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VC and growth capital for entrepreneurs and investors

Whether you are a high-potential entrepreneur seeking venture capital or an angel, VC or PE investor eager to maximise returns on your investment – learn how to create the best conditions for financing high-growth entrepreneurial businesses.

On this unique programme, led by some of the world's brightest minds John Mullins and Martyn Williams, you will collaborate with experienced entrepreneurs and investors and learn how to navigate each stage of the deal cycle, from both sides of the deal table.


There is no textbook for this programme – because no two deals are the same. Instead you will learn from a carefully honed series of inspiring real-world case studies taught by faculty who are experienced entrepreneurs and investors with a history of success in their own right.

Why choose this programme?


  • The practical, case-study led nature of this programme enables you to apply what you’ve learned to your own business needs. You’ll examine actual deals – some successful, some not – to truly understand what success looks like.

  • You will boost your confidence to do business in different cultures and markets. Surrounded by an internationally diverse class of entrepreneurs and investors you’ll unpick actual deals from around the world.

  • You will build lasting and valuable networks and enhance future deal flow through a wider and more dynamic business network.

  • The programme takes place in the heart of London, a creative, commercially-driven city that is a living lesson for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Meet guest speakers and leverage the global networks only London can bring.

The Customer-Funded Business


Becoming an entrepreneur is difficult. Raising capital to fund your entrepreneurial journey is even more challenging.


In his new book 'The Customer-Funded Business', and in his Coursera MOOC, ‘How to Finance and Grow your Startup – Without VC’, Professor John Mullins examines some of the limitations of venture capital and offers five proven, time-tested methods of getting your customers to fund your business.


Download exclusive chapter.

Faculty insights


Three alternative ways to finance and grow your start-up

John Mullins

If you’re a fledgling entrepreneur, chances are you’ll be seeking venture capital. But there are other sources of money

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Starting up? Five ways to dodge the trap of venture capital

John Mullins

The vast majority of fast-growing companies never take any angel or venture funding. Why should you?

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Key details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Next start: 11 Nov 2019
  • Fees: £7,500
  • Location: London
  • 2019 dates and fees:

    • 11 - 15 Nov 2019

    • Fees: £7,500

Certificate in Finance

Why not take this programme as part of our Executive Education Certificate in Finance.

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Contact us

Contact David Ratcliffe,
Client Relationship Manager.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7051