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Spring 2017-2018
EGR 395   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Venture Capital and Finance of Innovation

Shahram Hejazi

Venture capital is a driving force behind innovation and entrepreneurship, although the unique working details of venture capital firms and their processes are well-kept secrets. Early stage investors not only fund startups but also enable innovation through mentorship and partnership with the entrepreneurs. Understanding how these investors think and operate is critical to students who are interested in entrepreneurship, as well as to those who would like to pursue venture capital.

Sample reading list:
Andrew Metrick, Venture Capital and Finance of Innovation
Mahendra Ramsinghhani, The Business of Venture Capital
Frank Fabozzi, Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting for High-Tech Compani

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly selected readings assigned.Every week, students are required review the 3assigned startup companies and be prepared to discuss why your team would invest or not invest. They are also required to submit a 200 words summary.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Other 40%: final project.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42897 L01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F   Louis A. Simpson International   A71   Enrolled:53 Limit:55