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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by V. Nair and M. Rhodes-Kropf.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-335.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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