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Introduction to Venture Capital:

The Venture Capital industry pools resources from institutional and private investors and professionally selects investments in early-stage and growth-oriented companies prior to public offerings. Institutional and private investors include public and private pension funds, insurance companies, major corporate funds and high net-worth individuals. A Venture Capital fund may specialize in its investments by industry (biomedical, computer software, etc.), by geography (Southern California, Southeast, New England, etc.), by size (only over $10 million, only under $3 million, etc.), by stage of company development (early-stage or seed capital, third round financing, pre-IPO funding, etc.) and by any means designed to distinguish itself from its peers both to attract its own funding and to attract companies looking for funding.

 1- Stages of Typical Deal 2- Venture Capital Terms: Economics 3- Venture Capital Terms: Dividend Rights 4 - Venture Capital Terms: Liquidation Preference 5 - Venture Capital Terms: Redemption

6 -  Venture Capital Terms: Conversion Rights

7 - Venture Capital Terms: Conversion Price/Antidilution

8 - Venture Capital Terms: Exceptions to Antidilution 9 - Venture Capital Terms: Voting Rights and Protective Provisions

10 - Venture Capital Terms: Board of Directors 11 - Venture Capital Terms: Right of First Offer

12- Venture Capital Terms: Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale 13- Venture Capital Terms: Registration Rights=

14 - Venture Capital Final Documentation