Venture Capital Associate Program
Venture Capital Associate Program
Stand out when applying for a VC job
and start strong
The competition in the venture capital job market is tremendous, and we truly believe that the industry needs to breed a new generation of venture investors. Unlock your talent with our guidance and support. We created the Venture Capital Associate Program to make you stand out among your peers, while also providing you with the best value for the time and money you spend.
YOU WANT TO WORK IN VENTURE CAPITAL, BUT…
☹ You have been applying for a job in venture capital, but aren't receiving any responses...
☹ ... Or you have chatted with potential employers on the phone, but aren’t getting invited to face-to-face interviews...
☹ ... Maybe none of the interviews you’ve had have resulted in a job offer.
YOU’RE ALREADY EMPLOYED BY A VC FIRM, BUT…
☹ You feel like you lack some knowledge here and there to show everything you are capable of...
☹ ... But your colleagues don't have enough time to teach you everything you wish to know...
☹ ... Or maybe you would prefer to obtain the necessary qualification on your own.
WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!
The Venture Capital Associate Program is designed to achieve two main goals:
☑ Help you stand out as a candidate at every step
☑ Save your employer time on educating you for the job
WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL
First — the content. The curriculum of the Venture Capital Associate Program is based on the analysis of 700+ job descriptions of the following positions: intern, analyst, associate, investment manager/specialist, and business development manager. When a new job opening is posted, we check how well our program covers all the knowledge and skill requirements mentioned in the description of this job. This is how we know that you will study exactly what is expected from you at work.
Second — the method. There is an endless stream of information on venture capital investing out there, which makes it impossible to pick only what truly matters. We asked neuroscientists to develop a proprietary teaching methodology, so that our students could achieve measurable results in 30, 60, and 90 days. The Program is scheduled in a certain way, so that you can memorize the most important lessons, develop critical habits, and perform your daily VC job better. We guarantee the best results if you follow the schedule, however, flexibility is one of our core values, so we will do our best to align our study plan with your current work schedule.
LEARN EVERYTHING AND EVEN MORE OF WHAT YOUR DREAM JOB REQUIRES:
use a framework for building your industry presence and standing out among other candidates for a job
upskill yourself in networking, for the purpose of advancing your VC career, and for deal sourcing
understand market research basics and start developing system thinking
learn to do due diligence according to the best practices
become proficient in determining valuations and negotiating deal terms
grasp how to support portfolio companies and analyze their performance
familiarize yourself with financial modelling for future investment rounds and exits
practice preparing materials for partner and board meetings
The Program consists of 200+ lectures, 27 forms, and calculators, all of which will remain available for 12 months after enrollment.
The Venture Capital Associate Program provides students, who have little or no industry experience, with substantial knowledge, tools, and skills training for working at a venture firm in the analyst or associate positions.
Upon completion of the Program, all students will receive non-degree certificates. The following certificates will be issued, depending on the total Program for all the tests and assignments:
0 – 60: Attendance Certificate — The Venture Capital Associate Program (voluntary testing)
61 – 89: Success Certificate “Junior Venture Capital Associate”
90 – 100: Professional Certificate “Senior Venture Capital Associate”
The certificate is valid for 24 months after the full completion of the Program.
INSTRUCTORS & CONTRIBUTORS
NEXT SESSION STARTS: DECEMBER, 2018
Once enrolled, you will get access to the Program for self-learning. If you want to study with a coach, please add the option below to your order.
Self-paced learning is convenient, but you can also add more fun to your study and have confidence in the results.
One of our instructors will become your coach and answer all your questions along the way, help you master certain skills, and keep you on the schedule. Allocate one hour a week for chats and calls with your coach.
Your coach can personally introduce you to potential employer, and give you a professional recommendation letter to attach to your job application.
We guarantee you 90-day support after the scheduled end of the Program, so that we could address the following issues among other possible requests:
To restart the Program, if you couldn’t follow the original schedule.
To answer all of the questions that you may not have found answers to.
To develop and implement your own 30-60-90 success plan when you get hired.
FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS
I highly recommend the VC Academy Venture Capital Executive Program as an invaluable resource for anyone looking to pursue a career in VC and startups. No matter your background, the program is a great tool to understand the basic requirements needed in order to succeed in various rules within the industry such as your skill set and knowledge base. Moreover, the program is extremely flexible and allows you to work at your own pace. It also helps you to adopt a personalized career plan and to better understand whether this is really a fit for you. I find the information and assignments both interesting and challenging, and I am very grateful I decided to give the program a chance.
Being in corporate innovation and investment roles I already had baseline knowledge about a lot of topics covered in the academy.However, it was very valuable to do a deep dive into areas that matter most in VC roles such as legal frameworks and evaluating deals at different levels. The biggest value was structuring and deepening my existing knowledge and enriching it with new perspectives on investing.
Two years ago I was challenged to manage a private equity firm investing in early stage startups. I had an entrepreneurial background and business development skills, but not much knowledge of venture capital area. Looking for a comprehensive course of study to better understand the nuts and bolts of a venture capital firm’s operations, I found the only one which matched my needs and covered broad spectrum of the topics needed: VC.Academy. I’ve started applying what I’ve learned in the VC Executive course from the very first days of study. The program helps me to become better professional. It will definitely help others. Worth every dollar invested.
I made a transition from a Fixed Income Analyst to an Investment Associate in Corporate Venture Capital. VC Academy materials have added an immense amount of knowledge in weeks. Thank you for providing so much value.
VC Academy provides the most essential and valuable information on venture investing, modern trends and latest developments in the startup industry. It makes a meaningful contribution towards the success of its students and subscribers.
The articles and information on private equity and venture capital which I've been learning from the VC Academy have been really enlightening and helpful. I share them with other VC and PE legal practitioners like me. I applaud you and the team for your efforts.
FAQ ABOUT THE VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Constantly updated content with recent case studies, regulation changes, and advice from seasoned venture capitalists, is one of our main values and competitive advantages.
We offer a full refund upon receipt of a cancellation request within five days after the payment of the tuition fees.
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.
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.
The Program consists of several modules (see full syllabus), which you will be able to access according to our schedule.
All modules will become available within the first three months. After that, you will have access to all of the materials and their updates within the next nine months.