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THE INVESTOR
December 09, 2019
Big Reunion

Startups & Investors

Startup Alliance to co-host 3rd Berkeley VC Academy Korea

  • PUBLISHED :November 11, 2019 - 16:01
  • UPDATED :November 11, 2019 - 16:01
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South Korea’s nonprofit organization Startup Alliance said on Nov. 11 it plans to co-host a three-day training program with Berkeley Center for Law and Business at University of California in December, marking a third one.

Dubbed “Berkeley VC Academy,” the program is to be held Dec. 4-6 at Trade Tower in southern Seoul. The annual program focuses on the nuts and bolts of deal-making, targeting those interested in the mechanics of venture finance and comparisons between Silicon Valley and Asia. 

The three-day curriculum will feature speeches, interactive sessions and panel discussions by 12 speakers at home and abroad, including Orange Silicon Valley principal Derek Au and Korea Venture Investment Corp.’s research & analysis team head Kim Moon-sun.

Starting off with a session to explore basic structure and rationale for private equity finance and valuation works through different stages or rounds of financing, participants will be given hands-on opportunities to hone negotiation skills and learn about venture deal terms from the perspective of entrepreneurs, investors and attorneys. Berkeley Center of Law and Business executive director Adam Sterling will take charge of a session for participants to build a simulated startup capitalization table, while UC Berkeley’s Startup@BerkeleyLaw director Deborah Kang will lead the boot camp, splitting the participants into teams.

In the meantime, participants are expected to get a glance at the Korean startup ecosystem through panel sessions by Korean investors and startup entrepreneurs.

Startup Alliance said it expects to host some 40 participants for the curriculum.

By Son Ji-hyoung (consnow@heraldcorp.com)

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