This intensive venture capital course, taught by leading venture capitalist J. Skyler Fernandes, covers everything from the basics to the more advanced details of venture capital. Venture capital is like the Wild West of finance, where investors look to identify the “next big thing” when companies are at a very early stage in their existence. The return potential is huge, but the risk is also great (with a possible loss of 100 percent of invested capital in 50–75 percent of portfolio companies).
This course, designed for both entrepreneurs and investors, introduces the process of investment evaluation, develops the theory of due diligence, and explores various issues related to valuation and investment structures.
Learn how to source deal flow, to review investment opportunities and conduct due diligence, and to calculate the valuation of a company and internal rate of return using a waterfall analysis.
Other course topics include the differences between angel capital, venture capital, corporate venture capital, and private equity; venture capital fund structures; case studies of real start-ups and early-stage growth companies; cap table analysis; exit analysis; VC portfolio theory; and more.
This class takes place over two Saturdays.
It starts on Saturday Jan 14th 2017 with part two of the class taking place on Saturday Jan 21st 2017. Purchasing a seat in the class is for both days.
YOU'LL WALK AWAY WITH
The ability to source deal flow
The ability to calculate the valuation of a company
Corporate officers, sole proprietors, firm partners, and investors who seek to develop familiarity with the sources and techniques of venture capital
J. Skyler Fernandes is the founding Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), a multi-stage venture capital group focused on innovating the future of retail and commerce.
SVG is ranked by CB Insights as a top 5 corporate venture fund in the U.S and is the venture capital arm of Simon, an S&P 100 company and the largest retail real estate company in the world with retail sales that are larger than Amazon.com and Apple.com combined.
Simon Venture Group invests in five core ecosystems: Data Analytics & Marketing, Localized & Personalized Commerce, Recommerce & Experiential Retail, Rising New Brands, and Smart City/Building Tech.
SVG invests $250K-$5M+ in early stage to high growth companies (Seed-Series C rounds) that are strategic to Simon, its retailers, and the retail industry.