Venture Capital Private EquityNEW
Venture Capital Private Equity
When it comes to showing resilience in the face of financial calamities, the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) sectors lead the way. Whether it was the Great Recession or the COVID-19 pandemic, VC and PE continued to demonstrate growth trajectories. In Q1 2021, global VC investments were at a record high of US$126.9 billion. By 2025, global PE assets under management is expected to reach US$5.8 trillion.
Increasingly, the VC and PE sectors have been working in tandem with each other. PE funds are investing in technology ventures at an early stage and VC funds are looking at late-stage ventures across geographies. When it comes to valuation in SaaS, tech-enabled companies, and fintech, their approaches are similar. With the two sectors showing a synergetic evolution, investment managers must gain a holistic understanding of the ecosystem to grow in their careers.
The Venture Capital Private Equity Program from Columbia Business School Executive Education will prepare you for succeeding in a dynamically transforming investment arena. In this comprehensive nine-month program, you will learn how to identify and evaluate what makes a good investment, develop valuation frameworks, structure term sheets, manage portfolios, and learn soft skills such as pitching deals, storytelling with data, and networking.
Become an expert at handling every stage of the investment life cycle with this program and emerge as a forward-thinking investment manager who can holistically understand the VC and PE landscape and build successful deal portfolios from sourcing to exits.
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With the Venture Capital Private Equity Program, you will learn the various cornerstones of the investment life cycle and gain the necessary knowledge of frameworks needed to excel as a reliable and forward-thinking investment manager.
Some of the program highlights include:
- HIGH TOUCH
Leverage interactive sessions with faculty, fireside chats with practitioners, and networking sessions with global peers.
- WORLD-RENOWNED FACULTY
Learn from Ivy League faculty, thought leaders, and industry experts.
- PEER LEARNING
Interact with and learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.
- SUCCESS COACH
You will be assigned a success coach who will help craft your learning journey through regular one-on-one check-in sessions.
- PRACTITIONER INSIGHTS
Interact with faculty and industry experts during the program to gain actionable insights and implement learning into practice.
- FLEXIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY
Customize your program experience by selecting from a range of topical electives and gain skill sets specific to your career goals.
- NETWORKING EVENT
Meet global peers at the three-day on-campus graduation and networking event in New York City.
- SELECT ALUMNI BENEFITS
Receive select Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completion of the program and become part of a distinguished global community.
The comprehensive curriculum provides asynchronous learning and live sessions conducted by a learning facilitator and faculty.
Module 1: Foundations of Venture Capital
- What Is Venture Capital?
- What Makes a Good VC Investment?
- What Matters in a Term Sheet?
- How Do You Value a Startup?
- How Do You Manage a Portfolio?
- Lessons Learned from 15,000 Pitches
Module 2: Private Equity Investment Cycle
- Private Equity Foundations
- What Makes a Good Investment?
- How Do You Put the Deal Together?
- How Do You Create Value in PE?
- What Does Success Look Like?
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Note: Session topics and electives are subject to change.
Ideal candidates for the Venture Capital Private Equity Program are professionals who have recently embarked on their journey in private investing and are eager to take significant strides in the VC and PE sectors. The program is beneficial for executives in investment banking, finance, private equity, venture capital, financial consulting, risk advisory, etc., who aim to gain a holistic understanding of sourcing, managing, and structuring deals. You will emerge with the knowledge and practical experience needed to elevate your career and accelerate your firm’s impact.
Senior Lecturer, Business, Finance, and Economics
Director, Private Equity Program
Columbia Business School
Professor of Professional Practice, Finance
Faculty Director of the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
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