Venture Capital Intensive
This intensive venture capital course, taught by leading venture capitalist J. Skyler Fernandes, covers everything from the basics to the more advanced details of venture capital. Venture capital is like the Wild West of finance, where investors look to identify the “next big thing” when companies are at a very early stage in their existence. The return potential is huge, but the risk is also great (with a possible loss of 100 percent of invested capital in 50–75 percent of portfolio companies). This course, designed for both entrepreneurs and investors, introduces the process of investment evaluation, develops the theory of due diligence, and explores various issues related to valuation and investment structures. Learn how to source deal flow, to review investment opportunities and conduct due diligence, and to calculate the valuation of a company and internal rate of return using a waterfall analysis. Other course topics include the differences between angel capital, venture capital, corporate venture capital, and private equity; venture capital fund structures; case studies of real start-ups and early-stage growth companies; cap table analysis; exit analysis; VC portfolio theory; and more.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to source deal flow
- The ability to calculate the valuation of a company
- Corporate officers, sole proprietors, firm partners, and investors who seek to develop familiarity with the sources and techniques of venture capital