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Venture Capital Finance

Learn how funds operate in the marketplace in Europe. Cover the full cycle of the Investment process and a review of the regulatory, tax & governance issues involved.

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A one-day venture Capital course

Session 1: Understanding How Venture Capital Funds Operate

  • Introduction to Venture Capital training
  • European landscape for venture capital funds
  • Developing the venture capital business plan:
    • examples of plans
  • The fundraising process and interaction with LPs:
    • examples of current fundraising
    • legal, tax and technical documentation issues
  • Assessing investment opportunities

Group exercise: evaluating a business pitch for venture funding 

Sessions conclude with a review and discussion of the exercise

Session 2: Venture Capital Course Continued

  • Session 2 begins with a review of Session 1
  • Structuring the initial investment – equity or convertible?
  • Negotiating the term sheet and founder participation

Exercise: evaluating the appropriate investment structure

  • Follow on investment decisions, venture capital involvement in decision making and dilution impact from further funding rounds
  • Planning for the exit and valuation methods
  • Finally, this venture capital finance course evaluates returns and performance metrics for the venture capital fund

Venture Capital training at Redcliffe is created and delivered by an international advisory company's owner and Managing Director. Over the last 17 years, our trainer has dedicated his career in advisory and development business valuation services to the corporate, banking and finance industries. As a corporate finance valuation professional with practical experience and extensive knowledge of corporate and structured finance in global financial markets, delegates are in secure and knowledgeable hands.

Our trainer is a Visiting Fellow in the M&A department and Programme Director at Executive Development, Sir John Cass Business School, London. He is a member of the Visiting Faculty at Fuqua Business School. He has previously worked as an advisor to the Overseas Development Administration in the UK and EU PHARE and TACIS programmes throughout Europe and Russia.

Venture Capital training is delivered by an expert in corporate finance, M&A, corporate analysis and structured finance, asset securitization, risk management, valuation, corporate credit processes, project finance and treasury management. He currently works with many global corporate and banking clients in these areas, also acting as an Expert Witness for London law firms in respect of his areas of expertise.

Working with an extensive list of global clients he covers European, Middle East, African and Asian markets. In the corporate market, he works extensively with large corporate clients, private equity firms and private investors alongside public sector companies such as the NHS and major law firms. Our Venture Finance course leader provides advisory and development business valuation services to these organisations, either via relevant departments or directly to Senior Line Management.

Our expert is a well-known figure within various training and development companies in Europe and regularly provides seminars across the world. He is a recognised expert on his specialist topic areas making him the ideal fit for delivery of this session.

This trainer has worked with several high-profile global investment banks including as Managing Director of a subsidiary of Union Plc, a London merchant bank. He left this position in 1996 to form his own international advisory Company.

The list of financial institutions and corporates with whom our Venture Capital course specialist has worked over recent years is extensive and includes Allied Irish Bank, Alpha Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of China and Barclays. His list also includes BayernLB, BT plc, Citibank, China Construction Bank, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Danone, DECC, Deloitte and Dexia. Additional include; Emirates Bank, E&Y, Euler Hermes, First Gulf Bank, FSA London, Garanti Bank, HBOS, Hohhot Bank Mongolia, HSBC and HVB. This impressive list includes but is not exhaustive; Iccrea Banca, Intesa SanPaolo, Central Bank of Ireland, KPMG, L’Oreal, Malta FSA, Mongolian Stock Exchange, Morgan Stanley, Mubadala, NHS and numerous others.

Participants attending Venture Capital training will:
  • Understand how venture capital funds are established in the European market
  • Explain the fundraising process and interaction with LPs
  • Appreciate the range of strategies available to venture capital funds in terms of investment
  • Understand the full cycle of investment from the initial decision to invest, to follow-on development through series funding and exit of an investment
  • Explain the performance metrics of a venture capital fund
  • Delegates will understand the basic regulatory, tax and governance issues involved in running a venture capital fund having attended this venture capital training course

Courses on venture capital at Redcliffe Training are suited to personnel involved in the venture capital process such as investors, HNWI, family offices, lawyers and advisers.

This session is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to raise venture capital funding. In addition, government agencies and corporate entities looking to set up corporate venture funds will benefit from this venture finance course.

This Venture Capital course explains how funds operate in the marketplace in Europe. It considers the establishment of the fund, the fundraising process from LPs and the investment process and operational decision making within the fund by the GPs. We cover the full cycle of the investment process from origination to exit of the investment and include a review of the regulatory, tax and governance issues involved in running the fund.


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