Finance is one of the most important aspects of running a business. It presents a huge challenge to those who do not have the training or the background in the subject. Nevertheless, there are some basics that every entrepreneur must understand in order to be able to navigate the financial minefield and in order to be able to understand the various financial instruments at work and what their implication is in the long run.

The objective of this Master Class is to help early stage entrepreneur, who are may or may not have a background in finance, understand the intricacies of the financial world.


  • An understanding of the basic concepts of finance that govern the corporate finance and how it works
  • The ability to understand various financial instruments that are used as a part of financing
  • The implications of using various instruments as an entrepreneur are made clear to you
  • An ability to understand various financial concepts related to fundraising and the smoothly navigating the finance landscape


About G. Sabarinathan

G Sabarinathan is a professor of Finance and Accounting at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He specialises in the area of New Enterprise Financing, he also conducts executive training on corporate financing. He serves the investment committee of a European Private Equity fund in India. His current research interests are in the areas of Financing Small and Medium Firms in India, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Regulation of Securities Market in India.

He is an alumni of IIM Bangalore and has completed his Doctorate from the National Law School of India.