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The Mechanics of Venture Capital
Starting 14 September 2022
Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks
Starting 14 September 2022

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate course in Venture Capital

In partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey to find out more.

The Mechanics of Venture Capital

Core modules

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of venture capital
Unit 2 – Venture capital investment process and evaluation of new venture opportunities
Unit 3 – General principles and the valuation of venture capital companies
Unit 4 – Practical considerations in the valuation and deal structuring of venture capital investments 
Unit 5 – Deriving value from venture capital investments
Unit 6 – Structuring and restructuring venture capital investments
Unit 7 – Approval process, execution and legal documentation
Unit 8 – Managing and realising venture capital investments

What you'll learn

  • The principles of venture capital, how they have developed among a diverse range of participants, with both for-profit and not-for profit primary objectives 
  • The importance of the finance lifecycle in influencing the nature and substance of venture capital activity 
  • The analytical frameworks used by leading venture capitalists to assess new venture opportunities
  • The principles of how to manage a venture capital investment to create value for a potentially successful exit 
  • The structuring (and restructuring) of venture capital investments, and the range of financial instruments that can be used to fund them 
  • The importance of thorough risk analysis, comprehensive due diligence, and implementation skills in achieving a potentially successful exit

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you'll learn

A new module is released every two weeks
Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
Study at your own pace
Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

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