This graduate course is designed to familiarize you with the issues and practices surrounding venture capital.
It covers everything from the seed funding of a start-up venture to the successful sale of a mature business. The main focus of this finance course is on raising venture capital. This involves learning about the dimensions of risks and expected returns, in a context, which is characterized by incomplete information and lack of liquidity while gaining practical insights into the interaction and relationship between the investor and management. What are their respective interests and strategies? How do they come to a deal? What is the process? How do they create value?
This master course integrates various managerial disciplines and covers the venture capital environment, financial modeling, business plan analysis, investment criteria, delivering pitches and teasers, understanding and negotiating terms and conditions, preparing for due diligence and closing.