Signature Assignment: Venture Capital and Private Equity
The modern workplace is a busy environment where colleagues, customers, and key stakeholders are often dispersed. Because of this, key analysis needs to be available via robust asynchronous presentations. Often, stakeholders focused on venture capital and private equity-based transactions will be located in various locations around the world. Face-to-face presentations will not always be permissible. Therefore, successful managers will have the ability to provide all pertinent information, findings, and recommendations via a PowerPoint presentation, where communications can occur via a web meeting, or simply by email, if in-person meetings are not possible.
This week provides such an opportunity, where you will combine all of your research on valuation, deal structuring, governance, and harvesting into a powerful and persuasive educational presentation.
Books and Resources for this Week:
Brush, C., Carter, N., Greene, P., Hart, M., & Gatewood, E. (2002, October). The role of social capital and gender in linking financial suppliers and entrepreneurial firms: A framework for future research.
VentureCapital Loan. (2014). How to Find Capital For Your Business Venture Capital Investment Funding.
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You are welcome to select the type of slides, text, and media that will best support your overall thesis statement, main points, and concluding comments.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.
Support your presentation with at least five (5) additional scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.
Length: 15-20 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 150-200 words for each slide
Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.
Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week's assignments.
Week 8 Assignment: Synthesize the Importance of the Four Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity
Consider the following scenario: Your organization is ready to look at attracting external investment in order to grow. You have been assigned the task of preparing an all-inclusive PowerPoint presentation on the subject of venture capital and private equity to be used throughout the company for training and general informational purposes. Your audience may vary from upper-level executives on down to the entry-level staff. You decide that an overview of the four aspects of valuation, deal structuring, governance, and harvesting that are company-specific is in order. Time is of the essence, as your company is also considering another overseas expansion.
Select an organization with which you are familiar and a foreign country that could be considered for future expansion efforts. Begin your presentation by identifying your company and the country considered for expansion, as well as the products/services offered. Clearly indicate how each aspect of venture capital and private equity is important to attracting the investment needed to expand and identify the steps that should be considered to move forward. Provide specific and detailed examples when able to clarify your points.
Based on the company that you chose for Part One, create a proposal document that would be sent to potential private equity investors. This proposal should be comprehensive in nature. This would be a proposal that could be sent out to potential investors. This proposal should be at least three pages long and contain all of the information investors would need to make an informed decision. You should also include the information that you have gathered in the previous weeks of this course.
Support your proposal with at least three (3) additional scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included