MSc Corporate & Sustainable Finance: Crowdfunding Deal Analysis le 01/04/2019

This year the MSc Corporate & Sustainable Finance has 13 teams of 4 students working on the analysis of 13 start-ups raising funds on various crowdfunding platforms.

This analysis is part of the 30 hours course in Venture Capital and offers the opportunity to practice on real case materials. Each group will present their work in front of a jury of investment professionals and entrepreneurs. The format of their pitch will be like the one used by investors in their investment committees and the students will have 20mns to defend their recommendation on the deal they had to analyze. Content of the pitch will cover the start-ups’ innovation, business models, competitive positioning, financial projections and valuation.

The main objective of this study case is to put students in a similar context as if they were working for a venture capital firm and teach them the essential corporate finance tools and methodology to use in such situation.  In addition, this learning experience should give them enough materials to be able to debate during interviews for internship and jobs in corporate finance.

With more than €5.2bn raised in 1,481 transactions over the past three years, investments have more than doubled in 2016 compared to 2014 (39% CAGR in value). France has risen to the second rank in Europe, before Germany and behind the UK. Venture Capital in France is today a demanding sector in Corporate Finance where students with significant baggage will find interesting opportunities to work with startups and funds in a challenging environment.

Jury Members:

  • Pierre Joubert : Investment Director at SOFIMAC
  • Christine CERRATO: Investment Director at ACG Management
  • Mao CHAN: Head of BNP Paribas' Marseille Innovation Center, expert banker of start-ups and new technologies
  • Oriane BURLAT: Business Manager at ACG Management SA
  • Sébastien TOUCHAIS: Co-founder at frugale, ServeBox, Goto Invest
  • Pierre-Emmanuel CASANOVA: Co-Founder - HySiLabs

About the MSc Corporate & Sustainable Finance

The aim of the MSc is to train professionals with a perfect understanding of financial tools and both the financial and extra-financial expertise are key as careers in finance evolve.

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