Investment in startups plays a key role in the current economy. New companies create most of the new employment, generate innovations and disrupt existing markets. From the investors’ point of view, there is an opportunity to get high returns by investing early in some of the most successful companies of the decade. Angel investment in new startups has been growing significantly, even during the crisis, with over €6 billion invested across Europe in 2015, and with a growth rate of 8.3% annually since 2012 (EBAN). Venture capital investments accounted for €5.8 billion in 2015. This is a very active market and understanding its dynamics, and how to get involved – from an investor or an entrepreneur perspective – is key for being successful.
The Entrepreneurial Finance program covers the whole cycle of investing in new ventures. It is targeted at individuals, with some financial knowledge, interested in learning about investing in startups. Potential participants are entrepreneurs, with good financial acumen, business angels, family offices, consultants, regional development organizations and advisors. Other professionals who interact with startups in the process of raising funds, or who advise venture capital funds and need to understand how they work, will also benefit from attending this program.
For an assessment of your organization’s individual training needs, contact [email protected] or call +31 (0)20 246 7140.