Start Up Funding and Business Valuation

 Assess how to create a new company business plan, estimate the funding gap in your business plan, how to value your start-up and how much equity dilution you should give up to potential investors.

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What I will learn?

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Income Statement and Balance Sheet Forecasting
  • Cash Flows Forecasting
  • Potential funding to be raised
  • Valuation of an idea
  • Negotiation based valuation
  • FCFE based valuation
  • Equity Stake Negotiation

Course Curriculum

Prepare Income Statement and Balance Sheet

  • Introduction
  • What is the Income Statement of a business?
  • Populating Revenues on the Income Statement
  • Populating Costs on the Income Statement
  • Calculating the Profits before Interest and Taxes (PBIT)
  • Populating Interest costs on the Income Statement
  • Calculating Profits Before Taxes and Taxes
  • Calculating Profits After Taxes
  • What is the Balance Sheet of a business?
  • Populating Current Assets on the Balance Sheet
  • Calculating the Fixed Assets of a business – Part 1
  • Calculating the Fixed Assets of a business – Part 2
  • Calculating the Fixed Assets of a business – Part 3
  • Calculating the Total Assets of a business
  • Populating the Current Liabilities of a business
  • Populating the Long term Debt of a business
  • Calculating the Shareholder’s Equity of a business – Part 1
  • Calculating the Shareholder’s Equity of a business – Part 2
  • Calculating the Total Liabilities and Equity of a business

Funding from Investors

Business valuation


  • None. We will teach everything from scratch.

Material Includes

  • Annual (1 year) access
  • Take the course anytime anywhere
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Access on Mobile and Tablet

Ashish is a Business and Finance Expert with around 10 years of experience in this domain. Previously, he has worked with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, as a Vice President in the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) team. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey in the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice. He is also the founder of the website which creates online programs in Business, Finance and Data Analysis topics. At Skillfin Learning, we believe we can change the way we adults learn.


Why is this course free?

Our instructors do spend a good amount of time to create this course so the quality is not compromised. Yet they have partnered with us to provide their knowledge without any cost so that you can have access to the courses free.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have 1 month access to this online program to complete and get the certification for the same. After 1 month, your course access will automatically stop. So we recommend that you complete this course within the overall time since it is a short course of 1-1.5hr.

Will I get a certificate for the course?

Yes we do provide a certification for the course on completing and taking a short assessment for the same in the form of a quiz.


Can I upload my certification online?

Yes, we will provide a LinkedIn verifiable certificate in different formats that you can add on your social media profile to get access to more opportunities. For example, You can add the certificate under the certification section of LinkedIn where recruiters look at to understand the different skills you possess.

I want to ask something else. How to contact you?

Please feel free to drop an email at [email protected] for any specific queries you may have. We will be more than happy to hear from you.

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