Data analytics in Finance Course

Venture Capital Program

The course equips you with a comprehension on venture capital both from the viewpoints of industrialists and investors. It also gives you an understanding of the various phases of venture capital funding, beginning from the fundraising initiation phase to the final exit strategy phase. By the end of the course, you will be thorough with all the theoretical concepts in venture capital and capable of implementing practical tools in the field for raising funding for your venture.


The course caters to both the needs of the entrepreneurs and the investors. The participants will gain practical knowledge on the entire investment funding cycle, from pitching a concept to arriving at a successful venture capital deal agreement. In contrast, the investors will get equipped with vital skills to assess a company and its valuation projections. Investors will also be able to evaluate the market value of a company, which will help them make critical business decisions.

Who should attend

All individuals who want to improve their knowledge and further develop their professional skills in the venture space

  • Startup companies who are planning to raise capital
  • Professionals who are seeking a career in venture capital
  • Family offices and strategic departments of business which are planning to setup VCs fund
  • CEOs, head of business units, departments and decision-making personnel – who want to deal or currently dealing with venture equity firms
  • Middle to senior managers including analysts/investments bankers/finance professionals
  • Candidates who wish to set up venture equity business


Non-theoretical methodology which includes interactive discussions, case studies, interactive games and assignments to understand the concepts and their applicability


We carefully choose all our trainers who possess a rich and vast experience in the financial sector. The course will be conducted by an experienced training consultant having more than 20 years of industry experience with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, specializing in investment banking, private equity, venture capital, etc

Module – 1: Venture Capital (VC): Introduction

  • Overview of venture capital industry
  • Various industry terminology and meanings
  • Importance of venture capital and its process

Module – 2: Venture Capital: Stages of a Business

  • Various stages of startup and types of VCs financing
  • Suitability of VC at different stages of business
  • The right time to engage with VC Mapping of startup stages with different types of VCs

Module – 3: The Investment Cycle

  • Phases of the VC investment cycle
  • Understanding the investment process
  • Key points focused at each stage
  • Critical issues with VCs

Module –4:Deal Sourcing and Analysis

  • Strategies in deal sourcing
  • Online deal sourcing vs. traditional deal souring
  • Deal selection process
  • Key factors focused by VCs

Module – 5: How to Prepare the Best Pitch Deck

  • How to prepare a compelling pitch deck and presentation for presenting to potential VCs
  • Important points to note for drafting a successful investor pitch deck
  • Things to avoid when preparing an investor pitch deck

Module – 6: Venture Capital Modelling (VCM): A Brief Description of Startup Business Plan

  • Venture capital modeling and its lifecycle?
  • Significance of broad head VCM
  • Example of free cash flow in startups

Module – 7: Valuation of Startups Business Valuation

  • Different types of startups valuations
  • Difference between traditional and startups valuations
  • How to conduct company valuation and what is its structure
  • How to build capitalization table venture capital

Module – 8: Critical terms of VC Term sheet

  • What is a VC term sheet?
  • Assessing the key components and terminologies of a VC sheet
  • Economic jargons, investor rights, and protection terminologies

Module – 9: Investment Structures of VC

  • Studying the structure of a venture capital investment fund
  • Role of the management company and the portfolio company
  • Reviewing the role of LPs and GPs in a VC investment

Module – 10: How to prepare and conduct Due Diligence

  • Types of due diligence conducted
  • Key points to focus on
  • How to balance between scope and goal, time and costs

Module – 11: How to Calculate Returns

  • How to conduct the return analysis
  • Various adjustments in the calculations
  • Key mistakes to avoid

Module – 12: How do VCs Value Add and Monitor Investments

  • How do VCs make value addition to their investments?
  • Role of VCs in a company’s fundraising strategies and recruitment
  • Studying KPI reports and monthly company reports
  • Analyzing financial hardships of companies and their solutions

Module – 13: Exit from Startups by VCs

  • Assessing the role of startup acquisitions as exit strategies
  • Discussing trade sales, IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions as exit strategies
  • When to exit from startups in a VC investment

Module – 14: Equity and Nonequity Choices of Funding

  • Studying the different equity and nonequity funding options
  • Reviewing a company’s existing funding options
  • What are the benefits of choosing the equity funding options?

If you want to know more about the program, please refer to our course page at Riverstone Training schedule!