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Angel Investing 101

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Midtown, Manhattan
115 W 45th St 7th Fl
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10036
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this investment class:

How to invest directly into early stage companies you really believe in.

The goals of Angels 101

The goal of Angels 101 is that you become so versed and so comfortable with the language and mechanics of angel investing, that you can confidently approach any early stage founder whose company you really believe in, and secure yourself an investment which could change your life, no matter how small your cheque.

Course Architecture

Angels 101 is a six-module course that teaches you how to approach an early-stage founder whose company you believe in, and successfully navigate a Seed or Series A investment conversation. It also covers taking equity in an early stage company, as compensation for an advisor role.

After Taking Angels 101

You Will Be Able To:

  • Develop an industry-specific investment thesis.
  • Understand how convertible notes and SAFEs work.
  • Understand how convertible Series A Preferred Shares work.
  • Understand how equity in a Company’s option plan works.
  • Persuade a founder to let you invest in their early stage company you believe in.

Course Outline

Session 1

The Basics

  • Glossary of Key Concepts
  • Why Invest in Private Co.’s?
  • Angel Mindset
  • Sources of Private Deals
  • Venture Sequencing
  • Key Venture Players
  • Key Investment Resources

Session 2

Investment Thesis & Deal Sourcing

  • Quick Refresh: Session 1
  • Investment Thesis Development
  • Entrepreneur’s View: Raising $$
  • Deal Sourcing #1: Personal Search
  • Deal Sourcing #2: Crowdfunding
  • Intro: SAFEs, Notes, Convertible Preferred Shares

Session 3

Due Diligence & How VCS Work

  • Quick Refresh: Session 2
  • Pitch Deck Evaluation
  • The Data Room
  • Business Diligence Checklist
  • Legal Diligence Checklist
  • How VC Firms Work
  • Strategic Investors: CVC’s & Industry Angel

Session 4

Seed Stage Deals

  • Quick Refresh: Session 3
  • Convertible Debt: Key Terms & Conversion Mechanics
  • SAFEs: Key Terms & Mechanics
  • Advantages vs. Disadvantages: Equity, Convertible Debt, SAFEs
  • Series A Pro Forma Cap Table Calcs

Session 5

Series A Stage Deals

  • Quick Refresh: Session 4
  • Convertible Preferred Shares: Key Terms – Economics
  • Convertible Preferred Shares: Key Terms – Control
  • Series A Pro Forma Calcs
  • Venture Debt: Key Terms

Session 6

Investment Monitoring & The Exit

  • Quick Refresh: Session 5
  • Negotiating For Equity as an Employee or Consultant
  • Investment Monitoring & Support
  • Exit: Acquisitions & IPO
  • Pop-Quiz

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Excellent course! Class was taught by a real professional in the industry who was very personable and super knowledgeable.

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Founded in 2017, Class Rebel is an education company dedicated to leveling the playing field by teaching how to successfully raise venture capital, and how to invest in early stage companies.

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