About this program
This program is brought to you by GetFundedAfrica, a team of people dedicated to helping African businesses raise venture capital. Our practical experience is brought to bear in this 12-week, self-paced online program that aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the field of venture capital, from both entrepreneur and investor points of view.
Over the course of the program, you will gain insight on how to raise funds for your business as well as how to invest in businesses. We will explore the funding process, gain insight into the different types of investors and investment avenues, and leverage a combination of content including videos, lecture notes, exercises, case studies, and class discussions to make your online experience engaging & fun.
Is this program for you?
The coursework of this online program is aimed at those who are planning, or currently involved in, a new business and would like to gain a comprehensive understanding of venture capital financing. It’s also ideal for current or aspiring investors wanting to break into the industry. Investors will learn to analyze different funding opportunities, while entrepreneurs will learn how to effectively present and prepare their venture as they go about the fundraising process.
What this program covers
This online program is unique in the way it approaches entrepreneurship from a funding standpoint and takes a ‘two-hats’ approach to venture capital, exploring it from both the founder and investor perspective.
As an entrepreneur, you’ll learn how the entire financing life cycle works, and discover how to attract investors, create a business model, demonstrate traction and reach an agreement on a deal. As an investor, you’ll learn critical skills you can draw on to evaluate a venture based on information such as its financial projections. You will learn how to assess a company and its industry, and be able to use this understanding to make informed decisions about investments.
About the certificate
At the end of this program you will earn an official certificate of attendance from Remsana Academy.
Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the program handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the program.
- Lectures 142
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 4 week
- Language English
- Students 45
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Welcome to the Remsana Academy
Module 1 Fundraising readiness overview
Lesson 1 Venture finance history
Lesson 2 Terminologies used in venture finance
Lesson 3 Economic importance of venture capital
Lesson 4 Venture validation, how investors decide whether to invest
Lesson 5 Understanding the funding cycle
Lesson 6 Societal value of businesses
Module 2 Investor types
Explore the types of investors in venture capital
- Recognize the different types of early stage investors
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of accepting funding from family, friends, founders, and angels
- Review of the advantages and disadvantages of crowdfunding
- Distinguish between the different models of crowdfunding
- Analyze later-stage professional investors
- Classify the types of investors into a comprehensive investor map
- Assess specific case studies from the perspective of different types of investors
Lesson 7 The different types of early-stage investors
Lesson 8 Fundraising from family, friends, founders, and angels
Lesson 9 Crowdfunding
Lesson 10 Venture capital decision making
Lesson 11 Later-stage professional investors
Lesson 12 Risk analysis from a VC view
Lesson 13 Analysis of later-stage funding
Module 3: Fundraising
Learn about fundraising, financial projections, and ‘financial ask’
- Identify the key components of fundraising
- Determine how to construct financial statements
- Calculate the financial projections for a project venture
- Analyze the financial projections of a specific project venture
- Decide on a ‘financial ask’ based on financial projections
- Create the financial projection slides for an investor pitch deck
Lesson 14 Key components of fundraising
Lesson 15 Introduction to financial statements
Lesson 16 Introduction to financial projections
Lesson 17 Setting up financial projections for a venture
Lesson 18 Expected investor analysis of financial projections
Lesson 19 Introduction to Startup Metrics
Module 4: Valuation
Discover how valuation occurs and why it is important
Lesson 20 Introduction to the concept of valuation
Lesson 22 Interpretation of valuation methods
Lesson 23 Drivers of valuation
Lesson 25 Negotiating valuation with investors