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BUS 234 — Angel Investing: Field Trips for the Serious Investor

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: Off-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jul 10—Aug 7
Time: 2:00—5:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 23
Unit: 1
Tuition: $475
Instructor(s): Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Carol Sands
Limit: 30
Status: Open
Summer
Off-campus course
Mondays
2:00—5:00 pm
Date(s)
Jul 10—Aug 7
5 weeks
Drop By
Jul 23
1 Unit
Fees
$475
Instructor(s):
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Carol Sands
Limit
30
Open
Learning how to evaluate a startup as an investment candidate takes practice. With one of the world’s best hunting grounds here in Silicon Valley, investors have many choices, but selecting the best opportunities takes skill. This course is a series of field trips designed to expand the investor’s deal-flow network, to practice questioning entrepreneurs correctly during the deal-screening process, and to determine if a startup is worthy of additional due diligence.

Each entrepreneurial incubator environment is different, and most are private. These field trips will provide access to very early stage startups. At each location, two to four companies will make an investor presentation. Beginning and experienced investors (no entrepreneurs, please) are invited to enroll.

Transportation will be the responsibility of the student, and participants will meet at different startups around the Bay Area. The field trips are for educational purposes only.

This course may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

This course complements the lecture-based Angel Investing for the Serious Investor: An Introduction. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Founder and CEO, Products That Count

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti is a venture capital investor and the author of Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology. She lectures at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she received an MBA.

Carol Sands, Founder and Managing Partner, The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Funds

Carol Sands founded The Angels’ Forum, a group of professional private equity investors, in 1997. The Halo Funds, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, raised its first fund in 2000 and is currently investing from Halo III.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.