WSP 42 — Strategies for Early Stage Startup Investing
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Oct 3
Time: 9:30 am—3:30 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 26
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
Running a business is very different from investing in 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 workshop, 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 liquidity events. 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 workshop will combine 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 will not be recorded.