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Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist


Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist
Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist

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Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist Course
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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 5 stars based on 55 reviews
Course Title: Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist
Course #: 405
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
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
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Jacory Johnson
    Jacory Johnson United States of America really great course for future investors i highly suggest anyone who looks forward to being in the business field to take this course. 2015-01-11 02:01:26
  • Samiha Purkayastha
    Samiha Purkayastha India It was an interesting course, very compact and I learnt something new. 2014-09-18 22:09:09
  • Julia  thembi moreki
    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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