Intro to Venture Capital
FINAN 6300 prepares students for FINAN 6310 Advanced Venture Capital and introduces the language, skills, know-how, concepts, attitudes and information surrounding raising capital for new and growing businesses. We’ll focus on four dimensions of funding a new venture: Company, Context, Investors and the terms of the Deal. This course aims to increase your odds for success in dealing with investors, by learning to think like them. In addition to becoming familiar with the process of financing a new venture, the course focuses on how to build fundamental value within a company and increase a new venture’s investment worthiness.
Advanced Venture Capital
FINAN 6310 Advanced Venture Capital builds on the concepts introduced in FINAN 6300 and further develops the language, skills, know-how, concepts, attitudes and information surrounding raising capital for new and growing businesses. These include concepts like the importance of the opportunity, favorable deal structure, clear customer acquisition strategy, presentation of current and projected financials, mitigating the four strategic components of risk, legal and capital structures, venture capital, private placements, initial public offerings (IPO), mezzanine debt, preferred stock, warrants and other forms of new venture financing.