Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2000

Financing of Project Achieve, The (A)

by Mihir A. Desai


An entrepreneur is forced to analyze the tradeoffs between different equity providers through a detailed analysis of venture financing terms and cash flow forecasts. The founder of a Web-based IMS for schools must negotiate a term sheet, determine funding needs, value her company, and finalize a venture deal. To obtain executable spreadsheets (courseware), please contact our customer service department at

Keywords: Business Startups; Forecasting and Prediction; Venture Capital; Cash Flow; Equity; Negotiation Deal; Valuation;


Desai, Mihir A. "Financing of Project Achieve, The (A)." Harvard Business School Case 200-042, April 2000.