Venture Capital (Live Online): Investing in Early-Stage StartupsColumbia Business School Executive Education
Venture Capital (Live Online): Investing in Early-Stage Startups
“Startup investing has traditionally been a black box — this program shines light on the venture capital and angel investing ecosystem.”
— the program's faculty director Angela Lee
With hundreds of equity crowdfunding sites raising 3–4 billion dollars every year and the growing number of multi-billion dollar exits we are seeing in the news, the interest in generating outsized returns from startup investing has been continuously growing over the years.
Over the course of three days, the program provides an invaluable deep dive into both forms of startup financing — venture capital and angel investing — equipping current and aspiring startup investors with a process for evaluating and monitoring potential opportunities and the knowledge they need to lower risk and increase returns.
Participants go through the deal-flow process step by step to understand how to invest in startups. At the end of the program, participants receive an investor field guide they can use in real time to evaluate startups.
In light of COVID-19, this provider is now delivering some or all of their courses online. Contact them for more information!
Who should attend?
The Venture Capital: Investing in Early-Stage Startups program is designed for:
- Aspiring venture capitalists or angel investors who want to understand how investors evaluate startups
- Founders who want to understand how early-stage investors evaluate startups
- Individuals interested in the startup landscape who want to better understand its language and players
Note: This program is not intended for those who want to deep dive into a particular sector or who are interested in later stages of venture investing.
Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for full-price Executive Education in-person programs lasting up to seven days and all full-price online programs.
The program is taught in a highly experiential manner. Participants learn the frameworks to drive investment decisions and then apply them to case examples. Next, learnings will be applied to real-world startups that are currently fundraising. Participants assess each company as if they were considering investing.
Participants also hear from a number of guest speakers, including leading venture capitalists and other experts in the ecosystem, to gain a varied perspective and assure they walk out of the program with a strong network of equally curious peers.
Participants gain a profound understanding of:
- Who the players are in early-stage investing and how to source best-in-class deal flow
- How to conduct diligence on a team, a business model, and a product
- The financial and governance terms that matter in a term sheet
- Startup valuation, venture math, and cap table watchouts
- What happens post investment and how to think about your investment portfolio strategy
See the schedule above or use the request information form to learn the cost of this course.
Certification / Credits
Upon completion of this program, you will earn three days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits.
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