Dive into the exciting world of venture capital financing with this comprehensive course. Understanding VC financing transactions is essential for any lawyers or professionals operating in the startup ecosystem.

In this three-hour course, you will be equipped with a fundamental understanding of the legal considerations, key deal terms and structure of VC financing transactions in South Africa.

Whether you're a commercial lawyer or professional looking to broaden your skill set or learn more about South Africa’s VC market, this course will provide you with the basics to effectively navigate the legal aspects of VC financing transactions.

When and where?

7 August 2024, 9:00 to 12:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

This course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to venture capital
  • Types of venture capital financing
  • Venture capital investment instruments
  • The transaction structure & legal considerations
  • Common venture capital deal terms
  • Cross-border regulatory considerations
  • Securities law considerations
  • IP considerations
  • Employment law considerations

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is aimed at commercial attorneys, corporates, start-up founders and any other professionals interested in working in the venture capital and startup ecosystem who would like to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of these transactions.


Jared Lesar is Head of Legal at Root, a Cape Town-based global fintech startup. He has substantial experience working as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Bowmans, with expertise in venture capital and private equity investments and fund formations. He has advised on transactions across the African continent and acted for investors and startup founders in significant venture capital transactions in the South African market. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds LLB (magna cum laude) and BCom (Economics and Law) degrees from UCT. He is a keen writer and podcaster on topics relating to startups, tech and law.

How much?

R1,080 per person.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.