CET902 Venture Capital Financing for Start-ups

Course Provider

Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC)



Academic Unit



The start-up scene in a global context is exploding, with increasingly more new start-ups raising large amounts of venture capital and disrupting existing business models on a grand scale. What does it take to finance new ventures? Typical start-ups and young companies have impressing financial needs but face limited access to traditional financing enjoyed by well-established firms. Investing in such new ventures is characterized by very high degrees of uncertainty and complex asymmetries of information between investors and the entrepreneur which can lead to misalignment of incentives and conflicts of interest. Understanding the appropriate modes of financing new ventures at different stages is highly important for entrepreneurs. They need to learn how to value new venture as well as to structure financing as the new venture progresses.

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Technopreneurship and Innovation
- FlexiMasters in Technopreneurship and Innovation

  1. To provide students with the knowledge to do an advanced analysis of the major issues associated with venture capital and private equity
  2. To provide students with knowledge and skillset to raise angel or venture capital investment to finance start-ups or venture high growth
  3. To enable students to evaluate the differences in investing and the potential risks and returns
  4. To enable the students to analyze the rationale for investing : diversification, control and return enhancement
  5. To evaluate the different stages of venture capital investing, the investment process for typical venture investment, and the qualities that a venture capital firm looks for in a potential investment
  6. To evaluate the key factors affecting the performance of venture capital investments and how the risk/return tradeoff of investing in later-stage firms, compared with early-stage startups and public equity investment
  1. Introduction to New Venture Financing
  2. Types and Costs of Financing
  3. Angel Investment
  4. When, What, Which, Where, and How, on New Venture Financing
  5. Deal screening
  6. Valuation and Term Sheet
  7. Deal Structuring and Negotiation
  8. Value-added Services


For learners with entrepreneurial intentions to work with leading educators, researchers, inventors, and business leaders around the world.

Standard Course Fee: S$3852.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$1155.60
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)  S$435.60
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$435.60
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information. 
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CET900 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship2
CET901 Entrepreneurial Marketing2
CET903 Business Operations for Start-ups2
CET904 Developing an Entrepreneurial Business Plan1
CET905 Business Innovations through New Technologies2
CET906 Entrepreneurial Business Development1
CET907 Fundraising and Exit Strategies for Start-ups1
CET908 Growth Strategies for New Ventures1
CET909 Technology Disruption and opportunities1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Technopreneurship and Innovation (total 9AUs), FlexiMasters in Technopreneurship and Innovation (total 15AUs), 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved