Sophie Manigart

Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Belgium-based

Building relations with investors

You have high growth ambitions with your scale-up and therefore you need money, money, money – next to other resources such as skilled employees.

You’ve not started your scale-up with as major goal being able to deal with investors, but you probably feel that dealing with them is a time consuming necessary evil that detracts you from developing new products and bringing in new customers.

Is it an evil process? Not necessarily. If you are able to align the best suited investors for your company, then they’ll fuel your company to growth and bring much more than just money.

Sophie Manigart (Professor at Vlerick Business School) will guide you through the landscape of raising finance.

Teaches in Module 7

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Raising Finance & Interacting With Financiers

Week 13
Available online from 21 May

Dave Berkus
Dave Berkus

Angel Investor

Los Angeles-based

Sophie Manigart
Sophie Manigart

Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Belgium-based

In the last module, you will learn why you need a Board of Directors - and how to build a great one.

As one of the most highly-respected angel investors of Silicon Valley - with 180+ investments in start-ups and a return of 100%+ - Dave has been on many boards and will guide you through creating a high potential exit value with your board.

You will learn how to create value with your board with the 5 resources great boards supply. In addition to learning about these resources you will understand how to plan and execute a great exit. When driving towards an exit, you will learn how to develop a long-term vision for your company.

Sophie will teach you how to manage the investors on your board through different A, B, C & D funding rounds with Venture Capital and Private equity.

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