(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) April 15, 2015 - Entrepreneurs may recognize venture capital as a potent source of startup funding, but many are inexperienced about how to tap into VC funds.
A Kauffman Founders School video series released today teaches entrepreneurs how to find, approach and negotiate with venture capitalists to secure funding that matches their business needs.
The “Financing Your Venture: Venture Capital” series features insights from Jeff Bussgang, who uses the knowledge he gained as an entrepreneur in his current role as general partner of Flybridge Capital Partners.
Bussgang, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, recommends entrepreneurs research the mindsets, goals and track records of venture capital firms before negotiating with them.
In his seven-video Kauffman Founders School series, Bussgang explains the steps that will set up entrepreneurs for a more successful pursuit of venture capital funding.
For example, startup business owners seeking or contemplating VC funds should:
Teaching entrepreneurs best practices in areas not typically covered in other training programs, the Kauffman Founders School enables entrepreneurs to learn anywhere, anytime, and to immediately apply the lessons to their businesses.
Other Founders School topics include:
The online education program is housed on the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship.org web platform, which offers resources, educational information and tools for entrepreneurs. It can be accessed at www.KauffmanFoundersSchool.org or via www.Entrepreneurship.org.