This course combines tools from financial theory/analysis and entrepreneurship and stakeholder theory and applies them to the analysis, valuation, and financing of new ventures. It balances learning of concepts, development of qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, and practice in decision making. It also provides opportunities to apply learning to cases & exercises as well as to learn about real world financing situations. The course is designed to help students learn about venture formation, development of a viable business model, early-stage financing, and management of massively scalable ventures though a series of close interactions with early-stage technology companies and their potential mentors and investors. This course is suitable for students pursuing careers in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance. Due to the course's special requirement to work closely with early-stage ventures: students must commit to signing a program- wide non-disclosure agreement, students must be flexible to accommodate meetings with ventures, and students must apply and be accepted into the program. Open to first or second year MBA students.