RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL
WHAT IS VENTURE CAPITAL?
The term venture capital refers to funds invested in early-stage businesses with presumably substantial growth potential. Venture capital is an invaluable source of financing for start-ups that are too small and new to secure funding through the markets. By its nature, venture capital is risky investment, but the returns can be very high. By investing in a new businesses, venture capitalists usually gain part of the equity as well as some control over how the business is run. Profits are capitalized upon an eventual IPO or sale of the start-up.
Most venture capital comes from venture capital funds, which comprise pooled investments from wealthy individuals and financial institutions.
SKILLS REQUIRED TO WORK IN VENTURE CAPITAL
Working for a venture capital fund requires the same set of skills as working for any investment field. Technical skills like valuation and financial modeling are indispensable. Researching investment opportunities will be a key responsibility, so strong research skills are a must. The entry-level position in a venture capital firm is at the associate level, and previous experience in investment banking or private equity is usually required.
HOW CAN THE IFI TRAINING COURSE HELP ME IN MY CAREER IN VENTURE CAPITAL?
The comprehensive IFI training course will equip you with all the fundamental skills and competencies required for a successful career in finance. Following the IFI syllabus, you will master financial accounting and learn to perform valuations and build financial models. In addition, our investment banking experts can walk you through personal experiences with VC funds and techniques used to secure highly sought venture capital. Special time will be dedicated to an overview of venture capital firms, and you will receive additional insights from our seasoned finance professionals who teach the program.