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Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist

Gain valuable insight into how to handle negotiations and succeed as a venture capitalist with John Doerr.

Finances and Banking
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This free online venture capitalism course features John Doerr, a legend in venture investing since having played a key role in the emergence and development of some of Silicon Valley's most successful companies. In the course, John Doerr will teach you how to succeed as a venture capitalist and give valuable career advice. You will learn about important new disruptive technologies, the impact of social entrepreneurship, and more.

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Description

This course begins with John Doerr teaching you how to successfully gain venture capital investment. You will learn what distinguishes successful companies from all others and why entrepreneurs are viewed as missionaries who give valuable advice on assembling a great team of people. John will also teach you that one of the keys to success is a strong partnership. You will learn how to build a strong team and sustain its strength.

You will then learn about the important new disruptive technologies in the market. This course will discuss how Grameen Bank proved to be a creative solution to the never-ending problem of poverty for many small villages in Bangladesh. Moreover, John will give his insights on how to start your own business and discover the path to becoming a great venture capitalist. He will also discuss the future of technology and venture capital.

John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, joining them in 1980. The venture capital company has sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, and Symantec. Upon the completion of this course, you will find out how venture capitalists work and what it takes to persuade them to financially back your company or business idea. You will also learn how to handle negotiations with venture capitalists so make sure to sign up for this course today and start learning! 

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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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All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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