Venture University - Masterclass on Angel Investing, Venture Capital & Private Equity
This Masterclass on angel investing, venture capital, and private equity, is a multi-day academic intensive course taught by J. Skyler Fernandes, a top ranked Powerlist 100 VC and Co-Founder of Venture University, a multi-stage investment fund and investor accelerator / apprenticeship program. Sky previously founded and ran one of the largest venture funds in the world for a S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group) where he focused on retail brands, retail technology, and real estate technology, and was the Managing Director of Investments at Cleveland Avene, a leading food focused VC/PE fund co-founded by the former CEO of McDonald's. The event will take place over two days, Saturday Feb 23 and Sunday Feb 24 2019, from 9:30am - 6:30pm CST each day. Topics covered in the Masterclass include: Understanding The Investor Market: Investor Landscape: Angels, Angel Networks, Seed Funds, VCs & PE funds, Corporate VC, Accelerators, Crowdfunding, etc. Understanding the asset class of alternative investments and current market dynamics Investment Fund Setup & Overall Strategy: How To Create A Investment Fund & Various Fund Legal Structures Investment Fund Strategies (Leading vs. Co-Investing, Stage vs. Industry Focuses, Financial vs. Strategic, Follow-on Investments) Corporate Venture Capital & Innovation How to Raise LP Capital for a VC/PE Investment Fund & LP Market Landscape Operating An Investment Fund: Investment Team & Compensation How to Deal Source Quality & Proprietary Investment Opportunities Reporting to LPs Company Evaluation: Reviewing Investor Pitch Decks Sizing A Market Competitive Landscape (Direct & Indirect Competition) Competitive Advantages (Unfair & Sustainable) Understanding Various Business Models & Financial Modeling Analysis How to Evaluate Teams Active Deep Due Diligence On The Problem & The Solution Investment Terms & Documents: Term Sheets (Preferred Equity vs. Convertible Notes), Terms, Negotiations, Investment Documents & Corporate Legal Documents Comparing / Competing Best Deal Flow & Making Investments How to Help Portfolio Companies Grow Capitalization (Senior Debt, Preferred Equity, Common Equity) & Waterfall Analysis Exit Analysis: Aligning An Exit, Exit Multiples, M&A, IPOs Case studies
701 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
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