Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 44/44
Credits: 2

Course Description

In recent years, start-up companies that are privately financed with funds provided by angel investors and venture capital firms have become a dramatically successful source of jobs and of important new and innovative products, particularly in the areas of software, semiconductors, electronics, communications, biotechnology, and the Internet. This course deals with legal and business issues that arise in representing emerging growth technology companies, with a particular emphasis on venture capital transactions, liquidity events, intellectual property, corporate formation and governance. The course will provide an introduction to practice in this area through the eyes of an attorney who is active in the Washington, D.C. technology market and who practices with a Silicon Valley-based law firm. Guest lecturers play an important role in this class and provide students with a real-world perspective on helping emerging growth companies. During the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to hear from prominent founders/CEOs, venture capitalists, an investment banker, an angel investor, and several entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital and built companies.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex examination at end of the semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex examination at end of the semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Public Syllabus Link: None
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