Founders, Financing, and Legal
Founders, Financing, and Legal prepares learners for the business and legal realities of launching and growing a startup. Learners evaluate the importance of a cofounder, explore the process and need for pitching and raising investor funds, analyze the value of various legal structures, and examine how equity and compensation are unique to startups.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
What will I learn?
Determine the most critical components to a successful, complementary cofounder team.
Identify the elements to successful co-founder collaboration and support.
Differentiate between the various types of financing paths and structures available to an early stage company.
Analyze the value of various legal structures to an early stage company.
Examine the process and need for pitching and raising investor funds.
Present the value and potential of various early stage companies to an investor.
Evaluate potential investors based on the value they bring and what an early stage company needs.
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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