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MAN 484 Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

This course will introduce the methodologies used in entrepreneurial finance and employ the case method to study venture capital (VC) deals. Venture capital is a great lab to study important topics in finance such as start-up financing, innovation, corporate governance, valuation, capital structure, and organizational restructuring. Throughout the course, new venture deals will be discussed from the perspective of different agents including entrepreneurs, angel investors, and VC fund managers. The course is going to start with the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities and early-stage investments by angel investors. Then, we will investigate early-stage investments by VC funds. The objective in that section will be to analyze a VC investment opportunity from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. We will also study exits by VCs. In the last part of the course, we will study investments in VC funds and issues related to structuring VC funds. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: MAN 216 or MAN 321.

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