Investing in VC Funds

Investing in VC Funds

Professor Jesse Fried, Ms. Sarah Reed
Fall 2019 course
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4059
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This course introduces students to the relationship between limited partner (LP) investors and the general partner (GP) managers of a VC fund. Among topics covered are (1) types of LPs; (2) due diligence performed by LPs; (3) the contractual relationship between LPs and the GP, including compensation of the GP; and (4) the post-closing relationship between LPs and the GP. Reading materials will consist mostly of contractual documents and practitioner articles. Grading will be based on weekly memos on the assigned readings.

Note: This course will meet on the following dates: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

Drop Deadline: October 18, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance