The Everyday Investor: Building Wealth with Venture Capital
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The Everyday Investor: Building Wealth with Venture Capital

Investment Opportunities for "The Rest of Us"
2.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
176 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Break into the world of Venture Capital by launching and operating your own hybrid investment organization
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Requirements
  • Recommended reading for before, during or after the course: "King of Capital" by David Carey & John Morris, "Banker to the Poor" by Muhammad Yunus, "Smart Money" by Andrew Palmer, "Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist" by Roger Lowenstein, "Merchants of Debt" by George Anders, " and "Angel Investing" by David Rose
Description

In the world we live in, most of us have too much student debt, too little income, maxed out credit cards and a 401k that derives most its growth from our contributions rather than from actual investment returns. For us, there is one simple question... Are there investment opportunities out there that will help me catch up? We aren't accredited investors (annual income of $250k+ or net worth of $1M+). We don't have the cash to invest in hedge funds, traditional venture capital/private equity or even flip a property. We have flashes of disposable income that often go toward home improvements, our children or our own peace of mind. We are "Everyday Investors".

The concept of the Venture Sponsorship Entity (VSE) was developed by the founder of SoTech Ventures, a fiscally sponsored non-profit investment organization. VSEs offer us an opportunity for economic mobility. Early-stage investing is unique in that it provides investors with the ability to watch the equity they own in various startups to skyrocket in value. All it takes is one big win... With the right mix of wisdom, strategy and discipline, the VSE model can significantly work in our financial favor. 

This course uses a pure "Talking Head" lecture format to take students through an intermediate look at many of the emerging alternative investment options available to anyone with a laptop and internet access. 

Who is the target audience?
  • The world of investments has historically been an arena that benefited people who are already "well off" (i.e accredited investors). Accredited investors are defined as individuals with a annual salary of $250k+ or a overall net worth of $1M+. This course is designed for non-accredited investors (us average Janes and Joes) who have come to the realization that our "professionally managed" retirement accounts are under-performing, not just because of losses or gains but also because those investment vehicles will never generate returns that will significantly impact our economic standing.
  • Newbies Welcome: This course will be taught in a way that those who have never really studied or tried investing on their own will be able to understand and act on all the information presented
  • Overall, this course is for individuals who want to build passive streams of revenue and one day be free. Free from the obligation of a 9 to 5 job. Free from the manipulations, complications and sometimes corruptions of Wall St., free to sit at home with a laptop and manage a portfolio that not only generates financial returns but creates social impact as well
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
02:22:24
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Subject Matter Intro
3 Lectures 32:57

Why Wall Street & Everyday Investors Don't Mesh
12:31

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Alternative Investment Options
4 Lectures 57:10
P2P Lending
18:07

Crowd-Funding
18:54


Venture Sponsorship Entities (Part II)
09:25
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Launching A Venture Sponsorship Entity
3 Lectures 37:27
Launching Your Investment Org (Part I)
09:23

Launching Your Investment Org (Part II)
10:49

Portfolio Construction & Management
17:15
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Final Thoughts
2 Lectures 14:50

Farewell & Good Luck
03:45
About the Instructor
Mr. Shaun Randolph
2.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
176 Students
1 Course
Impact Investor & FinTech Founder

I am a serial entrepreneur, non-profit professional, grant writer, social enterprise consultant and impact investing innovator dedicated to harnessing some of the most historically profit-driven concepts from the private sector (private equity, investment banking, asset management) and re-tooling them into vehicles for significant social and environmental impact. 

I have and continue to be a speaker at several conferences such as the Alternative Finance Forum, the Pan-African Trade & Investment Conference and others.