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The venture capital and private equity industry has expanded by at least 3000% over the past fifteen years and is playing a critical role in shaping our economy and supporting innovation.
Yet venture capital firms often operate in mysterious ways, with little real public visibility.
This course seeks to understand what venture capital is, what venture capitalists do and the way venture capital organisations work. This course is primarily geared towards students interested in working in venture capital, or other private-equity organizations.
It is also intended for students who expect to work alongside venture capitalists or other private equity investors, whether as managers of firms financed by such investors, as investment bankers taking their firms public, or as money managers investing in these funds.
Finally, it is designed for students interested in exploring how aspects of private equity investing can be transferred to the management of projects in established organizations.