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BUS 204 — Angel Investing for the Serious Investor: An Introduction

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Oct 25—Dec 6
Time: 6:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Nov 7
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $640
Instructor(s): Carol Sands Langensand
Status: Registration opens on 08/20/2018
Please Note: No class on November 22
Fall
On-campus
Thursdays
6:00—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Oct 25—Dec 6
6 weeks
Drop By
Nov 7
1 Unit
Fees
$640
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Carol Sands Langensand
Registration opens on 08/20/2018
Please Note: No class on November 22
Making an investment in an early stage startup is fun and easy to do, but the focus of this course is how to make a profit from this type of investment. Students will learn how to increase the probability of success by modifying the initial selection process, proactively monitoring the investment’s progress, and monetizing their investment at the right point. In addition to the traditional topics of deal-flow generation, deal screening, due diligence, and investment terms, the course will also cover portfolio management, techniques for identifying financially successful investments, and alternative exit points that are typically available only to early stage investors. Since the real work of an angel investor starts after the check has been written, we will cover how to handle difficult situations from a minority shareholder’s perspective. Each class session will have a lecture component, along with one or two guest speakers. Beginning and experienced investors (no entrepreneurs, please) are invited to enroll.

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

Carol Sands Langensand is an active investor and advisor to many startup board members. She founded The Angels’ Forum, a group of professional private equity investors, in 1997. She is also the managing general partner of The Halo Funds, a Silicon Valley–based venture capital fund.

Textbooks for this course:

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