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VC EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

FIND YOUR FIRST JOB IN VENTURE CAPITAL

Everybody knows that getting the first VC job is the hardest. All students of the Venture Capital Associate Program who score the highest on our test are invited to join VC firms as interns. Let us negotiate a VC job for you on your behalf!   

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP 

 

YOU WANT TO WORK IN VENTURE CAPITAL, BUT…

☹ You have been applying for VC jobs, 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.

WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!

The Venture Capital Associate Program is designed to achieve two main goals:

☑ Train you for the job, so that VC firms could save time on educating you

☑ Help you find a job at a VC firm that believes in skill-based recruiting

 

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Step 1 Acquire the necessary skills required for VC analyst and VC associate positions. During the studies, you will be assigned a tutor from our pool of venture capital investors who will guide you through the entire Program. 

Step 2 Complete assignments and pass the tests that ​will reveal your knowledge and skills to your future employer. We provide a recommendation letter along with your CV when matching you with VC firms that have open internship positions.

Step 3 Work for a VC firm at its office or remotely to gain hands-on experience and start your venture capital career. The VC firms we partner with appreciate that our students come prepared, with the knowledge and skills necessary for the job. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • use a framework for building your industry presence and standing out among other candidates when applying for a VC 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 conduct 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

  • 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.

 

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of the Program, all students will receive non-degree certificates. The following certificates will be issued, depending on the total Program score 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

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FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS

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 skillset 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. 

Jiannan Wang, 

Product Manager, Venture Fellow

As someone who has no previous angel investing experience, I really appreciated that VC Academy provides students with firsthand real-world investing experience. From forming the investment thesis of the syndicate, pre-screening the companies, listening to the pitch calls, conducting due-diligence to finally making the investments, we were involved in every single step and learned valuable insights from the process. 

It is very exciting to invest in some of the most promising startups from the alumni of the top tier tech accelerators. Many thanks to the Program director's expertise and connections for making that possible!"

Ester Ne, Head of Startup Programs, eBay

Being in corporate innovation and investment roles I already had a 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.

Ruslan Yusufov, Director, Private Client Services,

Group-IB

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 to the success of its students and subscribers. 

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 the 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 a 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 a better professional. It will definitely help others. Worth every dollar invested.

Zak, Investment banker

I have been working in the investment banking industry for a while and decided to change my career and switch to venture capital. I happened to work with Renata George as my couch during the Program. At the beginning of the course, she immediately recognized my skills that would be applicable in VC, and pointed out those I needed to develop. Her guidance is always clear, encouraging, and very practical since her advice is based on her real experience as a VC investor with a wide range of connections with other VCs and entrepreneurs. She willingly introduced me to multiple VC firms, so I started building my own network. I'd had zero connection in VC before, so she helped me to create the first circle in no time. 

Also, as Renata is originally from Europe, as an immigrant herself, she deeply understands certain issues and challenges that international professionals face. She always offers creative solutions, and I have a clear career path now. Thank you, Renata!

Imran Dean, Associate,  DC Thomson Ventures

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.

Elizabeth Abubakar, VC Attorney

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

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.




Do you update your content?


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.




What is your refund policy?


We offer a refund of the tuition fee minus $250 admission fee upon receipt of a cancellation request within five (5) days after the official start of the Program.




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.




Do I have access to all the materials after enrollment?


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.





VC Executive Program

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.




Do you update your content?


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.




What is your refund policy?


We offer a full refund upon receipt of a cancellation request within five days after the payment of the tuition fees.




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.




Do I have access to all the materials after enrollment?


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.




Do you guarantee that I will be hired after completion of the VC Associate Program?


All students who earn a score of 90 or more points on our test are invited to join VC firms as interns. The internship opportunity may be paid or unpaid, which is entirely within the VC firms' discretion. VC firms may offer remote or on-site opprtunities, part-time or full-time. We match students and VC firms located in the same city first, however, if there is no open internship opportunity in the same location, VC Academy will find you a remote opportunity or students can wait until a better opportunity is available. During the internship, the coaches of VC Academy are available to advise the students on the work assignments upon students' request and within the agreement with the VC firm providing the internship in regards to confidentiality and other matters. After the internship, the VC firm may or may not offer you employment - VC Academy does not and cannot affect its decision in any way. We help you get into the door.





VC Angel Investor Program

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.




Do you update your content?


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.




What is your refund policy?


We offer a full refund upon receipt of a cancellation request within five days after the payment of the tuition fees.




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.




Do I have access to all the materials after enrollment?


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.




Do you guarantee that I will be hired after completion of the VC Associate Program?


All students who earn a score of 90 or more points on our test are invited to join VC firms as interns. The internship opportunity may be paid or unpaid, which is entirely within the VC firms' discretion. VC firms may offer remote or on-site opprtunities, part-time or full-time. We match students and VC firms located in the same city first, however, if there is no open internship opportunity in the same location, VC Academy will find you a remote opportunity or students can wait until a better opportunity is available. During the internship, the coaches of VC Academy are available to advise the students on the work assignments upon students' request and within the agreement with the VC firm providing the internship in regards to confidentiality and other matters. After the internship, the VC firm may or may not offer you employment - VC Academy does not and cannot affect its decision in any way. We help you get into the door.





VC Associate Program

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.




Do you guarantee that I will be hired after completion of the VC Associate Program?


All students who earn a score of 90 or more points on our test are invited to join VC firms as interns. The internship opportunity may be paid or unpaid, which is entirely within the VC firms' discretion. VC firms may offer remote or on-site opprtunities, part-time or full-time. We match students and VC firms located in the same city first, however, if there is no open internship opportunity in the same location, VC Academy will find you a remote opportunity or students can wait until a better opportunity is available. During the internship, the coaches of VC Academy are available to advise the students on the work assignments upon students' request and within the agreement with the VC firm providing the internship in regards to confidentiality and other matters. After the internship, the VC firm may or may not offer you employment - VC Academy does not and cannot affect its decision in any way. We help you get into the door.





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