Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Finance Programme

Investor and entepreneur
Gain insight into how ventures are financed from an entrepreneur and investor perspective.

Start date:


  • 8 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £2,200

About the programme

The Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Finance Programme provides a holistic understanding of venture finance and investment types. It also explores ways to navigate the funding process.

You'll learn about the funding journey from the viewpoints of both entrepreneur and investor, gaining skills to evaluate opportunities and ensure a positive rate of return. 

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus. 

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professor Thomas Hellmann, and is guided by prominent industry thought-leaders, who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.

Venture finance is the fuel that drives the modern innovation economy.

Thomas Hellmann

Programme curriculum

Orientation Module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

The Investment Cycle

Module 2

Investor Types

Module 3


Module 4

Valuation: Art or Science?

Module 5

Venture Capitalists

Module 6

Negotiating Deals

Module 7

Scaling Up and Scaling Down

Module 8

Cashing In On Success