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M-CSV® (The MyAbhyaas Certification in Start-up Valuation) program is designed to provide a detailed practical approach to valuing start-ups. The course is designed to work as a practitioner’s guide and include a unique blend of modules on financial concepts and real world know-how. Our course encourages students and professionals to develop critical thinking abilities that will help them solve challenging problems in start-up valuation.

Course Introduction

M-CSV® (The MyAbhyaas Certification in Start-up Valuation) program is designed to provide a detailed practical approach to valuing start-ups. The course is designed to work as a practitioner’s guide and include a unique blend of modules on financial concepts and real world know-how.  Our course encourages students and professionals to develop critical thinking abilities that will help them solve challenging problems in start-up valuation.

After successful completion of this training, an M-CSV® fellow would be well-versed in:

  • Identifying the right valuation methodology for a start-up company
  • Identifying key business drivers for an effective fundamental analysis
  • Understanding capital structure and valuation implications
  • Preparing valuation model from scratch
    • Project income statements with assumptions based on business understanding
    • Value a company with scenarios and sensitivity around key business drivers
    • Identifying the right comparable companies for relative valuation
    • Identifying the right deals for valuation based on precedent transaction
    • Preparing waterfall analysis to analyse the founders’ and investors’ percentage of ownership, equity dilution, and value of equity in each round of investment
  • Improve skills on planning, researching and communicating ideas

All these will be evaluated through a “Capstone Project” where student will apply all the learning from M-CSV® program to come up with valuation model on a selected company.

 

Who Should Attempt M-CSV® Program?

To benefit from this program a basic understanding of financial concepts is desired but not necessary. Following set of students will find it useful:

  • Entrepreneurs who wants to learn about valuing their own company
  • Professionals working with financial institutions and consulting firms
  • MBA (or Masters) in Finance
  • Charted Accountants
  • CFA and FRM Candidates
  • Graduates / Post Graduates (Engineering, Science, Commerce, Economics)
  • Investors who wants to learn about start-up valuation for potential investments

 

What Should One Expect During M-CSV® Program?

  • Step-by-step valuation guidelines for start-ups
  • Training on various analytical frameworks and theoretical concepts through illustrative examples
  • Access to online study materials and presentation 24×7
  • Access to a mentor
  • Online tests and quizzes across modules
  • Continuous feedback on performance and improvement areas
  • Critical review of “Capstone Project” to help become better in real world
  • Certification on successful completion

 

Why MyAbhyaas For Your Training?

  • Course that is easy to comprehend yet provides comprehensive learning through a unique blend of concepts and real world know-how
  • Course that is trusted by top companies in India and globally to train their professionals
  • Course that has unique mix of online content, individual mentorship, live discussion with trainers (VC) and other participants to help faster learning
  • Course that has helped career progression of hundreds of professionals
  • Course with 100+ certified and experienced mentors

Program Structure

The program aims to prepare students for start-up valuation assignments through training on fundamental financial analysis and valuation. Our course encourages students to develop critical thinking abilities that will help them solve challenging problems in start-up valuation.

 

The M-CSV® Program is structured around the following building blocks:

  1. Online Study Modules – Study Materials

Students pursuing M-CSV® have access to a total of 10 modules with each module divided into 2-8 study sessions. Each student is expected to spend around 1-4 hours on these study sessions at their own pace to understand theoretical concepts underlying financial modelling and valuation process. Students are expected to spend 80 hours on this.

  1. Webinars – Virtual Classrooms

Students pursuing M-CSV® can participate in a series of webinars conducted through the program using Video Conferencing to facilitate two-way information flow between the instructor and the participants. These webinars are aimed at reinforcing learning from online study materials with real work examples and arming students with practical know-how. Students are expected to spend 4-6 hours on this.

  1. Test Series – Continuous Evaluation

Each M-CSV® participant needs to appear for mini test series / chapter refreshers at the end of each module to review their learning. Students are also expected to submit work-in-progress financial models to get critical feedback from mentors. Students are expected to spend 12 hours on this.

  1. Capstone Project – Where Theory Meets Practical Application

Each M-CSV® participant needs to prepare a full-fledged model with estimation of intrinsic value of the subject equity and waterfall analysis on a selected company as part of the Program.

The student will be critically evaluated on application of learned financial concepts and following the research process. The objective is to provide the participant with step-by-step real-world experience of creating a financial model. Students are expected to spend 30-40 hours on this.

  1. Certification – The Result of Hard Work

Each M-CSV® participant would be given a certificate on successful completion of the training. The performance on the “Capstone Project” and final test will be the deciding factor.


 

HOW IT WORKS

Mentorship Program – Personal Tutor

Each candidate is aligned with a mentor with multiple years of financial modelling experience working with global financial institutions. Mentor evaluates all the submitted assignments, provides critical feedback for further improvement and act as a guide for the “Capstone Project”. Student have direct access to mentor through email and phone.

 

Communication Medium

  1. Online – Knowledge At Your Fingertips
  • Access all study materials on underlying concepts around various analytical frameworks and technique from anywhere, anytime; pace your learning as per your own convenience
  • Access all evaluation tests online and check your progress
  • All hand-outs related to the underlying concepts around various analytical frameworks and technique would be delivered in electronic format immediately after completion of each modules
  • Access the M-CSV® Faculty and assigned mentors through email throughout the training period
  • Access the Program Dashboard and discuss with fellow students across countries

 

  1. Virtual Classroom – Learn from Industry Veterans
  • A series of webinars conducted through the program using Video Conferencing to facilitate two-way information flow between the instructor and the participants.
  • Access recorded webinar, if for any reason you miss the live one, and ask your queries through email

 

  1. Have Queries – Call The Expert
  • Call your mentor and/or faculty if you have queries around the theoretical concepts
  • Given that all mentors are industry professionals, you would need to fix call timing in advance

Abhijeet Kumar

"This course is highly recommended to anyone who is looking out for guidance on how to approach PE/VC firms for funding. The step-by-step guide demystifies many aspects of the funding process and is of immense benefit to entrepreneurs like me."

Founder & CEO - Mantra Research & Analytics

2016-09-15T18:54:30+00:00

Founder & CEO - Mantra Research & Analytics

"This course is highly recommended to anyone who is looking out for guidance on how to approach PE/VC firms for funding. The step-by-step guide demystifies many aspects of the funding process and is of immense benefit to entrepreneurs like me."

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