SPEC 13
INFLUENCE(TM): A new currency Winter 2023

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INFLUENCE(TM) as a currency: hybrid course melding principles in economics, sociology, and psychology, The intense program examines core venture capital structures, brand development, and social priming through social media influencers and applies them to create a new fund model where INFLUENCE is the currency. The London Fund’s proprietary Echo Chamber methodology and investment approach help students drive the creation of an investment memo and echo memo for two real investments. The class will meet 4 days a week for 3 hours a day. External influencers and lecturers will contribute to the class lectures. Out-of-class work includes competitive research on investments, financial modeling, and social network browsing.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: NA
Class#: 1284
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: prior work experience, and preference to psychology, sociology, economics, and political economy majors. The class should have a 50/50 balance of creative and quantitative-focused individuals.
Unit Notes: Creator of the Web3 platform INFLUENCE and the founding team of nearly 20 companies, 4 IPOs by 27, and $2B+ in exits. Directed $1B+ AUM in his venture and PE funds, Presidential Task Force while at the CIA, and holds a series of patents.
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