VC(ED) - Introduction to Venture Capital
and Startup Investing - Term Sheets: Economic & Control; Capitalization, Dilution

Course Duration - 1 Week

Level - Beginner

Course Overview

In module 3 the student is introduced to technical and legal aspects of investments. The student will learn about term sheet considerations including both economic and control considerations. The student will also learn about capitalization table and dilution considerations.

Overall Course Objective

  • Introduction to startup investing for VC, Angel and corporate investors

  • Operational investor vocabulary

  • Able to perform the tasks performed by an early stage investor.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to educate the student on 3 core investment areas. These areas are term sheets, capitalization tables, and dilution. The student will leave with a working knowledge of these core areas of investment.

Topic & Outline

  • Term sheets - economic considerations

  • Term sheets - control considerations

  • Capitalization table

  • Dilution


This program was designed for 3 distinct audiences.

  • The first audience is aspiring venture associates. If you are seeking to enter the venture capital industry this course will teach you the fundamental information you need to enter the industry and speak knowledgeably as you learn your craft.

  • The second audience is the first time Angel Investors. If you are a first time Angel Investor this is a great course that will teach you the information you need to confidently make your first investment.

  • The third audience is corporate representatives that are looking to either invest in our partner with startups as a strategic advantage. In this course, you will learn how to make your first strategic investment.

While this course has been designed for three distinct groups we welcome anyone who has an interest in learning about the wonderful world of venture capital and startup investing to join us.

More about this course:

Course Fee


UnVentures, INC has put together a 4 week online bootcamp to educate early-stage investors on best practices for sourcing and funding early-stage startup companies. The Ventur(ED) program is for individuals serious about entering the venture capital industry or becoming a sophisticated Angel Investor. This course is designed to teach participants the core fundamental knowledge needed to enter the venture investment space. It is the course we wished existed when we started sourcing companies 10 years ago.


At UnVentures, Inc we believe in honesty and transparency. In addition to general education, this program is used to source potential venture associates and limited partners for our venture funds. We deeply believe that education is a key component of our success.


The UnVentures team has over 10 plus years of experience sourcing early-stage deals from main-street Angel investment groups to world-class Angel/VC investors in Silicon Valley. We are not a University. We are seeking to provide the education we have learned the hard way and recruit people to join us in our journey to build a world-class incubator, accelerator and venture fund.



If this intrigues you, we invite you to take the first step by going through our first Venture Investing course.


To learn more about UnVentures Inc., please visit our website at www.unventures.co.

Meet the Instructor

Brett Noyes
Brett NoyesFounder and Managing Director, UnVentures

Brett Noyes is the founder and managing director of UnVentures. UnVentures operates a series of FinTech and Blockchain focused incubation programs in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting UnVentures, Noyes built startup incubator programs for famous Angel investor, Jason Calacanis, and world-famous VC Tim Draper. Through this work, the companies he has worked with have raised over five hundred million dollars. This money was raised through angels, venture capitalists, and global fundraising platforms. 

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