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Finance for Innovation: Private Equity and Venture Capital

Open Enrolment Program

Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) funds are active investors, who provide patient capital for innovation. These funds invest in companies in different stages of their life cycle: start-ups, to mature companies with restructuring and consolidation opportunities and distressed firms. Besides financial resources, PE and VC funds also help investee companies to improve corporate governance, practices and managerial processes, and use their network to increase growth opportunities. The PE and VC has been growing significantly worldwide as well as in Brazil.

The objective of this course is to introduce and discuss the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry as an important source of capital for innovation. It presents an opportunity for investor to have higher return as well as an active investor that will improve innovation and efficiency of companies.

The participant will be prepared to:

  • Understand the benefits and risks of investing in private equity and venture capital
  • Design investment policies for investing in PE and VC
  • Understand from the point of view of early and late stage companies what to expect of a PE investment and its limitation.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem and how VC, PE and corporations Interact with startups
  • Evaluate the opportunities and risks of PE and VC in Brazil
  • Compare the PE and VC industry in Brazil with the global industry

MBA students of different universities and countries and alumni of Insper

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience.
  • Active Insper MBA students must have completed at least 3 quarters
  • Fluency in English
  • They may be alumni of MBA programs
  • Insper students must have grades greater than or equal to 8.5
  • Only students coming from universities with the following accreditations will be accepted: AMBA, ANAMBA, AACSB or EQUIS

Early Bird Enrollment: 10% discount on the total cost of the course, granted for enrollments made up to 25 days before the start of classes. In addition to the payment discount, the advance enrollment allows the availability of materials, prior reading or application of tests (according to the needs of each course), better organization of the class by the teacher and the school, to welcome new students with excellence.


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