Entrepreneurial Finance

Course Code
FIN 425
3 hours
  • Winter 18
  • Winter 19
  • Winter 20
FIN 300 or 302 or 557
Entrepreneurial Finance --- This course is open to all BBA students and presents the fundamentals of venture capital and private equity finance. It is focused on financing startup and early stage, technology-based firms, later stage investment and buyouts. The course covers venture capital and private equity market structure and institutional arrangements and the application of financial theory and methods in a venture capital and private equity setting. Four main aspects of venture capital and private equity are covered: valuation, deal structuring, governance, and harvesting. "Live" case studies are used in demonstrate the practical, hands-on application of techniques following their development in class.

Prior to Winter 2015, this course was offered as FIN 325.

Taught By
David Brophy
  • Director of the Office for the Study of Private Equity Finance
  • Professor of Finance
David’s research focuses on pricing of private equity and initial public offerings of common stock and characteristics of the venture capital...