Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist
Gain valuable insight into how to handle negotiations and succeed as a venture capitalist with John Doerr.
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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!
Module 1: Success as a Venture Capitalist
Mercenaries and Missionaries
Helping Teams Work Together
The Past, Present and Future of Google
The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship
How To Be a Venture Capitalist
The Global Future
How to Negotiate Valuations
Module 2: Success as a Venture Capitalist Assessment
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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