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Alan Leong
ENTRE 459
Seattle Campus

Venture Investing

Analyzes and makes recommendations on investment opportunities through learning the fundamentals of venture investing and performing due diligence on real companies. Explores the venture investing process from the entrepreneur's and the investor's point of view. Students present their recommendations to the Investment Committee of the W Fund. Offered: jointly with FIN 459.

Class description

This course covers two areas: 1) performing timely analyses and screening on business proposals; and 2) communicating your results in a clear, concise, and coherent fashion. This overall process is consistent with evaluating proposals in a number of different settings besides venture funding, e.g. banking and investment banking; mergers and acquisition; and corporate business development.

Student learning goals

Learn the Basics of Screening for Early Stage Venture Investments

Create concise presentations geared for investment decision makers

General method of instruction

Actual learning by doing - Evaluate companies looking for funding Supervision / Consultation - With instructor and Venture Capital Associates

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments and Project are centered around submitting your due diligence report.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Alan Leong
Date: 03/24/2013