Courses run by 500 Global, one of the most active VC’s in the world
VC Unlocked is about sharing the lessons our team has learned and building up new ecosystems with smart capital. Venture isn't the most transparent industry, and we're trying to change that."
Ready to join the other side of the table as an Angel Investor? These fundamental courses will help you get there.
Our experienced and talented investors, legal team, and CFO from 500 Global come together to teach these three key investment courses. Get practical insights you can put into action immediately.
Each of these courses includes:
Short, skill-based lessons
Self-paced, online and each with a live workshop component at the end
A certificate from 500 upon completion
10 years of VC knowhow in 8 hours or less
NAVIGATING TERM SHEETS FOR INVESTORS
Now that you've selected the right startup, you need to ensure that healthy term sheets are on the table to maximize your investment's impact.
Term sheets can be challenging to navigate. Gain confidence to negotiate better, for yourself and for your founders, so that you can establish early on in your relationship solid and clear foundations that are key for successful investments.
Understanding how intelligent startup ownership is structured is key for your investments and to be able to advise founders in your portfolio.
Cap tables can be tricky. To be comfortable with your companies investments, you need to clearly understand where your selected startups are today. Learn how to read and craft cap tables in this course.
So you're ready to be a fund manager? We're here to share our years of experience to support and help you best prepare and plan for your first fund.
Fund modelling is both an art and a science. It is in nature an iterative process where you and your team will continue to test hypotheses to achieve your desired fund outcomes. Get the support you need to take the first step!
Summarize all the instruments to raise capital, convertible securities and equity
Understand the key events of the term sheet process to be able to pinpoint major happenings
Identify common legal terms within standard industry term sheets
Evaluate whether or not deal terms are beneficial to you or the founder
Get Familiar with the Legal Terms of Venture Capital
Instruments to Raise Capital
From understanding debt and equity financing to demystify convertible securities and understand discounts/valuation caps associated, this is where you get in the crux of raising capital.
Become more aware of your fund economics by learning about valuation, liquidation preference, anti-dilution, pro rata, redemption rights, pay to play.
Become a key player and a true mover and shaker by getting your voice heard. This is where you learn about boards, protective provisions, drag alongs, voting thresholds and vesting terms.
Putting it Together
As a VC, you will have to make decisions based on different perspectives. This is where we help you reflect on the term sheet as a whole so you can make well-informed decisions.
Live Workshop: Term Sheet Negotiations (Available Quarterly)
Join a live workshop with an expert from 500 Global and peers from around the world. Use your new knowledge to practice negotiating term sheets to protect your own self-interests while also incentivizing the other party.
This program provided a healthy mix of live, practical experience and study-at-your-own-pace resource materials, all condensed into a manageable schedule. It's a "must-have" for someone like myself who looking to transition into the VC space.
Amit Bhanot (Corporate Lawyer, Angel/Startup Advisor, Entrepreneur)
One of a kind opportunity to expand your network with great people across the globe and learn from the 500 startups team how to optimize your deal flow screening.
Arthur Schmunk, Amazon Web Services
This is a truly well designed programme and the highly engaged instructors gave me full of insights. I'm more confident than ever as an investor.
Sato Ozawa, Unbuilt Ventures
This program is excellent! I have taken other programs that focus more on theory and not so much on practice, this program has the perfect balance between theory and practice, a great starting route to go deep into the world of investing in start ups.
Luis Delgado Corrales
We’ve designed these self-paced, online courses to cover all the essentials with none of the fluff. Get the crash course done in a day or split up the modules at your own pace! It’s all in your hands.
Enroll in one or all of these courses now and get one step closer to becoming a venture investor