Venture Capital Executive Program
Venture Capital Executive Program
BECOME A DECISION MAKER IN THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY
They say that venture capital industry is for the chosen and it’s difficult to make a VC career. We want to prove them wrong by helping you become a decision maker. The Venture Capital Executive Program is our flagship program, and has been created as a handbook that you can turn to in your daily practice. We constantly update it with new case studies, regulation changes, and advice from seasoned venture capitalists, professionals, and other practitioners.
It covers the entire process of venture investing from self-identification as an investor, raising and operating a venture capital fund, building and harvesting a portfolio of investments, and finally, exiting and liquidating venture capital funds.
ENROLL IN THE VENTURE CAPITAL EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IF:
You are done with junior positions at venture capital firms, and want a promotion
You have decided to go solo and raise a venture capital fund yourself
You want to understand the nuts and bolts of a venture capital firm’s operations,
whether you are a co-investor, limited partner, professional, or entrepreneur
THE VENTURE CAPITAL EXECUTIVE PROGRAM ONLY HAS ONE GOAL
☑ To help you become a partner at a VC firm... better yet — its General Partner!
STRUCTURE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND LEVEL UP IN VENTURE CAPITAL:
bolster your personal investor profile and industry presence to increase visibility
upskill yourself in networking for the purpose of creating your proprietary deal flow
understand portfolio construction principles
create an investment thesis for your venture capital fund
prepare the necessary presentations and legal documents for pitching to institutional investors
introduce yourself to your potential limited partners using our directory of institutional investors
develop your leadership qualities, in order to manage a venture capital firm
learn to do due diligence according to the best practices
become proficient in determining valuation and prepared to negotiate deal terms
build a diversified investment portfolio
identify and measure impact created by your portfolio companies
grasp how to support portfolio companies and analyze their performance
optimize your relationship with founders to become startups’ most valuable asset
design your portfolio model and draft return scenarios
harvest your investments and develop efficient management tools
tune the daily operations of a venture capital fund
establish procedures for strengthening your relationships with your limited partners
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WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL
First — knowledge is an asset. We built the Venture Capital Executive Program to be an asset in your daily venture investing practices. It will become a structured foundation for your success, which you will enrich with your personal experience. The Venture Capital Executive Program is our attempt to establish a standard for education in venture capital investing. The program combines the necessary formal knowledge, informal best practices collected from around the world, and instruments for your further development as an investor. This will be the first bluebook on venture capital and will also be available online.
Second — the method and approach. The core of the program is the proprietary teaching methodology developed by neuroscientists, which will help you to memorize the most important lessons, develop critical habits, and achieve measurable results in as soon as 30, 60, and 90 days. This Program, however, is also focused on developing your curiosity, and aims to encourage you to conduct your own discovery during and after the learning process. To achieve better learning results, we recommend that you follow our study plan. However, we realize that you may need a personalized schedule, and will try our best to seamlessly embed in your daily workload.
Third — work in virtual teams*. If you commit to following our schedule, you’ll be able to join a team of other students and follow the entire process of establishing a virtual VC firm, create an investment thesis for your VC fund and prepare the full package of documents for pitching them, construct your portfolio, source deals and evaluate potential investment opportunities, negotiate deal terms, and also reinforce your industry presence.
The Program consists of 300+ lectures, 57 forms and calculators, all of which will remain available for 12 months after enrollment.
The Venture Capital Executive Program is designed for investment professionals who already have experience working for a VC firm in a junior- or mid-level position; investing individually as an angel investor; serving in such roles as entrepreneur-in-residence, venture partner, etc.; or have worked in an advisory business, private equity, or investment banking.
Upon completion of all the Program, all students will receive non-degree certificates. Following certificates will be issued depending on the total Program for all the tests and assignments:
0 – 60: Attendance Certificate — the Venture Capital Executive Program (voluntary testing)
61 – 89: Success Certificate “New Wave Venture Capital Executive”
90 – 100: Professional Certificate “Qualified Venture Capital Executive”
The certificate is valid for 24 months after the full completion of the Program.
INSTRUCTORS & CONTRIBUTORS
NEW SESSION STARTS: DECEMBER, 2018
Once enrolled, you will get an access to the Program for self-learning. If you want to study with a coach, please, add the option below to your order.
If you want to have a coach who can guide you through the program, answer all your questions and help you prepare for the next meeting with your colleagues, prospective investees or partners, this upgrade option is right for you.
One of our instructors may become your coach and help you to: master certain skills, keep you on the schedule, and make sure you use this Program as a workbook, to its full potential. You will need to allocate two hours a week for chats and calls with the coach.
Coaching during the Program is task-oriented and performance-driven. However, you also have the opportunity to continue working with your coach as your mentor after the completion of the Program.
*You will also need to upgrade if you want to work in a virtual team that is led by a coach.
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 EXECUTIVE 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.
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.