Why this programme?

What is the added value of following the programme 'Venture Capital & Private Equity'?

  • You will understand how a VC/PE fund is set up and understand the VC/PE investment cycle. This goes from looking for external investors to exciting portfolio companies.
  • You will learn how VC/PE managers are compensated, and how this compensation aligns their goals with the goals of investors.
  • You will understand how the standard company valuation models should be adapted to fit the entrepreneurial context.
  • Get a grasp on the important principles of VC/PE investment, including expected returns, capitalization tables, staging, liquidation and exit preferences, anti-dilution ratchets.
  • You will structure deals in a highly uncertain environment; focusing on types of equity, and designing contracts that align the goals of investors and entrepreneurs.
  • You will understand how risk and control are shifted between different parties.
  • You will be able to design a full buyout model.

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