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255 sec. 001 - Venture Capital Finance (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Robert Bartlett  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2


    M 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 132
    From August 19, 2019
    To November 26, 2019

Course Start: August 19, 2019
Course End: November 26, 2019
Class Number: 32602

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 44
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

This class examines the economics of U.S. venture capital finance and the contract structures that are used to achieve these economics. Special attention will be paid to developing pro-forma financial models that analyze how various contract provisions affect investor and founder cash flows. Among other things, students will study how VC contract provisions are designed to protect investors from economic and voting dilution, how they allocate merger consideration in an acquisition of a VC-backed startup company, and how they can be used to incentivize subsequent investment by a company's VC investors. Access to Microsoft Excel is required for this course.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Secrets of Sand Hill Road
    Edition: 2019
    ISBN: 9780593083581
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $32.75
    Price Source: user provided

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