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Who should attend
VCs, angel investors, and fund managers who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing.
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
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...
Adam Sterling is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) at Berkeley Law and the co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestmen...
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 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...
Vijay is Director of Innovation and Partnerships at 500 Startups where he works at the intersection of startups, investors, and corporate innovation. Vijay is an innovation advisor and strategic partner to a wide range of industries from financial services to retail to automotive. Previously, he...
Partner Softbank Javier Villamizar is a Partner at Softbank. His role is focused on joint ventures and partnerships for SoftBank’s Vision Fund portfolio companies in order to build market-leading companies. He offers the operational expertise, global network and creative mindset to SoftBank Vis...
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