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Funding Your Business: Demystifying Venture Capital

via Skillshare


Ready to raise money for your business? Join Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Albert Wenger and learn how to navigate the world of venture capital with confidence!

Why do businesses need financing? What are pros and cons of raising venture capital funding? How do you get started, and what are best practices for success? This friendly and informative 60-minute class is a perfect introduction to the world of fundraising—giving you insights, vocabulary, and tips you can put into action right away.

You'll learn:

  • Whether venture capital funding is right for your business
  • How to get started with seed financing
  • Best practices for meeting, pitching, and persuading investors
  • How to navigate a term sheet

Lessons will be especially useful for aspiring entrepreneurs, founders, and enthusiasts curious about how promising companies get funded. It's time to get your business ready for success!


  • Introduction
  • I. Why Businesses Need Financing
  • I. Equity vs. Debt
  • I. Why Venture Capital?
  • I. Venture Capital: Pros and Cons
  • II. Seed Financing
  • II. Dilution
  • II. Raising a Round
  • II. Convertible Note vs. Priced Seed Round
  • III. Meeting Investors
  • III. Pitching
  • III. The Fundraising Process
  • IV. Term Sheet
  • IV. Final Steps
  • Closing
  • Ready for More?

Taught by

Albert Wenger


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