Portfolio Category: VC & Your Startup

Session 6 – The road to exit: How VCs make money

Most VCs will tell you that investing is the easy part; creating and securing the right exit is the hard part – and how VCs actually make money. In this session you’ll learn about VC exit strategies to better understand VCs’ expectations when they invest in you. VCs can be your biggest ally by promoting and supporting you in the route from foundry to IPO/Trade Sale; but only when both sides are on the same page.

Session 3 – Deal terms: Understanding valuation

One of the key issues in a VC term sheet is valuation. In this session we will focus on how VCs look at valuation and guide you through key valuation principles and basic parameters. You’ll not only understand the motivation behind how VCs value startups, but also become aware of alternative approaches and how they might impact you and your startup.

Session 2 – Making your startup investable

This session will help you look at the investment potential of your own startup through the lens of a VC. You’ll learn how VCs generate, screen and evaluate investment opportunities. Understanding the deal flow assessment frameworks used by VCs will make you better equipped to approach potential investors. We will show you some real cases and share key insights for your fundraising.

Session 1 – Welcome to the wonderful world of VC 👋

Welcome to the wonderful world of VC. This first session is focused on giving you an overview of the industry. This is the first step in your process to better understand VCs, their decision-making process, and motivations. We will take you through the core building blocks of every VC firm/fund and you’ll learn how VCs fundraise themselves. Remember, it’s only by understanding both sides of the table that you can truly be effective in your fundraising.