Cambridge Judge Business School

Series B to $1 Billion: Scaling Your Startup

Late-stage strategies for building your unicorn

Apply now to be among the first to receive a notification when dates are announced.

Cambridge Judge Business School

Series B to $1 Billion: Scaling Your Startup

Late-stage strategies for building your unicorn

Apply now to be among the first to receive a notification when dates are announced.

Cambridge Judge Business School

Behavioural Finance: The Future of Investment Strategy

Develop new frameworks based on rational thinking

Apply now to be among the first to a receive notification when dates are announced.

Time Commitment:
6 Weeks, 7 - 10 hours per week

Location:
Collaborative Online Learning

Date:
TBD

Why Study Series B Funding?


For startups, Series B is a critical juncture, the point when they must scale to survive. But too many entrepreneurs fail to translate their past successes in finding funding, attracting customers and generating revenue into future growth. This is especially true of European startups, which move through post-Series B funding rounds twice as slowly as their US and Indian counterparts, according to McKinsey. The result is that while Europe generates 36% of all formally funded startups, it creates only 14% of the world’s unicorns.

In this programme, at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, you will learn how to sidestep the dreaded post-Series B pitfalls. You’ll learn effective techniques for questioning your own success, so that you can identify the right customer metrics to drive business growth and attract late-stage investments. By learning how to stay flexible as you rapidly scale, you’ll develop strategies for creating a “failure buffer” to keep momentary setbacks from spelling the end of business, and keep your company sprinting toward unicorn status.

 

Is This Programme Right for You?

This programme is for founders and entrepreneurs eager for the unique insights separating promising startups from companies that scale. Whether you’re planning to start a business or already running an early-stage startup, this programme will give you highly-tailored actionable insights and strategic frameworks to ensure you’re well funded and poised to withstand the rigors of scale beyond Series B funding.

What You Will Learn


  • How to articulate your vision and business plan beyond Series B
  • Skills for leading negotiations and driving fruitful investor conversations
  • Strategies for fundraising and accessing venture capital
  • Valuation methods and business analysis
  • IPO analysis, regulations and due diligence

The Esme Way


Collaborative AI-enhanced learning

We teach executives as they work—in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem-solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced programme, this programme is not for you.