CFI Startup e-Commerce Financial Model & Valuation Course

Who should take this course?

This e-commerce/startup financial model course is designed anyone working in the Technology Media and Telecommunication (TMT) group in investment banking, Venture Capital, or planning to start their own business.  Participants will learn to build a model from scratch, using industry-leading best practices and using one key set of assumptions to drive all valuation outputs.

By the end of the program, you will be able to take the skills you’ve learned and modify the Excel template to fit your own business. Every business is unique, which is why it’s important to acquire the skills necessary to design your own model for your own business.

Recommended Prerequisites

You are expected to have either completed the stated prerequisite course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Building a Financial Model in Excel
  2. Business Valuation Modeling

e-Commerce / Startup Financial Model Course Overview

Master the art of building a financial model and valuing an e-Commerce Startup. In this course, you will learn to build a startup financial model from scratch complete with assumptions, financials, valuation, and output charts. We will look at how much money this business has to raise based on its business plan and model out each year of cash flow.

Startup financial model course objectives

By the end of this startup financial model course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand key startup/e-commerce terms and definitions that are used in the industry
  • Understand the e-commerce industry, business models, players, etc
  • Input key assumptions into a startup financial model in the assumptions section
  • Calculate an order buildup and customer base schedule which will be used to forecast revenue
  • Build the three financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement) based on the business plan
  • Perform a discounted cash flow DCF valuation of the startup / eCommerce business
  • Output relevant graphs to illustrate the cash flow, key metrics, and overall investment opportunity

The e-commerce financial model templates included in this course if yours for download and can be used for your own business.