The Startup Academy

Startup Finance course


Master all the necessary tools, practice with real cases and learn from some of the industry's leading experts

Limited seats, apply now! Next edition: Thursday, September 26th

A specialized academy for startup finance education

The finance area is key in a startup to have visibility over the real scenario and gain maximum control. However, there are few professionals who are clear about what to do and how to do it

We want to bring to the startup world all the knowledge of our team about startup finance working with +200 startups in +20 countries, with a very practical approach and based on real cases

Course duration

10 weeks, with lifetime access to all recorded contents after completion


3 hours/week (1h theory + 1h case + 1h live session)


Online, with applicable content from day one




€1,450 (payable in up to 3 installments)

Starting date

Presentation session: Thursday, September 26th
First live class: Thursday, October 17th

Application Process

Pre-registration and enrollment: until September 25th

 For pre-registered profiles, there is a period until September 25th to resolve any doubts about how the course works

Course presentation: September 26th

On September 26th there will be a live briefing on how the course works and all course materials will be made available to students

First live session: October 17th

After reviewing the course materials, you can mark your calendar for the first live session where you'll engage with our instructors and fellow students in real-time

Master startup finance and join a network of startup professionals

Get trained by a great team with proven experience working as CFO in +200 startups and with national and international funds

Master the tools needed to understand startup finance
Model and understand different business models
Understand financing alternatives available to startups
Deep dive into financing rounds and their impact on the long term
Design robust reporting models (internal and for investors)
Create a contact network to draw on and to take advantage of and opportunities

9 editions

Since our inception in 2021, we've successfully conducted nine editions of our renowned courses, including eight editions of our flagship Startup Finance program and one edition of our Venture Capital course

+ 450 students

Our main objective is to share the knowledge of our team with all those interested in training with us

+ 15 nationalities

We have trained students of up to 15 different nationalities. We want people from different places to be able to connect and share experiences and knowledge

Is it for me?

This course is designed for different types of professionals who are looking to dive into the startup ecosystem. The course content is created to be most relevant for those with some financial market experience, ranging from early through mid-career level. Some of the profiles are:

Entrepreneurs, founders and senior management of early-growth startups who want to have control of their startup's finances and have real visibility of the situation for decision-making
Startup finance professionals looking to learn or reinforce the most important concepts at a high level of detail to use them on a daily basis
Business Angels and Venture Capital that analyze startups from a potential investor point of view, focusing on metrics and business models
Corporate profiles that want to make a change in their professional career towards startups or Venture Capital
Passionate about the startup and VC ecosystem learning and expanding knowledge in one of the leading sectors with more career opportunities

Taught by a team of startup finance professionals


Jaime Medina

CEO at The Startup CFO

 Private Investor at BackFund

Consultant at McKinsey & Company

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Luis Fernando Robledo

Manager at McKinsey & Company

Venture Partner at Picus Capital

Investment Manager at Kibo Ventures

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Juvenal Cubiles

CFO Director at The Startup CFO

 Investment Analyst at Copernicus

Valuation & Risk Control at BNP Paribas 

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Rafael Canales

CFO Senior Manager at The Startup CFO

 Senior at KPMG Spain

Private Banker at Banca March

Our students' feedback

"The Startup Finance course from The Startup Academy is the perfect course to learn financial concepts applied to the latest market trends. For anyone who does not know how a startup finance department works, it is almost mandatory as it analyzes all the necessary aspects from a very practical point of view"

Curro Moreno Vidal

Head of Product - Zinkee

"Great dedication of the team, up-to-date content and colleagues with great professional profiles in the sector. The Startup Finance course at The Startup Academy will not only train future CFOs of startups, but future entrepreneurs!"

Denis Ciccale

CTO & Co-Founder - Zenfulfillment

With unique content

Module 1 - Introduction to Startup Finance

Introduction to general concepts to understand what a startup is and what are the stages during growth. Also, general concepts of finance and accounting and how they apply to startups will be covered

Lesson 0 · Introduction to modelling in Excel

Lesson 1 · Introduction to startup finance

Module 2 - Business models

Analysis of the main business models such as SaaS, marketplaces, platforms, ecommerce, data, R&D. Detailed study of financial modelling, reporting, main business metrics and key concepts of each of these models

Lesson 2 · SaaS

Lesson 3 · Platforms, marketplace, ecommerce

Lesson 4 · Other business models

Lesson 5 · Startup reporting

Module 3 - Financing in startups

Analysis of the different financing alternatives for startups: public, banking, venture debt, revenue-based with an in-depth study of private investment rounds and the main clauses involved. Study of governance in startups

Lesson 6 · Funding alternatives

Lesson 7 · Funding rounds I

Lesson 8 · Funding rounds II

Lesson 9 · Startup governance

Module 4 - Introduction to Venture Capital

Introduction on how Venture Capital works by studying the main concepts of the industry such as GPs vs. LPs, fee structure, investment period

Lesson 10 · Introduction to Venture Capital

Share through our Slack community synergies, challenges, and opportunities and reach your full potential, growing and learning with the best professional profiles

Consolidate networking with our events (both online and in-person), webinars and chats, tutor coffees and 1-1 meetings between students in the community

Access our job opportunities and place yourself in the sights of the best companies in the sector

Talks with startup and fund professionals

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Financially preparing for 2024: A practical guide

Juvenal Cubiles, CFO Director at The Startup CFO


What to expect from European VC in the second Half of 2023 and 2024?

Johannis Hatt, Founder of JVH Ventures

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How to finance when interest is higher and VC investment is lower?

Miguel Fernández, CEO & Co-Founder at Capchase


Course content

Do I need to have prior knowledge of finance?

No need, you will learn all you need during the course and with the introductory topics you will get the basics you need for the course

How deep does the course go?

Within the limitations of being a 10-week course, it goes into enough depth on all topics to master startup finance

How long will the materials be available once I have finished the course?

The materials will be available for you to access indefinitely

Will the content be available if I can not attend the live classes?

Yes, we record and share all the materials and they will be posted on the platform so that you can access them without any problem

Payment and financing

Can my company pay the course? 

No problem, in the contract we attach an annex to include the invoicing data, where you can input your personal or your company's data

Can payment be made in installments?

Payment for any of our courses can be paid in up to 3 monthly installments without any additional interest

What payment methods are available?

Direct debit, bank transfer, Sodexo, and Cobee

Can I get discounts? 

Yes, if you belong to the community of any of our partners, please contact us, and we will inform you about the discounts

Remember that in order to join the course, you must pre-register now

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How to prepare a startup Business Plan in one hour?

Fill in your email and we will send you the business plan in excel!

How to prepare a startup reporting in one hour?

Fill in your email and we will send you the template!

Startup main business models

SaaS Metrics and models

Cohorts Analysis to improve customer retention

The Lean Startup Method to grow your startup