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Fall 2022 Course

Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

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 over six weeks on the following dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18

Note: This is the same offering as the Fall 2019 course, Investing in VC Funds. If you completed the previous course, you will not be eligible to enroll in this.