Newsroom

Learn How To Do Venture Deals From the Experts - Free 7 Week Class

June 10th, 2020

2-min Read

Techstars Cofounder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson — both renowned venture capitalists, founding partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist — are again offering their popular free course Venture Deals.

Classes begin on June 28, and registration is open now

“The depth of the content which was presented in a very easy to comprehend manner, supplemented with additional resources with the option to cover it during a fixed period of time! In short, I loved everything about the course.”

— Madhurima, course participant

Brad and Jason are dedicated to educating entrepreneurs about the fundraising process and sharing the investor perspective on this important step in the entrepreneurial journey. Over 30,000 people have already participated in the course, which is always free. 


Read 5 Questions with Brad Feld about why he teaches Venture Deals


Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings. 

“I really enjoyed the course and already referred friends and network to have a go at it. Many thanks for democratising fundraising and investing in startups. I found the videos highly effective and the assignments well structured and balanced. By far the best online course I had, my only regret is that I did not know about it earlier. Thanks a million.”

— Stephane, course participant

Techstars and Kauffman Fellows are excited to bring you this free resource to help you build a better future. Venture Deals is a seven-week, team-oriented, “learn-by-doing” online course, hosted by NovoEdu, that includes educational videos from Brad and Jason, virtual team projects, worksheets, and case studies. The class takes about four to six hours a week to complete. Participants can also earn a Statement of Accomplishment certificate that can be shared on LinkedIn profiles.

In addition, enrolled participants can sign up for exclusive live AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with Brad Feld and Jeff Harbach, President and CEO of Kauffman Fellows, to ask them anything about the fundraising landscape and entrepreneurship.

What will you learn during the course? 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 is open now and the Summer class begins June 28, 2020. Secure your spot today

#Venture Deals