Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
At IE Business School, we inspire an entrepreneurial ecosystem and the participants of the Venture Capital program are valuable contributors to this environment. Our program gives participants the perfect framework to embark on their next venture capital initiative.
The Venture Capital program is aimed at:
- Executives transitioning into venture capital.
- Business angels and individual investors.
- Venture capital firms.
- Corporate venture capital groups.
- Family offices.
- Consulting, advisory and professional services firms.
- Financial institutions.
- Foundations and institutions that promote entrepreneurship.
- Entrepreneurs in high-potential businesses seeking funds.
- CIOs and investment principals, managers and directors.
About the course
Our Venture Capital program is for investors and entrepreneurs keen to hone their financial and interpersonal skills for venture capital financing. During the program, industry professionals guide participants through the deal process, combining class-based theory with real-world cases and practical group activities. Participants will acquire a deep understanding of how venture capital investors fundraise, generate investment opportunities, screen, valuate, carry out due diligence, negotiate the termsheet, add value, manage the portfolio, and finally exit the company.
Should participants in the Venture Capital program wish to cover a wider range of investment classes, they will have access to the Private Equity program with a special concession.
The Venture Capital program integrates class-based theory with case studies and group discussions to teach participants the relevant approaches to the venture capital process. Professors encourage the use of creative tools to solve negotiation bottlenecks and role-play sessions provide the perfect backdrop for participants to share ideas and feedback.
GENERATION, SCREENING, AND VALUATION OF INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- How to generate investment opportunities.
- What to look for in a startup project.
- Teaser screening.
- Valuation of potential investments.
- The VC method.
NEGOTIATION, TERMSHEET AND DUE DILIGENCE
- Negotiation strategies.
- Term sheet: red flags and key clauses (financial, corporate governance, people, share vesting).
- Effective due diligence.
- The entrepreneur’s perspective.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, VALUE CREATION, AND EXIT
- Underlying economics of a VC fund.
- Maximizing returns through active portfolio management.
- Value drivers and value creation tools.
- Exit strategies (IPO, trade sale, secondary buy-out, partial exits, next rounds).
Nico has managed Venture Capital investments in high-tech companies for the last 15 years. During this period he has been actively involved with more than 25 early stage ventures and served on the board of 16 companies, totaling more than 60 years of board membership in early stage technology ven...
Peter Bryant joined IE´s Entrepreneurship Faculty in 2009, having earned his PhD in 2006 from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the origin and evolution of entrepreneurial organizations, their capabilities and strategies. His research progra...
Ignacio LarruSpecialized ProgramsIgnacio is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Big Data at IE Business School. He is an Analytics Consultant and is currently the Vice President of Credit Agricole CIB. He is moreover the Founder of Ll Ventures, and previously worked at PricewaterhouseCooper...
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