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Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist


Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist

Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist

Learn how to succeed as a venture capitalist.


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Course Description

In the free online course, John Doerr talks about how to succeed as a venture capitalist. John is a legend in venture investing having played a key role in the emergence and development of some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies.
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He is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, joining them in 1980, and has sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, and Symantec. In this course he talks about what distinguishes successful companies from others. He views entrepreneurs as missionaries and gives valuable advice on assembling a great team of people. He discusses important new disruptive technologies and the impact of social entrepreneurship. He gives valuable career advice and predicts what the future of technology and venture capital will look like. You will learn what it takes to become a great venture capitalist and also how to treat negotiations when pursuing initial venture capital funding. This course will be of great interest to entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to find out how venture capitalists work and what it takes to persuade them to financially back your company or business idea.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - What distinguishes successful companies from all others; - Why entrepreneurs are viewed as missionaries; - Learn that one of the keys to success is a strong partnership; - How to build a strong team and sustain its strength; - What are the important new disruptive technologies; - Learn how Grameen Bank proved to be a creative solution to the never-ending problem of poverty for many small villages in Bangladesh; - Get valuable career advice about starting your own business; - Discover the path to becoming a great venture capitalist; - What will the future of technology and venture capital look like; - How to handle negotiations with venture capitalists;


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Module Title
Module 1: Success as a Venture Capitalist
Module 2: Success as a Venture Capitalist Assessment

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Course Title Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist
Course # 405
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 2
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Course Description  In the free online course, John Doerr talks about how to succeed as a venture capitalist. John is a legend in venture investing having played a key role in the emergence and development of some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies. He is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, joining them in 1980, and has sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, and Symantec. In this course he talks about what distinguishes successful companies from others. He views entrepreneurs as missionaries and gives valuable advice on assembling a great team of people. He discusses important new disruptive technologies and the impact of social entrepreneurship. He gives valuable career advice and predicts what the future of technology and venture capital will look like. You will learn what it takes to become a great venture capitalist and also how to treat negotiations when pursuing initial venture capital funding. This course will be of great interest to entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to find out how venture capitalists work and what it takes to persuade them to financially back your company or business idea.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 26 April 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Samiha Purkayastha India It was an interesting course, very compact and I learnt something new. 2014-09-18 22:09:09
  • Julia thembi moreki South Africa Course Module: Module 1: Success as a Venture Capitalist
    Course Topic: Distinguished Ventures
    Comment: succeeding ventue capitalist it all about 2012-05-08 12:05:19
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