Live 3 hour workshop for angels, syndicate leads, and venture investors to learn how to model venture funds.
Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
Starting a fund, syndicate, or getting started with angel investing? It's important to understand how to budget for investments and forecast returns for your limited partners. In this live 3 hour workshop over Zoom We will unpack and build models to forecast the building blocks and key metrics of venture funds. Come for the education, leave with a model you can use.
For an intro to the topic, check out How to Model a Venture Capital Fund on OpenVC.
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Model fund capital budgeting and deployment
We will cover how to use assumptions around fund size, management fees, and expenses to create a forecast of called capital, expenses, and invested capital over time.
Create a portfolio construction model
We will cover a few common ways of approaching portfolio construction models and discuss the pros and cons of each, and how to use them in our forecast of investments and proceeds. We will cover simple and complicated ways of forecasting portfolios, as well as ways to create manual forecasts and track actual investments.
Model proceeds and distributions
Using our forecast of invested capital and our portfolio construction logic, we will cover how to create a forecast of proceeds from investments and a waterfall of distributions, including preferred returns, GP catchups, and carried interest.
Present key metrics and key reports
Using our forecast of fund cash flows, we will introduce how to calculate unrealized gains and residual values, using our portfolio construction approach to forecast the underlying changes in value in the portfolio not captured in our realized cash flow forecasts. Then we will build out typical fund metrics and reports used for performance reporting, understanding the differences in interpretation between gross and net metrics, rate of return and multiple metrics, and more.
Bonus: Model a management company
How to model the forecasted revenues and expenses for the management company. This is a bonus session using prerecorded video, and will address questions and comments in the session.
The 3 hour workshop is structured to be an overview of the essentials to modeling venture funds, with questions and interactions throughout.
Wednesday, November 16
12:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Modeling a venture fund from start to finish in two and a half hours, with Q&A, live over Zoom, hosted on Maven, a platform for cohort-based courses.
Learn to build your own models
We'll leverage the venture capital fund model templates, but cover a range of approaches to building fund models, and work on a model live that you can walk away with. Always available for questions and support on fund modeling afterward.
No required homework or prereading
Structured to be manageable for busy professionals with actionable takeaways that you can use in your businesses today.
Join live, rewatch anytime
The workshop is recorded, so you can watch at your own time if you miss part of the workshop or want to refresh yourself on the topic.
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Live masterclass for founders, investors, and lawyers to learn the structures and math for building cap tables and exit waterfalls.
Join the masterclass for 4 live, 1.5 hour sessions to learn the terms, math, and important insights about how equity, convertible notes, SAFEs, and option pools impact cap tables, dilution, and ownership.
Taylor Davidson, Founder, Foresight
I created the financial models behind Foresight so early-stage entrepreneurs can spend less time on finance and more time on their products. I care about financial modeling because I believe that financial models can help us make critical business decisions even if the models themselves are not “always right”. Financial models can help even the earliest entrepreneurs if we build “minimum viable models” to focus on the decisions that matter most.
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