Are you a reporter in Northern California that covers start-ups? Do you wish you had taken more finance classes in college that might have helped prepare you for your current beat? Now, I know that my knowledge of 19th century english literature is a hit at parties, but it didn’t directly help me out when trying to decipher a term sheet . I know now that I shouldn’t have switched my major, or at least kept a minor, from business to communications.
So, SARTA is having a workshop for reporters to help them understand the world of private equity and venture capital.
Here’s a working agenda. Please feel free to RSVP to me (josh at morgandorado dot com) or to Oleg at sarta dot org. This is for credentialed reporters only. If you have a blog, but are not a credentialed reporter, send me an email and we’ll see if there is a fit.
- Entrepreneurship Fundamentals: What entrepreneurs go through to start a company
- Venture Capital 101
- What they do
- How and why they do it
- What it means to be the “Lead” investor in a deal
- The Math
- Success metrics
- How VCs make money
- and more…
- Defining the Private Equity Universe*
- Seed Stage
- Early Stage
- Late Stage
- Leveraged Buy-Outs (LBOs)
- and beyond
- Deals – Where’s the story?
- What to ask (startups and VCs)
- What not to ask (startups and VCs)
- What local VCs find interesting in our region and its deals
- Regional trends