Raising Venture Capital and Working with VCs

How and why emerging companies raise venture capital. This track covers the main VC funding stages, documents associated with each stage, the structure and role of VC firms, and their relationships with clients.

This track qualifies for CLE. Select a jurisdiction for details.

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    Advice on Raising Venture Capital

    Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group on the issues founders should consider when raising venture capital for the first time, including when to raise money, picking the right venture partner and how to think about the economic and control rights at stake.

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    Startup Funding Stages

    A company goes through several funding stages as it moves from formation to exit. This course takes a look at each of them and their impact on a company and its founders.

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    Raising Venture Capital

    A look at how emerging companies raise venture capital, from finding and pitching investors to closing a deal.

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    Venture Capital Firms

    This course describes how VC firms are structured, who works at them and how they make investment decisions.