Foundations of Venture Capital (Online)
- The number of job postings with "venture capital" as a required skill increased by 49 percent in 2021 as compared to 2020. Source: EMSI
- Global VC funding surged to $621B in 2021, 2X the level in 2020 and ~10X the level from ten years ago. Source: CB Insights
What Is Venture Capital?
Whether your endgame is investing in the right high-growth startup or exploring your role in the VC ecosystem, you will examine the fundamentals of the venture capital landscape. You will get to know the players and their roles and examine the people and organizations in your network.
Professor of Professional Practice, Finance
Faculty Director of the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
Angela Lee is an award-winning professor and former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership programs. She started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey & Company. She founded four startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 20,000 companies and invested in over 90 companies. She also serves as a impact partner at Fresco Capital, an early-stage venture fund that focuses on the future of work, digital health, and sustainability.
She was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School in 2020 and won the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom in 2022.
Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, and Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech.
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