15.431 Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital

Class Info

Examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures, and the early stages of company development. Addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of a company; and how funding, employment contracts and exit decisions should be structured. Aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry. Meets with 15.4311 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

This class has 15.402, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.431 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by M. Rhodes-Kropf and V. Nair.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E62-223.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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