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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- New Venture Finance


In this course, students will learn about the major sources of financing for new products: traditional venture capital, corporate capital, and angel capital. How those sources are accessed will be done through reading and individual research projects. The thinking process investors use to evaluate new venture deals will be explained. A major outcome of the course will be fluency in the terminology of entrepreneurial finance: cap rates and cap tables, burn rate, accredited investor, CAGR, dilution and anti-dilution, clawback, drag-along rights, exit strategy, multiples, and many more. Methods of learning will include Harvard case studies, problem solving, and individual research projects.
Course Details

Fall 2021

Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
James Theroux
Base Cost: $2,700 ($900/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021