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Venture University - Inside The Mind Of The Venture Capitalist - Masterclas...

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Chicago, IL 60654

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This Masterclass on angel investing, venture capital, and private equity, is a multi-day academic intensive course taught by J. Skyler Fernandes, a top ranked Powerlist 100 VC and Co-Founder of Venture University, a multi-stage investment fund and investor accelerator / apprenticeship program. Sky previously founded and ran one of the largest venture funds in the world for a S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group) where he focused on retail brands, retail technology, and real estate technology, and was the Managing Director of Investments at Cleveland Avene, a leading food focused VC/PE fund co-founded by the former CEO of McDonald's.

The event will take place over four days, 6pm - 9:30pm CST each day.

Topics covered in the Masterclass include:

Understanding The Investor Market:

  • Investor Landscape: Angels, Angel Networks, Seed Funds, VCs & PE funds, Corporate VC, Accelerators, Crowdfunding, etc.

  • Understanding the asset class of alternative investments and current market dynamics

Investment Fund Setup & Overall Strategy:

  • How To Create A Investment Fund & Various Fund Legal Structures

  • Investment Fund Strategies (Leading vs. Co-Investing, Stage vs. Industry Focuses, Financial vs. Strategic, Follow-on Investments)

  • Corporate Venture Capital & Innovation

  • How to Raise LP Capital for a VC/PE Investment Fund & LP Market Landscape

Operating An Investment Fund:

  • Investment Team & Compensation

  • How to Deal Source Quality & Proprietary Investment Opportunities

  • Reporting to LPs

Company Evaluation:

  • Reviewing Investor Pitch Decks

  • Sizing A Market

  • Competitive Landscape (Direct & Indirect Competition)

  • Competitive Advantages (Unfair & Sustainable)

  • Understanding Various Business Models & Financial Modeling Analysis

  • How to Evaluate Teams

  • Active Deep Due Diligence On The Problem & The Solution

  • Investment Terms & Documents: Term Sheets (Preferred Equity vs. Convertible Notes), Terms, Negotiations, Investment Documents & Corporate Legal Documents

  • Comparing / Competing Best Deal Flow & Making Investments

  • How to Help Portfolio Companies Grow

  • Capitalization (Senior Debt, Preferred Equity, Common Equity) & Waterfall Analysis

  • Exit Analysis: Aligning An Exit, Exit Multiples, M&A, IPOs

  • Case studies

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