Closing a deal is only the beginning of your investing journey. Learn how to harvest your portfolio companies to get better returns on your investments.
How will you benefit from this course?
Most promising entrepreneurs have become very picky and pay much attention to the value besides monetary that an investor can bring to the table. Find your competitive advantage.
Understand upsides and downsides of having a board seat: what power it may or may not give you, and whether it's worth a fight.
Keep your finger on the pulse and be prepared for any possible exit — be able to evaluate which one is best for your portfolio companies, and which is better for your returns.
To Be Or Not To Be On Board
Why Board Matters
Challenges In The Boardroom
Legal implications for board members
Deal done. Now what?
Post-investment Involvement and value add
Entrepreneur's view on VC's value
Why VCs should always stay alert
Challenges for shareholders
Hard decisions you'll have to make
Adjust exit strategy on the go
Alignment of exit method, timing and exit value
Corporate Venture Capital
Why corporations create a venture arm
History of CVC
Love no hate between a corporation and its venture arm
Legal structure of a corporate venture fund
Healthy financial relationship
What about investment objectives?
Good or bad for startups?
How CVC are different from traditional VCs
There is always an exit
Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and variables
Initial Public Offering (IPO): is it worth it?
Rule 144 vs IPO: Alternative Access To Capital
Lifestyle business also makes sense
Secondary market: pros and cons
Breaking down the PIPE
Liquidation and close is also an exit
Odds Of Raising A Unicorn