15.431 Entrepreneurial Finance, Spring 2002
Author(s)Scharfstein, David; Schoar, Antoinette
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This class examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures, and the early stages of company development. It addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how funding should be structured. The subject aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
entrepreneurship; entrepreneurism; accounting; business evaluation; business valuation; financing; venture capital funds; employment; option pricing; futures; corporate finance; deal structure; initial public offerings; IPO, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurism, accounting, business evaluation, business valuation, financing, venture capital funds, employment, option pricing, futures, corporate finance, deal structure, initial public offerings, IPO, entreprenurial finance, start-up, development, fund raising, company valuation, exit strategy