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70-397, Fall 2002
Homework Update
Added: Class 11 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Diligence C to Assignments
Added: Question Card D to Assignments

Due 11/12/02:
Draft Recommendation (see Class Lecture 11)
Question Card D

Due 11/19/02:
Diligence C
Homework Update
Added: Diligence B (revised) to Assignments
Added: Class 10 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Example Term Sheet to Lectures
Added: Polytronics Term Sheet to Lectures

Due 11/05/02:
Diligence B (revised) - Optional
Homework Update
Added: Diligence B to Assignments
Added: Class 7 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Class 8 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Class 9 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Craig Gomulka Guest Lecture to Lectures

Due 10/29/02:
Diligence B
Winning Angels pp 179 222
Homework Update
Added: Diligence A to Assignments
Added: Class 5 Lecture to Lectures
Added: Class 6 Lecture to Lectures

Due 10/15/02:
Diligence A
Homework Update
Added: Question Card C to Assignments

Due 10/8/02:
Question Card C
Read the Gurus in the Garage case study
Homework Update
Added: Question Card B to Assignments
Added: Class 4 Lecture to Lectures

Due 9/24/02:
Question Card B
Read the Venture Capitalist case study
Winning Angels pp 143-177
Update: 9/13/02
Added: Info Card C (due 9/17/02) to Assignments
Added: Class 3 Lecture to Lectures
Update: 9/3/02
Added: Info Card B (due 9/10/02) to Assignments
Added: Question Card A (due 9/10/02) to Assignments
Welcome from Prof. Hannah
Angel investors and venture capitalists have become the most visible sources
of investment in new businesses in the United States. This course examines
the investment process from the viewpoint of the angel and venture investor,
and provides the students with a framework of their investment process. The
course comprises four sections: investment criteria and selection, due
diligence, deal structure and valuation, and post-investment management.
Students will be expected, in a team setting, to move a potential investment
through its diligence, deal structure and valuation stages, and present an
investment recommendation. Guest speakers will supplement the course.