Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings. Techstars cofounder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist—are excited to open enrollment for their Venture Deals, Spring 2020 online course.

If you’re an entrepreneur who is looking for insight into the fundraising process and investor perspective, we invite you to join the 30,000+ participants who have benefitted from this FREE course. Classes begin March 8, 2020!

Techstars and Kauffman Fellows are excited to bring you this Give First resource to help you build a better future. Venture Deals is a seven-week, team-oriented, “learn-by-doing” online course, hosted by NovoEdu, that includes educational videos from Brad and Jason, virtual team projects, worksheets, and case studies. The class takes about four to six hours a week to complete. Participants can also earn a Statement of Accomplishment certificate that can be shared on LinkedIn profiles. Additionally, as part of this course, enrolled participants can sign up for two exclusive live AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with Brad Feld and ask him anything about fundraising.

You can also learn more about Venture Deals directly from Jason Mendelson, as he explains why they set out to demystify the industry in this Give First podcast episode.

What will you learn during the course? Here’s the syllabus:

  • Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team
  • Week 2 – Fundraising/Finding the Right VC
  • Week 3 – Capitalization Tables/Convertible Debt
  • Week 4 – Term Sheets: Economics & Control
  • Week 5 – Term Sheets Part Two
  • Week 6 – Negotiations
  • Week 7 – Letter of Intent/Getting Acquired

Enrollment opens today and the Spring class begins March 8, 2020. Secure your spot today!


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