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4-Course Series: How to model and value early stage software and service startups

Everything you need to know in order to model and value early stage software and service startups.

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In this series you will learn everything you need to know in order to model, value, and finance an early stage software and service startup.

No prior finance experience required.

This series offers over 7 hours of MBA-level finance lectures, 700+ practice questions, and a complete downloadable functional financial model for a fictional startup with subscription and advertising revenue streams. All other PowerPoint and Excel materials are available for download as well.

If you buy this package, you get $75 off vs. buying each course individually.

All PowerPoint and Excel materials are available for download immediately after purchase. Access to the video content and practice questions is restricted to 30 days. However, if you need access to the video content and/or practice questions for more time, you can either repurchase the same package again, buy any other package with fewer classes, or buy any individual class.

For the duration of the course, you will have access to a private Facebook group where you can interact with other students and ask us questions.

The series covers:

1. The basics of accounting and financial analysis adapted to early stage software and service startups.

2. Modeling basics: How to formulate assumptions for seven business models that prevail in early stage software and service startups.

3. Main valuation concepts and eight quantitative and qualitative valuation models used to value early stage startups.

4. A comprehensive case study for an early stage software startup with the resulting financial model included.




Your Instructor


Victoria Yampolsky, CFA
Victoria Yampolsky, CFA

Victoria Yampolsky, CFA, is the President of the Startup Station, a finance & strategy consultancy for early stage startups. She evaluates financial feasibility of business models and specializes in the financial modeling and valuation of pre-revenue companies. Since founding the Startup Station in 2013, she has advised companies across more than ten industries, ranging from technology, manufacturing, and consumer products to media, entertainment, and fashion.

She has also created a finance curriculum for early stage founders and launched the educational arm of the Startup Station in 2015. Since then, more than 1,000 founders have attended online and in-person finance classes and learned the basics of financial modeling, valuation, and startup financing.

Victoria is an advisor to DreaMe, Opkix, and Stringflix, as well as a founder of several ventures in media and entertainment. Previously, Victoria worked for the Deutsche Bank Research Department and performed IT consulting for CapGemini's Financial Services Division. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science, with minor in Mathematics, from Cornell University and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. Victoria is also on the Advisory Board of the CIS Department of Cornell University.


Courses Included with Purchase



Class # 1: Financial statements and analysis for early stage software and service startups
Everything startup founders need to know about income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement, key financial ratios, and break-even analysis.​
Victoria Yampolsky, CFA
$49
Class # 2: Business models for early stage software and service startups
A comprehensive practical guide to seven business models with financial modeling examples for early stage software and service startups
Victoria Yampolsky, CFA
$49
Class # 3: Valuation models for early stage startups
Eight quantitative and qualitative valuation methods for early stage startups with a step-by-step guide on how to use them. Includes a section on cap tables.
Victoria Yampolsky, CFA
$49
Class # 4: Case study for an early stage software startup - Coolest Thing Ever
A detailed guide to building a financial model start to finish for a software startup with subscription and advertising revenue streams.
Victoria Yampolsky, CFA
$149

Original Price: $296


Frequently Asked Questions


How long is each course?
Each course has anywhere from 75 min to 120 min of lecture material and approximately 5-15 additional practice questions per video. Each video is 5-15 minutes long. You may need a few hours to complete the practice questions, especially for the courses that include financial modeling. You may purchase solutions to all the questions that include creating a financial model separately, in case you are unable to complete them on your own.
How long do I have access to the course?
All PowerPoint and Excel materials are available for download immediately after purchase. Access to the video content and practice questions is restricted to 60 days.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds, because when you sign up, you gain access to the class materials and can download them. I recommend watching the FREE introduction video and reading the testimonials and the course agenda before signing up to help ensure that each particular course is useful to you.
How can you contact the instructor?
You can contact Victoria Yampolsky at [email protected]

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