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UC Berkeley-Haas Team Wins Silicon Valley VC Competition
Kangaroo Capital topped 35 UC Berkeley graduate students to make it to the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) regional round in Silicon Valley, then beat out four other MBA schools, including Stanford, to advance to the global finals of this premier competition for aspiring venture capitalists.
VCIC seeks to expose UC Berkeley graduate students to the venture capital process, and teaches them the investment criteria to consider when evaluating a business opportunity. The competition gives MBA student teams the opportunity to assess real investment opportunities in early stage companies by watching company pitches, conducting due diligence and negotiating investments with real Bay Area entrepreneurs. They get expert instruction from high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist judges, and first-hand experience in valuing companies, and constructing and negotiating term sheets.
The Venture Capital Investment Competition® (VCIC), now in its eighteenth year, was established during the technology bubble in 1998 as an event for MBAs to learn about venture funding. Over the years, the competition has evolved into a marketplace for entrepreneurs seeking investors and a training ground for prospective venture capitalists.