What exactly is a term sheet? Cap table? Convertible debt? Letter of intent?

If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to raise capital and grow your business, these are basic vocab you need to know for working with VCs. The more you can learn how these components of a deal impact your company’s future, the better positioned you’ll be for the next round.

Not to worry. Techstars co-founder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—both renowned venture capitalists, partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist—are opening enrollment for the Fall 2019 online course, Venture Deals.

You’re invited to join the over 23,000 people who have already taken this FREE course. Classes begin September 8, 2019.

Techstars and Kauffman Fellows are delighted to Give First by again hosting this popular course. Venture Deals is a seven week, collaborative, “learn-by-doing” online course where you will watch videos from Brad and Jason along with doing project work as virtual teams. The workload for the course is about four to six hours per week. 

Ask Brad and Jason Anything! Enrolled participants will have the unique opportunity to ask Brad and Jason questions during exclusive live video chats. 

Want to know exactly what the course covers? Here’s the syllabus:

  • Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team
  • Week 2 – Fundraising/Finding the Right VC
  • Week 3 – Capitalization Tables/Convertible Debt
  • Week 4 – Term Sheets: Economics & Control
  • Week 5 – Term Sheets Part Two
  • Week 6 – Negotiations
  • Week 7 – Letter of Intent/Getting Acquired

Enrollment for the Venture Deals course is open now, and classes begin September 8, 2019. Secure your spot HERE.


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Tishin Donkersley
Tishin Donkersley leads Techstars Global Education. Before Techstars she was a technology editor and tv correspondent for over 10 years, an entrepreneur and college educator. She has received awards in educational curriculum development, and the Arizona Governor’s Council Diversity Award.


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