255.11S sec. 001 - Venture Capital in Practice (Summer 2021)
Instructor: Herbert Fockler (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
TuTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
From May 25, 2021
To June 08, 2021
Enroll Limit: 43
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM
It's been said that Silicon Valley is the greatest creation of wealth in the history of the planet. This course will focus on legal and business aspect of what goes on here in the day-to-day life of a corporate attorney advising technology and emerging growth startup companies. The course will touch on key events in the life-cycle of a startup: considerations in starting a technology-based business; choices and details in forming an entity to hold that business; seeking early stage funding; raising venture capital; the fundamental concepts and basic mechanics of a venture capital financing; all pointed toward a liquidity event, such as an IPO. In each case, the emphasis will be on business realities and practical solutions, such as what makes for a good business to attract venture capital; how should entrepreneurs seek investment and the pros and cons of different investment sources; and how founders and investors interact to allocate rewards of the venture between them. The course will be taught using many examples taken from real life.
This course is for credit/no credit.
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Required Books are in blue
- Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
Edition: Fourth Edition (2019)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Venture+Deals%3A+Be+Smarter+Than+Your+Lawyer+and+Venture+Capitalist%2C+4th+Edition-p-9781119594840
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