VC School

School for the beginning investor

Gain skills that will allow you to start investing in technology companies and multiply your capital

 

Date: 10-13 August 2021 

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Selection procedure

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Who can apply

Investors

Business Angels

Large business owners and successful entrepreneurs

Порядок проведения отбора

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Порядок проведения отбора

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Online registration

Filling out an electronic application and attach the necessary documents

Порядок проведения отбора

Порядок проведения отбора


01

Online registration

The basics of venture capital (VC) and angel investing:
    

- What is venture capital (VC) investing? What types of investors exist in the market, from FFFs to IPOs.

- What is angel investing?

- The role and types of angel communities

- Role of innovation ecosystems

   

Interview / Guest speaker (head of angel network)

    
Deal Sourcing:
   

- Screening of potential investment targets

- Due Diligence

- Startup valuation

- Key metrics of startups

- Red flags in startups and teams

Interview / guest speaker (active angel investor)

02

Online registration

Transaction terms and Cap Tables
   

- Syndicated deals: collaboration with other angel and venture capital funds on deals

- Negotiating deal terms

- Implementing cross-border deals

   

   

Interview / guest speaker

   

Legal intricacies of angel investing:
   

- Financial instruments (including convertible bonds, options, SAFE)

- Transaction structuring

- Dealing with foreign jurisdictions

 

 

Guest lectures (practicing lawyers in Kazakhstan and USA)

03

Online registration

Post-investment activity and smart money:
  

- Mentorship/Edvisiting

- Portfolio company investment board meetings

- Follow-up financing of portfolio companies

- Conflict situations in portfolio companies

- Exit strategies 

   

Guest speaker (angel investor and/or startup founder)

   
Modern market trends:   
      

- Overview of investment deals and markets in Kazakhstan, Eastern Europe

- Role of community and personal brand

- Trends in venture capital investing (in particular in the light of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic)

Fireside Chat / Speech of Invited Guest

   

Practical course

Demo Day

• Participation in a pitch session with 3 startups

• Analysis and discussion of projects

• Q&A session

Past VC School results

4

Выпуска

17

Спикеров

764

Заявок из 13 стран

116

Обученных инвесторов

Review

Marat Tolibayev

Director of the investment company "Activat", businessman, participant of the School of Investor Astana Hub

How to make your own Pipeline, why an investor needs an investment policy, how and where to look for the best projects and much more - this is the Astana Hub Investor School.
Such trainings are very important for the Kazakhstani venture capital market. Kazakhstani venture capital market is just on the stage of development, that's why formation of investment culture is a priority direction in this segment. The more investors there are in the market, the more interested will be young entrepreneurs/startups looking for financial support. By nurturing the potential of young startups today, we are developing a community of those who will develop the country's ecosystem tomorrow. Thank you to the organizers for the useful content.

Samat Daumov

Businessman, participant of the Astana Hub Investor School

I recommend the Astana Hub Investor School to all aspiring investors! Thanks to the organizers, speakers and especially our moderator Yuri Rabinovich, everything was accessible and informative, even taking into account the different level of participants in this stream. For any, even an active investor, there should be time to learn and share experiences, especially in such difficult times. One of the reasons for my participation, I wanted to see the players and our venture capital market again, I met many friends, expanded my networking, found new colleagues, which is very encouraging Do not be afraid to make mistakes, invest, because thanks to such courses, you can make fewer mistakes.

Rafael Zhansultanov

Analyst, investor, participant of Astana Hub Investor School

I am very glad that I became a listener of this course on the development of venture capital investment from Astana Hub. The training program was rich, informative and interactive. Practicing investors and experts with many years of experience in the venture capital market shared their knowledge. I personally received a lot of valuable information and strengthened my investment knowledge, understood such topics as venture capital and building an investment portfolio of assets at various stages of maturity, broadened my understanding of investment strategies, legal structuring of transactions and risk minimization.
I was also very pleased to meet progressive, open, curious and motivated people from Kazakhstan and other countries who became my "classmates" during these five intensive days. I wish everyone successful investments and successful deals!

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