What is so special about your recruiting platform?

We increase candidates’ chances of getting noticed by hiring VCs, and help VC firms find the best matching talents.

How do we do that?

We are a niche recruiting platform that is only focused on venture capital industry. That is why, we can create venture capital-specific custom fields and search filters that major job search engines and recruiting platforms cannot offer.

For example, candidates can specify their expertise in terms typically used in the venture capital industry, which will guarantee that their resume will be on the top of the list for VC firms looking for this expertise.

VC firms, on the other hand, can search for talents who worked at startups or in investment banking as a categories, which eliminates the need of reading the whole resume to define whether the candidates have relevant experience.

We do care

These are just two examples of a number of industry-specific features we offer.

We also offer other unique features for both candidates and VC firms and can act as a staffing agent on their behalf:

  • candidates who are currently employed and don’t want their employer know that they are open for new job opportunities, can create an incognito profile, and

  • VC firms can search for an ideal talent among all currently employed investment professionals in the country (www.headhunt.vc coming soon).

We do care about diversity in venture capital, and as an attempt to reduce bias, we do not allow search by gender, as well as do not disclose ethnicity and age on your profile (unless you specify this info in your resume).

I created a profile on VCjobs.vc.academy, now what?

First of all, we can now recommend your profile to VC firms when they post new jobs or reach out to us directly. We will search through all the profiles we have to find best matches for their job openings and send them your resume. Once sent, we will notify you that you have been recommended for a job.

Secondly, VC firms will be soon able to search for candidates through our database too, so they could find your profile by using specific filters to match their requirements and contact you directly.

Important: if you want to hide your profile in our database and decide which VC firms can see it and which should not, you can make it incognito. Read more about incognito profiles.

What is an incognito profile?

If you do not want your current employer to accidentally find out that you are open for new opportunities, incognito profile is a solution.

When you make your profile incognito:

  • We contact you before sending your CV to VC firms that have job openings matching your profile; if you give us the permission, we will send them your CV.

  • We hide all the identifying fields on your profile in our database, so when a VC firm is searching for candidates, they are able to find your profile, but they will only see the following fields on it: Education degree, Fields of study, Languages, Seeking position level, Expertise, Relevant work experience, Years of relevant work experience, and Preferred work location.

  • If a VC firm would like to contact you, they first send a request to us; we will next send you an email naming the VC firm that would like to see your CV and/or contact you; if you give us the permission, we will send them your CV — otherwise, we’ll notify them that you’re unavailable at the moment.

    This is how an incognito profile looks in our database:

Do I have to pay tax on top of the tuition fee?

According to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) covering 24 states of the United States and the European Union rules uniform across all 28 countries, our Programs are not taxed. First, our students are evaluated by an instructor (not by a computer program or an interactive, automated method). Second, the coaching is a live interaction between students and coaches, as well as other live communications between the students directly. Third, we assist with the sign up and provide ongoing support by our human administrators. Please, consult a tax attorney to make sure you choose the right taxation method or reach out to us with any questions.

How long will I have access to the program?

Once enrolled, you’ll be able to access the Program’s materials at any time within 12 months from the enrollment date. Therefore, you can study the program at your own speed, ignoring our schedule.

If you prefer to follow our schedule for better results, but want to delay the start — or if you slip off the schedule at any point, you can always ask us to restart the Program within the 12 months.

How much time should I commit to the program?

We surveyed our students from past sessions to find out what they thought the best time length was for the program. It turned out that the most popular program length is three months. That is why we asked neuroscientists to help us develop a teaching methodology for this particular timeframe.

If you choose to follow the schedule, then you’ll need to dedicate approximately 7 hours a week to study the Program. How much time you decide to spend on tests, assignments, and extracurricular studying, is up to you. If you slip off the schedule at any point, we can always restart it for you.

Are tests and assignments mandatory?

It depends on the type of the certificate you wish to receive.

All students may be granted the Attendance Certificate regardless of whether they choose to pass the tests and complete assignments or not.

If you want a certificate reflecting your level of knowledge after the completion of a Program or Course, you need to earn certain number of points. You can find the grading in the description of each Program and Course.

Will I have access to the Program materials after the 12 months?

The venture capital industry is very fluid, and changes may happen rapidly. We keep updating and enriching our materials as we go.

To make this process sustainable, we offer a further annual subscription of only $199 for access to all of the materials in the Program after the 12 months since your initial enrollment, has elapsed.

Is the content of the Programs different?

Programs consist of several modules, some of which are included in all the programs. Such modules have the same core content, which may differ in depth depending on the Program.

For example, for legal documents required for an investment deal, the Venture Capital Associate Program covers a term sheet only, while the Venture Capital Executive Program covers the entire set of legal documents.   

Here is a comparison table of the programs’ outlines.

How do I schedule my sessions with a coach?

Upon enrollment in the Program with coaching, you will need to let us know which days and time slots are most convenient for you to work with a coach. We discuss these options with our coaches and will then connect you with a coach who can align with your schedule, or alternatively give you a choice of two or more coaches who may be available for you.

Once connected, you can schedule your sessions directly with the coach. From that point on, we do not interfere in your communication with your coach, and you are welcome to continue working with the coach directly after completion of the program, according to terms that you can define together.