10.407 Funding Strategies for Startups
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.
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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