Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Specialization

Starts Feb 22

Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Specialization

Master Practical Startup Valuation Methods . Estimate startup value, understand financial statements, and make sound investment decisions.

About This Specialization

The Startup Valuation and Financial Analysis Specialization teaches two of the most often used methods to find the value of a startup. You’ll learn how to find the value of founder’s ownership before and after additional funding, how to read financial statements and make pro-forma statements, and how to determine the financial health and status of a startup and estimate future earnings and value. You’ll then use various investment criteria, such as Net Present Value (NPV) and Individual Rate of Return (IRR), to make a decision about whether and where to invest your money. Specific topics include: the time value of money, discounted cash flows method, multiple method, financial statements analysis, free cash flows, capital budgeting decision rules and current trends. The Capstone Project will find the value of startups using the methods taught in the course.

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5 courses

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Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Valuation for Startups Using Discounted Cash Flows Approach

    Upcoming session: Feb 22
    English, Spanish, Korean

    About the Course

    Discounted cash flow method means that we can find firm value by discounting future cash flows of a firm. That is, firm value is present value of cash flows a firm generates in the future. In order to understand the meaning of present value, we are going to
  2. COURSE 2

    Valuation for Startups Using Multiple Approach

    Current session: Feb 19
    English, Spanish, Korean

    About the Course

    In addition to discounted cash flow method, multiple method is one of the most popular methods of firm valuation. PER is often used among financial professionals to make a quick-and-dirty estimate of a firm value. In this course, you are going to l
  3. COURSE 3

    Financial Analysis for Startups

    Current session: Feb 19
    English, Korean

    About the Course

    In the previous two courses, you have learned how to value startups using the discounted cash flow method and multiple methods. However, you have not learned how to estimate cash flows or earnings of startups. In this course, you are going to learn the
  4. COURSE 4

    Applying Investment Decision Rules for Startups

    Upcoming session: Feb 26
    English, Korean

    About the Course

    In the previous course, you learned financial statement analysis and how to make estimate of future financial status. In this course, you are going to learn capital budgeting. That is, how to make an investment decision. You would like to se
  5. COURSE 5

    Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Capstone

    Upcoming session: Apr 16
    English, Korean

    About the Capstone Project

    This is a peer review course. In the capstone project, you are going to apply what you have learned in the previous courses. The final output from this project is an estimation of a firm. You can choose either a public company or a startup depe


  • Yonsei University

    Yonsei University is dedicated to educate future leaders of our society in the spirit of Christianity, fostering a strong and lasting commitment to the principles of truth and freedom.

    Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

  • Hyun Han Shin

    Hyun Han Shin

  • Saeyeul Park

    Saeyeul Park

    Assistant Professor