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To evaluate an investment opportunity, savvy investors rely on a company’s records of its ownership percentages, equity dilution, and the value of equity issued in each round of financing. These records are kept in a company’s capitalization table, or cap table, which is a record of the different rounds of investment.
In this course, you will utilize and complete a cap table template to create and record a sample startup’s financial records. Then, you will use the cap table to assess and analyze a series of financial outcomes based on a set of differing scenarios. Lastly, you will compute and evaluate approaches to valuation such as discounted cash flow and public market multiples based on estimates of future cash flow. This will position you to negotiate new rounds of financing and analyze the impact of new rounds on existing shareholders.
It is recommended to take Assessing Startup Viability and Funding Options, Pitching Your Business Opportunity, and Protecting Your Interests or to have equivalent experience prior to this course.
Faculty AuthorTom Schryver
Benefits to the Learner
- Create a cap table based on a sample startup
- Interpret the cap table
- Identify the negotiating range for both the entrepreneur and investor in terms of valuation
- Estimate a fair valuation for a sample startup
- Entrepreneurs seeking funding for their startup
- People who have an original or disruptive idea
- Novice investors
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Entrepreneurship : Required Courses