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255 sec. 001 - Venture Capital Finance (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Robert Bartlett  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 132
From August 17, 2021
To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 17, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31742

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 66
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 72
As of: 01/25 05:06 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: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
    Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
    Edition: 4th ed., 2019
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    ISBN: 9781119594826
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $49.95
    Price Source: user provided

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