WSP 42 — Early Stage Investing for Investors
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 24
Time: 9:30 am—3:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 17
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): SC Moatti
Live Online(About Formats)
9:30 am—3:30 pm (PT)
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Investing in a business is very different from running one. So how do you make money from investing in early stage startups? What sets successful Silicon Valley investors apart? Should you pick your own investments or rely on a professional? How do you increase the probability that your early stage investments will generate outsized returns? In this one-day course, students will learn how to source quality deal flow, ask the right questions before making an investment (due diligence), conduct negotiations, support portfolio companies through the lifecycle, and enable highly profitable liquidation of their investment position. Beyond these critical pre-investment topics, the course will cover post-investment topics including governance, fundraising, and exit. Students will also learn to recognize different segments of investors and their sometimes conflicting interests. The course will include both lectures and guest speakers. The true learning will largely take place with real-life scenarios, so students will be encouraged to bring their own case study. Beginning and experienced investors (please, no entrepreneurs) are invited to enroll.
This course is not recorded.
SC Moatti, Founder and Managing Partner, Mighty Capital; Founder, Products That CountSC Moatti leads venture capital investments in early growth companies that transform business and life at scale, and she serves on the boards of both public and private companies. She also founded one of the largest networks of product managers in the world. She received an MBA from Stanford.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.