10.407 Funding Strategies for Startups

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Introduction to the substance and process of funding technology startups. Topics include a comparative analysis of various sources of capital; templates to identify the optimal investor; legal frameworks, US and offshore, of the investment process and its related jargon; an introduction to understanding venture capital as a business; and market practice and standards for term sheet negotiation. Emphasizes strategy as well as tactics necessary to negotiate and build effective, long-term relationships with investors, particularly venture capital firms (VCs).

This class has no prerequisites.

10.407 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by S. Loessberg and D. P. Hart.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-168.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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