Venture Capital Private Equity
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?
Senior Lecturer, Business, Finance, and Economics
Director, Private Equity Program
Columbia Business School
Donna Hitscherich serves as director of the Private Equity Program and is a Bernstein Faculty Leader at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. She teaches Corporate Finance, Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Advanced Corporate Finance. Prior to her academic career, she was an investment banker and mergers and acquisition specialist, working with CS First Boston, JP Morgan &Co Inc., and Banc of America Securities. Prior to those roles, she was a corporate lawyer, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. She holds a BS and JD from St. John’s University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Hitscherich is also a certified paramedic in the State of New York.
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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