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Architecting Your Startup Investment Portfolio

Online bi-weekly November 4–20

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Architecting Your Startup Investment Portfolio is a six-day, venture immersion and skill-building workshop designed to help angel investors, high net-worth individuals, corporate executives, and members of family offices build their portfolios. 
Specifically, this program focuses on:
  • Generating high-quality deal flow
  • Evaluating investor pitches and providing "mentor capital"’
  • Performing initial assessments
  • Conducting screening and due diligence
  • Determining and assessing valuations
  • Understanding and negotiating term sheets
  • Selecting funding vehicles
  • Providing effective board governance and strategic advice
  • Assisting ventures in attracting rounds of funding
  • Developing investment strategy and goals
  • Determining your portfolio strategy
  • Assessing financial returns

By attending, you’ll learn how to develop and invest in an early-stage, venture portfolio. This is a skills-based, hands-on, intensive program focused on the knowledge and procedures you'll need both to invest in and develop startup ventures.

The program will be delivered remotely and include readings, skill-based lectures, assignments, evaluation of technology-based business opportunities, and analysis of the processes and instruments used to execute and track investments.

Program Faculty

William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing

Albert Bruno


Patrick Guerra

Chairman, Software Industry Group at Band of Angels

Ronald Weissman

If you are...

An Angel Investor

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Deepen your knowledge of venture investing by becoming proficient in generating and evaluating high-quality deal flow, determining valuations, negotiating term sheets, leading the venture round, and participating at the board level.

a Corporate Manager

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If you are an executive who builds strategic alliances, makes acquisition or early stage investment decisions for your company, this program can give you insights and tools to evaluate startups, pick the winners and determine their strategic fit for your company.

an Entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur seeking to architect your venture for success in progressive rounds of financing, this program is for you. Learn how to create presentations to match what investors are looking for in each funding round.

Join us to learn how to apply the best practices used by angel and venture capital pros to select and manage your startup investment portfolio.
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Program Agenda

Registration Information


  1. Program Dates: November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 (bi-weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays)

  2. Program Fee: $4500

  3. SCU Alumni Fee: $3600

  4. Initial payment must be at least 50% of the regular price of the program. Full payment must be made prior to program completion.

  5. Payment can be made via credit card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) or via Company Check payable to the Silicon Valley Executive Center.




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