Venture Law and Finance

Venture Law and Finance

Professor Jesse Fried
Spring 2018 course
M, T 1:10pm - 3:10pm in Pound Hall Room 102
3 classroom credits

Prerequisite: This course is open to students who have taken Corporations, or by permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Students should be willing to think mathematically and solve algebraic problems

Exam Type: In-Class

This 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.

Note: The course will not meet every Monday and Tuesday during the semester, and certain sessions will be 1.5 hours rather than 2 hours. The average weekly meeting time will be 3 hours, like any other 3-credit course.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance