The course introduces students to U.S. venture capital (VC) contracting, focusing on the cash flow and control rights of investors. It also examines the legal framework in which such contracting takes place. Reading materials include VC financing documents, relevant California and Delaware caselaw, and academic and practitioner articles.
This course is open to students who have taken or are concurrently taking a basic course in corporations, or by permission of the instructor. Students should be willing to think mathematically and solve algebraic problems.