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Fall 2024 Course

Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of forming a venture capital fund. Among topics covered are (1) distinguishing characteristics of “venture capital” as an asset class; (2) the regulatory thicket to be navigated in forming a VC fund; (3) the contractual relationship between LPs and the GP; and (4) the typical economic and governance arrangements among VC firm insiders. Reading materials will consist mostly of contractual documents and practitioner articles. Grading will be based on weekly memos on the assigned readings.

Note: This course will meet over six weeks, dates from September 4 through October 9.

Note: This is the same offering as the Fall 2019 course, Investing in VC Funds. If you completed the previous course, you will not be eligible to enroll in this.