Start-Up & Early-Stage Financial Architect™

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This course is for Start-Up & Early-Stage companies seeking seed or development capital. This course is designed for the entrepreneur who already has a foundation of business and business finance. Course objectives are two-fold: (1) develop a basic understanding of the U.S. Financial Institutions, Capital Markets & Securities Laws, Rules & Regulations, and (2) obtain a broad knowledge base and elementary set of skills to make a “qualified decision” if a securities-offering is right for your Start-Up or Early-Stage company capitalization needs.

Start-Up & Early-Stage Course Curriculum

17 Chapters

  1. 4
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Why Entrepreneurs Fail

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 3

  2. 5
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - The Perfect Storm

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 4

  3. 6
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Capitalizing on the Winds of Change

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 5

  4. 7
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Venture Capital & Company Stages

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Capital Sources

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 6

  5. 8
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Integrate Hybrid Securities

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Create a Finance Department

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 7

  6. 9
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Structure & Governance

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Fiduciary Duty

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 8

  7. 10
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Costs of Capital

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Discounting Securities and Selling Board Seats

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Deal Structures for Operating Companies

    • Audio: Lesson 4

    • Book: Lesson 4 - The Two Most Popular Deal Structures for Start-Ups

    • Audio: Lesson 5

    • Book: Lesson 5 - Deal Structures for FUNDS/REITs

    • Audio: Lesson 6

    • Book: Lesson 6 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 9

  8. 11
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Company Valuation

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Securities Pricing

    • Quiz: Chapter 10

  9. 12
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Operational Risk Mitigation

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Financial Risk Mitigation

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Litigation & Regulatory Risk Mitigation

    • Audio: Lesson 4

    • Book: Lesson 4 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 11

  10. 13
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Research

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - The R&D of Capital

    • Quiz: Chapter 12

  11. 14
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Making Structural Changes

    • Quiz: Chapter 13

  12. 15
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Securities-Offering-Document Production

    • Quiz: Chapter 14

  13. 16
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - U.S. Securities Laws

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Exemptions from Securities Registration

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Securities Offerings

    • Audio: Lesson 4

    • Book: Lesson 4 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 15

  14. 17
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Regulated Crowdfunding (Part I)

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Regulated Crowdfunding (Part II)

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - Legal Perspective

    • Quiz: Chapter 16

  15. 18
    • Audio: Lesson 1

    • Book: Lesson 1 - Selling Private Placements

    • Audio: Lesson 2

    • Book: Lesson 2 - Getting the Message Through

    • Audio: Lesson 3

    • Book: Lesson 3 - SNAPS & Elevator Pitches

    • Audio: Lesson 4

    • Book: Lesson 4 - The Motherlode of Money

    • Audio: Lesson 5

    • Book: Lesson 5 - Legal Perspective

    • Book: About the Authors

    • Quiz: Chapter 17

  16. 19
    • Course Completion - Audio Message