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255S sec. 001 - Venture Capital Law and Finance (Summer 2024)

Instructor: Ofer Eldar  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 10
From July 19, 2024
To August 06, 2024

Summer Quarter: 4
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 05/20 07:33 AM

This class examines the law and economics of U.S. venture capital (VC) finance, the contract structures that are used to achieve these economics, and the legal framework in which such contracting takes place. The course will cover topics relating to venture capital investments in start-up companies, the structure of VC-backed companies, the allocation of cash-flow and control rights in these companies, and litigation arising from unique VC arrangements. The course will focus on 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. The course will also discuss various policy debates on the role of VC firms and the governance of startup founders.

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

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