs and investors. Startups, in the broadest sense, are new business endeavours founded by an entrepreneur. They often concentrate on generating novel ideas or technology and offering them to the market as a new product or service.
Most early-stage startup investors have a common goal: to buy a piece of the next Facebook and ride it out until massive riches flow their way. Various investment structures, or securities, can be used by investors to obtain stock in early-stage firms.
This course will help you to learn the key instruments that investors commonly use to support early-stage firms, such as equity investments, convertible notes, and SAFEs, as well as when each is used and how it affects investor returns.
Participants attending the Essentials of Startup Investments training course will develop the following competencies:
- Develop understanding towards the fundamentals of startups investing
- Identify types of equity available to various stakeholders within a startup
- Understand how equity rounds come together for startup investors
- Learn why startups and investors use convertible securities
- Discover evaluation process for startup investment
- Learn various valuation techniques for startups