Bryan Besecker, Economic and Investment Strategist, BNY Mellon

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. 

Ester Ne, Head of Startup Programs, eBay

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.

Sergey Milushin, Portfolio manager in biotech, outer space, AI and transportation

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.