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About the course
Learn how to invest like 500 Startups, one of the most active seed stage VCs in the world. VC Unlocked: Miami is a two-day executive education program for up-and-coming VCs and angel investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.
The two-day program of lectures, practical exercises, and Demo Day will take place at 500 Startups' office in Downtown Miami.
What to expect
In two days, 500 Startups Partners and guest instructors will cover the fundamentals behind setting up a fund, picking startups, structuring deals, and much more.
Day 1 - VC Lifecycle: From investment thesis to opportunity assessment
- The Silicon Valley VC and startup ecosystem
- Understanding the VC lifecycle, multi-stage financing and venture returns
- Generating deal flow aligned to your thesis to build your portfolio
- How to analyze investment opportunities
- Demo Day and Networking
Day 2 - Diving Deeper: Legal terms, cap tables, valuations
- Demo Day debrief
- Investment committee simulation
- Understanding venture finance key legal terms
- Term sheet negotiations
- The nitty gritty of valuations & cap tables
Who should attend
VCs, angel investors, and fund managers who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing.
Trust the experts
Amit S. Bhatti
Amit is US corporate counsel at 500 Startups, where he oversees investments from 500’s main funds. Prior to 500 Startups, Amit was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle from start-up to IPO, as well as a...
Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups is a global, early stage tech VC fund that manages +$350M AuM in +1,800 investments around the world. In addition to being the most active global seed investor, 500 Startups runs a series of ecosystem-dev...
Ana Paula González
Ana Paula González is an Innovation & Partnerships Director at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based, early stage tech VC fund whose mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. To...
Mary Grove is a Partner at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund where she is focused on investments as well as managing the engagement platform to support the Rise of the Rest portfolio. She is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to joining Revolution, Mary spent 14 years at Google in Silicon Valley, N...
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