Kelly DePonte

Venture Capital Basics

Presenter: Kelly K. DePonte — Managing Director, Probitas Partners (; Advisory Board Member, IMDDA

Presentation Description: The presenter will cover the basics of Venture Capital Funds and the history of the sector from a limited partner’s perspective.

Presentation Objectives:

Gain a better understanding of the risk/return profile of these funds, as well as an understanding of investing in different stages of company development.

Discusses differences between diversified funds and the industry focused funds that increasingly dominate the market.

Reviews common terms and issues across all fund sub-sectors.

Audience: Particularly of interest to staff at both institutional limited partners and sophisticated HNW investors. Also has applicability to staff at service providers and junior staff at fund managers interested in limited partner viewpoints.

Level: Beginner

Pre- Requisite: Private Equity Overview

Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 hours (1h video plus test)

Difficulty: Beginner


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