Venture Deals: The Free Class You Can’t Afford To Skip

What exactly is a term sheet? Cap table? Convertible debt? Letter of intent?

If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to raise capital and grow your business, these are basic vocab you need to know for working with VCs. The more you can learn how these components of a deal impact your company’s future, the better positioned you’ll be for the next round.

Not to worry. Techstars co-founder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—both renowned venture capitalists, partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist—are opening enrollment for the Fall 2019 online course, Venture Deals.

You’re invited to join the over 23,000 people who have already taken this FREE course. Classes begin September 8, 2019.

Techstars and Kauffman Fellows are delighted to Give First by again hosting this popular course. Venture Deals is a seven week, collaborative, “learn-by-doing” online course where you will watch videos from Brad and Jason along with doing project work as virtual teams. The workload for the course is about four to six hours per week. 

Ask Brad and Jason Anything! Enrolled participants will have the unique opportunity to ask Brad and Jason questions during exclusive live video chats. 

Want to know exactly what the course covers? Here’s the syllabus:

  • Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team
  • Week 2 – Fundraising/Finding the Right VC
  • Week 3 – Capitalization Tables/Convertible Debt
  • Week 4 – Term Sheets: Economics & Control
  • Week 5 – Term Sheets Part Two
  • Week 6 – Negotiations
  • Week 7 – Letter of Intent/Getting Acquired

Enrollment for the Venture Deals course is open now, and classes begin September 8, 2019. Secure your spot HERE.








Funding Demystified! Free Course Offers Founders a Guide to Raising Capital

How do venture deals really work?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur raising funds or an investor looking to take your venture finance skills to the next level, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson have the answers for you.

Techstars co-founder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—both renowned venture capitalists, partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist—are again giving their FREE online course Venture Deals.

You’re invited to join the over 15,000 people who have already taken this FREE course. Classes begin April 7, 2019.

“We’re going to talk about what makes Venture Capitalists tick, how we get paid, all the incentives that entrepreneurs never hear about, and how those play into the negotiations you’re going to have with VCs one day, through either convertible debt or preferred stock deal,” said Jason. “We’re really excited to make this all transparent in a way that has never been done before.”

Along with the Kauffman Fellows Academy, Techstars is proud to be hosting this course. Give First is an important Techstars value, and this course will help entrepreneurs everywhere grow their companies and build a better future.

Venture Deals is a 7 week, collaborative, “learn-by-doing” online course where you will watch videos from Brad and Jason along with doing project work as virtual teams. The workload for the course is about four to six hours per week. Enrolled participants will have the opportunity to ask Brad and Jason questions live during exclusive video chats.  

“In addition to going deep on all aspects of the term sheet, we’re also going to talk to you about basic negotiation theory, and we’re going to give you a good sense for all the different dynamics that go around a financing,” Brad said. “We’re excited to bring this course to you, and look forward to going on a journey with you.”

Enrollment for the Venture Deals Course is open now, and classes begin April 7, 2019. Secure your spot HERE.








Venture Deals Fall 2018 Announcement

Are you an entrepreneur raising money—who wants to be smarter than your lawyer and your venture capitalist? Are you an investor who wants to take your venture finance skills to the next level? Along with the Kauffman Fellows Academy, we are hosting an online course with Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson based on their book Venture Deals. Sign up here to join the over 15,000 people who have taken this course.

This is a collaborative, online course where you will watch videos from Brad and Jason along with doing project work as teams. This run starts on October 7, 2018 and ends on November 28, 2018. The course also includes two live events where you can ask Jason and Brad questions. Here are two example Q&A sessions from prior sessions: